College for Adults Pre-Nursing Advising Resources

Nursing Program Requirements

As a College for Adults pre-nursing student, you will have specific prerequisites to complete and you will need to closely track your GPA before applying to nursing school. Your advisor will work closely with you, and you can use these resources to make sure you're on track.

TEAS Testing

Tests will take place online using remote proctoring. Look for the specific time of the exam.

Webcam and Microphone required. See the Student Quick Guide for specifications.

Be prepared to participate in a 20 minute dry run exam the day before the exam. Details and instructions will be sent to your St. Kate’s email.

Each test costs $80. There are registration deadlines for each testing date and a limit of 25 students per exam. No refunds will be given after the registration deadline.

Contact the Office of Academic Advising with any questions at 651-690-6803 or

Upcoming Test Dates:

  • Friday, September 30, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.  - registration deadline September 25
  • Friday, September 30, 1-5 p.m.  - registration deadline September 25
  • January and April - TBD

You can also register for an exam directly through the testing company, ATI testing. Costs can vary. Official score transcript must be sent to St. Kate’s using institution code St Catherine U BSN.

More information on TEAS

CNA and CPR Certification

As part of the application requirements, you are required to be certified as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and have your Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) Certificate.

CNA Certificate Training at St. Kate's

We are excited to offer combined CNA and BLS Certificate Training sessions, open to all St. Kate’s students at a lower cost than other area certificate classes. The program fee is an all-inclusive cost, and at completion you will have your CNA licenses and AHA BLS card.

Sessions for each academic year will be offered in January, May, June, July, and August. Each session is approximately two and a half weeks long and includes a combination of in-class, clinical and testing days.

CNA certificate training information & registration


You are required to have certification in BLS for Healthcare Providers. This is a CPR training that includes adult, child, and infant CPR, as well as automated external defibrillator (AED) training. This training may be online or in person, but the skills test must be complete in person. A course with online skills testing is not acceptable. The class must be backed by either the American Red Cross or American Heart Association and valid for two years. While your certification may expire before you complete the program, you will be responsible for maintaining a valid certification through the entirety of your time in the program.

Find a CPR/BLS training site with the search tools below. BLS training

Red Cross BLS training