School of Nursing Admissions Process

  • Timeline (Order of Progression)

    Our typical student is admitted as a freshman, completing 3 semesters of prerequisite and general education courses.

    • •Students typically apply to the School of Nursing during the fall semester of their sophomore year.
      • Students who are accepted into the School of Nursing begin their nursing classes the spring of their sophomore year with completion of the major requiring at least five semesters.
  • Admission into the University

    All students seeking admission to the undeclared nursing program and School of Nursing at Simpson University must first be admitted into the university. Students will be accepted into Simpson University based on established admissions criteria. Admission into the university and undeclared nursing program does not guarantee admission into the School of Nursing.

    In order to ensure the most qualified candidates are accepted into the program, additional admissions criteria and recommended courses are required.

  • Admission into the School of Nursing

    1. While current Simpson students are given priority, each year slots may be filled by transfer students and readmitted students. Admission into the School of Nursing is competitive and completion of the prerequisite classes and the application does not guarantee acceptance into the major.

    2. Admission into the nursing major is conditional until all in progress prerequisite classes (those taken during the semester of application) are completed with a grade of “C” or higher.

    3. School of Nursing Application Packets are available through the Simpson University Admissions office.

    4. During the review process, the following areas will be given consideration:

    Component Weighted %
    Personal Statement 15%
    Cumulative and Pre-requisite GPA 55%
    TEAS Score 15%
    Recommendations Forms (2) 4%
    Priority Points 11%

    5. The School of Nursing does not carry a waitlist. Students who are not accepted into the program are encouraged to work closely with their academic advisor, and then reapply the following application cycle.

    6. Students must be at least 18 years of age before entering the School of Nursing.


    *ATI TEAS: Simpson University is an approved TEAS testing site. The ATI TEAS is the only version accepted. To be considered for admission, students must achieve a minimum adjusted individual total score of 78 on the ATI TEAS.

  • Admission into the University

    All students seeking admission to the undeclared nursing program and School of Nursing at Simpson University must first be admitted into the university. Students will be accepted into Simpson University based on established admissions criteria. Admission into the university and undeclared nursing program does not guarantee admission into the School of Nursing.

    In order to ensure the most qualified candidates are accepted into the program, additional admissions criteria and recommended courses are required.

  • Admission into the School of Nursing

    1. While current Simpson students are given priority, each year slots may be filled by transfer students and readmitted students. Admission into the School of Nursing is competitive and completion of the prerequisite classes and the application does not guarantee acceptance into the major.

    2. Admission into the nursing major is conditional until all in progress prerequisite classes (those taken during the semester of application) are completed with a grade of “C” or higher.

    3. School of Nursing Application Packets are available through the Simpson University Admissions office.

    4. During the review process, the following areas will be given consideration:

    Component Weighted %
    Personal Statement 15%
    Cumulative and Pre-requisite GPA 55%
    TEAS Score 15%
    Recommendations Forms (2) 4%
    Priority Points 11%

    5. The School of Nursing does not carry a waitlist. Students who are not accepted into the program are encouraged to work closely with their academic advisor, and then reapply the following application cycle.

    6. Students must be at least 18 years of age before entering the School of Nursing.


    *ATI TEAS: Simpson University is an approved TEAS testing site. The ATI TEAS is the only version accepted. To be considered for admission, students must achieve a minimum adjusted individual total score of 78 on the ATI TEAS.

Step One: Apply Online
Complete an application and pay a non-refundable application fee.

Step Two: Submit a professional reference

Stept Three: Submit official transcripts
Applicants must request all official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Send transcripts to:
Simpson University, Admissions Office
2211 College View Drive
Redding, CA 96003

Step Four: Accepted and Statement of Commitment
Accepted: applicants who have submitted all admissions material will be reviewed for acceptance.

Statement of Commitment: Please sign and agree to the statement of commitment. Once complete, you will be registered automatically for your courses (statement of commitment form can be located on your SimpsonYou page under "Next steps". This step is required immediately after you have received your acceptance).