Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Application Instructions

ADN Application Instructions

The ADN part-time program starting Spring 2023 application in NursingCAS is now open.

If you have questions about the NursingCAS application, please direct those to the to schedule a time. Do NOT schedule an appointment with Academic Advising as they will direct you back to us.

Apply to Bellevue College

Applicants to the ADN program must apply for general admission to Bellevue College and attend the new student orientation. This guides students through the basics of being a BC student, including signing up for classes, financial aid, campus resources, Canvas, etc.

Any applicant who attended schools other than Bellevue College must submit official transcripts and a Transfer Credit Request and use the following steps to properly submit a request.

  1. Fill in the correct personal information  
  2. Select Professional/Technical Associate Degrees under ‘What type of degree…’  
  3. Select Health & Science under ‘Professional/Technical Associate Degree Area.’  
  4. Select Nursing AAS-T (RENNUAAS) under ‘Associate Degree Title – Health & Science Area.’  

Please submit your transfer credit request by the priority deadline so your application may be fully considered. You can see when requests are processed by visiting the Student Central Dashboard.

Go to our Associate Degree in Nursing Prerequisites page for more information. There are 11 prerequisites that must be completed before starting in the program.

Currently, we do not differentiate between online and in-person lab for our science prereqs. This is not expected to change for Academic Year 2023-2024, or 2024-2025. If this does change, we will update appropriately.

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS™) assesses preparedness for the Associate degree in Nursing (ADN) program with questions on Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language Usage.

No other test or coursework may substitute for the TEAS™ exam.

  • Minimum score: 74% (no rounding up to that percentage)
  • Retakes: No limit on number of retakes.
  • Expiration date: 1 year
  • Fees: $105 with BC Testing services, may vary online or at other locations.
  • Reports: Official ATI reports do not need to be sent to Bellevue College. Submit score report with application.

Where to take the TEAS™

TEAS™ Resources

  • ATI TEAS™ prep
  • If students retake the TEAS, we encourage them to use previous test results to focus their preparation for retaking the test.

Complete your NAC (or other qualifying license) AND your BLS certifications.

  1. Applicants must first complete Nursing Assistant training and/or certification as Medical Assistant-Certified (MA-C), or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) before applying to the program.
    1. You can meet this requirement in one of the following ways:
      • Complete your Nursing Assistant training at a Washington State Community/Technical College.
      • Obtain your Washington State NAC Certification (can be expired or current).
      • Obtain MA-C to substitute for the NAC requirement.
      • Obtain EMT Licensure to substitute for the NAC requirement
      • Obtain LPN Licensure to substitute for the NAC requirement.
  2. Students are also required to complete Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification from the American Heart Association BLS Provider certification. Students can take BLS classes at Bellevue College.

Red Cross and other AHA certifications are not accepted.

NursingCAS Application

The Bellevue College Nursing program uses NursingCAS to collect and review applications. All applicants must submit all parts of their application within NursingCAS.

Go to our Associate Degree in Nursing Clinical Passport page for information.

Applicants to the ADN Program must be prepared to participate in clinical courses. This includes getting the appropriate vaccinations as outlined in the Clinical Passport, training in BLS/CPR and AIDS/HIV, and a background check.

Clinical Passport for ADN students

Clinical Participation Requirements

Clinical Passport Tutorial

All applicants to the ADN program must sign the following acknowledgement. Students at any external sites or practicum are required to follow the business, local, state, and federal requirements. This may include vaccination requirements. Bellevue College does not make any guarantees of placement for practicum or external sites to students not fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Practicum facilities and businesses may deny not fully vaccinated students or students without a booster shot(s) access to their site which may result in an inability or delay to fulfill academic requirements. Alternatives to clinical work and site placements may not be available and these students may not be able to finish the program.

We are partnering with Acuity Insights Inc. for our Spring 2023 cohort applicants. Please read the information below. Do NOT complete Acuity Insights Inc. prior to submitting your NursingCAS application.

7a. Register for Casper test: select a time 

Nov 15, 2022 – 5:00 PM PDT 

Dec 8, 2022 – 5:00 PM PDT 

Jan 17, 2023 – 5:00 PM PDT 

7b. Complete Snapshot one-way video interview by Jan 22, 2023 

*Altus Suite is free to BC applicants for Spring 2023  

  • You will receive an email with a free registration code from Bellevue ADN once we review your NursingCAS application. The email will have registration instructions for the Acuity Insights Inc., including the Casper test and Snapshot interview.  
  • Use our free code to create an Acuity Insights Inc. account 
  • Register for the Casper test date 
  • Your Casper registration will give you access to complete a Snapshot video at any time before or after your Casper test date  
  • Snapshot video WILL impact admissions decisions 
  • Complete Casper test on your registration date. Casper WILL NOT impact admissions decisions 

Return to ADN Program Page

Last Updated November 16, 2022