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School of Professional Studies | Fall 2015 Nursing Application

The TEAS Nursing Entrance Exam

One of the criteria for formal acceptance into the Nursing Program is a successful completion of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). The TEAS was designed to measure basic essential skills in the four academic subject areas of Reading, Math, Science, and English/Language Usage. These entry level skills were deemed important for nursing program applicants by a panel of nursing program curriculum experts.

It is strongly recommended that students not take the TEAS until the semester PRIOR to the semester of their projected entry into the Nursing Program.The basis for this recommendation is that the SPS Core Curriculum and the CAS General Education Requirements, as well as the pre-nursing courses were designed to prepare students with the knowledge necessary for successful completion of the TEAS and entry into the Nursing Program.

Registration for the TEAS is conducted through an on-line registration system. Visit the ATI website at Under the section “Products,” on the left hand-side, click on “Register for the TEAS,” and follow the directions. Choose “Trinity Washington University” as the designated testing center. Be sure to register no later than 2 (two) days before your planned TEAS exam date.

We strongly recommend that students purchase the TEAS Study Manual to familiarize themselves with the contents of the exam. You can purchase the Study Manual at this link:

Before you make arrangements to take the TEAS, please take some time to review the criteria below for formal acceptance into the Nursing Program, as well as visit Criteria for Acceptance into the Nursing Program in the Academic Catalog.

  • Successful completion of ALL SPS Core Curriculum or CAS General Education Requirements and Pre-Nursing courses with a grade of “C” or higher
  • Overall GPA of at least 2.5
  • Satisfactory score results on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

Upcoming TEAS Dates

Date Time Room
Thursday, January 29, 2015 5:00-9:00 p.m. Main 238
Friday, January 30, 2015 1:00-5:00 p.m. Main 242

Students can register at More information is available at

Step 1: Submit Application Packet

Nursing Application FA 2015

Please make an appointment to meet with your academic advisor to apply to the Nursing Program. The application packet will need to be completed and submitted to your advisor by 4:00 PM on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required documents are contained within the packet (see application packet checklist on page 3). Please make a copy of the completed application packet for your records. Packets will be delivered by the academic advisor to the front office of the Nursing Program in a sealed envelope.

*Incomplete packets will not be processed.
*Packets delivered by the applicant will not be accepted.

Step 2: Proctored Essay Requirement

You will be required to compose an essay in a proctored setting here at Trinity Washington University. Essays will be typed on a computer and will be timed. The dates and times for the proctored essay are listed below. Please number the essay dates in order of your preference, with “1” being your first choice. Eligible candidates will be notified via Trinity email of their scheduled date, time, and location for the proctored essay by Friday, February 13, 2015. WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR NOTIFICATION!!!

Nursing Application Important Dates for Fall 2015 Admission

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 4:00 PM – Deadline for completing your application with your advisor
Thursday-Friday, February 19-20, 2015 – Proctored essays
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 – Nursing Program will notify applicants of admission decisions

  • Students will be notified of their acceptance to the Nursing Program by the Nursing Program Director when all criteria for considering the application have been received and evaluated.
  • Please direct your questions to Ms. Jemima Pierre in the Nursing Program Office (202-884-9670).

For more information, contact  202-884-9670  Fax 202-884-9308

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