COVID-19 Related EL-MSN Application Information
In light of the particular circumstances surrounding this pandemic, we have been receiving a lot of inquiries about the ELMSN application requirements and admission standards. Please read the crucial details regarding the ELMSN Summer 2023 application cycle below:
- TEAS Exam: The Summer 2023 cycle has a TEAS exam requirement administered by ATI. The TEAS can be taken in person or virtually through a PSI Testing Center. Please complete this form to register for a virtual test date. Review these instructions for dates, times, and locations to check PSI testing centers’ schedules.
- Healthcare Experience: As per usual, we advise being inventive when gaining exposure to healthcare settings. We advise conducting virtual interviews with medical professionals and looking for opportunities to volunteer at small clinics or other facilities that may need assistance even though you might not be able to volunteer in certain facilities.
- Some testing centers are providing virtual proctored TEAS tests. We will accept those scores as well.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
- Completed, posted bachelors degree in non-nursing field
- Minimum 3. 0 cumulative GPA (or GPA for the previous 60 semesters or 90 quarter units) and 2 A GPA of 8 in science (comprised of the 4 science prerequisite classes)
- Prior to the summer start date, prerequisites must be satisfactorily completed with a C or better by the fall semester. For a complete list of prerequisite requirements, refer to the prerequisite self-evaluation. To locate your school and get help with the self-evaluation, visit the prerequisite equivalencies page.
- Minimum score of 60% composite on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
- Submission of all application documents by the application deadline. Three letters of recommendation—one each from a personal, professional, and academic source; all official transcripts with posted grades and degrees; prerequisite self-evaluation; resume; and personal statement.
For more details on the aforementioned documents, see the step-by-step guide.
You can view our workshop’s video on the application by clicking here.
Begin your application via NursingCAS. Once logged into NursingCAS, applicants should select EL MSN as their program. Please do not select additional CBU programs.
Send three electronic recommendations—academic, personal, and professional—through NursingCAS. Recommendation letters for academic and professional programs must be written on official letterhead.
Note: NursingCAS allows you to set a reference deadline. We advise setting this deadline two weeks before the application deadline. Family members may not complete recommendations.
To submit the following with your NursingCAS application, please be ready.
- NursingCAS must receive official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Prerequisite Self-Evaluation Form: Prerequisites must be finished by the end of the fall semester in order for the program to begin in May. Resume detailing all volunteer work in the medical field, as well as any certifications or licenses, honors or awards, and community service. A 1,000 word minimum personal statement written in APA format What significant incidents and influences have influenced your approach to nursing? What qualities do you bring to the CBU College of Nursing? What are your long-term professional goals? Answers to these questions should be included in the essay. Note that there is no GRE or MAT requirement.
You do not need to take the exam before submitting your application, but you must take it before the final application deadline. Register for the exam and begin studying. *Please note that TEAS tests must be taken between December 5, 2021, and January 23, 2023 because they expire after one year.
Submit your completed NursingCAS application. After completing this last step, NursingCAS will send you an email confirming whether your application is complete or whether any necessary documents are still missing. Please check your spam folder and add NursingCAS to your “approved senders” list if you do not receive an email. We will now send you an email with a final questionnaire to finish your CBU application.
- By January 23, 2023, all supporting documents and transcripts must be submitted (although NursingCAS may still review transcripts after that date).
For technical support with your application, contact NursingCAS:
NursingCAS Customer Service: (617) 612–2880 Hours: Monday– Friday (9 a. m. –5 p. m. Eastern Time).
Entrance Exam: ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
- Four-option, multiple choice, computer based exam.
- 170 questions
- 209 minutes to complete
- Minimum score accepted: 60
- You have a maximum of three chances to take the TEAS.
- Since TEAS results are valid for one year, testing must be done between December 5, 2021, and January 23, 2023.
- Out of your three attempts, we’ll take the one with the highest score.
- More information
Locations, Dates and Times for the TEAS
- You can take the TEAS virtually through CBU (click here to sign up) or at a PSI testing facility.
- Nearly every day, the PSI testing centers offer the TEAS. Here are steps for checking available times, dates, and locations.
- You can take the TEAS at any time before the application deadline for the cycle you are applying for, but we advise studying for 4-6 weeks before the exam.
- Despite the fact that there are a lot of study resources available, we advise using the ATI study resources.
Please refer to our list of frequently asked questions for more details.
Molly Wilcoxen CBU ELMSN Interview
Is CBU nursing hard to get into?
Every year, 192 applicants are chosen for the BSN program; 96 are chosen for the fall semester, which begins in September, and 96 are chosen for the spring semester, which begins in January. Minimum Requirements: By the application deadline, all minimal requirements must be satisfied.
Is CBU a good nursing school?
The nursing program lasts three years, or six semesters. September through April are when nursing classes are in session; summer semester classes are not offered. The BSN classes are offered during the week, and clinical hours may be scheduled on the weekends, in the evenings, or in the early morning.