The typical accepted applicant has completed CHEM 1306 (or, 1411), ENGL 1301, HECO 1322, PSYC 2301, BIOL 2301, BIOL 2302, and Microbiology, has a GPA of 2.5 or better in the completed courses, and has successfully completed the TEAS-V or HESI A2 exams with competitive scores. The support courses are academic preparation for the nursing courses and it is strongly recommended that all four-science courses and any course that is not an RNSG course be completed.
Acceptance is based on a points system:
Each student is give points for their TEAS-V testing score or HESI A2 scores, Nelson-Denny testing score, Science GPA (which includes CHEM, BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, and MICRO), and their cumulative GPA in the courses our program requires.
Students are then ranked according to these points:
TEAS-V or HESI A2: Each student will receive 1/10th of a point for every point above the required reading score (TEAS-V 65 or the HESI A2 79). Ex: A score of 77 on the TEAS-V would give the student 1.2 points.
Nelson Denny Test: Each student will receive 1 point for every point above the required 13th grade reading level. Ex: A score of 18 would give the student 5 points.
SGPA: Each student will receive points equal to their SGPA. Ex: An SGPA of 3.43 would give the student 3.4 points. Effective for the 10/1/2014 Admission Deadline: Science courses are acceptable within the last seven (7) years prior to the application deadline. Science course taken more than once will be averaged.
GPA: Each student will receive points equal to their GPA. Ex: A GPA of 3.43 would give the student 3.4 points.
Example: TEAS-V: 77=1.2 points, Nelson-Denny: 18=5 points, SPGA: 3.43=3.4 points, GPA: 3.43=3.4 points
TOTAL POINTS: 13 points
**Additional 0.5 points per course will be given to applicants for completion of each the following CORE courses with a “C” or better: ENGL 1302, MATH 1342, Creative Arts, HIST 1301, HIST 1302, GOVT 2305 & GOVT 2306. BCIS is required or a passing grade on the Computer literacy Exam ***
How many students are accepted each year?
The Associate Degree Nursing Program generally accepts 50 students for the spring class and 50 students for the fall class. The State Board requires one instructor for every 10 students, so our enrollment is limited by the number of qualified faculty.
How good is "good enough"?
Since the selection is based primarily on grades, students with grades of "B" or better are more likely to be accepted. This does not mean that students with an occasional grade of "C" will not be accepted.
How long will my application be considered?
An application is valid for the application period only. If you apply for Fall admission, your application will be valid until the first class day of the fall semester. If you apply for Spring admission, your application is valid until the first class day of the spring semester. If you are not accepted, you need to re-apply to assure us of your continued interest in our program. We do not maintain a waiting list.
What about LVNs?
LVNs must meet the same entrance requirements as an entering applicant. The first semester will be a nine (9) week, one (1) day-a-week transition course. During the second semester, the student will join the Level II class.