All applicants are required to take the ATI TEAS entrance examination*, in addition to the requirements listed below, as part of the application process.
1. If you are a recent high-school graduate (five years or less since graduation), you may apply to Aria Health School of Nursing by completing:
- Introduction to Chemistry course (must include a lab). This course may be taken at most accredited colleges or universities. You must earn a grade of C or above in this course.
- SAT scores. A mandatory score of 1200 or above (out of 2400), with a minimum score of 400 in each section,
2. Individuals who have an Associate's Degree or higher may apply to
Aria, if they have the following:
a. Completion of the Introduction to Chemistry course (with lab), within the past seven
years, with a grade of C or above & 2.85 GPA.
3. Individuals who have graduated from high school more than five years ago, or
who have a GED, MUST enroll in an accredited college or university of their choice and complete the following courses:
|Introduction to Chemistry**||(4 credits)|
|Anatomy and Physiology I**||(4 credits)|
|Anatomy and Physiology II**||(4 credits)|
|English 101||(3 credits)|
|English 102||(3 credits)|
|Psychology 101||(3 credits)|
|Sociology 101||(3 credits)|
**(required if a student has never taken this course or took it more than seven years ago)
The required cumulative average to be considered is 2.85 or above.
All applicants are required to take the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS-V). This test is administered at the Aria Health School of Nursing throughout the application period. Info regarding the testing dates and preferred scores are provided with the Application. The results of this entrance examination will be used in conjunction with other required academic information, reference letters and essay when considering admission to the Aria Health School of Nursing.
Policies and procedures related to the selection and admission of students are the responsibility of the school. The Aria Health School of Nursing does not discriminate in its selection of students because of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation or physical disability, as required by Federal law. Scholastic aptitude, academic achievement and entrance testing are of importance to the selection process.
Candidates interested in Aria Health School of Nursing will complete an application form and disclosure statement. In addition, each candidate is required to submit two professional references on letterhead, official high-school or GED transcripts, any college or nursing school transcripts, SAT scores, and the application fee. Foreign students should have their high-school and college transcripts reviewed by World Education services, Inc, or other NACES Members.
Foreign applicants must contact the Admissions Office to schedule a time to present an Admissions Officer with their Residency Card. Items must be presented in person. NO photocopies will be accepted.
Applicants are required to complete an essay as noted on the application form.
Interviews are optional. Applicants may request an interview with the Director of Admissions and Recruitment. The Admissions Office must receive transcripts in order to schedule an interview. This interview must be scheduled and completed prior to the paperwork deadline.
All application files must be completed in order to be presented to the Recruitment, Admission and Promotion Committee (RAP).
Completed application files are reviewed by the RAP Committee during the first week of March for the September class and the last week of September for the January class. Decision letters will be sent to the candidates by the end of March for September's class and beginning of October for January's class. Candidates, who are accepted into the program will be given until May 1st for incoming September classes, and November 1st for incoming January classes to accept or reject the offer.
Depending on the volume of applications a Considered Students list may be developed. Candidates from this list will be offered acceptance if spots become available. These applicants will have thirty (30) days from the acceptance date to respond with a decision.
Applicants who have been accepted into the program must complete additional admissions requirements.
• a non-refundable deposit, which the school will apply towards the tuition.
Advanced Placement is a credit-acquisition procedure regulated by the Aria Health School of Nursing. It permits candidates to demonstrate competency in specific subject areas. The process involves evaluation of all prior coursework by the Dean or Designee to ensure proper credit allocation. A minimum of a 2.85 GPA is required for students transferring from colleges, nursing programs, and universities.
- Transfer Students
The school will consider transfer students from non-nursing programs on an individual basis. The student must meet the regular admission criteria and have a minimum of a 2.85 cumulative average. The Dean or designee, in collaboration with appropriate committee membership, will determine placement in the program.
Students applying for transfer from another nursing program must meet general admission criteria, be in good academic standing, and not in violation of school policy. A letter of good standing from the nursing program from which the student is transferring is required as part of the application process.
- Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)
LPNs who are graduates of an accredited program must present a valid LPN license, be in good standing with the State Board of Nursing, and have current work history (within the past year) as an LPN to be considered for advanced standing. Students must take the Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam and pass with a 75%. Students who meet the requirements and pass the challenge exam will be given credit for the Nursing 110 course. Challenge exams are offered in June for incoming September classes and in November for incoming January classes. Students who do not meet the requirements will be expected to take Nursing 110. All other previous college course work will be evaluated by the Dean or designee for advanced placement credit on an individual basis.
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