Nursing Admissions

Important information for Nursing program

Effective for the July 31, 2022, program application, Nurse Aide 1 verification can be met by providing either proof of successfully completing a state-approved Nurse Aide training program within two years of the program application deadline or a copy of a current listing on the N.C. Nurse Aide Registry.

All students accepted into Nursing must be active on the Nurse Aide Registry by the first Nursing class.

The Associate Degree in Nursing program of study provides students with the knowledge, skills and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment and to meet individual needs that impact health, quality of life and achievement of potential. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), which is required to practice as a registered nurse. Employment opportunities include hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, physicians’ offices, industry and community agencies.

Perry Health Sciences Admissions
919-747-0402
[email protected]

All applicants must complete the following requirements:

The Nursing (NUR) program is considered a limited-enrollment program since it receives more applications than it has available space. Acceptance is based on a competitive process with a point system, not a waiting list, and applicants are ranked based on grades earned in the general education classes required for the Nursing program, such as ENG 111, PSY 150 and BIO 168. Grades of "C" or better are required in all program-related curriculum classes. Only students accepted through the competitive process can register for NUR classes.

NOTE: BIO classes must have been completed within five years of the first NUR class, and math proficiency must have been completed within 10 years of the first NUR class.

The following items below are requirements for the Nursing program selection process:

  • Submit a program application for the Associate Degree Nursing program to [email protected]. The application windows are October 1 through January 31 for Fall semester and April 1 through July 31 for Spring semester.
  • Submit official ATI TEAS scores to [email protected] by the program application deadline. Applicants must meet or exceed the required minimum composite score of 59.
    • Review the TEAS Testing page for more information. (TEAS retest policy: Only two tests are allowed per calendar year, with 30 days between each test.)
  • Submit verification of Nurse Aide 1 (NA 1) certification by providing either proof of successfully completing a state-approved Nurse Aide training program within two years of the program application deadline or a copy of your current listing on the N.C. Nurse Aide Registry. All students accepted into Nursing must be active on the Nurse Aide Registry by the first NUR class.
  • Meet the English language requirement. If students need to complete the TOEFL, scores must be submitted by the program application deadline.

    NOTE: An online high school, GED or high school equivalency does not meet exemption requirements.

If accepted into the Nursing program, students are required to attend a mandatory departmental orientation and complete all clinical site requirements.