The college offers an associate of applied science degree in nursing. Upon successful completion, graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN state licensure exam to become a registered nurse (RN). After completing the first-year of the nursing program, students may earn a vocational specialist certificate in practical nursing and are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN state licensure exam to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN). Basic nurse assistant training to become a certified nurse assistant is also available.
Note: Criminal background checks and drug testing are required for all health professions programs. Students applying to the health professions programs must provide a valid social security number in order to complete the criminal background check required by clinical agencies and to take licensing/certification exams. Students demonstrating a positive background check or positive drug test will be denied admission to health professions programs. Students demonstrating a positive background check or positive drug test while enrolled in health professions programs will be dismissed from the program.
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All nursing applicants must complete the following steps prior to applying for applying for admission to the nursing program:
The nursing program uses a competitive admission procedure. Applicants are responsible for making sure that all admission materials are submitted by the deadline and all admission requirements have been met. Incomplete applications will not be screened. Applications will be ranked according to the following criteria:
- Score in 25th percentile or better in each section of the PSB-HOA exam.
- BIO 110 is a prerequisite for BIO 240, BIO 245 and BIO 265 and does not have a time limit
- Grade of C or better in BIO 240 or BIO 245 and BIO 246 or equivalent within the last 10 years
- Grade of C or better in CHM 112 or CHM 101 or equivalent within the last 10 years or grades of C or better in two semesters of high school chemistry within the last 10 years or pass the chemistry proficiency exam
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