How to Apply to the RN Nursing Program at Riverland Community College - Riverland

Nursing (RN Track) Dual Admission Program

Fall Day - Application Status:  CLOSED

Fall 2022 RN Day program application available January 1, 2022.

Application for admission to the Nursing Program is a separate process in addition to being admitted to the College.

Spring Evening - Application Status:  OPEN

Spring 2022 RN Evening program application opens May 1, 2021 and closes August 15, 2021.

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Application for admission to the Nursing Program is a separate process in addition to being admitted to the College.

Application Criteria

  • Prerequisite courses have to be completed before applying to the nursing program and must have a combined GPA of 2.75 or higher (see the “Course List” tab above for a list of these courses).
  • ATI TEAS exam within 3 years of application to the program with an a score at or above 58.6%. The TEAS exam report must be submitted with the program application, prior to the application deadline.  
  • Must be active on the CNA registry (any state is acceptable), or proof of an Unencumbered Licensed Practical Nurse.

Admission Criteria

Students accepted into the nursing program are required to register, attend, and pass, NURS1200 Nursing Orientation in order to begin the nursing program. This 16-hour 0-credit orientation will take place 1-2 weeks prior to the start of Fall semester.

Application Scoring

The Nursing Program Applications are scored by adding the below items together:

  • Cumulative GPA of the pre-requisite courses listed below (must have a 2.75 or higher to apply to the nursing program):
    • General, Organic, and BioChemistry (Chem 1121)
    • Anatomy and Physiology 1 (BIOL 2021)
    • Anatomy and Physiology 2 (BIOL 2022)
    • Composition I (ENGL1101)
  • TEAS score (percentage divided by 10) 

Your pre-requisite GPA is located on your pre-RN Degree Audit Report located in your Eservicses under the Academic Record tab. 

So for example, if your average GPA for the pre-requisite courses  is 3.20 and you got a 82% on your TEAS Test; you first divide the 82% by 10 and then add your pre-requisite  GPA (8.20+3.20=11.40).

Your score for the Nursing Program application would be 11.40. The maximum possible points is 14.

The following list contains the average scores of students that have been accepted to the RN program.



Admits 45 students each fall

2021 /12.65-10.47

2020/ 12.6 -10.24

2019 / 12.10- 9.57

2018 / 12.58- 10.43

2017 / 12.05- 9.53


Admits 20 students each spring

2022/ Admission scores will be listed following the application closing of August 15, 2021.