Applicants must meet the following deadlines for the next start date. Applicant deadlines subject to change.
||September 4, 2018
||September 10, 2018
|New Student Orientation
||September 25, 2018
|Start of Class
||October 1, 2018
Ready to begin the Associate of Science in Nursing? We're excited to help you get off to a great start on your educational path.
Please read and complete the following steps:
1. Complete an online application for the Associate of Science in Nursing degree program. A non-refundable $25.00 applicant fee is required to apply. Click here to apply now and start your admissions application process for an early decision.
If you are not ready to apply, but would like more information, please attend an information session and campus tour offered on campus. Click here to view the info session schedule. Please note, all prospective students must apply online before moving on to the entrance exam step.
2. After submitting your online application, take the Accuplacer examination and achieve the following preferred minimum scores on each test of this examination: Reading Comprehension 90; Sentence Skills 54; Arithmetic 46; and Elementary Algebra 26. Scheduling your exam will be coordinated by your dedicated Admissions Representative.
3. Take the ATI Critical Thinking Assessment Entrance Exam and achieve a preferred minimum score of 68% to be eligible for an interview.
Upon completion of steps 1 through 3, applicants may proceed to the following:
4. Submit an official transcript of record showing possession of a high school diploma or its equivalent, such as a (GED), from an accredited secondary school or an associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
5. Complete a background check.
6. Schedule and attend a meeting with a Financial Aid Officer.
7. Submit Official Transcripts of all courses taken at all high schools, colleges, and/or universities.
8. Interview with the Program Director or designee, write a timed essay, and take an impromptu Math Quiz on Dosage Calculation.
- The interviewer will use a Candidate Interview form for the interview and will award points for the applicant’s essay and responses during the interview according to a departmental rubric. The interviewer will also award points according to the departmental rubric for the applicant’s score on the Accuplacer examination; completion of an academic degree; completion of relevant prerequisite courses; grade point average for the completed prerequisite courses; and current certificates and/ or work experience or volunteer work. The interviewer will combine these points with the points awarded for the interview into a total score according to the departmental rubric. Based on the total score, the applicant will be ranked among the other applicants who are applying for admission to the program with the current cohort.
- The thirty (30) applicants who have met the minimum requirements for admission to the ADN program, and who have the highest number of combined points awarded according to the departmental rubric, will be accepted for admission to the current cohort. Should an opening occur, the applicant who has the next highest number of combined points may be accepted for admission. If there are more than thirty (30) individuals qualified for admission to a given cohort, those who are not admitted to the current cohort may reapply to be considered for admission to a subsequent cohort.
9. Submit the Transfer of Credit Request form and related documentation for evaluation of possible transfer credit. Transfer credit will only be granted under the following conditions:
- The course is equivalent to one required in the ADN program.
- Required prerequisite science courses must have been completed within three (3) years of the date of enrollment. Prerequisite English and math courses must be completed prior to the date of enrollment. Nursing courses must have been completed within three (3) years of the date of enrollment.
- The grade in a prerequisite course in science (Human Anatomy, Physiology, General Microbiology) is 2.5 or higher; in another prerequisite course (English Composition, College Algebra I) or general education course (Introduction to Sociology, Developmental Psychology, Speech Communication) is 2.0 or higher; or in an RN nursing course is 3.0 or higher.
- An applicant may receive competency-based credit for an RN nursing course by passing a written examination on the theory objectives and a skills demonstration on the clinical objectives of the course. The Program Director will administer this process.
10. File all required documents with Admissions at least two (2) calendar weeks prior to the interview with the Program Director or designate and ensure all required proof of physical examination, immunizations, and valid CPR card is submitted to Admissions seven (7) days prior to the start of orientation.
11. Provide an official transcript of record demonstrating proficiency in English if the applicant obtained a high school diploma or postsecondary degree in a non-English speaking country. For this purpose, applicants must obtain the minimum score on one of the tests listed in the university’s catalog.
12. Applicants will be notified of admission to the program by a letter of invitation. An applicant may only decline the letter of invitation twice and must repeat steps 2-10 above if he or she reapplies for admission to the program.
13. Applicants who are not admitted to the ADN program may reapply for admission by repeating steps 2-10.
14. Applicants reapplying for admission only have to resubmit official transcripts of record if they have taken additional courses since the previous application for admission.