Traditional Nursing Admissions

Applications for admission to the Nursing program are only accepted during open submission periods. Please see the School of Health Sciences Application Submission Dates for current submission dates.

The Nursing program uses a merit-based, competitive admission process.

If you have any questions about the admission process, please call the Health Sciences Admissions Office at 801-957-6253.

All communication will be through your Bruinmail. If you are not checking it (or haven't forwarded it to your personal email) you may miss important information. If you are accepted to a program a confirmation email will be required, please read all emails carefully and thoroughly to make sure you don't miss any information.

If you are interested in enrolling in the Pathophysiology (NURS 1130) course before you have been accepted to the Nursing program, or want to take it because you are applying to another nursing program you will need to complete all the prerequisites with a grade of C or better. Prerequisites cannot be in progress but must be complete before enrolling in this course. If you have any questions about registering for Pathophysiology, please contact the Nursing department at or 801-957-6260.

Nursing tours are offered every Wednesday from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. No appointment needed. Please contact the Nursing Department at 801-957-6260 for more information.

Nursing Admissions Checklist

Apply for admission at SLCC (if you have not attended SLCC within the last three years). Declare your major as Pre-Medical & Health Sciences. Schedule an appointment to meet with an Academic Advisor to make sure you’re on track to complete all program prerequisites.

Prerequisite Courses

The following courses and labs (or equivalent transfer credit, AP or CLEP) must be completed prior to the Nursing Program's application deadlines (both priority and final application deadlines apply). Each course and lab must be completed, with a C grade or better. Courses that have not been completed with a C grade or better will not be considered. Repeated courses may decrease your possibility of acceptance to the program.

Course Number Course Description Credits
MATH 1010, 1040 or higher Intermediate Algebra 3
BIOL 1610 &1615 College Biology I & Lab 4
BIOL 2320 & 2325 Human Anatomy & Anatomy Lab 4
BIOL 2420 & 2425 Human Physiology & Lab 4
CHEM 1110 & 1115 Elementary Chemistry & Lab 5


  • It is the applicant's responsibility to make sure their transfer credit has been fully transferred to SLCC prior to the program's application deadlines.
  • If a student has courses they are transferring from another school, their transcripts must be evaluated by the SLCC Transfer Evaluation Office and posted to SLCC DegreeWorks (through their MySLCC account), before the program’s application deadline (priority and final application deadlines apply). IT CAN TAKE SEVERAL WEEKS FOR TRANSCRIPTS TO BE EVALUATED.
  • Students should declare their major as Pre-Medical & Health Sciences and specify which Health Sciences program they will be applying to when they submit their transfer evaluation request. If the correct information is not submitted within the transfer evaluation request, courses applicable to the program may not be transferred to SLCC.

CNA Course Completion or MA Experience

Documentation of completion of a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) course or MA (Medical Assisting) experience is required. Documentation must be submitted to within 5 days of submitting your application (priority review and application deadlines still apply).  Documentation may also be mailed to Health Sciences Admissions, PO Box 30808, Salt Lake City, UT 84130; or dropped off in person at the Jordan Campus at 3491 W Wights Fort Rd, JHS 065, West Jordan UT.

In some cases, equivalent health care experience can be substituted, but must first be approved by the Health Sciences Admissions Office. 

It is highly recommended that applicants submit a signed letter (on letterhead) from their employer (i.e. manager, HR department) that states the following information:

  • Their job title
  • How long they held the position (e.g. 12/2008 - 04/2010)
  • A basic list of applicable duties they performed while employed

The more relevant experience applicants are able to officially document, the better.

ATI TEAS Proctored Assessment

Take the ATI TEAS Proctored Assessment Exam.

This test is purposed to assess the academic and intellectual readiness of prospective nursing students. A minimum score for each category as follows is required: Reading 48%, Mathematics 47%, Science 34%, and English/Language Usage 40% with a minimum overall score of 42%.

TEAS test results are good for one year (exactly 12 months from the date the test was taken). You may take the TEAS a total of three times in a one year period. 

If you take the TEAS exam at a school other than SLCC, an official copy of your TEAS exam results must be sent to by ATI.

Schedule ATI TEAS Exam

How to Prepare for the ATI TEAS Test

ATI Nursing Education has developed several options for preparation of the ATI TEAS Test.

  • ATI TEAS SmartPrep Package (SLCC has arranged for the special price of just $189)

    The most comprehensive TEAS preparation package includes ATI TEAS SmartPrep, a self-directed online tutorial with over 65 Lessons and 650 practice questions; two ATI TEAS Online Practice Tests; and the printed ATI TEAS Study Guide. All mapped to the actual ATI TEAS Test, so you study exactly what you need to know to get the highest score possible.

  • ATI TEAS Basic Package

    This includes both versions of the ATI TEAS Online Practice Test and the printed ATI TEAS Study Guide.

  • ATI TEAS Online Practice Tests

    Prepare for the ATI TEAS with two different practice tests. Each test has 150 practice questions with detailed explanations on both right and wrong answers. These tests are patterned after the actual ATI TEAS Test, providing a realistic practice environment for test day.

