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Admission Requirements

Admission Status

After the application deadline, Covenant School of Nursing will consider all qualified applicants whose application files are complete and up to date. Selected applicants are then sent an email regarding their status as accepted, alternate, disqualified or declined admission. Notices are sent 4 weeks after the application deadline. We cannot give any admission status updates over the phone or to family members. Accepted and alternate candidates will be required to complete all of the requirements according to the deadlines listed in their admission packet.

How to check your admission status online

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You will be notified by email and your status will be updated on Empower. Please make sure to check your email and spam mail regularly as well as your status through Empower. Please make sure to type in your email correctly when completing your online application.

Enrollment Agreement

An enrollment agreement must be signed and returned with the admission packet.

Health Requirements

All accepted or alternate students will schedule an appointment with Employee Health Services at Covenant Health to perform the following:

  • Document a medical history
  • Update required immunizations (Employee Health Services will inform the student which immunizations are still required)
  • Lab titer to ensure immunization for the Varicella Zoster
  • Complete a color blind test (if applicable)
  • Undergo a respirator FIT test
  • TB baseline and secondary test
  • Physical Demand Analysis
  • Perform a drug screen test: if the pre-enrollment drug screen is positive for an illegal substance the candidate will be denied admission to Covenant School of Nursing and Allied Health and will not be eligible to reapply for 2 years
  • Other items needed to complete the student health file
  • All of these items must be completed by the date specified in the admission packet

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO APPLICANTS: please be aware that all of our students are required to have completed the HEP B series before the start of school. If you have not yet begun to receive this series, or if you will not have it completed before classes begin, you will not be eligible for admission. THIS IS A NON-NEGOTIABLE REQUIREMENT.

CPR Certification

Completion of an approved CPR course is required prior to admission to the school. CPR must be taken through American Heart Association only. An online version of CPR that does not require -hands on skill performance is not acceptable for students entering their first semester at CSON you must submit a copy of your CPR card for your admission file as specified in the admission packet.

Final Admission Status

A final letter of admission is mailed to the student after all medical requirements are met, all final official sealed transcripts have been received, and the admission file is complete. Until receipt of this final notification, the student's admission remains tentative.

The following are class averages for students accepted at Covenant School of Nursing:

Entering Class of: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
Pre-Requisite GPA 3.40


We thank you for taking the time and effort to apply to Covenant School of Nursing. Because we are unable to speak with every applicant individually, we are posting the most frequently asked questions in regards to admissions. The RN program is extremely academically, clinically and personally rigorous. Success in the program requires that a student excel in a full time program of study including multiple and competing demands such as classroom, clinical, group projects, and community service. All successfully submitted applications are considered. The Admissions Committee reviews all applications and each of the following items are taken into consideration: pre-requisite GPA, science GPA, TEAS V scores, healthcare experience and references.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does tentatively accepted mean? It means that you have been selected based upon successfully completion of the admission requirements. You are not fully accepted into the program until you meet all the admissions requirements and deadlines specified in the admissions packet

I was selected as an alternate, when will my admission status be updated? Admission statuses can be updated at anytime throughout the admissions process.

Can you tell me where I stand as an alternate? The Admissions Committee does not disclose the order of the alternates.

Why was I denied admission? Many factors contribute to why the Admissions Committee may have denied an application. The Admissions Committee does not disclose reasons as to why an applicant was not selected. Please note that we receive an average of 200-300 applications for Spring admission and 300-400 applications for Fall admission.

Should I repeat the pre-requisite courses to increase my chances of being accepted? That is a decision for the applicant. Please check with the college or university you plan to repeat the course. There are many policies in regards to repeating a course.

Can I reapply? Yes, please make an appointment with the Admissions Officer to review your file if you are planning to reapply.