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Admission and Progression

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Admission

To be accepted to the nursing major, students must complete an application and meet specific prerequisite course requirements, as well as academic and health care standards.

To progress in the nursing major, students must complete all prerequisite courses. Any person who has been denied licensure by any Board of Nursing; whose license is currently suspended, surrendered or revoked in any United State jurisdiction; or whose license/registration is currently suspended, surrendered or revoked in another country due to disciplinary action is ineligible for admission.    

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To be eligible for admission into the Nursing Program, students must:

1. File a completed application for admission to ACCEL and request transcripts be sent.

2. File a completed application for admission to the Department of Nursing by March 15 for Fall semester admissions. Applications will continue to be accepted until all spaces are full.

3. For Students Entering Nursing Courses in Fall 2014: Complete all prerequisite courses with a C grade or higher prior to admission to the Nursing Program. A student who has two unsatisfactory attempts (C- or lower grade or withdrawal) in any of the following prerequisite courses is ineligible for admission to the Nursing Program:

     BIOL 101 - Principles of Biology or BIOL 199 - General Biology I
     BIOL 106 - Human Genetics
     BIOL 202 - Human Anatomy and Physiology
     BIOL 211 - Microbiology
     PSYC 105 - Introductory Psychology
     PSYC 212 or 305 - Life-Span Developmental Psychology
     SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology
     NUTR 305 - Nutrition for Nurses
     HS 250 - Medical Terminology

4. For students Entering Nursing Courses Fall 2015, and thereafter:  Complete all prerequisite courses with a C grade or higher prior to admission to the Nursing Program. A student who has two unsatisfactory attempts (C- or lower grade or withdrawal) in any of the following prerequisite courses is ineligible for admission to the Nursing Program.

     BIOL 101 - Principles of Biology or BIOL 199 - General Biology I
     BIOL 202 - Human Anatomy and Physiology
     BIOL 204 - Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology
     BIOL 211 - Microbiology
     CHEM 103 - Principles of Chemistry
     PSYC 105 - Introductory Psychology
     PSYC 212 or 305 - Life-Span Developmental Psychology
     SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology
     STAT 213 - Introduction to Statistics

5. Achieve a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above.

     a.)  Students with a GPA lower than 3.0 may submit a letter of petition explaining the circumstances related to the GPA and may be admitted on probation.

6. When a student's primary language is not English, the student may be required to demonstrate English proficiency by sending an official copy of one of the following English test score reports:

     TOEFL iBT minimum of 79
     TOEFL PBT minimum of 600
     IELTS minimum of 6.67.

7.  After acceptance into the Nursing major, but prior to starting courses, students must create an account with Certified Background Check and submit evidence of all of the following:
    a. Evidence of current license as a Registered Nurse.

    b. Complete a criminal background check.

    c. Complete documentation of health information including but not limited to:
          1). Health Form - history and physical exam report
          2). Proof of health insurance (will be verified annually)
          3). Up-to-date immunization history to include:
                • Hepatitis B
                • TB Test (annually)
                • MMR
                • Varicella
                • Tdap (must remain current for duration of program)
                • Influenza (annually)
*Any student requesting an exemption from the above health requirements must submit a written waiver to the Dean of the College of Health and Human Services.

   d. Evidence of current Health Provider CPR certification, and maintain current certification throughout enrollment in the nursing program.

   e. Nursing students must review the Core Performance Standards for the Department of Nursing, and sign an acknowledgement that they can perform the standards with or without reasonable accommodations to policies and practices

 

        Promotion and Progression

        To be eligible for promotion to successive courses in the nursing major, student must:

        1. Achieve a grade of C or above in ALL nursing courses and required pre-requisite and co-requisite courses. A student who receives one unsatisfactory grade (C- or lower, or Withdraw) may repeat the course one time. A student who has two unsatisfactory attempts (C- or lower and/or Withdraws) in nursing courses at any time during the program, in either the same course or in separate courses, will be dismissed from the nursing program.

        2. Achieve a minimum average of 74% on test grades for any theory courses. If the average of the test scores for a course falls below 74%, the student will receive the exam average as the course grade.