Nursing Application Forms and Requirements | Thomas Nelson Community College

Nursing Application Forms and Requirements

Information and Forms Required for Nursing Application


1. Ensure you are a Thomas Nelson student with a valid student ID number.  To apply on-line, please visit to submit a college application.  Placement tests may be required. Complete 5 pre-requisite courses with a grade of c or higher:  ENG111, BIO141, HLT230, PSY230 and SDV10.

2. Submit official high school transcript.

  • A grade of C for one year of high school Algebra and Chemistry is required by the Board of Nursing.  If these courses were not completed in high school, they may be completed at the college level (MTH154 and CHM101).  Math Modules 1-5 will also satisfy the high school algebra requirement.
  • If you attended high school in a foreign country and cannot obtain your transcript, your diploma will be accepted to show completion of secondary education.  Please ensure translation if necessary. ENG and MTH placement testing will be required.
To submit your high school transcript, please use one of the following options:
  • Official transcripts may be mailed directly from high school guidance offices to Enrollment Services (the best option) at 99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton, VA  23666.
  •  A high school counselor can send your high school transcript attached in an email to or
  •  High school transcripts emailed from student email addresses will not be accepted.
  •  If your high school transcript is in a sealed envelope, please deposit it in the drop box outside the Nursing Office (Room 747) in Hampton III.  Please email to let us know that you used the drop box, and arrangements will be made to retrieve it.

3. Submit official college transcripts of previous degree or courses taken (if seeking award of transfer credit for nursing pre-requisite courses (ENG111, BIO141, PSY230, HLT230 and SDV100).

     Please visit Transcripts | Thomas Nelson Community College ( for more transcript and credit transfer information.  

PN to Professional Nursing Career Studies Certificate students must also submit a copy of transcripts for their PN education and a copy of the PN license.

HLT230 is the current Nutrition course requirement.  HLT138 is no longer accepted for HLT230 credit.  HLT138 will not transfer for and cannot be substituted for HLT230.  

​NOTE:  Admission GPA for the 4 pre-requisite classes (BIO141, ENG111, PSY230 and HLT230) is currently 2.5, but it slated to increase in 2022 to 3.0, pending final approval.  New information for this change in admissions GPA will be posted here as it becomes available.  An implementation time frame is not yet set; this is preliminary information to prepare applicants for this change in requirement.


  • Award of transfer credit for these courses from another institution (send official transcripts to Enrollment Services) and request evaluation of credit.  [Transfer Credit Evaluation Form]
  • Complete Course Substitution forms for these classes (if applicable).  [Course Substitution Form]
  • Ensure all requirements are complete and ensure you are eligible to apply.

5 Fall 2021 information sessions have concluded for the term and will resume in January.  Presentation slides will be updated and posted before the first 2022 session.   Please review Spring 2022 Nursing Information presentation slides [Fall'21 Info Session PP Presentation] and attend a virtual information session.  A live review of the Spring 2022 application requirements and process, a brief overview of the nursing program, and a Q&A session with program head will be held on:

  • Friday, January 14, 2022 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm - A Zoom Link to access this first information session will be provided in January.
  • Friday, February 11, 2022 from 1:00 - 3:00 pmA Zoom Link to access this first information session will be provided in FebruaryThis is the LAST session for PN-RN CSC application.
  • Friday, March 18, 2022 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm A Zoom Link to access this first information session will be provided in March This is the LAST session for the AAS RN degree program application.
  • Friday, April 15, 2022 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm - A Zoom Link to access this first information session will be provided in April This is the LAST session of the spring 2022 term.

6. After the application period opens on February 1, 2022, submit your Notice of Intent to Apply.   Applications, all the supporting documents, and this Notice of Intent are accepted at either the Hampon or Historic Triangle campuses.   Please send an email from your address to at the Hampton campus or to Tammera Wright at at the Historic Triangle Campus.  This notice will prompt Enrollment Services to pull all your academic records and prepare your curricular GPA, which must be above 2.5 to apply.  Curricular GPA includes grades from ENG111, BIO141, HLT230, and PSY230 only. In addition to these 4 classes, BIO142 is also required for PN to Profession Nursing Career Studies Certificate applicants.  SDV100 is also a pre-requisite course, but it is not used in the GPA calculation. You will receive a reply with instruction for any missing requirements or grant approval to submit your application.

