How to Apply - Pre-Licensure Major
Applications are now available for the Undergraduate Pre-Licensure Nursing program (Generic option) for Fall 2017. Applications are due by Feb. 1, 2017.
Before applying, please review the FAQs for eligibility criteria, admission criteria and scoring and additional requirements before beginning the major.
Complete the Application
To apply, download, print and complete the application to begin the nursing major (fillable Word document) for Fall 2017. (If you are unable to fill out the application on your Mac, please fill it out on a PC, or print it out and legibly write in your responses.) If you are a qualified RCTC applicant, you must first apply to Winona State University and submit official transcripts. Applicants for admission must be declared as nursing candidates (PNUG or PNGE) as of the application due date.
Sign the Readiness Checklist
Your application must also include a completed and signed Application Readiness Checklist (Excel). The Application Readiness Checklist opens as an Excel file. It is designed to be completed on the computer. Print out the completed checklist, sign, attach and submit with your Application for Admission. You need not print the checklist in color
Identify Program of Study
When applying, you must indicate a plan for completing any remaining prerequisite courses in the natural and social sciences prior to starting the nursing major. When applying for fall semester, all prerequisites must be completed by the end of spring semester. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
Submit Prior to Application Deadline
Applications for Fall 2017 will be due in Nursing Department office (Stark 303) no later than 4pm on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Applications received after this date and time will not be accepted.
For guidance in completing the application, download and review the Sample Application (PDF).
A Nursing Application & TEAS Question and Answer Session will be offered on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 4pm in Pasteur 329.
Take the TEAS Test
All applicants to the Pre-Licensure Nursing program must complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS). Only students planning to apply for the Feb. 1, 2017 deadline to begin the nursing major in fall semester 2017 should take the TEAS in Jan. 2017. The TEAS may be taken only once, and should be taken the semester of application to the major. Students are responsible for the cost of testing. Test fees are not refundable.
Sign up online to take the TEAS. Please be sure to use your Winona State University email in setting up your ATI account.
TEAS Test Dates and Information
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) will be offered at Winona State University on:
|Thursday, Jan. 19 (full)
|Wednesday, Jan. 25
|Friday, Jan. 27 (full)
The TEAS is a multiple choice test taken on a computer. TEAS has sections on reading, mathematics, science, and English and language usage. Be sure to bring your laptop, ethernet cord and power cord.
Since Sept. 2016, a new version of TEAS is being used. If you wish to purchase an official ATI TEAS study guide, be sure to select the ATI TEAS Study Manual - Sixth Edition.
For more information, please see TEAS FAQs (PDF).