Frequently Asked Questions


You may contact the School of Nursing using the contact information below and request that an application be sent to you, or you may apply online. You will need:

  • 1 official high school transcript
  • 1 official transcript from each college you have attended
  • Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) admission test passed at the Proficient level
  • ACT or SAT scores if you graduated in the last three years.

Admissions Office
St. Elizabeth School of Nursing
1501 Hartford St.
Lafayette, IN 47904
765-423-6285
admissions.steson@franciscanalliance.org

We encourage everyone who is interested in applying to the School of Nursing Program to do so as soon as possible. In order to make that admission decision we must have a completed Application File which must include:

  • 1 official high school transcript
  • 1 official transcript from each college you have attended
  • Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) admission test passed at the Proficient level
  • ACT or SAT scores if you graduated in the last three years.

The School of Nursing operates on a rolling admissions basis as clinical spaces are filled. Once clinical spots are full for a term we will offer applicants admission to the next available term.

We will accept an Applicant with a GED (General Educational Development) as proof of high school equivalency. An overall standard score of 500 or higher in each of the five test areas with no individual score being lower than 450 is recommended. As part of the application process you must submit one (1) official copy of your GED scores and one (1) official copy of your transcripts from any high school you did attend even though you may not have graduated from that school.

Yes. However, we might recommend that you start at St. Elizabeth School of Nursing as a non-clinical student your first semester. Since we want you to be successful, this will allow you to focus on Anatomy & Physiology, Psychology and other general education courses, and possibly enter into clinical nursing your second semester. To be eligible to enter clinical nursing courses from a non-nursing admission status, you must have a St. Elizabeth School of Nursing cumulative GPA of 2.67 or better.

Yes, they will transfer if it is an applicable course and you earned a passing grade per established policy. Some examples of college level courses that more than likely would be considered for transfer are: Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II with a lab, Microbiology with a lab and Statistics.

Students who have already earned a baccalaureate or higher degree in another discipline are allowed to complete all program requirements at a pace conducive to their needs (based on review of their transcripts as per the existing transfer of credit policy at STESON and similar process at USF).

No. The nursing faculty of the St. Elizabeth School of Nursing have selected clinical sites that best provide good learning opportunities for students based on the various objectives of the course in which you are enrolled. Such sites include hospitals and extended care agencies in Lafayette, Indianapolis, Crawfordsville, Rensselaer, Monticello, Logansport, as well as community agencies and schools in the Greater Lafayette area. Each semester varies depending on the clinical sites which are utilized for clinical nursing.

Students are responsible for all of their own transportation at their own cost. This includes any travel to and from your home or campus for classes and clinical agencies. So, yes, students will need to have access to a car since there is no reliable public transportation to transport students from home or campus to class or clinical. In some cases, students arrange carpooling with each other.