Nursing Direct Entry

Freshman Nursing Major Application


  • Applicant must be admitted to the University of Jamestown before application to nursing program will be accepted.
  • Minimum High School GPA 3.4 on 4.0 scale
  • Preferred ACT Composite score of 25 or SAT score of 1200
  • High School sciences and math are strongly recommended



All freshmen accepted to the nursing program will be required to achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 prior to the beginning of nursing coursework in the second semester of sophomore year, even though they were admitted as freshman.

Freshman students declaring nursing as a major must complete of all nursing prerequisites or their equivalents:  Psych 203, Nrsg 205, Biol 208 + lab, Biol 216 + lab, Soc 101 or Soc 230 with a grade of C- or above.  Biol 209 + lab may be taken before or concurrently with sophomore nursing courses and must also be passed with a grade of C- or above to continue in the program.  A student may petition to the nursing faculty for permission to take either Soc 101 or Soc 230 OR Psych 203 concurrently with their sophomore nursing courses in the spring.  This course must also be passed with a grade of C- or above to continue in the program.  Students who receive a grade lower than a C- in any one of the prerequisites or corequisite courses listed above must repeat that course and receive a grade of C- or above to either qualify or continue in the program.  Students who receive a grade lower than C- in more than one pre/corequisite course will not be eligible for application or continuation in the program.  Prerequisites cannot be fulfilled via CLEP or PEP.

If a student’s CGPA does not meet the 3.2 requirement but meets ALL other admission requirements, and the student’s CGPA is at or above 2.85 (no rounding will be applied), the student may take the TEAS (Version 7.0).  If the student scores 70% or above (no rounding will be applied), the student will be considered qualified for admission.  The student will be allowed a maximum of 3 attempts on the TEAS.  It is the responsibility of the student to register, schedule and pay for the TEAS exam using the link below.  When registering for the TEAS choose “Remote Online” and then choose “ATI Remote Proctor-Nursing” in order for the student to take the exam on their own through the ATI system.  The last date to complete the TEAS will be one week prior to the start of the spring semester.  Once the student completes the exam they must share the score with the University of Jamestown by logging into their student ATI account and clicking “Send Transcript.”  Link to ATI TEAS exam registration:

Link to ATI TEAS Study Manual 2022-2023:  ATI TEAS Study Manual 2022 – 2023

Freshman students accepted into the nursing program are expected to work very closely with their academic advisor to help ensure necessary coursework is completed on time.

  • The University of Jamestown reserves the right to rescind an admissions decision due to various circumstances deemed appropriate by the University; including, but not limited to personal behavior and social conduct that may poorly reflect the University of Jamestown values.

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