How to Apply - Pre-Licensure Major

Applications are now available for the Undergraduate Pre-Licensure Nursing program (Generic option) for Fall 2018. Applications are due by Feb. 1, 2018.

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 2018. The application form must be completed using a PC. 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 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 do not need to print the checklist in color.

Identify Plan for Completing Prerequisites

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 before classes begin for fall semester. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Submit Prior to Application Deadline

Applications for Fall 2018 will be due in the Nursing Department office (Stark 303) no later than 4pm on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. 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 and TEAS Question and Answer Session will be offered on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 at 4pm in Stark 106.

Take the ATI TEAS Test

All applicants to the Pre-Licensure Nursing program must complete the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS). Only students planning to apply for the Feb. 1, 2018 deadline to begin the nursing major in fall semester 2018 should take the ATI TEAS in January 2017. The ATI 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 ATI TEAS. Please be sure to use your Winona State University email in setting up your ATI account.

ATI TEAS Test Dates and Information

The ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) will be offered at Winona State University on:

Thursday, Jan. 18 (full)
4 - 8pm
Pasteur 237
Friday, Jan. 19 (full)
1 - 5pm
Pasteur 237
Wednesday, Jan. 24
4 - 8pm
Pasteur 237

The ATI TEAS is a multiple choice test taken on a computer. ATI TEAS has sections on reading, mathematics, science, and English and language usage. Be sure to bring your laptop and power cord.

Since Sept. 2016, a new version of ATI 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).