How do I apply?
There is a separate application process for the Practical Nursing Certificate Program whereby you must also apply to the College. Be certain to obtain an application and information packet before beginning this process. Please call (413) 775-1802 to obtain this information, or download the required documents and forms from this website. You must have either a high school diploma or general education development (GED). In addition, we require successful completion of a placement examination in Algebra I OR completion of college level Algebra I and successful completion of English Composition I courses. Also, you must take a semester of biology. Accepted courses include: general biology (Bio 126), or anatomy and physiology (Bio 194, Bio 195 or Bio 196). Finally the Test for Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is required. A composite score (reading, math, science and English) of 50% with a reading score of 50% and math score of 50% is required for admission. The TEAS measures basic essential skills in the academic content areas of reading, writing, math and science. The TEAS exam is used to assess the applicant’s academic readiness for our nursing program. The test is 170 four-option multiple-choice questions with a time limit of 209 minutes. Test questions address paragraph and passage comprehension (58 minutes/ 48 questions), Mathematics (51 minutes/34 questions), Science including the human body, life science, earth and physical science and scientific reasoning (66 minutes/54 questions) and English and language usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and sentence structure (34 minutes/34 questions). Study materials are available for purchase at www.atitesting.com. Study manuals are available, on reserve only, at the library at Greenfield Community College. For more information please refer to www.atitesting.com. These are the major requirements. For more detailed information, please be certain to see the admission page.