Nursing Program Application

Application Requirements – Please review Carefully

Your application will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  • Successful completion of ALL required prerequisite nursing courses with a grade of “B-” (2.7) or higher
  • Overall GPA of at least 3.0
  • Science GPA of at least 2.75
  • No more than one failure in a science course
  • Proficient level or higher score on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

The TEAS Nursing Entrance Exam

Completion of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is required for admission into the nursing program. The TEAS measures basic essential skills in reading, mathematics, science, and English/language usage.

Registering and Preparing for the TEAS

Official TEAS results should be submitted with the formal application to the Nursing Program.

  • TEAS results are valid for one year. Students must take the exam during the 12 months prior to the application deadline.
  • After taking the TEAS, you may not take it again for 30 days.
  • You may take the TEAS up to three times in a 12 month period.

Registration for the TEAS is conducted through ATI’s website. Please see ATI’s TEAS registration page for more information about testing. When creating an ATI account, students should select “Trinity Washington University” as their institution in their ATI account profile and should use their Trinity email address. Register no later than 2 (two) days before your planned TEAS exam date. Official TEAS transcripts must be received by the application deadline. For more information about sending TEAS results, please visit ATI’s TEAS transcript page.

We strongly recommend that students purchase the TEAS Study Manual to familiarize themselves with the contents of the exam. You can purchase the Study Manual, as well as online practice assessments and other TEAS prep materials on ATI’s website. The Study Manual is also on reserve in the library (available for temporary checkout while in library).

Before you make arrangements to take the TEAS, please take some time to review the criteria for formal acceptance into the Nursing program, as well as read the acceptance criteria for your Nursing program in the Academic Catalog: