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Begin Your Path to an ASN Degree


Fast Track to Admission and Enrollment: Your Essential Guide

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Enrollment Process

Requirements for our ASN program

Our ASN program is designed to prepare students for a rewarding career in nursing. To ensure the success of our students, we have established admission requirements. Find out more about our program requirements and how you can take the first step towards a fulfilling nursing career.

ASN Program: How Can I Start?

Embrace a Student-First Program

We have two sections for students to complete within the Fast-Track ASN Program. The first section focuses on pre-nursing, where you’ll engage in general education coursework and introductory medical studies. These foundational courses fulfill the prerequisites necessary to enter the clinical nursing phase of the program. Once you transition into the clinical nursing portion, you’ll dive into specialized nursing courses that will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed for your future career. Clinicals + Labs During your program, you will have the opportunity to work closely with a dedicated clinical coach/preceptor, supervised by a clinical instructor, as you engage in intensive clinical rotations. These rotations will provide you with valuable real-world experience in various healthcare settings. Your clinical coach/preceptor, an experienced staff nurse, will guide and support you throughout your rotations, ensuring you gain the necessary skills and knowledge.

Pre-Assessment Testing

Minimum score of 60% cumulative and 60% on reading section required on the TEAS.

Want to learn more about the TEAS? Click here to find out more.

Health Assessments

  • Proof of health insurance
  • Proof of successfully passing a urine drug test
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria and Pertussis vaccination
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccinations and Titer
  • Varicella Zoster vaccination and Titer
  • Hepatitis B vaccination and Titer
  • TB testing
  • Seasonal flu vaccination

*Additional immunizations may be required based on state and clinical requirements.

Background Screening

  • Proof of identification (valid government-issued ID)
  • Fingerprinting
  • Criminal background check

Performance Standards

  • Maintain a daily walking distance of five miles
  • Demonstrate the ability to reach above shoulder level
  • Exhibit auditory acuity to hear tape recorded transcriptions and emergency monitors
  • Possess color discrimination capabilities
  • Adapt to rotating shift work schedules
  • Demonstrate sufficient grip strength
  • Sustain prolonged sitting and standing without difficulty
  • Climb stairs with ease
  • Lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

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Flexible Start Dates All Year

At our college, students have the flexibility to enroll and begin their studies at any time that suits their schedule. With multiple start dates offered per calendar year, you can choose the session that aligns perfectly with your academic goals.

Date Session
Nov 27, 2023 Winter Session Apply Now
January 8, 2024 Winter Session Apply Now
Feb 5, 2024 Spring Session Apply Now

Transfer Your Credits

At North Palm College, we understand the importance of your prior college experience in shaping your educational journey. That’s why we value your transcripts and use them to make informed admission decisions and evaluate transfer credits. Our goal is to award you as much transfer credit as possible, reducing both your time to graduation and the cost of your degree.

If you’re new to college, don’t worry! We’ve made the process simple and convenient for you. Here’s how it works:

  • ✔ During the application process, provide all the necessary information about your previous educational institutions.
  • ✔ Request transcripts and have them sent to us. Simple!
Understanding Transfer Credit and Proficiency

Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Transfer Credit Evaluation: If you have completed courses at another accredited institution, you can request a credit evaluation before your first semester at our program. Simply provide an official transcript from the institution where the credit was earned. For foreign transcripts, they must be evaluated by a NACES-approved agency. We may require additional materials for evaluation, and all transfer credit must meet residency and curriculum requirements. Check our list of articulation agreements with other institutions for more information.
  2. Transfer Credit Guidelines: We review courses for transferability based on their alignment with our program’s curriculum. Qualifying transfer credits are accepted at the beginning of your program or with prior permission from the campus president or online dean. Please note that we do not accept transfer credit for life experience, and pass/fail courses will not be transferred.
  3. Advanced Standing by Proficiency Testing: If you have taken approved tests such as the International Baccalaureate Program (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), or DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), you can request proficiency credit. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to initial registration, and the scores must meet our minimum requirements. We also recognize educational history, including military experience, for proficiency credit with appropriate credit recommendations from the American Council on Education (ACE).
We are committed to evaluating your prior credits and proficiency to help you make the most of your educational journey at our program.

Maximize Your Previous Experience

Don't let your previous coursework go to waste – leverage your achievements to their full potential. Submit your official transcripts and let our expert team evaluate your transfer credits.

How Do I Enroll?