7. Obtain one reference [Reference Form] from a Biology or Health faculty member (full-time or adjunct) from any higher education institution is preferred.   A professional reference may be submitted as an alternate provider if a BIO or HLT instructor reference cannot be obtained.  Please complete the student section and send to the person completing the form.  Once complete, your reference provider will send this form directly to Enrollment Services in Hampton at or to Tammera Wright in Student Services at Historic Triangle Campus at for inclusion in your application packet. References are accepted at either campus.

8. A resume for your work experience may also be submitted; this is highly recommended, but not required.  Submit resume with your application to or to Resumes are accepted at either campus.

9. Complete the application for the program you wish to apply (RN or PN to Professional Nursing Career Studies Certificate (CSC)).  

For the RN degree program, applications will be ranked for Day and Evening/Weekend selection based on the cohort you select.  If you also select EITHER, your application will be considered for the opposite cohort you select as well.  For example, if DAYS is checked and EITHER is checked and all the spots for DAYS are filled, you could be placed in the EVENING/WEEKEND cohort.

If you select EITHER only, this means you have no preference and can be placed in either DAY or EVENING/WEEKEND cohorts depending on your ranking.

The PN to Professional Nursing CSC application is for a 2-course, day-only summer session.  Upon completion of this certificate, applicants are eligible to join RN degree students in the 3rd semester and will receive advanced standing credit for 1st and 2nd semester courses.

Submit completed applications to in Hampton or to Tammera Wright in Student Services at the Historic Triangle Campus at before 5pm on September 30th for the RN Program and before 5pm on February 28th for the PN to Profession Nursing Career Studies Certificate Program.



10. TEAS Admissions Testing – When your complete application packet is received in Enrollment Services, you will receive a confirmation email that will provide your TEAS test date and time.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this exam will be remotely proctored this application period, so TEAS can be taken from your home; no need to come to campus.  [ATI TEAS Test Information] 

Please review these 3 flyers from ATI Testing so you are familiar with remote testing and can begin to prepare.  [TEAS Remote Proctoring Info for Students], [TEAS Remote Proctoring Instructions], and [Remote TEAS Step by Step].  Please do not register for a test at this time -- create your username and password for your ATI account only! Once remote proctoring capability is set up and confirmed, more information will be posted here.

TEAS Testing Schedule for Fall 2021:

Scheduling Information Will Be Updated as Test Dates Fill Up

50 Students Per Test Session

RN applicants (Day & Evening programs)
  • Friday, September 24 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • 2nd test - Date TBD; from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Last TEAS of the fall application period - Date TBD; from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

PN to Profession Nursing Career Studies Certificate applicants – TEAS and Application Period are now Closed. Tests will be scheduled in January.


The day before your scheduled test, you will receive an email that contains your test ID number and test day instructions.


On test day, you will log in to,  enter a test ID number that will be provided to you a few days before your scheduled test. You will receive an email the day before the test to provide more direction and information for what to do and expect on the day of your test.


PLEASE CREATE YOUR ATI ACCOUNT, USERNAME AND PASSWORD ONLY; DO NOT REGISTER FOR ANY TEST.  Please use Thomas Nelson CC as the institution (Thomas Nelson CCAH is for Dental Hygiene students).
You will see a dry run assessment in your profile.  Please take this dry run to ensure access to and compatibility with the test site and eliminate any technical issues.

If you have previously taken TEAS elsewhere, unfortunately, those results are not accepted by the nursing program. This exam must be taken through Thomas Nelson.

Scores are valid for two application cycles and can be re-used. The most recent score is counted, not the highest score.  If you tested in Fall 2020, you will need to test again.

TEAS is a 4-hour general knowledge exam that will begin at 10 am, and the $70 payment will be made when you log in on test day. This 4-part exam will test reading comprehension, grammar, science and math. ATI Testing is the test administrator; please visit their website at to purchase a practice test and remediation materials. Take a practice test to assess the areas in which you are weakest and then focus your studying in those areas. For test prep tips and test success, please also review the ATI TEAS SmartPrep site at:





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