1. How does a student apply for admission? How long is the waiting list?

    Application for the Associate in Science in Nursing Program requires a separate process than application to Polk State College. Details on admission requirements and the application process can be found on other pages of this website. Admission is competitive and uses a point system to rank applicants; this system takes into account factors including (but not limited to): the score on the Advanced Technology Institute Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS), pre-requisite course completion and grades, GPA, previous degree attainment, and military service. A minimum score of 70 on the ATI TEAS and minimum overall GPA of 2.5 is required to be eligible for application; however, most students who are accepted into the program typically have TEAS scores above 75 and a GPA of at least 3.0. 

    The Nursing Program does not use a waiting list; an applicant who is not accepted for entry in one term must reapply during the next application window.