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Do you meet the prerequisites?

  1. Must be 18 years old.
  2. Have a high school diploma or WV-accepted equivalency diploma.
  3. Must be in good physical health as evidenced by a physical examination prior to the first day of class. A drug screen is required in addition to a criminal background check. Information given after acceptance at New Student Information session.

What to do next

  1. Fill out an online application
  2. Complete your application for Federal Student Aid at  This is not a James Rumsey Technical Institute Requirement, but it is a requirement if you plan to receive Federal Financial aid (PELL grant); you cannot receive a PELL grant without having first completed your FAFSA.  JRTI school code is (008355).
  3. Go to to register and pay for the TEAS 7 test offered at James Rumsey Learning Center (select dates November 2022 – early March 2023).
  4. Complete TEAS 7 entrance exam (Nursing Department must receive official scores by 3/17/23 for 2023-24 class).  Benchmark Reading score 69%, Overall score 58.7%
  5. Interview email yes/no.  Testers who meet benchmark scores are guaranteed to receive an email to interview.
  6. Interview
  7. Yes/no acceptance email
  8. Pay the registration fee 

Final steps

  1. Complete TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) in the Learning Center.  Receive Medical Terminology login upon completion of TABE.
  2. Attend required new student information session 5/10/2023.  Information session topics include requirements such as medical screening, background check,  BLS certification (AHA CPR and AED only), drug screen, up to date immunization records(s), proof of health insurance, etc.   
  3. Complete financial aid process with financial aid/guidance counselor
  4. Complete Bridge course offered in the Learning Center May 2023 (dates to be determined).  
  5. Complete online Medical Terminology course offered by the James Rumsey Learning Center
  6. Pay tuition/fees (July 2023 – dates to be determined)