Associate Nursing Admission Criteria for Military Personnel

The military occupations outlined below meet Excelsior’s admission criteria for the associate programs in nursing. Active Duty admission is limited to servicemembers who are on active duty or serve in the National Guard or Reserves, and are currently working in one of the occupations below.

  • Aerospace Medical Service – 4N0X1
  • Neurodiagnostic Technician – 4N0X1
  • Independent Duty Medical Technician – 4N0X1
  • Flight and Operational Medical Technician – 4N0X1
  • Pararescue – 1T2X1

Note: “X” indicates level (e.g., 1, 3, 5)

  • Civil Affairs Medical Trauma Sergeant – 38B (with specific Army Skill Identifier of W1, W2 or W4)
  • Health Care Specialist – 68W (with specific Army Skill Identifiers*):
    • W1 Special Operations Combat Medic
    • F2 Army Flight Paramedic
    • F3 Army Flight Medic
  • Practical Nurse Specialist – 68C
  • Special Forces Medical Sgt – 18D

* Army Special Skill Identifiers are noted on the official JST and/or on an Army ERB (Enlisted Record Brief) or NCOER (Noncommissioned Officer Evaluation Report). Official copy is required.

Health Services Technician – HS

  • Hospitalman – NER HN
  • Hospital Corpsman – NER HM
  • Independent Duty Corpsman – NEC 8425
  • Naval Special Warfare Medic – NEC 5392

Note: In addition to holding the NEC rating, the applicant must also have completed Army course Special Operations Combat Medic [SOCM] ACE Guide Number AR-0801-0036 on/after October 2005.


ATI Nursing Education offers the TEAS test at no charge for active military personnel and their spouses. Testing must take place on a military base or shipboard. Local institutions may also be used, but would be verified prior to testing.

  1. Students interested in setting up a TEAS exam either in the US or abroad generally will either call or email. Client Care will give instructions to the student to contact their base to see if someone there is willing/able to proctor the test for them. The student is also requested to have the base email us, since ATI is frequently blocked. If there is already a proctor in their area, that proctor contact information is forwarded to the student.
  2. Once the proctor has contacted ATI, they are sent an email detailing ATI’s proctor protocol. The process is the same as what is required of the institutions, except they are only given proctor status.
  3. Proctors are sent an email detailing ATI testing requirements for proctors. This provides technical requirements, how to create an account, contacting ATI to receive proctor status, and where to find the proctor certification course.
  4. Information including the proctor’s name, ATI user name, location, email address, the name of the student testing, completion of the certification course, assessment id assigned and test date are entered onto a spreadsheet located in Wiki.
  5. After completing the proctor certification course, proctors will receive the assessment id and password. Client Care will contact the student, who will then get in touch with the proctor to schedule the test. The proctor contacts ATI regarding the test date.
  6. Once the student completes the test they contact ATI to send their transcript. At this point, the process is complete for the student. The proctor’s status is changed back to student at that time, but can always be updated again if testing another student. The Military testing Wiki is updated to confirm that the transcript has been sent for the student.

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