Traditional Nursing Program

Program Starts Application Deadlines
Fall Semester March 1
Spring Semester November 1


Application Requirements 

  • Official college transcripts from all institutions attended 
    • All college transcripts must be received by the application deadline
  • Official high school transcript or GED/HISET score report (waived with proof of earned bachelor's degree)
  • $60 application fee
  • Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) scores are optional
    • If provided, exam results will be considered as part of application review process
    • If submitting TEAS scores, we recommend a 75 or higher in each section
    • We will accept all of the following forms of TEAS: TEAS at PSI, TEAS at ATI, Remote proctored TEAS
  • 500-word essay addressing the following question: “UMass Boston's College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS) is committed to advance efforts towards promoting health equity, social justice, and population-based health in our community and beyond by educating health professionals to serve communities as diverse as our students. ​Why are you interested in studying nursing at UMass Boston, an institution committed to advancing health equity?”
  • Recommendation Letter

Admission Criteria

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (includes all college-level institutions attended)
  • Average admitted student has cumulative GPA above a 3.3
  • Prerequisite classes in the A and B range 
  • Average admitted student has overall TEAS score of 75% (when required) 

Prerequisite Courses 

Students are not required to complete these courses prior to applying, but we recommend taking some of these courses before enrolling:

  • Must be a C or higher to receive credit: 
    • English I (3 credits)
    • English II (3 credits)
    • Statistics (3 credits)
  • Must be a C+ or higher to receive credit: 
    • Human Growth & Development (3 credits)
    • Nutrition (3 credits)
  • The following courses must be a C+ or higher, include a lab, and be completed within the last 10 years: 
    • Chemistry (4 credits)
    • Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits)
    • Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credits)
    • Microbiology (4 credits)

Review our FAQ Document or visit our College of Nursing and Health Sciences website for more detailed information about the Traditional Nursing program.