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    Aug 08, 2020  
2017-2018 | Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 | Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Nursing, Registered Nursing Option, A.A.S.

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.  After completing the Registered Nursing Option, students will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing.  Continuation in and graduation from the nursing program is contingent upon the student earning a grade of at least "C" in all nursing courses and in BIO 125S , BIO 126S , BIO 240S , BIO 241S CHM 111S , and MTH 125S .  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:

  1. Have satisfactorily completed CIT 100S Introduction to Computers  or passed CIT 100S proficiency exam.
  2. Have successfully completed one year of high school chemistry.  Applicants may take CHM 110S Introduction to Chemistry  as an equivalent course.
  3. Have satisfactory math assessment score, a grade of "B" or higher in MTH 097D Beginning Algebra , or a grade of "C" or higher in MTH 098D Intermediate Algebra I  .
  4. 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 .
  5. Submit a Registered Nursing Program application  for admission into NUR 135S Health Promotion of the Adult  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:

  1. Official high school transcript with graduation date (College Credit Plus students:  current high school transcript) or GED scores, postmarked by the application deadline for the desired term;
  2. College work with an overall weighted GPA of 2.5 or higher for all college transcripts.  Official transcripts postmarked by the application deadline for the desired term;
  3. ACT, SAT or placement assesment scores, postmarked by the application deadline for the desired term;
  4. Successful completion of required developmental courses;
  5. Demonstrated improvement in recent academic work;
  6. Essay describing one's personal qualities that will support success in the nursing program.

Click here for the Registered Nursing Program application .

The selection committee will review all nursing applications and select applicants. All applicants will receive an email of the status of their application approximately 6-8 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.

Click here for the Nursing Student Handbook .