Nursing Program Requirements
As a College for Women 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.
*The TEAS is required for the College for Women Nursing Program only. College for Adults students should discuss Kaplan testing with their advisor.
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 Dry Run the day before the exam. Details and instructions will be sent to your St. Kate’s email.
Each test costs $80. Please register at least a week prior to take the test — there are registration deadlines for each testing date.
2022-2023 Test Dates
- Wednesday, May 24 1-5 p.m., registration deadline 11 p.m. May 21
- Friday, June 2 8 a.m.-12 p.m., registration deadline 11 p.m. May 30
- Friday, June 9 9 a.m.-1 p.m., registration deadline 11 p.m. June 6
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.
These will be the last dates scheduled through St. Kate's. All other exams must be scheduled through ATI.
CNA and CPR Certification
As part of the application requirements, you are required to be certified as a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) and have your BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR Certificate.
CNA Certificate Training at St. Kate's
We are excited to offer combined Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (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.
BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR
You are required to have certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Must complete the Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provided level class that is valid for two years. Find a CPR/BLS training site with the search tools below.