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 do not receive an email confirming receipt of your application within 7 days or 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 the 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. 

Please note: Space will be limited in the available classes until all incoming Nursing students that require Pathophysiology have been registered.

Transcripts must be evaluated by the SLCC Transfer Evaluation Office or grades must have posted to SLCC Degreeworks before you can register. Transcript evaluation can take up to six weeks, or longer, during peak registration.  

Additional consideration for application purposes will be given to those students that have completed the course prior to applying. 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 Health Sciences as your Area of Study and Nursing as your Program of Study. 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.  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. 

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 their grades must be posted to SLCC DegreeWorks (their MySLCC account), before the program’s application deadline. Transcript evaluation can take up to six weeks, or longer, during peak registration, please plan accordingly.
  • Students should declare Health Sciences as their Area of Study and Nursing as the Program of Study when applying to SLCC. If the program of study does not match the information submitted on the transfer evaluation request, courses applicable to the program may not be transferred to SLCC.

CNA Course Completion or MA Experience

Completion of a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) course or MA (Medical Assisting) experience is required. Documentation that verifies this experience 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 stronger that portion of their application will be.

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 $198)

    The most comprehensive TEAS preparation package includes ATI TEAS SmartPrep tutorial, ATI TEAS Study Manual, and two ATI TEAS Online Practice Tests. 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.)



Acceptances into the Nursing program will be given on a "conditional" basis.  Students must complete the following within the allotted time in their acceptance letter to receive a full acceptance:

  1. Order Complio compliance package.
  2. Order background check.
  3. Upload and enter documentation showing compliance for immunizations.
  4. Complete drug screening (directions will be provided in the conditional acceptance letter)
  5. Complete American Heart Association BLS CPR certification.
  6. Enroll in the Nursing Canvas Website.

Once all of the above items have been completed, the student will need to contact the Admissions Office for verification of compliance.  If compliant, a new acceptance letter will be sent with additional instructions for course registration, orientation information, books to order, etc.  Clinical placements for first semester will be scheduled in Canvas as soon as the Nursing program has received verification of compliance from the Admissions Coordinator.

Please do not initiate any of the compliance tasks unless you have received a conditional acceptance letter.

Background Check, Compliance and Drug Screen Packages

Students who do not receive favorable background checks, may not be able to sit for national certification exams or meet the requirements for clinical placement.  Students who do not receive favorable background checks should contact the program immediately.  An unfavorable background check may prevent acceptance into the program. The School of Health Sciences strongly recommends that prospective students take measures to have criminal offenses (felonies and or misdemeanors) expunged if possible.  Information regarding how to expunge criminal records may be found here:

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) the Drug Screening Package ($35) and the Compliance (Nursing) 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 clinical placement agencies make the final determination about accepting students for clinical placement.


Proof of immunization is required by clinical affiliates and must be completed upon acceptance into the program. Clinical affiliates mandate all students comply with program immunization requirements, as failure to immunize is not only a risk to patients but also students. Failure to immunize may result in the inability to place students at clinical sites, which would also preclude students from completing required clinical coursework.  Students that cannot comply may forfeit their placement in the program. Students claiming a religious or personal exemption for an immunization should fill out this form (link) and provide to the Associate Dean of the specific program.  Students claiming an allergy to an immunization should complete this form (link) and provide to the Admissions Coordinator in the Dean’s Office.  The School of Health Sciences does not guarantee that clinical affiliates will accept exemption requests.

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 2-step PPD or QuantiFERON TB Gold test. If positive or if a past test was positive, 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 Surface Anti-body Titer HBsAB that proves immunity. (blood test)
  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 the American Heart Association Two-Year BLS Provider will be accepted. Must be current throughout the program.