SAT/ACT scores for nursing school??

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    I just want to know if SAT/ACT scores are necessary for entering nursing school. Next summer when I apply as a transfer students to an ADN program (I start my pre-nursing classes this upcoming January) I will be a transfer student with over 90 credit hours. Some of these credits carry over to a BSN too. So by the time I apply to an ADN program I will only have nursing classes to take. So Im wondering if SAT/ACT scores are for students who are just starting college??? I would hate to study and take the ACT or SAT all over again. I took those test almost four years ago. Thanks in advance for all of the replies!
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    I'm working on getting into the bridge program at my local community college and had to retake the ACT b/c it had been more than five years. I think it varies from school to school though.
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    Check with your nursing school, but from what I've seen, unless you are going straight for a BSN, the ACT/SAT is typically not a requirement.
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    SAT/ACT scores are not needed for any of the community college nursing programs in my area. Also, they're not needed for any of the trade nursing schools.

    If you intend to attend a BSN program at a 4-year college or university, there's a good chance that the school will require either the SAT or ACT unless you're getting admitted as a transfer student.
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    One ADN school I looked at required an ACT score, but none of the others have. All the schools around here require a nursing-specific entrance test like the TEAS (this was made state law here in California recently), but many just require a (relatively low) passing score rather than being competitive.

    I think that schools that admit directly into the nursing program (as opposed to requiring prerequisites be completed first) are more likely to have an SAT/ACT requirement.
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