NURSING ADMISSIONS

Admission to the Nursing Program is a two-application process. Applicants must fill out the Admissions application and a Nursing Admission Application. Completion of these two applications does not guarantee admission to the program.

NOTE: If you have already attended Cayuga and filled out an admissions application, you do not need to fill out the admissions application.

Step 1: Apply to Cayuga as a new, degree-seeking student

Step 2: Submit Official High School/TASC/GED and AP/IB/College Transcripts

Step 3: Apply to Cayuga’s Nursing program

Step 4: Complete the ATI TEAS Entrance Exam at www.atitesting.com (see video under How to Register for the TEAS Entrance Exam)

Nursing Applications for Fall 2021 NOW CLOSED. The Application deadline for the Fall 2022 Nursing Program is January 15, 2022

Applicants are encouraged to first enroll in the Liberal Arts and Sciences/Humanities and Social Science program, which provides the opportunity to complete program requirements and select required courses for the nursing degree. This plan allows for three years to complete the Nursing program.

NURSING INFORMATION SESSIONS

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a nursing information session.

During an information session, you will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, students, and Admissions representatives.

Nursing Students holding roses
Upcoming Nursing Information Sessions
UPCOMING VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSIONS
Day Date Time Room
No Available Information Sessions at this time.

NURSING PROGRAM APPLICATION AND REQUIREMENTS

NOTE: As the College responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, course placement and other admission policies and practices may be altered. For the latest information regarding placement, contact the Admissions Office at admissions@cayuga-cc.edu or 1-866-598-8883.

The Nursing program has its own specific application form and process. The online application will be available in October 1, 2021, and has a deadline of January 15, 2022. In addition, the following program requirements must be completed and proof submitted by the postmarked application deadline to be considered.

Admission to the nursing program is a selective and competitive process.

The following prerequisites must be completed before applying to the Nursing program:

  • High school or general equivalency diploma (GED/TASC)
  • College transcripts (official) if applicable
  • Algebra math proficiency:
    • Testing or placing into Cayuga’s MATH 102 (Intermediate Algebra) or higher or
    • Completion of Cayuga’s MATH 099 (Elementary Algebra) or higher with a minimum grade of C (or 70%) or
    • Completion of pre-calculus or higher in high school with a minimum grade of C (or 70%)
  • Satisfactory completion (C or 70%) of high school or college biology
  • Satisfactory completion (C or 70%) of high school chemistry (Regents or General) or college Chemistry 101 (CHEM 103 or equivalent)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA or overall high school average of 75% or 2.5
  • Pre-admission Nursing Entrance Exam (for information and dates of tests. For more information, visit Admission to the Nursing Program. A cumulative test score of proficient is required.
  • At the discretion of the Director of Nursing, applicants with a bachelor’s degree or higher may be waived from taking the entrance exam.
  • English language proficiency as demonstrated by compliance with a minimum required TOEFL score, required if English is not the first language. International students, click here for more information.
  • May be required to consent to drug testing upon request by the College or affiliating clinical agency
  • Background check required for clinical

ADMISSION TO THE NURSING PROGRAM

  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a Nursing Information Session.
  • Technical standards are abilities and behaviors that a nursing student must be able to perform to function in a safe manner. It is essential that students of nursing possess and maintain the following functional requirements, with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Admission to the Nursing Program is a two-application process.
  • Applicants must fill out the Admissions Application and a Nursing Admission Application. Completion of these two applications does not guarantee admission to the program.
  • Download the Professional Reference Form to be used for your professional references submission.
  • Send all official transcripts to the Auburn Admissions Office.
  • Applicants will be notified of the acceptance decision in March for fall admission.
  • Applicants not accepted may be placed on a waitlist; high school students (only) may receive a deferral option.
  • Applicants not accepted must reapply to be considered for admission the following year.

NURSING ENTRANCE EXAM

The Nursing Entrance Exam must be completed before January 15, 2022, for Fall 2022 admission. The exam is valid for one year from the test date.

To be eligible for acceptance into Cayuga’s nursing program, you must attain an overall score of “proficient” (65% or higher) on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).

Upcoming ATI TEAS Entrance Exam Dates
UPCOMING ON-CAMPUS ATI TEAS ENTRANCE EXAM DATES
Testing will be located in the Center for Academic Success (CAS). Seating is limited.
Day Date Time Campus
Wednesday June 23, 2021 10:00 am Auburn
Wednesday July 21, 2021 10:00 am Fulton
Tuesday August 3, 2021 10:00 am Auburn
Wednesday August 18, 2021 10:00 am Fulton
Wednesday September 15, 2021 10:00 am Auburn
Wednesday September 29, 2021 10:00 am Fulton
Tuesday October 5, 2021 10:00 am Auburn
Wednesday October 13, 2021 10:00 am Fulton
Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:00 am Auburn
Tuesday October 26, 2021 10:00 am Fulton
Tuesday November 2, 2021 10:00 am Auburn
Wednesday November 10, 2021 10:00 am Fulton
Tuesday November 16, 2021 10:00 am Auburn
Wednesday December 1, 2021 10:00 am Auburn and Fulton
Monday December 6, 2021 10:00 am Auburn and Fulton
Tuesday December 7, 2021 10:00 am Auburn and Fulton
Thursday December 16, 2021 10:00 am Auburn and Fulton
Friday December 17, 2021 10:00 am Auburn and Fulton
Monday December 20, 2021 10:00 am Auburn and Fulton
Wednesday January 5, 2022 10:00 am Auburn and Fulton
Thursday January 6, 2022 10:00 am Auburn and Fulton
Monday January 10, 2022 10:00 am Auburn and Fulton
Tuesday January 11, 2022 10:00 am Auburn and Fulton
Wednesday January 12, 2022 10:00 am Auburn and Fulton
Thursday January 13, 2022 10:00 am Auburn and Fulton

TESTING LOCATIONS

All on-campus tests will take place at:

Cayuga Community College: Auburn Campus
Center for Academic Success
197 Franklin St
Auburn, NY 13021

Cayuga Community College: Fulton Campus
Center for Academic Success-Learning Commons
11 River Glen Drive
Fulton, NY 13069

HOW TO REGISTER FOR TEAS NURSING ENTRANCE EXAM

  • Go to https://www.atitesting.com. A popup will ask you why you are on the site. Select “I am preparing for or taking the TEAS.”
  • You will be redirected to a new page. Select “Create an Account” in the upper right. To have your results sent to Cayuga directly, select Cayuga CC ADN for your institution when creating your account.
  • Once you have created and signed into your account, select the Online Store option in the upper right.
  • You will be redirected to a new page. On the left side, there is a menu. Under “Register for...” Select the first option: “TEAS”
  • Select the “In-Person” or “Online” option
  • For In-Person option, choose “TEAS for Nursing Students” and then:
    • Search by: “School Name”
    • State: “NY”
    • School: “Cayuga CC Nursing TEAS Auburn” or “Cayuga CC Nursing TEAS Fulton”
    • Click SEARCH and select your desired exam date
    • Follow the remaining instructions on how to register and checkout
  • For Online option, choose “ATI Remote Proctor - Nursing” and then:
  • Watch the video example above for detailed instructions on registering for the TEAS exam
  • The non-refundable fee for the TEAS is paid to ATI, by credit or debit at the time of registration.