The Nursing degree program consists of sequential courses which require five consecutive terms to complete. To extend the nursing program over more than two years, a person may take one, two, or three general studies or science classes per semester prior to applying for admission to the nursing program. Continuation in and graduation from the nursing program is contingent upon the student earning a grade of at least "C" in each nursing and anatomy and physiology course. Classes are held in classrooms and laboratories, while area hospitals, community centers, and nursing homes provide clinical training sites.
Nursing Program Applicants
In addition to complying with the College's general admission procedures, Nursing program applicants must:
- Have satisfactorily completed CIT 100S Introduction to Computers or passed CIT 100S proficiency exam.
- Have successfully completed one year of high school chemistry. Applicants may take CHM 110S Introduction to Chemistry as an equivalent course.
- Have satisfactory math assessment score and three years of college preparatory mathematics, or a grade of "C" or better in MTH 099D Intermediate Algebra II .
- Have satisfactory assessment scores in reading and writing to be ready to take ENG 121S Composition I or successfully completed ENG 091D Basic Writing and ENG 093D College Preparatory Reading .
- Submit a nursing program application during one of the two application periods. Applications are accepted any time after September 1 until the application deadline of January 31 for the next fall term. Applications are accepted any time after March 1 until the application deadline of July 31 for the next spring term.
Criteria for selection of applicants to be admitted to the program include a combination of:
- Satisfactory high school record, including class rank; or GED scores, postmarked by the application deadline for the desired term;
- Previous college work and an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher. Official transcripts postmarked by the application deadline for the desired term;
- ACT, SAT or COMPASS scores, postmarked by the application deadline for the desired term;
- Successful completion of required developmental courses;
- Demonstrated improvement in recent academic work;
- Health care related work experience or volunteer experiences;
- Essay describing one's personal qualities that will support success in the nursing program.
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The selection committee will review all nursing applications and select applicants. All applicants will receive an email of the status of their application approximately six weeks after the application deadline. Applicants not selected are welcome and encouraged to reapply. Those selected for the program are required to have a physical and medical health form completed by a physician, a current CPR for the Professional Rescuer card, Community First Aid and Safety certification, a successful background check, a successful drug screen, and proof of health insurance.
NOTE: Registration in and completion of support courses listed for the nursing program does not guarantee selection into the nursing program.