  • ATI TEAS Study Guide

    The TEAS Study Guide contains practice problems for each section of the exam in addition to two comprehensive paper/pencil practice tests. It also includes a detailed explanation of each exam objective in addition to two or more practice problems. Each of these practice problems contain solutions and explanations to help you understand the rationale behind the answers.

Highlights: Students can request a Tutor in their native language. Student’s sessions with a Tutor are archived so the student can go back and review a previous session over and over. There is also a Skills Lab, Study Center, Flashcard maker, and Practice tests for the GED, GRE, Accuplacer, HESI, and TEAS.


Apply to the Nursing program through your MySLCC account.

  • MySLCC
  • Academics & Records
  • Program Admissions
  • Health Sciences Admissions
  • Nursing

(Nursing will only appear in menu during open application periods.)


Background Check, Compliance and Drug Screen Packages

Beginning Fall 2019, purchasing a Complio account/Background check and fulfilling the immunization/CPR requirements, will no longer be required for admission purposes.  If you are accepted into the program, you will need to purchase both the Compliance Package account and the Criminal Background Check AND begin working towards fulfilling all of the immunization/CPR requirements as soon as possible.  **The Hepatitis B immunization requirements can take 6 months or longer to complete.

To order Criminal Background Check and Compliance Packages:

  1. Go to Complio background check and compliance management system.
  2. Follow the instructions to set up an account.
  3. Order the Criminal Background Check Package ($29.00) and the Compliance (Nursing package) Package ($15.00). The compliance package is a 12 month subscription that will need to be renewed every 12 months while you are in the program at a cost of $15.00.

The Immunization and CPR Compliance Package must be completed with documentation submitted to the American DataBank Complio site within the deadline dates indicated in the package.

Do not order the Drug Screening Package at this time. We will notify you at a later date to purchase a Drug Screening Package. If you go ahead and order it at this time, SLCC will not reimburse you and you will have to order and pay for it again at a later date.

You assume the risk if your criminal background check is not clear. If you do not pass the background check, you may not be accepted into the program, which may result in withdrawal from the program after the tuition refund deadline has passed.

It is strongly recommended that prospective Nursing students take measures to have criminal offenses (felonies and or misdemeanors) expunged or sealed from your record if possible.

The clinical placement agencies make the final determination about accepting students for clinical placement.


In your Compliance Package, you must provide proof of the following immunizations:

  1. Annual Influenza Vaccination:
    Generally given September-February. Students must provide proof of the Influenza vaccination or submit a signed declination.
  2. Tuberculosis Blood Test: Required Annually
    Proof of a negative QuantiFERON TB Gold test or T-SPOT.TB if positive or past positive test, student must submit a negative chest x-ray. This requirement also includes international students who have had the BCG immunization. X-ray results are good for one year.
  3. Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap) Booster:
    Tdap booster is good for 10 years. TD will be given subsequent to Tdap. If it has been more than 1 1/2 years since receiving TD, the student must have their tetanus updated with a Tdap.
  4. Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR):
    Two doses are needed or positive titer on all three. Equivocal results are not acceptable; students must test in the positive range. NOTE: If given to adult females, since this is a live virus, you cannot be pregnant at the time you receive the immunization and you must avoid pregnancy for 3 months after administration
  5. Varicella (Chicken Pox):
    Two immunizations or proof of positive titer. Stating you had the disease is not acceptable. Varicella immunizations are expensive, if a student had the disease it is recommended to start with a less expensive titer first for proof of immunity before starting the immunizations.
  6. Hepatitis B vaccination series:
    Must provide proof of a HEP B Titer (blood test) that proves immunity.
  7. Hepatitis A vaccination series: Highly recommended but not required
    Two dose series or a positive titer. If a student starts the series, they must complete it.

The SLCC Center for Health and Counseling offers immunizations at a discounted rate.
Some clinical facilities may require additional immunizations.

All immunization information is subject to change. Please contact us at 801-957-6253 if you have questions.

CPR Certification

Only American Heart Association Two-Year Health Care Providers will be accepted. Must be current throughout the program.

BLS Provider

The new BLS Course replaces the BLS for Healthcare Providers (BLS HCP) and BLS for Prehospital Providers (BLS PHP) courses. The BLS Course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in- and out-of-hospital settings. This course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, and provide early use of an AED. It includes adult, child, and infant rescue techniques. Provider cards are available exclusively to authorized TCs for issuance in accordance with the AKA policy.


Quality Control Checkpoints

  • issue date beginning February 16, 2016
  • Valid until further notice
  • Renewal date 2 years from month of issue

BLS Healthcare Provider

The BLS for Healthcare providers and BLS for Prehospital Providers Courses have been replaced by the 2016 BLS Course.


Quality Control Checkpoints

  • Issue date beginning March 23, 2011
  • Valid until April 16, 2018
  • Not valid for issue after April 16, 2016, and is superseded by card 15-1805
  • Renewal date 2 years from month of issue



You will be notified of your acceptance into the Nursing program via your Bruinmail account.  It may be several weeks after the program's application deadline, before notifications of acceptance are sent out.

All communication will be through your Bruinmail. If you are not checking it (or haven't forwarded it to your personal email) you may miss important information. If you are accepted to a program a confirmation email will be required, please read all emails carefully and thoroughly to make sure you don't miss any information.



If you do not receive an email confirming receipt of your application within 7 days please contact us at 801-957-6253.