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Nursing Program Admission Criteria

Applicants requesting admission to the WVNCC Associate Degree Nursing Program must first meet the requirements for general admission to the college, including foundation requirements in math, reading, and English, and be admitted to the college.

Applicants to the Associate Degree Nursing Program must be eligible to meet the requirements for licensure in the state of West Virginia as stated in the West Virginia Code.


These state licensure conditions include:

  • Be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing


The Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses may deny testing to any applicant proven guilty of certain infraction such as, but not limited to fraud, felony, domestic violence, or moral misconduct (Chapter 30, Article 7, Section 11, Code of West Virginia.)

Additionally, applicants must be able to engage in educational and training activities in a manner that does not endanger themselves or others.


General Requirements for WVNCC ADN Program Admission

  1. High school graduate or equivalent (USA – GED/TASC) 
  2. English proficiency
  3. 2.5 GPA from high school or college courses 
  4. Eligible to take college English 101 and Math 109/115
  5. Pre-nursing admission exam Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Composite Score of
    • TEAS  – 58 or higher 


TEAS Site for information, preparation, and registration

TEAS Test | Test of Essential Academic Skills | ATI

TEAS scores must be within the last three (3) years.  Pre-nursing admission exam may be completed a maximum of three (3) times in one year for consideration for admission.  Applicant may be considered again after three (3) years. 



A student is not eligible for admission/readmission/reinstatement to the WVNCC Nursing Program at any campus, under any status (including admission as a new, transfer, reinstate, or readmitted student) for any of the following reasons:

  1. The student earned a final clinical grade of D, F, OR Unsatisfactory in the clinical component of any nursing course.
  2. The student has been readmitted/ reinstated once.
  3. The student was in violation of the WVNCC Code of Conduct at the time of withdrawal, failure or dismissal from the nursing program.
  4. The student was on probationary status from Nursing Disciplinary Committee or Director action.
  5. Positive drug screen (initial or random).
  6. Refusal to complete random drug screen.
  7. Student who attempts TEAS three times over the course of one year without a score of 58 is ineligible for three years.


Nursing Program:  Initial 2014, Clarified 2016, Revised 2017, Revised 2018