Traditional B.S.N. Program

The traditional BSN program is a total of 4 yrs, the first two years of general education prerequisites are taken at the accredited school of your choice and next two years of upper division coursework is taken here at Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences.  

Application Deadline for fall 2015 B.S.N. is December 1, 2014.


Explore Nursing Open House ~ Monday, March 30th from 5-6pm 


Application Requirements

In order to apply for admission into the Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences Traditional BSN program applicants must have at least:

  • GPA of 2.7
  • 41.3% or higher score on TEAS V
  • 2 of the 4 required natural sciences
  • 36 of the 63 required credit hours

Those students wanting to apply need to have completed all application requirements by the application deadline. All required prerequisite courses must be completed by the first day of classes.  Science courses, required by the College, must not be older than 10 years. 

Application Instructions

The application must be filled out completely. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure all application materials are received by the Admissions Office by the application deadline. Materials received after the application deadline are not guaranteed review by the Admissions Committee. It is recommended that you submit your application prior to sending in any documents. Applicants must submit the following:

  • Official High School Transcripts or GED, HiSet, or TASC Score: SLCHS requires a high school degree from an accredited program or GED, HiSet, or TASC. Mail directly to the Admissions Office, unless you already have a Bachelor's Degree.
  • All Official College/University Transcripts: SLCHS requires Official transcripts from every college/university where credit was earned.  This must come directly from the insitition in a sealed envelope or via secure email.  
  • Attention BSN Applicants: Those students who attend or have attended Metropolitan Community College (MCC) please note a change in one of our requirements. We will no longer be accepting BIOL 109 (Anatomy and Physiology, 6 credit hours) to fulfill both of our Anatomy and Physiology requirements. If you have taken this course (BIOL 109) it will satisfy our Anatomy requirement only. Students will still need to complete BIOL 210 (Human Physiology/Lab). 
  • All Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) Transcripts: Mail directly to the Admissions Office.
  • Resume: Mail resume directly to the Admissions Office. The resume should reflect qualifications, work experience, honors/awards, and volunteer information.
  • Essay: Limit your responses to approximately 2 pages, typed and double spaced. You may use this opportunity to address any parts of your academic record which you feel need explaining. Please include your full name as a header in your essay.  Mailed directly to Admissions Office.

    Your essay should address each of the following topics:

    • Your reasons for choosing nursing as a career
    • Your decision to apply for admission to Saint Luke's College
    • Your education and professional goals
    • How acceptance would add diversity to the student population at Saint Luke's College
    • If needed, address parts academic record which you believe need explaining
  • Letters of Reference: Applicants are required to submit 2 letters of reference. The reference from should be printed and mailed to the Admissions Office. Please use this form:
  • TEAS Test: SLCHS requires a score of "Basic" or higher. The TEAS is offered at the College for applicants.  To see our upcoming dates and to register click here. If you have already taken the TEAS V test, please have an official transcript sent to St. Luke's College MO. Students who fail to complete the TEAS V test before the deadline will not be considered for admission.
  • Additional Requirements:
    • If accepted, students are required to complete the six month three shot vaccine series for Hepatitis B and TB screening before starting the program.
    • Non-US Citizens must send a copy of their Permanent Resident Card to the Admissions Office.
    • Transcripts from foreign countries must be evaluated by World Education Services (
    • Students that have been enrolled in another nursing program must provide a letter from a school official on college letterhead verifying reasons for withdrawal/dismissal.
  • Proof of Health Insurance: Beginning Fall 2015, all students are required to show proof of coverage for health insurance. 
  • Application Fee: The $35.00 application fee is due upon completion of the BSN Application. There is a prompt to enter card information before submitting. Payment can be made with Discover, Visa, American Express, or Mastercard. The $35.00 application fee is non-refundable.

Mail all Documents to:

Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences Admissions Office 624 Westport Rd Kansas City, MO 64111

Starting an Application for Admission

December 1, 2014 is the application deadline for the Fall 2015 BSN class. After reading and understanding the above information, you may access the application at the link below. You will receive an email that allows you to track documents that have been received.

NOTE: Once you've hit submit on the final review page, you may no longer update your application. Please contact the admissions office for assistance.

Application for Admission

Continuing an Application for Admission

December 1, 2014 is the application deadline for the Fall 2015 BSN class. To continue an application you’ve already started, you will need your PIN number and the email address used to start the application. An email containing the PIN was sent when you first started the application. If you didn’t receive it or have deleted it, please contact the Admissions office at 816-932-6710.  You cannot continue an application you started for a previous semester, you will need to start a new one.  

NOTE: Once you've hit submit on the final review page, you may no longer update your application. Please contact the admissions office for assistance.

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