How to Apply

Nursing Program Application Information
Admissions requirements and prerequisites for a specific nursing program, please review the information below:

Applying to the Nursing Program at South Central College involves 2 application steps.

  1. Applicant must apply and be admitted to the college. For additional college admissions information, please visit the Admissions webpage
  2. Application to the Nursing Program
  • Attend a Nursing Program Information Session to learn about nursing programs and pre-requisites. Certificates of attendance valid for 1 year. Sign up to Attend a Nursing Program Information Session.
  • Take the TEAS Entrance Exam. Register for the Exam 
  • Apply to the SCC Nursing Program of your choice. You can only apply to one program and one campus. The Nursing Program accepts applications twice a year.

Semester
Start

Applications
Accepted

Result
Letters Sent

# of LPN Starts

# of RN Starts

Fall

April 1 –
May 31

End of June

24

8 Transition students & 24 traditional students

Spring

September 1 – October 31

End of
November

24

32

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualification

LPN
(Practical Nurse)

RN
(Registered Nurse)

Admitted to SCC prior to applying to the Nursing Program

Yes

Yes

Provide proof of attendance at a Nursing Program Information Session. Certificates of attendance valid for 1 year.

Yes

Yes

Pass the ATI TEAS® Exam
Results will be honored by the SCC Nursing program. You must score 58.7 or higher to be considered. But students may want to retest to achieve a higher score. If ATI TEAS® Exam is not taken at SCC, you must request ATI™ send official exam scores to SCC before the application deadline.

Taken prior to applying to the program and obtained a score higher than 58.7

Taken prior to applying to the program and obtained a score higher than 58.7

Evidence of Nursing Assistant Registry or LPN licensure

Evidence of current Nursing Assistant Registry within the State of Minnesota at time of nursing application through the first semester in the nursing program.

RN applicants who are not LPN’s must provide evidence of current Nursing Assistant registry within the State of Minnesota
LPN’s must provide evidence of current LPN licensure in the State of Minnesota® and in good standing.

Provide evidence of completion of CHEM 108 or 110 or equivalent college course (science courses are valid if taken within the last 5 years).

No

Yes
CHEM 108 Intro to Chemistry, 4 credits or CHEM 110 Chemistry for the Health Sciences, 4 credits is a pre-requisite to BIOL 230 Human Physiology, 4 credits.

Provide evidence of completion of BIOL 220 Human Anatomy, 4 credits.

Yes

Yes
Anatomy & Physiology I and II are accepted; courses must be taken from same college.

Provide evidence of completion of ENGL 100 English Composition, 4 credits.

Yes

Yes

Demonstrate a 2.7 – GPA and minimum of “C” grade in general education courses used for the Nursing Program.

Yes

Yes

Less than 1 retake of each general education course used in the Nursing Program (exceptions will be made by the Dean of Allied Health & Nursing by submitting a Nursing Program Appeal)

Less than 1 retake of each general education course used in the program

Less than 1 retake of each general education course used in the program

Demonstrate Good Academic Standing at the college.

Yes

Yes

Applicant must pass Background Check (for purposes of clinical placement) and applicants must maintain the CPR certification (for professional health care providers) throughout the length of the program.

Yes

Yes

Submit applicable Nursing Program application

Yes

Yes

After applying to the Nursing Program, there are 4 possible outcomes:

  • Application was incomplete and applicant was not considered
  • Accepted for the Fall/Spring for which you applied
  • Informed you are on a wait list for the semester you applied (in the event of an opening in the program, applicants on the wait list may be called up to start their Nursing courses)
  • Informed you were not accepted.  Applicants that were not accepted are encouraged to reapply during the next application period after reviewing the criteria above and taking steps to improve their chances of being selected based on the criteria above

Background Study:
Minnesota law requires that any person who provides services that involve direct contact with patients and residents at a health care facility licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health have a background study conducted by the state.  An individual who is disqualified from having direct patient contact as a result of the background study and whose disqualification is not set aside by the Commissioner of Health will not be permitted to participate in a clinical placement in a Minnesota licensed health care facility.  Failure to participate in a clinical placement required by the academic program could result in ineligibility to qualify for a degree in that program.  Questions and concerns about the background check can be directed to the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Licensing Division, 444 Lafayette Blvd., St. Paul, M 55144-3824.  Phone (651) 296-3971, Fax: (651) 296-1490.  Web address http://mn.gov/dhs/

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