Prerequisite Coursework

To assist determining whether or not prerequisite courses have been completed, Roseman College of Nursing has created the College of Nursing Prerequisite Worksheet (PDF). We highly recommend that you use this tool to determine which prerequisites you have completed and which you still need to take to fulfill the requirements for acceptance into the program.

The College of Nursing requires the following prerequisite coursework (as well as associated credit hours) be completed prior to entry in the Roseman BSN program:


Credit Hours

Chemistry or Biochemistry with lab 4
Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II with labs 8
Microbiology with lab 4
English Composition 6
Humanities 9
Introductory, General or Lifespan Psychology 3
Introductory or General Sociology 3
Statistics 3
Fundamentals of College Mathematics or higher 3
Elective Up to 12
Nevada Campus Students ONLY: U.S. and Nevada Constitution Requirement – must be completed prior to enrolling in block 13.0 3
Utah Campus Students ONLY: U.S. Constitution Requirement – must be taken within the first year of the program


Coursework must be directed toward an academic program of study. Coursework earned in sports, physical fitness, band and dance activities (training courses) are not transferable.

Courses earned through an occupational, technical, certificate, or professional training capacities are not transferable.

Courses which are developmental or remedial are not transferable.

Credit by Examination credits will be accepted if the credit meets the minimum required score. Credit by examination coursework will be transferred as 3-credits and as a grade of “C.” Transfer of core nursing prerequisites is at the discretion of the College of Nursing.

The College of Nursing may request a course description and/or syllabus to determine the transferability or equivalency of a course.

Minimum GPA Requirements

The minimum GPA for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is 2.75 based on the required prerequisites.

Minimum TEAS Test Requirements

Minimum TEAS requirements are based on the National Program Means at the time the test was taken. Meeting the National Program Mean does not guarantee an interview or admissions into the program. Additional information may be obtained by visiting our TEAS section on our website.

Please note: Meeting minimum prerequisite, GPA and TEAS requirements does not guarantee admissions into the program. Applicants are reviewed by an Admissions Committee and in relation to the entire applicant pool at that time.

Transferring Credits

Questions regarding transfer of coursework may be sent to the College of Nursing via the College of Nursing Inquiry Form. Please indicate a full course description and the name of the institution. Transcript reviews are offered once an inquiry form is completed. Additional directions will be sent to the student upon receipt of an Inquiry Form.

Preadmission Test (TEAS)

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is a pre-entry test used to determine an applicant’s academic preparedness in Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English. The TEAS is a required pre-entry exam for all prospective students wishing to apply to the College of Nursing program at Roseman.  The TEAS is also required to determine a student’s eligibility to be granted an interview.

The TEAS score must be dated within the past 12 months prior to the date of application.

TEAS requirements:

  • TEAS Overall: 58.7%*
  • TEAS may not be taken more than 3 times in a calendar year
  • No less than 4-week intervals between TEAS tests
  • Require the ATI TEAS
  • We will continue to accept the TEAS Version V as long as it has been completed within 1 year of when students apply

*Minimum TEAS scores may change each academic year.  Please contact an adviser at the applicable campus and program for clarification.  Please note: MEETING MINIMUM TEAS REQUIREMENTS IS NOT A GUARANTEE FOR AN INTERVIEW OR ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM.  The Bachelor of Science in Nursing application process is a competitive process based on the applicant pool.

Preparation for the TEAS
Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC (ATI) assists applicants to prepare for the TEAS. Preparation materials and practice tests can be found by going ATI’s online store.

TEAS Testing Sites and Registration Form
Students must have submitted an application at the time of registration to be eligible to take the exam at our Henderson or South Jordan campuses. Please email the appropriate Admissions and Enrollment Office for more information regarding the times, location and registration of the test. Students will need to pay the testing fees online when taking the test. The cost for the test is $55.00.

TEAS Test for Out-of-State Applicants
Out-of-state students should contact ATI at 1-800-667-7531 to schedule a proctored TEAS. Applicants should inform ATI that they are taking the TEAS for the Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Nursing. After completing the test, please indicate that TEAS results are sent to Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Nursing. Only results received directly from ATI will be considered official.

