IMPORTANT MESSAGE from the School of Nursing
A completed COVID series including a booster shot and current Influenza vaccination is required for nursing students.

Traditional BS Degree in Nursing

Students admitted into the nursing major must first be admitted into Alliance University and take the ATI TEAS exam. Students must maintain the minimum GPA requirements, complete prerequisite courses, and obtain the minimum ATI TEAS requirement in order to be considered in our selective nursing process. The clinical phase at the School of Nursing begins in both the Fall and Spring semester of each year.

Admission Criteria

First Step: Apply as a Freshman

  • Minimum high school Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0
  • Meet or exceed score of 60% on Assessment Technologies Institute Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS)
  • Minimum 16 academic units in high school are recommended. This should include 4 years of English, 3 to 4 years of History/Social science, 3 to 4 years of college preparatory mathematics (Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-calculus, Calculus), 2 years of lab science (Chemistry, Biology), and 2 years of foreign language.

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Second Step: Prepare for ATI TEAS Exam

Third Step: See the Program Plan

Transfer Applicants (students who transfer more than 20 credits into Alliance University)

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher in math, science, and psychology courses
  • Meet or exceed the score of 66% on ATI TEAS
  • Completion of the following courses with a minimum grade of a C+
  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II, Microbiology, Chemistry, Nutrition, College Algebra, College Writing I & II, and Human Growth Development
  • Completion of General Psychology (PSY101) with a minimum grade of a C
  • Assure all math, psychology, basic science, and foundational science courses are taken within the last 7 years.

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Nursing Program Policies and Requirements

  • Meet the admission criteria for freshman or transfer applicants
  • File a separate application for the clinical phase admission after meeting the nursing prerequisite requirements stated below (Refer to the nursing website for due dates.)
  • Completion of the following courses with a minimum grade of a C+:
  • College Algebra (MAT 110), Essentials of Chemistry (CHE 101), Principles of Nutrition (BIO 115), Anatomy and Physiology I and II (BIO 213 and 214), Microbiology (BIO 220), College Writing I and II (ENG 101 and 102), and Human Growth and Development (PSY 244)
  • Completion of General Psychology (PSY 101) with a minimum grade of a C
  • Maintain a Cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher and in Math, Science, and Psychology courses
  • Students may repeat up to three math and science courses during the nursing program. A failure on the course retake will lead to dismissal from the nursing program
  • Freshmen students must have a minimum college GPA of 2.7 at the end of their first year to progress to their sophomore year. Freshmen students who do not meet the GPA requirement will not progress with the Nursing Major and will need to select another major
  • Students will be permitted to progress to the clinical phase based on the availability of clinical practicum sites in a selective process. Progression to the clinical phase is at the discretion of the program
  • Once progressed to the clinical phase, students are not permitted to take courses outside of Alliance University
  • A $1,500 nonrefundable nursing major fee per semester is reflected in the billing statement during the clinical phase



  • This is the entrance exam for the school of nursing. To qualify, candidates need a minimum composite score of 60% for freshman and 66% for transfer students. Official ATI TEAS transcript must be submitted to Alliance University School of Nursing before May 15 and November 1st for the clinical phase applicants. The ATI TEAS exam is offered year round; however, candidates may only take the exam three times in a calendar year with a one month wait period between test dates to permit time for thorough preparation for the 2nd attempt. Scores above 66% do not guarantee acceptance.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to use the ATI TEAS SmartPrep course prior to taking the exam. The ATI TEAS SmartPrep course provides individual users with study plans that are tailored to their needs and allows them to prepare more efficiently and remediate key areas of need.

Tuition and Other Expenses

Please refer to the detailed fee and expense information found in the Undergraduate Catalog. There is a $1,500 nursing major fee each semester during the clinical phase. These expenses will be reflected in the calculation for your student financial aid award. Students are responsible for obtaining their own transportation to field agencies. Students must make plans accordingly.

Other projected expenses for nursing students are:

Fees and Projected Expenses

Nursing major fee per semester during the clinical phase 1,500
Nursing major lab 50
Personal laptop and privacy screen protector Varies
Books per semester 500
Uniform and nursing supplies  200-300
American Heart Association Basic Life Support Certificate 65
Castle Branch fee with Background check and Forensic Urine Drug Toxicology 10 Panel 135
Health insurance and annual physical examination fee Varies
Transportation fee to field agencies Varies

Spring Application Deadline

Oct 1 – Nov 1: Clinical phase application, transcripts, and ATI submission
Dec 1 : Clinical document submission to CastleBranch
Dec 15 : Nursing admission application

Fall Application Deadline

April 15 – May 15 : Clinical phase application
June 1: All official transcripts and ATI submission
June 15 : Clinical documents submission to CastleBranch
August 1: Nursing admission application