Nursing Admissions

What's New For 2018-2019 Nursing Admissions (click here)


NOTE: The rubric & checklist are available in the Nursing Admission Info Booklet


Step 1 - Apply to SCC

  • Complete and submit a SCC Admissions Application
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED, along with official college transcript (if applicable)
  • Register to take the ACCUPLACER placement test or provide proof (contact Admissions for exemptions)
  • Submit proof of immunizations for measles, mumps and rubella (if born after 1956)


Step 2 - Preparing for ATI TEAS

Start studying for ATI TEAS - Nursing Entrance Exam

  • Topics include: Reading, Math, Science, English & Language Usage
  • Study Guides and practice exams can be purchased at SCC's bookstore or ATI website
  • SCC offers Study Guides $67
  • ATI TEAS study manual and online practice assessments (form A & B)


Step 3  - Sign up & take TEAS

Sign up for ATI TEAS - Nursing Entrance Exam cost $85 at SCC

  • Dates & times are online
  • TEAS scores are valid for two years from the time taken
  • You may take the TEAS 3 times in 1 year
  • You may take the ATI TEAS test at another institution, however an official transcript must be sent to


Step 4 - Meeting Admissions Criteria

  • All Nursing Applicants: Need a minimum of 50% in Math & Reading
  • ADN Applicants: Total score of 60% or higher will be accepted for consideration
  • PN Applicants: Total score of 50% or higher will be accepted for consideration


Step 5 - Complete Rubric & Checklist 

Add each section of rubric, if applicable, for the total number of points earned

  • Class grade(s)
  • TEAS "total" score
  • Work experience (ADN Applicants ONLY)
  • Salem County residents or current SCC students
  • Add up total points earned

Complete Student Checklist


Step 6 - Submit Packets


  • Print ATI Transcript (if taken at SCC)
  • Submit official transcript to (if taken at another institution)
  • Rubric Sheet
  • Student Checklist
  • Highschool / GED & College Official Sealed Transcripts (if applicable)
  • ADN applicants must provide a copy of an active LPN license
  • Make a copy of packet for your records

Packet must be received in Tillis Hall room TIL215 by 3pm on Monday, April 2, 2018

Nursing Accreditation

Salem Community College’s nursing programs are accredited by The New Jersey Board of Nursing - 124 Halsey Street Newark, NJ 07102 - 973.504.6430, in addition the Associate Degree in Nursing Program is accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing - (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Road, NE Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326 - 404.975.5000 -