Admissions Information | Undergraduate Nursing
The Application to the Major will open the first week of classes, Fall 2016.
Application to Nursing Checklist
Students apply to the nursing program during the fall semester of their sophomore year and if accepted, will begin the nursing program in the spring of their sophomore year.
To prepare for your application to nursing:
Upon application students will need to:
- Be certified in CPR with 2 year expiration. Nursing students are required to take a CPR course for Health Care Providers or Professional Rescuers.
- Have taken a certified CNA course. This course is offered locally at Lake Superior College in Duluth, American Red Cross in Duluth, or WITC (Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College) in Superior, WI.
- Have satisfied the immunization requirements listed on MyHealth.
- Provide registration date for the ATI-TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) exam.
- Follow the schema for registration. It is advantageous if you complete the World Languages requirement your freshman or sophomore year.
- ENTER students who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher and who have met all the requirements for admission, will be guaranteed a spot in the nursing program. However, ENTER students must complete the application form and all the requirements listed above.
Materials/Forms necessary for this process include:
- Application to the Major. Hard copies will be available the first week of classes, Fall 2016.
- Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer CPR certification card (2 year expiration).
- Certified CNA course transcript or certificate OR the date you are registered to complete the course Fall semester.
- ATI-TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) exam registration or completion date.
CPR certification implies successful completion of the 2 year expiration Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer CPR course for adults, children and infants. Other types of CPR courses do not meet this requirement. CPR certification MUST BE RENEWED PRIOR TO THE FALL TERM IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR IN WHICH IT EXPIRES.
Students should check with the Registrar's Office to ensure that transcripts from other institutions have been received. Applicants will be at a disadvantage if coursework taken at other institutions has not been transferred to CSS.
Applications to the major will be reviewed annually in October with an admission status report sent to the student prior to registration for spring semester classes. Admissions will be finalized after fall semester grades are posted. Students will be notified of changes in their admission status via campus email in January. A printed copy will also be sent to the address the student supplied with their application to the major.