Students may also contact testing centers located within colleges or universities in their area to determine if they are eligible to take the TEAS test at that location.

TEAS Results
TEAS results must be official and sent directly to Roseman University of Health Sciences from ATI. Applicants who have previously taken the TEAS within the past 12 months should go to ATI’s website to order the official test scores to be sent to Roseman University of Health Sciences.

Transfer Students from Other Nursing Programs

Students seeking to transfer nursing credits from an ACEN or CCNE accredited BSN program must submit photocopies of all nursing course syllabi and an official transcript documenting the final grade received for which they desire transfer credit approval. A student must have earned a 90% or higher grade in the course to be considered for review. The College of Nursing’s curriculum committee will review the transfer course content for comparability with Roseman’s nursing courses to determine whether the student’s previous coursework is adequate to meet specific course requirements for transfer credit.

College of Nursing Policy for Evaluation of Prior Education

Roseman College of Nursing will not award any nursing academic credits for prior education with the exception of transfer students as specified by the program’s Policy for Transfer Students from Other Nursing Programs (see above).

International Students & Foreign Coursework

Roseman University of Health Sciences – College of Nursing accepts qualified international students and follows the Immigration and Naturalization (INS) rules and regulations on the issuance of Form I-20.


Roseman University of Health Sciences requires all students on a F1 visa to pay tuition and fees for the first-year of their program in advance and prior to issuance of an I-20.  You must demonstrate that you are financially able to support yourself for the entire period of stay in the United States while pursuing a full course of study.  You are required to show documentary evidence of means of support.  This policy applies to both initial and transfer students.

The Registrar/Student Services Office will provide the student with a confirmation letter which will accompany the I-20 and may be used to confirm monies paid to the government agency.  A list of these costs is located in each respective unit’s sections of the Student Catalog.

The College of Nursing curriculum requires a background check of all students in our BSN program. Because of this, all students must have a social security number. For more information, please visit the Social Security website.

Applicants who wish to have their non-U.S. coursework included in their application review (for purposes of documenting a degree earned or prerequisite coursework) must provide an official evaluation of an independently conducted verification of academic credentials by an education evaluation service. This assessment must include a course-by-course evaluation showing courses completed, credit hours and letter grade equivalency as well as validation of US equivalency of all degrees earned and accreditation.  Independent evaluations will be accepted from World Education Services (WES), or Josef Silny and Associates (JSA). Evaluations must be official and received by the College of Nursing in its original sealed envelope.

Prerequisite courses listed on the evaluation must include whether or not the course included a lab component, if applicable.  Please note that not all coursework may be transferable.  A course description and syllabus may be requested to provide additional information.  Transfer of core nursing prerequisites is at the discretion of the College of Nursing.  Prerequisite courses completed at a non-U.S. institution requires an course-by-course evaluation from an accepted foreign-coursework evaluation organization.

NOTE TO ABSN APPLICANTS: The College of Nursing requires a Bachelor Degree in another field be completed prior to entry in the Roseman ABSN program.  The Bachelor’s degree must be earned at a Regionally or Nationally accredited post-secondary institution.  If the Bachelor’s degree was completed outside of the United States, an evaluation must be completed by World Evaluation Services or Josef Silny and Associates. Evaluations must indicate graduating with a Bachelors degree from an institution which is deemed equivalent to a regionally-accredited US institution.

TOEFL results are required if the applicant has not completed a year-long series of English Composition courses (6 semester credits) or at least 4 semesters at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.   BSN applicants who have taken the English composition requirements in a non U.S. institution and did not earn a “B” grade or higher, must take the TOEFL.

  • Only test results sent directly from TOEFL will be accepted
  • Applicants must achieve a score of at least 550 on the paper-based TOEFL; 213 on the computer-based TOEFL; or 79 on the internet-based TOEFL.
  • Roseman’s TOEFL code is 446.3

The College of Nursing reserves the right to limit the number of students admitted based upon faculty and clinical resources. The College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, religion, handicap, marital status, or sexual orientation. The college seeks a diverse student body with demonstrated academic competency.