BSN Admission Screening Tool for the School of Nursing

The School of Nursing at Platt College has a primary responsibility to the education of future professional nurses-a responsibility taken seriously by the Admissions Committee who is chareged with the selection of candidates who best demonstrate the academic achievement, emotional maturity, integrity, and motivation necessary for the successful study and practice of nursing.  The requirements listed below are necessary for consideration for admission.  Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Applicants will be rank-ordered based on the point system below and the top applicants will be offered admission.  The next 5-10 ranked applicants will be encouraged to reapply for the next start date via email.

*The School of Nursing at Platt College reserves the right to make changes in these admission criteria.


BSN Admission Criterion 1: Attended Required Information Session     ____ (Yes/No)


BSN Admission Criterion 2: TEAS Score _____ (0-16 points)

Please choose between the TEAS, ACT, or SAT scoring tool below based on the information the individual has submitted.  Applicants may re-take the TEAS assessment up to 2 times, according to policy; however, applicants may only submit the results for one (1) ACT or SAT score.  Admission committee members will use the highest earned Adjusted Individual Scores to determine the point value awarded for each area. TEAS scores must be within one (1) year of the intended start date in order to be deemed valid. ACT and SAT scores must be within three (3) years of the intended start date in order to be deemed valid.


BSN Admission Criterion 3: Written Essay Response     ____ (0-12 points)

The essay is purposeful and addresses the provided questions.0-1 point
The sentences are clear and easy to understand.0-1 point
The essay contains no grammatical, capitalization, or spelling errors.0-1 point
The writing is organized and uses transitions.0-1 point
The language is appropriate for academic work.0-1 point
The essay contains a mix of simple, compound, and complex sentences.0-1 point
The response effectively addresses the complete essay prompt.0-6 points


BSN Admission Criterion 4: Bilingual Fluency     _____ (0-1 point)

No bilingual ability0 points           
Ability to proficiently and fluently communicate in more than one language in a healthcare setting through speaking1 point


BSN Admission Criterion 5: Previous Academic Achievements     ____ (0-3 points)

No previous college degree or allied health certificate*0 points
Allied health diploma, certificate, or military experience*1 point
Associate Degree2 points
Baccalaureate Degree or higher3 points

*Allied health diploma, certificate, or military experience includes and is limited to: LPN, MA, EMT, Paramedic, CNA, Phlebotomist, Pharmacy Technician, QMAP, Veterinary Technician, Dental Assistant/Hygienist, Combat Medic and/or other military experience.

For Applicants who have been out of high school for five years or less (from the intended start date), high school GPA may also be considered in lieu of college credit.

GED or >3.000 points
3.00 - 3.391 point
3.40 - 3.792 points
3.80 - 4.00+3 points


BSN Admission Criterion 7: Healthcare Experience**         ______ (0-3 points)

>6  months0 points
6 months - 2 years1 point
2 - 5 years2 points
5+ years3 points

**Healthcare Experience includes and is limited to working in a paid capacity in which healthcare skills and training is used on a daily basis.

TOTAL Points:     _____ (Out of 35 Points)


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