Admission to the Nursing Program is competitive. Applicants must receive passing scores on the Nursing Admission Exams in order to be eligible for consideration.

Admission Exams

Campus-Based AN-DTA Registered Nurse

LPN Entry (LPN2RN) to Registered Nurse Program

  • Test of Essential Abilities (TEAS) by Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI).
  • Kaplan Transitions.
    • This exam is 90 questions designed to evaluate knowledge of students transitioning from a Practical Nurse program to a program leading to Registered Nurse licensure. To prepare for this exam, it is recommended to review any NCLEX-PN preparation guide.

General Information

Admission tests are scheduled by the Testing Center after the nursing application has been processed.

Prior test scores may be used if taken within one calendar year of the application.

Admission tests may only be taken one time in the last six months regardless of where the exams were taken.

To achieve the required minimum subject scores on the TEAS, the current test and the previous test may be used. However, the composite score from the current test will be used for admission points.

Applicants must disclose all TEAS attempts (dates/locations). Failure to accurately disclose TEAS test attempts will disqualify the applicant from this admission cycle. Ten points are subtracted from the admission score if the TEAS has been taken more than twice.

For specific degree requirements click the above button. Select the 'Nursing' tab, then click on the Program Planner for the degree you are interested in.


General Exam Information

  • Arrive 15 minutes early on the day of your exam.
  • Bring photo identification.
  • Scores will be available immediately upon completion of the exam.


Special Accommodations

If you need accommodations for testing, contact Disability Support Services


Contact Nursing Programs

We are located on the second floor of the Health & Science Building. Stop by during regular office hours, or call 360.442.2860 to make an appointment. For a full list of all nursing faculty and staff, please see our Contact Us page.

General Healthcare Program Inquiries

  Health & Science Building, 2nd floor
   360.442.2860
Fax: 360.442.2879

Nursing Program Inquiries

  Bev Ylen, Program Coordinator
  360.442.2860
  bylen@lowercolumbia.edu

Nursing Program Advising

  Leszek Cromwell, Education Planner
  360.442.2425
  lcromwell@lowercolumbia.edu

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