The School of Nursing provides educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other status or condition protected by applicable laws, provided that an individual’s qualifications meet the criteria established for admission to the School of Nursing. 

General Education Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited high school or GED (General Equivalency Diploma).
  • Successful completion of the following high school or college developmental courses with a “C” or better:
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Algebra
    • Algebra II or Geometry

 *Pre-requisites only need to be taken at the college level if not taken in high school or did not receive a “C” or better.


A co-requisite is a college level course incorporated into the program curriculum. These courses are not required to apply but highly recommended to take prior to applying. Co-requisites are to be completed at a regionally accredited institution. Southside College of Health Sciences does not offer co-requisites.

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Nutrition
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Microbiology
  • English Composition
  • English II
  • Elective I
  • Elective I

NOTE: Anatomy & Physiology I & II must have been taken within ten years of entry into any program. Other courses do not have a time limit.

Standardized Exams

Pre-admission test (ATI TEAS) meeting a minimum score of 66%. Applicants may attempt to take the ATI TEAS test twice per admission cycle while allowing 15 days between attempts for remediation. The test will be administered remotely and the fee will be paid directly to ATI.

Additional Requirements

  • Attend an Information Session prior to the application deadline.  Click here for dates and information.
  • Applicants who are not a U.S. citizen by birth must provide immigration or citizenship documentation. The school does not participate in the SEVIS program.
  • Negative complete criminal history and child protective screens.
  •  Negative drug screen.