To better support student’s advising needs, we strongly recommend prospective students contact an advisor to obtain up-to-date information on the ABSN program and review transfer coursework.
To schedule an advising appointment for the ABSN program (Roseman University’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing), please contact 702-968-5964 or toll-free at 877-885-8399. Interested students may also visit Roseman University’s ABSN microsite to obtain information and request additional information.
ABSN Admission Requirements
1. Is there an admission test requirement?
Yes, the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is required.
- 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 exam
2. Are letters of recommendation required?
No. Letters of recommendation are not required and are not accepted. Letters of recommendations that are submitted with an application are not kept or stored by the College of Nursing.
3. Do you give preference to candidates who have nursing experience or are currently working in the health field?
No, the College does not require applicants to have nursing experience, nor do we award credit for prior work experience.
4. What is the minimum GPA required for admission to the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Roseman?
The minimum cumulative prerequisite grade point average is 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. The minimum cumulative GPA of the last 60-credits of college-level (undergraduate) coursework is 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. All prerequisite coursework must be completed with a “C” or better grade to be accepted for transfer. Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.
5. Does the program base admission entirely on GPA?
Admission is based on the candidate’s academic achievement score, TEAS score, and, if granted, a writing sample and the average interview score. Additional information on the scoring system of admissions may be obtained by contacting an advisor in the Admissions and Enrollment Office.
6. Must I have all the prerequisite courses completed before I apply?
No, but a plan must be in place to complete all requirements prior to entering the program. All prerequisites, except the U.S. and Nevada Constitution requirement, must be completed and documented prior to the start of classes. Due to the accelerated nature of the program, Conditional Enrollments are NOT granted to students in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
7. How do I know if the prerequisites offered at my college will satisfy Roseman’s requirements?
It is highly recommended that applicants make an advising appointment and speak to an advisor to address all questions related to the transferability of coursework in the ABSN program.
Unofficial transcripts may also be emailed to the College of Nursing Admissions & Enrollment Office or faxed to 702-968-5279 or 801-878-1303. A review of transcripts may take between 7-10 business days.
To schedule an advising appointment for the ABSN program, please contact 702-968-5964 or toll-free at 877-885-8399.
8. I finished my prerequisites over seven years ago. Will they be accepted?
Yes, however, it is recommended that prerequisites are completed within the past seven (7) years. Regardless of when the course was completed, the course must be documented by an official transcript from that institution. Transfer notations on another institution’s transcripts will not be accepted in lieu of an official transcript from which the course was taken. The College of Nursing may request a course description or syllabus for coursework completed more than 7 years ago to determine transferability.
9. Will my Bachelor’s degree from outside the United States be acceptable?
A Bachelor’s degree and other coursework must be evaluated by a foreign coursework evaluating agency. The Bachelor’s degree must be completed at an institution that is considered accredited by American standards and must be indicated as such on the evaluation.
10. I have taken a course twice in order to improve my grade. Which grade will you use to transfer?
When a course is retaken, the second attempt or the highest grade earned will be utilized for transfer credit and/or grade point average calculation.
11. Does the BSN program accept credit-by-examination coursework?
Proficiency credit awarded through credit-by-examination will be considered for transfer. Students may have Advanced Placement (AP), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), DANTES subject Standardized Tests (DSST), or International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations scores evaluated by Roseman for the awarding of proficiency credit by submitting official score reports to the Nursing Admissions and Enrollment Office. Credit-by-examinations to satisfy prerequisite coursework must meet the applicable minimum passing score. Upon determining the passing score and equivalency of the exam to a prerequisite course, 3 credits and a grade of C will be awarded. Credit-by-examinations will not be accepted for any science prerequisite.
12. What are the requirements for clinical rotations?
Upon receipt of a seating deposit, the Nursing Admissions and Enrollment Office will mail a packet that includes clinical rotation requirements and other information regarding enrollment. Please contact the Director of Clinical Resources for additional information on clinical requirements.
13. Is health insurance required? Where can I go to learn about the Student Health Policy?
Yes, Roseman University students must be covered by insurance. The Student Services Office may be contacted for further information.
14. Does the College of Nursing conduct background checks? If I had a previous violation, will it affect my chances of licensure?
To comply with the requirements of clinical affiliates, the College of Nursing requires background checks to be conducted prior to clinical rotations. Based on the offense, the clinical agencies may not allow a student to practice in their facilities, which will have an adverse impact on the ability to successfully complete the requirements for the BSN degree.
If you have been charged, arrested or convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, contact the Nevada State Board of Nursing for information regarding licensure.
Application Process, Notification, Interviews, Final Notice
1. Can I apply online?
The ABSN application is conducted via Nursing CAS. A separate application fee is required for Nursing CAS. The $40 application fee is payable directly to Roseman University and is in addition to the fees assessed by Nursing CAS.
