Traditional Nursing Admissions

 In order to apply, please read all of the following bullet points.

  • The Nursing program uses a merit-based, competitive admission process.
  • Applications for admission to the Nursing program are only accepted during open submission periods. 
  • Students taking courses at SLCC, must complete all courses that will be considered on your application by August 31 if you plan to apply for spring and May 31 if you plan to apply for fall.  Transfer students must be complete by May 31 and have transcripts sent to the Transfer Evaluation Office by August 1 if you plan to apply for spring.  Transfer students must be complete by December 31 and have transcripts sent to the Transfer Evaluation Office by March 15 if you plan to apply for fall.

Intended Start Date

Courses Completed By:
(Currently Enrolled at SLCC)

Application Submission Period

Transfer Credits
to SLCC by

Fall 2023

May 31, 2023

Jan 01, 2023 to May 31, 2023

March 15, 2023

Spring 2024

August 31, 2023

June 01, 2023 to Sept 30, 2023

August 01, 2023

Fall 2024

May 31, 2024

Jan 01, 2024 to May 31, 2024

March 15, 2024

  • 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 for Pathophysiology with a grade of C or better. Prerequisites cannot be in progress but must be complete before enrolling in this course. 

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 by the Nursing Program's application deadlines, no exceptions.  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. Students taking courses at SLCC, must complete all courses that will be considered on your application by August 31 if you plan to apply for spring and May 31 if you plan to apply for fall.  Transfer students must be complete by May 31 and have transcripts sent to the Transfer Evaluation Office by August 1 if you plan to apply for spring.  Transfer students must be complete by December 31 and have transcripts sent to the Transfer Evaluation Office by March 15 if you plan to apply for fall. 

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

Nursing students who have not completed the following courses by the indicated timeframe with the required grades will not be eligible to advance in the Nursing program. No Exceptions. 

  • PSY 1100 or FHS 1500 (C or better, completed no later than 2nd semester of Nursing program)
  • Pathophysiology (C+ or better, completed no later than 2nd semester of Nursing program)
  • ENGL 1010 (C or better, completed no later than 2nd semester of Nursing program) 

Additional consideration will be given to students who have these courses completed with the required grades at the time of program application.


  • Transcripts must be sent to the Transfer Evaluation Office by March 15 for fall sessions, August 1 for spring sessions. Grades must be posted to the transcripts at the time they are sent to the TEO.
  • It is the applicant's responsibility to make sure their transfer credit has been fully transferred to SLCC prior to the deadlines.
  • 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.


Verification of high school graduation or equivalent (GED) will be required before the (program) admissions deadline. Send official high school transcripts to

CNA licensing 

A CNA license from the state of Utah within the last three years of applying OR a mastered competency (MC) in the SLCC CNA course taken within the last three years of applying will be required to be eligible to apply for the Nursing program.  Other certifications or trainings such as MA, EMT, etc. will not be accepted for eligibility to apply. Documentation that verifies this must be submitted to within 5 days of submitting your application (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.

Direct patient care beyond 12 months will receive additional consideration on the application.  Direct patient care for the purposes of admission would include any direct face-to-face, hands-on care administered to an individual in a healthcare setting.  Applicants must submit a signed letter on letterhead  by an employer stating job title, how long they held the position and the duties performed while employed.  Credit will not be given without this documentation.

**The ATI TEAS Assessment will not be required for the fall 2023 cohort admissions session**

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 69%, Mathematics 63%, Science 46%, and English/Language Usage 60% with a minimum overall score of 59%.

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.


You may submit your application two ways:
  • MySLCC
  • Academics & Records
  • Program Admissions
  • Health Sciences Program Admissions
  • Nursing

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

  • MySLCC
  • Semester Checklist
  • Program Admissions
  • Health Sciences Program 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 or American Red Cross BLS Healthcare Provider CPR certification.

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 Health Sciences Admissions Coordinator 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:

    Required annually, students must provide proof of receiving the Influenza vaccination between September 1 and October 31 or submit a signed exemption request form between September 1 and October 31. Students that begin their program in the Spring, must provide proof of the Influenza vaccination dated September 1 or after or submit a signed exemption request form as part of the conditional acceptance process.

  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.
  8. COVID Vaccine: Proof of complete doses or an approved Health Sciences exemption form on file. Unvaccinated students may not be eligible to be placed or complete a clinical requirement necessary for graduation. *Subject to change based on mandates*

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

American Heart Association or American Red Cross Two-Year BLS Healthcare Provider will be accepted. Must be current throughout the program.