Admission Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, BSN
|Minimum high school Diploma or recognized equivalency certificate (GED)|
|Complete Admissions Process|
|Take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Exam or the Health Education Systems Incorporated A2 (HESI- A2) with a minimum composite score of 65% for TEAS and 75% for HESI. The composite score is the combination of scores in all sections of the TEAS and HESI|
|Social Security Card|
The following steps must be taken to complete the admissions process for the BSN Program:
- Admissions Application
Complete and submit the official admissions application. Any fraudulent response in the application form will result in automatic disqualification, acceptance will be revoked, and dismissal from the Program.
- High School Diploma or GED
Along with the application, present a copy of the applicant’s high school diploma/transcript, or have the applicant’s high school send a copy of their diploma or official transcript directly to Eastern International College.
Recipients of a State Equivalency Diploma (GED) must submit a copy of the transcript of their test results with the application. Applicants whose secondary education was in a country outside the United States must obtain written official evaluation of transcripts showing equivalency from their native country, using an approved evaluating company, such as World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). Official electronic transcripts (e-transcripts) are accepted.
Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
Take the entire TEAS in a single session. The TEAS is a comprehensive standardized test used to assess student competencies and academic preparedness for entry into the nursing program. The TEAS covers science, reading, math, and English and language usage. The entire exam must be taken in a single session; a 65% composite score is the minimum requirement for admission. Higher percent scores will be given preference in the admissions process.
The TEAS score validity is one year and scores taken in another site may be accepted contingent on the areas covered in the exam and the amount of time to complete the test. An official transcript from the ATI will be required.
Health Education Systems Incorporated A2 (HESI-A2)
The Elsevier HESI Admission Assessment Examination (A2) for registered nursing education
programs will be used to assess student competencies in the areas measured by the test as these will allow an evaluation of student readiness for entry into the nursing program and the likelihood of student success throughout the program. The entire exam must be taken in a single session; a 75% composite score is the minimum requirement for admission. Higher percent scores will be given preference in the admissions process.
The HESI exam score validity is one year and scores taken in another site may be accepted contingent on the areas covered in the exam and the amount of time to complete the test.
A $75.00 fee is charged per attempt for the TEAS examination and $60 for the HESI-A2. This is paid by the applicant prior to enrollment
- Proof of Citizenship/Legal Status
Submit documentation to show legal status if not a citizen of the United States.
- Certified verification of a negative criminal background check through Castle Branch.
- Drug Screen
Students must undergo drug screening that verifies negative results.
A student who failed a nursing course or was dismissed from another nursing school within the last 10 years will NOT be accepted in the Nursing program. EIC ADN students are not permitted to transfer into the EIC BSN program. BSN students who want to transfer to the ADN Program must re-apply but acceptance is not guaranteed.