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Associate of Science in Nursing (RN-ASN) Program Progression & Special Admissions Requirements

The Associate of Science in Nursing (RN-ASN) is a competitive, limited enrollment program. Students must be admitted to Northshore Technical Community College prior to acceptance into the RN-ASN program. If you have questions about this program, please find the contact information and directions for Academic Advising at the bottom of this page.  

Admission to RN-ASN Program at Northshore Technical Community College

Applicants must be admitted to Northshore Technical Community College prior to being considered for the RN-ASN program. Admission to Northshore Technical Community College does not guarantee acceptance/enrollment into RN-ASN clinical nursing courses. 

Selection for enrollment in nursing courses is on a competitive basis utilizing a ranking system for available spaces. Applicants must meet the minimum criteria to be considered for selection for enrollment in clinical nursing courses; meeting minimum criteria does not guarantee acceptance into the RN-ASN program.

Minimum criteria:  

  1. Admission to the NTCC
  2. Applicants must obtain a GPA of 2.8 or higher and a grade of “C” or better in all nursing and non-nursing courses*
  3. Test of Essential Academic Skills [TEAS Version 7] completion with a minimum score of 65%
  4. Application for Admission to RN-ASN Program (Lacombe: Fall 2024 March 1-May 15, 2024)*
  • An application to enroll in clinical courses is valid for one semester only. Eligible students must re-apply every semester  
  • All applications and supporting documents must be received prior to the posted deadline. No application to enroll in ASN clinical courses will be accepted after the deadline.

*Note-please review RN-ASN Application Instructions and RN-ASN Program Information Video

TEAS Testing at Northshore

TEAS Testing is offered at our Lacombe and Hammond campus. 

Contact Information

For quick questions contact Courtney Jones by email at or call 985-545-1259.

If you have additional questions pertaining to this program, please schedule an Academic Advising session by clicking this link here. Search each campus to find an Advisor with (Nursing or Registered Nursing). Virtual appointments may be arranged if needed with the Advisor.

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