Pre-Nursing Advising Resources

Nursing Program Requirements

As a 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 in Fontbonne 212. Look for the specific time of the exam.

Please be 10–15 minutes early.

Each test costs $65. Please register at least a week prior to take the test—there are registration deadlines for each testing date.

Contact the Office of Academic Advising with any questions at 651.690.6803 or visit them in Derham Hall 203.

Test Dates

  • Tuesday, October 15, 5:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 21, 5:00-9:00 p.m.

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.


Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

You are required to have certification as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) in the State of Minnesota. Find a CNA training site with the search tools below.

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.

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 card.

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