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Fall 2019 Program Entrance Requirements and Application Instructions

Admission to the Nursing program is competitive. There are program entrance requirements that must be completed by the application deadline.  Approximately 50 students will be accepted to the Nursing program each fall, based on clinical site availability.

Fall 2019 nursing class – Application deadline for fall 2019 nursing class was January 11, 2019.  Students are welcome to submit late applications with the understanding that their application will not be reviewed unless openings occur.

Program Entrance Requirements

  1. Proof of graduation from high school or a high school equivalency diploma (formerly known as GED).
  2. Completion of Algebra, Biology and Chemistry per description below by the application deadline of January 11, 2019. Students may fulfill these requirements by completing high school courses (taken within five years post graduation i.e. if you graduated in 2014 or later you can use high school courses for fall 2019 entrance), college courses* or a combination of both. The most recent class grade will be used to fulfill the program entrance requirements. In addition, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 (85%) is required. The most recent transcript will be used to determine the cumulative GPA.
  3. TEAS Test taken within two years of the application date of January 11, 2019. The TEAS test can only be taken twice in a twelve-month period. A repeat attempt may not be earlier than 45 days. Test attempts at other testing sites will count as an attempt. Scores of second attempt prior to 45 days will not be accepted.  Scores from two separate exams my be combined to take the highest scores.

TEAS test study guides:
ATI TEAS Study Manual 6th edition.   Reserve copy at the Evan Library

ATI TEAS Study Manual 6th edition. https://atitesting.com/ati_store/product.aspx?zpid=1483 ISBN-13: 978-1565335752

ATI TEAS  https://www.amazon.com/ATI-TEAS-Secrets-Study-Guide/dp/1516703839/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1546977406&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=ati+teas+study+manual+sixth+edition&psc=1
ISBN-13: 978-1516703838

*Please note:  A course syllabus/transcript, description, and grading scale must be provided for agencies other than accredited colleges.

Entrance Requirements
Completed by 1/11/2019

High School Classes

College Classes

Minimum Grade:
“C“ 75%
Algebra I
Math A
MAT 040 Elementary Algebra
Please note: Statistics does not fulfill
this program entrance requirement.
Biology with a lab
Minimum Grade:
“B“ 84%
Biology with a lab Minimum Regents Score: 80% SCI 135 Introduction to Biology Molecules/Cells OR
SCI 136 Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology OR
SCI 137 Human Biology
Please note: Anatomy & Physiology and Microbiology do not fulfill this program entrance requirement.
Chemistry with a lab
Minimum Grade:
“B-“ 80%
Chemistry with a lab Minimum Regents Score: 80% SCI 170 Introduction to Chemistry
Minimum adjusted individual total score: 58.7
Minimum Subject area scores:
Reading 69%
Mathematics 65%
Science 50%
English 60%


Application Instructions – Please review carefully

Step 1.  Complete the Program Entrance Requirements Form.   You will need electronic copies of your transcripts to attach as proof you fulfill all requirements. Applicants who have not completed the program entrance requirements by the application deadline, will not be reviewed.  Incomplete Applications will not be processed.

Students who do not fulfill all items outlined in the Program Entrance Requirement Form are encouraged to begin work on these requirements by applying for the Health Studies program using the General Application for admission.

Step 2.  Complete the Fall Online Application for Nursing.

Selection Criteria
Math 25%
Biology 25%
Chemistry/Physics 25%
GPA 25%
Tie Breaker: BIO181 Anatomy & Physiology I
                          BIO182 Anatomy & Physiology II

Students accepted to the Nursing Program must submit proof of American Heart Association Basic Life Support certification and Health form prior to the start of the Nursing Program.  Click here for Health Form and CPR FAQ’s.

Co-requisites for NUR 105

Concurrent registration in, or prior completion of 4 credits of Anatomy & Physiology (BIO 181) (with a minimum grade of “C” and not more than 7 years old) and 3 credits of General Psychology (PSY 101) (with a minimum grade of “C”)

Co-requisites for NUR 106

Concurrent registration in, or prior completion of 4 credits of Anatomy & Physiology II (BIO 182) (with a minimum grade of “C” and not more than 7 years old) and 3 credits of Developmental Psychology (PSY 200) (with a minimum grade of “C”)

Note:  To qualify for the next sequential nursing course, the student must earn a minimum grade of “C” in Nursing Science courses, pass the clinical portion, and earn a minimum grade of “C” in Anatomy & Physiology I & II (BIO 181 and BIO 182) and Microbiology (BIO 282).

Granting of Prior FM Credit or Transfer Credit

  • Transfer students from other collegiate nursing programs are evaluated on an individual basis.
  • Prior FM credit or transfer credit will not be granted for college level Anatomy and Physiology I and II and Microbiology, if the course is more than seven years old. (must also earn a minimum grade of “C”)
  • Final decisions as to prior FM or transfer credits will be made by the Dean of Academic Affairs in consultation with the Nursing Selection Committee.

The Licensed Practical Nurse Applicant Advanced Placement Credit:

  • The individual must have met the same pre-requisites for entrance as the general admit student.
  • The individual must hold a current New York State License for Practical Nurses.
  • Completion of 4 credits of college level Anatomy & Physiology (BIO 181) with a minimal grade of “C” course must be no more than seven years old and 3 credits of General Psychology (PSY 101) with a minimal grade of “C” before entrance to NUR 106.

Accepted Students must successfully complete Nursing Process (1 institutional non-degree credit) Course offered at Fulton-Montgomery Community College before admittance into NUR 106.  This is a prerequisite for his/her entrance into NUR 106.  This course will be offered in the January term.

Final decisions as to granting prior FM credits, transfer credits, or equivalencies will be made by the Dean of Academic Affairs in consultation with the Nursing Selection Committee.

FM Readmission Applicants:

In addition to the Online Nursing Application, a student seeking readmission must submit a written request to the Associate Dean for Student Recruitment and Admission specifically identifying factors that will improve performance and enhance success.  The Nursing Selection Committee will review the request. Click here to review the Readmission Policy.  Readmissions written request submission:
Laura LaPorte
Associate Dean, Student Recruitment and Admission

Students who are admitted or readmitted must complete all requirements within a four-year period.

Please review Nursing Program and R.N. License Requirements

Nursing Program Requirements:
The nursing program or its affiliate clinical agencies may require background checks and drug screenings. Failure to pass one or more of these checks/screenings will mean that the student will not be allowed to attend clinical lab. Clinical lab is a required course component. Thus, the student will be unable to meet the course requirements and must withdraw from the program.

R.N. License Requirements:
Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination, NCLEX/RN, for licensure as a registered professional nurse. Candidates for licensure must meet all requirements as determined by the New York State Education Department. In applying for licensure, you must answer the following question: “Have you ever been found guilty after trial, or pleaded guilty, no contest, or nolo contendere to a crime (felony or misdemeanor) in any court?” You may be prohibited from obtaining a license related to any convictions. Contact NY State Education Department’s Office of the Professions at www.op.nysed.gov or 518-474-3817, ext. 570 for further information.


Nursing Students Requesting Accommodations (Informational)

BS in 10 Law
The BS in 10 law requires future nurses who graduate from a New York State Diploma or Associate Degree program to obtain a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing within ten years of becoming a nurse. The law is grounded in evidence demonstrating better outcomes when patients receive care from Baccalaureate-prepared nurses. The originally published study dates back to 2003 and has been replicated many times. Changes in healthcare require new skills for nurses.  Click here for more information.