2. When is the deadline to apply?
Deadlines to the ABSN cohorts depend on the current applicant pool. Please contact an advisor at 702-968-5964 to determine up-to-date deadlines.
3. I applied to Roseman last year or the year before. Do I need to resubmit a new application?
Yes, the College of Nursing requires that a new application is submitted each year and the applicant must follow the new procedures in place. This includes having updated official transcripts sent to the College of Nursing regardless of whether or not additional coursework has been completed since the last application. Official transcripts must be dated within the first year.
4. Is there an advantage to applying early?
Candidates who apply early have an opportunity to take additional coursework in the event that some of the courses were not transferable. In addition, candidates who apply early and meet all other minimum admission requirements have the opportunity to be interviewed earlier in the admissions process. The College of Nursing employs a rolling admissions process, therefore admissions decisions may be made as early as a week after the first interview session.
5. How will I know if my application has been received and is complete?
Within two (2) weeks after receiving an application packet and application fee, an e-mail is sent. The email will indicate what items are missing, received, and/or other information that the application must meet to be eligible for further processing.
To alleviate delays in the application process, please refer to the checklist on page one of the application to determine what is required to submit a complete application packet.
6. When will I know if I will get an interview?
There are approximately 3-4 interview sessions for each cohort. Please note that the number of interview sessions and interview dates may change depending on the current applicant pool at that time.
Interviews will continue until the classes are filled. Eligibility for an interview is determined by the applicant’s prerequisite GPA, meeting minimum TEAS scores, and meeting minimum admissions requirements at the time of application, in relation to the applicant pool.
7. When and how will I be notified of my final admission status?
The Admissions Office will notify all candidates of their final admission status via email at which time an Admissions packet will be also be emailed to the student if admitted.
8. I’m making changes to my contact information. How do I notify you?
Please send an email, fax or letter to the College of Nursing Admissions Office. The written notice must include the applicant’s full name, date of birth, and new information.
ABSN Program (Roseman University’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing)
1. How long is the ABSN program?
Roseman’s ABSN program is approximately 16 months in length, however, some cohort lengths vary as a result of holidays and breaks. The didactic component of the program is conducted online. The lab component, assignments, and assessments are conducted in person on one of Roseman’s campuses. The clinical rotation component of the curriculum is held in-person in Southern Nevada or Utah and varies in length and location depending on the course and scheduling.
2. Do you require a minimum passing score on tests while in the program?
Yes. We require all students to pass each assessment with a 90% or better score. This score includes a group score. If a student does not pass an assessment the first time, they are given a chance to remediate.
3. What is the block curriculum? Do we have any breaks?
The block curriculum allows students to take one course at a time, unlike traditional semester or quarter systems. The ABSN program is a continuous program with limited breaks throughout the program.
4. How long does each block last?
Blocks vary in duration. Some blocks may last two (2) weeks, while others may span nine (9), depending on the amount of content and whether or not it includes a clinical component.
5. Do the students choose where they will go on clinical rotations?
No. The schedule is determined in advance by the Director of Clinical Resources or the Clinical Coordinator. However, during the Senior Practicum, students are given a choice, depending on the availability of sites, as to what field of nursing they would like to do their practicum. Clinical sites are dependent on the availability of a preceptor and available clinical hours. Please email the Director of Clinical Resources for additional information on clinical rotations.
6. Is Roseman University of Health Sciences accredited?
Roseman University of Health Sciences is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, 8060 165th Avenue N.E. Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Roseman University of Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
7. What are the tuition and fees for Roseman? What is the maximum amount I can borrow for a student loan? When should I apply for a student loan? Can I apply for FAFSA? Are there scholarships available?
Learn all about Financial Aid & Scholarships. Additional information can also be obtained by contacting the financial aid office at 702-968-2026 or 801-878-1031.
1. Can I apply to Roseman if I am an international student?
Yes, students who have an F1 visa status, an I-20, and a U.S. social security number may apply to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Additional documentation may be required and requested. If you are an international student, you may contact the Registrar’s Office at 702-968-2029 or Email for additional information.
2. How do I know if I need the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination?
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.
3. I have completed coursework outside of the United States. Should I have my international transcript evaluated prior to applying?
Yes, non-U.S. coursework must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny & Associates (JSA). The College of Nursing does not evaluate foreign transcripts and cannot provide advising regarding coursework completed in a non-U.S. country until it is formally evaluated. Please contact the Nursing Admissions and Enrollment Office if your coursework has been evaluated by another organization.
Admission and Graduation Statistics
1. How many applications do you receive for each ABSN class? How many students are accepted each year?
The ABSN program receives an average of 80 applications for each cohort. There are an expected 3 cohorts each year. Each cohort may admit up to 48 students.
2. What is the average GPA of students who are offered admission?
The average GPA of students who are offered admission is 3.3.
3. What is the average TEAS Overall Score of students who are offered admission?
The average TEAS Overall Score between both campuses is 80%.