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Program: Nursing – Traditional Prelicensure BSN

Applying for Nursing Admission

We are happy that you have decided to apply to Jefferson. The Jefferson School of Nursing of Thomas Jefferson University has partnered with NursingCAS, The Centralized Application Service for Nursing Schools, to collect and manage applications to our Nursing programs. It is extremely important that you carefully read all directions listed below to ensure successful submission of your application.

For admission deadlines, please visit the Nursing deadlines page here

If you have questions regarding admission to the PACE program, please email JSNadmissions@jefferson.edu.

For inquiries regarding curriculum or clinical content within the Prelicensure BSN program, please contact Dr. Ann Phalen, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs at Ann.Phalen@jefferson.edu

To apply, please follow the instructions outlined below:

Submit an application to NursingCAS here.


(The application for Fall 2015 will be available October 15th, 2014.  Please check back for active link to a new NursingCAS Portal.  Please note that if applications are started in the current NursingCAS portal for Fall 2015, they will not be transferred and you will have to reapply for the Fall 2015 term in the new NursingCAS portal.) 


*** Choose the following designation:

- Prelicensure BSN Fall 2014

For instructions on how to apply, please use the NursingCAS instruction checklist here. You can only apply for one program and one entry term. If you submit an application for more than one program or more than one entry term, only the first one will be processed by Jefferson. NursingCAS will not issue a refund of the application fee(s) for unprocessed applications.

Submit official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended, including international evaluations (WES), to NursingCAS. Click here to see submission instructions.

Submit 2 recommendations to NursingCAS. Click here to see NursingCAS reommendation letters submission instructions.

*** Request recommendations from professors, managers/supervisors, volunteer coordinators, etc.; not colleagues, classmates, and/or family members.

Submit a personal statement/essay “Describing your motivation or desire to become a nurse” to NursingCAS via “Attach Designation Essay” button. Click here to see NursingCAS statement/essay instructions.

This program does not require any certifications (BLS, CPR, etc.) upon application. Some certifications may be required prior to matriculation.

There is no preadmission nursing test requirement (SAT, ACT, NLN, NET, etc.) for this program. Please see additional information concerning TOEFL scores below.

All international students and U.S. permanent residents must demonstrate English language proficiency as one of the conditions for admission to Jefferson.

Send scores directly to Jefferson Schools Admissions, 130 S. 9th St., Suite 100, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Jefferson School of Nursing will accept any one of the following items to satisfy the proficiency requirement:

  • Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with an overall score of at least 87 and individual section scores as follows: Writing - 21, Speaking - 23, Reading - 21 and Listening - 22. Report scores on NursingCAS but request official scores to be sent to Jefferson. TOEFL code = 2903.
  • Baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited U.S. college or university.
  • State licensure in nursing
  • Score of 508 or higher on the Critical Reading (formerly Verbal) section for the SAT for applicants entering Jefferson directly from high school
  • Native English speaker from one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa or United Kingdom.

Once your application is verified by NursingCAS and downloaded by Jefferson you will receive 2 emails with login information for the supplemental application. Please complete, submit and make sure to add NursingCAS ID number and date. The application fee of $25 must be paid by credit card to process the application completely.

** Please check your Spam email for any communication from Jefferson as we will communicate primarily via the email address you provide on NursingCAS. If you do not receive an email from Jefferson with instructions to complete the supplemental application within 2 weeks of your Nursing CAS application being "Verified", please contact (215) 503-9848.


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