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.

Application Process

The following items need to be submitted by 12 pm on the day of the program's application deadline in order for you to be considered: 

  • Submit Online Application - CLICK HERE TO APPLY 
    • Pay the $50 application fee via phone or mail - checks made payable to St Joseph School of Nursing
    • Essay of approximately 500 words - topic on application. Do Not Plagiarize
  • Submit Official Transcripts
    • High School, GED or HiSET transcript (required of all applicants regardless of college attendance) 
    • College, ALL postsecondary schools attended
    • CED (Boston) or WES (New York) Translation of Foreign Transcript(s) (if applicable)
  • Official ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Test results - Required minimum score is 236 in each category of Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic.
    • Register to take the ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Test by contacting the school's admission coordinator at or by calling (603) 884-4631.
    • If taken elsewhere, you must request an official copy of your scores to be sent to SJSON
    • Exam scores are valid for 1 year from the date of the exam  
  • Submit Proof of Health Insurance
    • Copy of insurance card
    • If your name is not listed on the card, you will need to submit additional documentation as proof of coverage
  • Submit Proof of Legal Residence in US - Copy of one of the following:
    • US Birth Certificate
    • Unexpired US Passport
    • Certificate of Naturalization 
    • Unexpired Permanent Resident Card
  • Applicants born in a country where English is NOT an official language are required to Submit Official TOEFL EXAM Results
    • Register at
    • SJSON code is 1677.
    • Results 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
    • Exception to TOEFL - The ONLY exception is 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.