Covenant Health is an innovative, Catholic regional delivery network and a leader in values based, not-for-profit health and elder care. We sponsor hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living residences and other health and elder care organizations throughout New England.

ASN Admission Process

The ASN- 2 year program is all inclusive which means there are no preparatory/pre-requisiste courses required to apply. The program is competitive and not all who apply will be accepted into the program. The Admission Committee reviews completed files and evaluates them using a rubric. Some applicants may be invited in for an interview by the Admission Committee, before they make a final decision on who will be accepted. The most qualified applicants are selected. All applicants will be notified of decisions within 45-days of the application deadline.

The following items need to be submitted in order for you to be considered: 

  • Complete and submit the online application and pay the $50 application fee via phone or mail -checks made payable to St Joseph School of Nursing
  • Typed essay of approximately 500 words - topic on application, do not plagiarize
  • Official High School, GED or HiSET transcript 
  • Official College Transcript(s) from all postsecondary schools attended
  • Professional Evaluation- must be on school form
  • Proof of Health Insurance - if card does not have your name on it then additional documentation will be needed to prove coverage
  • Proof of Legal Residence in US -Copy of US Birth Certificate, US Passport, Certificate of Naturalization or unexpired Permanent Resident Card
  • TEAS (pre-entrance exam) Official Results - register at
    • Require an overall score of 64 or higher. Individual scores are reveiwed as well.
    • TEAS exam scores are valid for 1 year from the date of the exam. 
    • If you wish to improve your score, you may retake the exam at any time. It is strongly recommended you take the time to study before rescheduling. 
  • Letter from Dean, if attended but did not complete another nursing program
  • Applicants who attended school in another country must get a CED or WES official Translation of Foreign Transcript
  • Applicants born in a country where English is NOT an official language are required to take the TOEFL EXAM.
    • SJSON code is 1677.
    • Results of the TOEFL are good for 2 years from the date of the exam.
    • Passing scores are as follows: 20 in Speaking & Listening; 17 in Writing; 16 in Reading and 73 Overall
    • ONLY a foreign born applicant who became a US Permanent Resident or Naturalized Citizen before age six may request a TOEFL exemption. A letter requesting the exemption must be submitted in person to the Admission Office along with your original permanent resident card or certificate of naturalization at least six (6) weeks before the application deadline. The exemption will be reviewed and the applicant notified if the exemption has been granted. 

For a printable list of required documents, please refer to the Application ChecklistFor those accepted into the program, attendance at Orientation is mandatory.

 Accepted applicants must also pass a criminal background check and drug screening.