Health Sciences FAQ

No, we accept students for nursing programs on a merit system. 

Each program description offered online will have the application available on the right side of the screen if you are viewing this website on a desktop pc.  For mobile and tablet views, the applications will be available after the program description.

No. We do, however, offer an X-ray based Radiologic Technology program.

 

We admit the top candidates once each year for this program. See application for deadline dates and application criteria.

ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing), PN/LPN (Practical Nursing or Licensed Practical Nursing) and a Bridge Program (PN/LPN to ADN)

First, you need to pay the $60 fee at the Cashier’s Office in Room 128. Then you will take your receipt to the Testing Center (Room 742) to take the TEAS exam during normal test center hours. 

If you are currently taking nursing classes, you will need to apply to our program like all other applicants, and if you are accepted, the nursing admissions committee will determine if your nursing classes would transfer in.

We admit the top 15 candidates once each year for this program. See application for deadline dates and application criteria.

We do not offer an Ultrasound Technician program and you do NOT have to go through an Ultrasound Technician program in order to apply for the Radiologic Technology program at ATC.
You should bring unofficial copies of all of your college transcripts.
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) must be taken prior to applying to any of the nursing programs. The exam costs $60 and can be only be taken twice per academic school year.
Yes, there is. The scores are good for one year. 
The ADN is a two-year program and upon completion you will be able to take the NCLEX-RN exam to become an RN The PN is a one-year program, and upon completion you will be able to take the NCLEX-PN exam to become an LPN The Bridge program is for LPN students who wish to progress to an ADN degree. 
We accept the top 40 candidates twice each year for the ADN program. See application for deadline dates and application criteria. We accept the top 24 candidates once each year for the PN program. See application for deadline dates and application criteria. Acceptance for the Bridge program (LPN to ADN) varies based on seat availability, twice each year. See application for deadline dates and application criteria.
The ATC bookstore sells a study guide. You can also visit the TEAS website for more information on the test: www.ATItesting.com.
You must have successfully completed all of the pre-requisite classes by the application deadline, as stated on the nursing application. If you have not successfully completed the pre-requisite classes by the deadline, you will need to wait until the next application cycle.
First, apply directly to ATC (Apply Now). Have all of your previous OFFICIAL college transcripts sent to ATC (Attention: Admissions and Records), P.O. Drawer 696, Aiken SC 29802. Also, after you have applied to ATC, you will need to make an appointment with an advisor to go over the application with you. 
The ADN application is always around June for a fall start date, and September for a spring start date. The PN application is always around September for a spring start date. The Bridge program is always around March for a summer start date and June for a fall start date. 
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