1. Application Process:
Take the first step towards your academic journey by applying to our program. Our application process is straightforward and easy to follow. Submit the required information, including your social security number and program of interest. Stay informed about any specific requirements or documents needed for the application. Be mindful of the application deadlines and important dates to ensure a smooth process.
2. Submit Official Transcripts:
If you have prior college experience, submit your official transcripts. Our experienced team will carefully evaluate your transcripts to determine transfer credits. This evaluation allows us to maximize your previous learning and achievements through the transfer process.
3. Pre-Enrollment Testing (TEAS and DERA):
Prepare for the pre-enrollment testing phase, which includes the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) and the Distance Education Readiness Assessment (DERA). The TEAS measures essential academic skills, while the DERA evaluates your readiness for distance education. Familiarize yourself with the testing requirements, and make necessary preparations to excel in these assessments.
4. Explore Financial Options:
Discover a variety of financial options available to support your educational journey. While federal financial aid is not available, we offer alternative financial assistance programs tailored to our students’ needs. Explore these options and find the financial support that aligns with your goals.
5. Schedule and Complete the Intake Interview:
Finalize your enrollment and program start date through an intake interview. Connect with an Enrollment Advisor who will guide you through the interview process. This personalized conversation allows us to understand your goals, expectations, and any questions you may have about the program.
6. Make Tuition Payment Arrangements:
Ensure timely arrangements for tuition payment to secure your place in the program. We offer various payment options to accommodate your financial situation. Explore the available options and select the one that works best for you. Please note that additional requirements and deadlines may apply. For more information and personalized guidance, don’t hesitate to contact our admissions team. We are dedicated to supporting you throughout the admission process. Let us assist you in unlocking your full potential on this transformative educational journey. Take the leap and apply today to embark on a path of academic excellence and personal growth!
How to Register for the TEAS Exam

The TEAS exam is a crucial component of our program’s admission process. Follow the steps below to sign up for the TEAS exam and ensure a smooth testing experience:

  1. Create an Account: Visit the official TEAS registration portal to create your account. You will need to provide your personal information, including your email address and preferred testing location.

  2. Schedule Your Exam: Once you have created your account, select a convenient date and time for your TEAS exam. Make sure to choose a testing center that is accessible to you.

  3. Review Technical Requirements: Familiarize yourself with the technical requirements for the online TEAS exam. Ensure that your computer, internet connection, and other necessary equipment meet the specified criteria for a seamless testing experience.

  4. Pay the Exam Fee: The TEAS exam requires a fee to be paid at the time of registration. Follow the instructions on the registration portal to complete the payment process securely.

  5. Prepare for the Exam: Access study materials and resources provided by the official TEAS website to help you prepare for the exam. Practice tests and study guides are available to enhance your readiness.

  6. Take the Exam: On the scheduled date and time, log in to your TEAS account and begin your exam. Follow the instructions provided and complete each section within the allocated time.

  7. Submit Your Scores: After completing the TEAS exam, your scores will be automatically sent to our program within a specified timeframe. There is no need for you to send your scores separately unless you have taken the TEAS for another institution’s nursing program.


TEAS Frequently Asked Questions.

Here you’ll find a compilation of frequently asked questions from prospective students. We’ve covered many common inquiries, but if you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Yes, the TEAS exam is a required component of our admission process. It helps assess your academic preparedness for the program.

To be considered for admission, you must achieve a minimum score of 60% on the reading section of the TEAS exam and a cumulative score of 60%.

Yes, you have the opportunity to retake the TEAS exam if you do not meet the minimum score requirement. However, please be aware of any limitations or waiting periods between retakes as specified by our program’s policies.

To improve your chances of meeting the minimum score requirement, we recommend utilizing TEAS study materials and resources provided by Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI). These resources can help you familiarize yourself with the exam content and practice relevant skills.

While meeting the minimum score requirement is crucial, our program also considers the overall TEAS exam performance. Each section contributes to the overall evaluation of your readiness for the program.

TEAS scores are typically valid for a specific duration, often three years. If you have taken the TEAS exam within this timeframe, you may be able to submit those scores for consideration in your application to our program. However, please consult our admissions office to ensure the acceptance of previous TEAS scores.

Our program offers study support and guidance to help you prepare for the TEAS exam. This may include study groups, tutoring services, or recommended study resources. Contact our program coordinator or academic support center for more information on available resources.

The TEAS exam for our program can be taken at our facility or through online proctoring options. Please refer to our program’s guidelines or consult our admissions office for specific information on TEAS exam administration.

During the application process, you will be instructed on how to submit your TEAS scores. Follow the guidelines provided by our program, whether it’s through an online application portal or by sending your scores directly to our admissions office.

If you do not meet the minimum score requirement on the TEAS exam, you may be required to retake the exam to demonstrate your readiness for the program. Please review our program’s policies and consult our admissions office for further guidance.

Absolutely! Our program provides personalized assistance to help you prepare for the TEAS exam. We offer one-on-one tutoring sessions. Contact our program coordinator or academic support center to explore the available options.

Learn More! Attend an ASN Info Session

Explore Your Future in Nursing

Share your contact details and we’ll email you details for our upcoming ASN program information session. Gain valuable insights about:

  • Program-specific coursework and curriculum
  • Application and enrollment process
  • Various ways to finance your education
  • Personalized support and resources available