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Traditional AASN Admission Requirements

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program

At its November 21, 2019 meeting, the TSU Board of Trustees approved the TSU administration's request to discontinue the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AASN) program. As a result of this action, applications are no longer being accepted for the AASN program. The program will graduate its last class Spring 2021. Please monitor the website for updates related to the BSN program. All programs remain approved and accredited. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Maria Revell, Interim Executive Director, at 615-963-5251.


  • Officially admitted to TSU with all remedial/developmental requirements completed.
  • High school graduate with an ACT score of >19 or >1010 on the SAT, and a minimum weighted grade point average of 3.0, or a GED score of >600 (>45 prior to January 2002 or >450 from January 2002-December 2013) with a passing notation, or a HiSet (HSE) composite score of >45 with a passing notation. Any applicant desiring admission based on the GED Test or HiSet (HSE) test must be 18 years of age, must take the ACT/SAT if they are under 21 years of age, and must take the ACCUPLACER if they are 21 or older. 
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on high school or completed college work.
  • One year of high school or one semester of College Chemistry with lab, with a grade of a"C" or better must be completed by the application deadline.
  • Verification of math competency at the college algebra level by University testing or completion of required courses which must be completed by the specific program application deadline (college level algebra upon admission or ACT Math >19 or SAT Math >510).
  • All science courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or above. If a student earns a "D" or "F" in one or more required science courses, the student is not eligible for admission to the AASN program or progression within the AASN program.
  • Completion of the pre-admission nursing entrance examination (ATI TEAS Assessment) with an Academic Preparedness Level of Proficient or above.
  • The curriculum plan must be followed in the sequence listed in the catalog.  General education required courses must be taken in the semester listed or may be completed before the required semester.
  • LPNs who wish to apply to the program and receive credit for nursing courses must have one year of clinical experience working as an LPN or must have completed an LPN program within the last six months and be currently employed as an LPN. Credit will only be awarded for NURS 1010 and NURS 1014, Fundamentals of Nursing and Fundamentals of Nursing clinical, for a total of 6 credits. LPNs must also have proof of current unencumbered Tennessee LPN license. 
  • If you have failed any previous nursing courses at any institution, you are not eligible for admission to the AASN program.


    • Attend an advising session.  Call (615) 963-5265 to schedule an appointment with a faculty adviser. 
    • Bring copies of all transcripts to the advising session
    • Bring copy of current course enrollment.
  • The following application materials must be submitted by March 16, 2020 to be considered for admission in Fall 2020:
  • Completed School of Nursing AASN Program Application
  • Copies of official transcripts from all institutions
  • Current copy of official TSU transcript
  • Copy of pre-admission nursing entrance examination (ATI TEAS Assessment) scores


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