RN Program

The School of Nursing offers a program leading to a diploma in nursing and eligibility to apply to write the state licensure examination for registered nurses. Licensure in the state is dependent on successful completion of the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). The nursing program consists of sixty-four weeks of nursing courses offered in the School of Nursing. These courses are planned and structured to assist the student in the acquisition of theoretical knowledge for the application of principles to nursing practice. Clinical assignments are correlated with theory to facilitate learning.

In-person application session

Would you like to learn more about the Nursing program at Covenant School of Nursing? We are hosting one-hour application sessions. Download this brochure for more information, dates and times.

Application period

CSON accepts applications for fall and spring classes. Applications are only processed during the designated application period. Applicants that are accepted for Fall start in August or October. Applicants that are accepted for Spring start in January or March.

To apply for Spring 2025:

  • Application Period: June 3, 2024 - August 8, 2024
  • Deadline: August 8th, 4 p.m.
  • Prerequisites must be completed by: December 2024

To apply for Fall 2025:

  • Application Period: January 7, 2025 - March 6, 2025
  • Deadline: March 6th, 4 p.m.
  • Prerequisites must be completed by: July 2025

Applicants are required to have a 2.50 GPA or higher in the required prerequisite courses in order to apply. The most recent grade earned is used to calculate the pre-requisite GPA regardless of the prior grade earned. We highly recommend applicants calculate their GPA prior to submitting their application. See an example of how to calculate your GPA.

CNA or PCT Certification

Please note, none of these certifications will be a requirement for admission into our nursing program. CSON highly encourage obtaining a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Patient Care Technician (PCT) certification, We recognize the value and significance of these certifications, as they provide you with hands-on experience and a solid foundation in patient care skills. We believe that having a CNA or PCT certification will greatly benefit you as you pursue your nursing education and future career. These certifications offer valuable insights into the healthcare field, allowing you to understand the dynamics of patient care and build a strong foundation in basic nursing skills.

Students are required to have a personal electronic device. The following specifications are required for the device to be compatible with the Learning Management System, ExamSoft, and HESI Resources

  • PC: Operating System: 32-bit and 64-bit Versions of Windows 10.(Alternate versions of Windows 10, such as Windows RT and Windows 10 S,are NOT supported at this time). Only genuine, U.S.-English versions of Windows Operating Systems are supported.oCPU: 2.0 ghz Intel i3 processor or higher, Windows: Chrome (latest version) and/or Firefox (latest version)
  • Mac:OS X 10.13 (High Sierra), OS X 10.14 (Mojave), macOS Catalina (10.15). Only genuine versions of Mac Operating Systems are supported.oCPU: Intel processoroMac: Safari 11 (or latest version)
  • RAM: 4GB or higher
  • Hard Drive: 1GB or higher available space
  • Microsoft Office 2010 or higher (Office 365 recommended)
  • Adobe Reader
  • Adobe Flash enabled
  • JavaScript enabled
  • ExamSoft does not support Tablet devices other than Surface Pro
    • Surface laptops that come with non-detachable keyboards are permitted.
    • Non-Pro Surface devices are not supported for ANY institution.