Admissions at a Glance
Speak with an Admissions Advisor
Pass the entrance exam and background check
Complete your enrollment documents
Complete your application
Create your financial aid plan
Attend new student orientation
Complete, sign, and submit an application form. Request info to get started.
Pay any applicable fees.
Provide official proof of high school graduation or equivalency, or verification of graduation from an Associate degree or higher program from an
accredited college or university.
Successfully pass a qualifying entrance examination(s), when required.
Complete an online readiness assessment.
Successfully passed a physical/mental examination by a healthcare provider.
Provide proof of health insurance.
Satisfactorily pass a background screen and/or drug screen prior to the start of classes, when required.
Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities you attended if you are requesting transfer credits to the Registrar’s office prior to the start date of their program. For more details on transferring credits, refer to the Transfer Credit Policy within this catalog.
Make satisfactory arrangements to cover the cost of education.
Programs may be accredited by professional or technical organizations that may require certain minimum standards for entrance into a program in that field. To learn more, prospective students should refer to program specific requirements listed below or in the University Catalog*.
There are no program-specific requirements for admittance to the Associate of Science in Nursing program.ASN Program Details
There are no program-specific requirements for admittance to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.BSN Program Details
In addition to applicable general requirements for admission into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing-Accelerated BSN degree program applicants are required to have:
In addition to applicable general requirements for admission into the BSN and RN to BSN degree programs, applicants are required to have:
In addition to applicable general requirements for admission, applicants are required to have:
There are no program-specific requirements for admittance to the Occupational Therapy Assistant Associate of Science program.OTA Program Details
Acceptable evidence includes a valid and verifiable:
Applicants who received their high school diploma in another country are required to submit their official high school transcripts to a foreign credentialing evaluation service. The prospective student’s evaluation must be received by the Joyce University Registrar before the student can be fully admitted and enrolled in classes. The evaluation should be completed by an evaluation agency approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.
Joyce University of Nursing and Health Sciences believes that the enrollment of qualified students contributes to the overall success of the education process. Background screens, drug screens, and reference checks serve as important parts of the admissions process. At Joyce, background screens, drug screens, and reference checks are conducted on every student applicant.
This process is conducted to verify the accuracy of the information provided by the applicant.
The following verifications may be conducted:
An applicant who fails to pass a background screen, drug screen, and/or reference check may not be admitted to the Institution, at the Institution’s discretion
An applicant may not be admitted if the criminal history report indicates a conviction of either a felony classification or misdemeanor within the past seven (7) years unless there are mitigating circumstances
Admission to the Institution or any of its programs does not guarantee that an individual will be eligible for employment or licensure. Employers and licensing agencies may have more restrictive requirements, and it is the student’s responsibility to review licensing and employment eligibility standards
Information obtained from the background screening, drug screening, and reference check process will be kept strictly confidential. Only approved personnel at Joyce University will have access to this information.
Joyce University may release information obtained from background screening, drug screening, and reference checks to clinical providers in relation to the applicant’s participation at clinical facilities. The Institution will ensure that all background screens, drug screens, and reference checks are conducted in compliance with all federal, state, county, and local statutes, as applicable.
Financial arrangements must be complete by the end of the first week of classes. If all financial obligations are not met by the end of the first week of classes, students may lose their spot in the semester in which they wish to start and may need to reapply for the next available semester.
For more information view our Financial Aid page or see the section on Financial Aid in our University Catalog.
The SmarterMeasure™ online readiness assessment is a required assessment for acceptance into all degree-level programs.
Applicants to the ASN program, BSN program, and OTA program are administered the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). A minimum passing score of 60% cumulative, with a minimum score of 60% on the Reading section, is required for admission. The exam may be taken three times in a 12-month period. Passing exam scores are valid for one year from the date administered. Results from exams proctored at approved institutions within the past 12 months may be accepted.
Newly admitted students, regardless of program, are required to participate in mandatory program orientation. Students who do not participate in mandatory program orientation may lose their spot in the semester in which they wish to start and may need to reapply for the next available semester
*Admissions requirements are subject to change. Please refer to the University Catalog for the most up-to-date information regarding general and program-specific admissions requirements.
Applicants who reside outside the state of Utah and who are interested in this online program which leads to a professional licensure are expected to inquire with the appropriate licensing agency in their home state to ensure that the program is approved to obtain the desired licensure prior to beginning the program.
To assist with the research, NC-SARA provides a Professional Licensure Directory for the nursing profession with contact information for all 50 states and three (3) territories. Learn more about Professional Licensure.