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Additional Admission Requirements for Associate Degree Programs

  • All Associate degree program applicants must obtain a background clearance at the time of enrollment. Information on how to obtain this clearance will be given to the applicant during the admissions process.
  • Health screening examinations, pathology tests (if applicable), drug testing and/or immunizations for the Associate Degree programs are conducted on campus prior to clinical assignments.
  • Applicants enrolling in the Associate Degree programs must provide a copy of their high school diploma, transcripts, or a copy of their official GED/HSE.

 

Requirements * ADN ST RT RAD OTA PTA
Background Clearance X X X
X X X
HESI Entrance Exam X N/A X
X X X
Standard Entrance Exam (Wonderlic SLE) X X X
X X X
Program applicants will also be required to submit two (2) professional reference letters N/A N/A N/A
X X X
Complete an interview with a program faculty member and/or the program director, respectively. X N/A N/A
X X X
Requirements: Background Clearance
ADN X
ST X
RT X

RAD X
OTA X
PTA X
Requirements: HESI Entrance Exam
ADN X
ST N/A
RT X

RAD X
OTA X
PTA X
Requirements: Standard Entrance Exam (Wonderlic SLE)
ADN X
ST X
RT X

RAD X
OTA X
PTA X
Requirements: Program applicants will also be required to submit two (2) professional reference letters
ADN N/A
ST N/A
RT N/A

RAD X
OTA X
PTA X
Requirements: Complete an interview with a program faculty member and/or the program director, respectively.
ADN X
ST N/A
RT N/A

RAD X
OTA X
PTA X

*Other program specific factors such as previous course work, volunteer/work experience, etc. may be weighted during the admissions process.

 

HESI Entrance Exam minimum passing score (scores will be rounded to the nearest whole number):

 

Associate Degree Program Score
Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) * 75%
Associate of Occupational Science-Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) 70%
Associate of Occupational Science-Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) 70%
Associate of Occupational Science in Radiography (RAD) 70%
Associate of Occupational Science in Respiratory Therapy (RT) 70%

*HESI Exam for ADN program consists of three sections: Math, Reading Comprehension and Science.

 

Additional Admission Requirements for Physical Therapist Assistant Program

All individuals interested in admission to the PTA program should be aware they will be required to have the following:

  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 
    • If applicant has 16 credits (semester or quarter credits) of college coursework, college transcripts will be used 
    • If applicant has less than 16 credits (semester or quarter credits) of college coursework, high school transcripts will be used 
    • If applicant has no college credit but GED or High School Equivalency, applicant will be consider to have a 2.0 GPA
  • Minimum 70% score on the HESI Entrance Exam
  • However, a sliding scale will be applied utilizing GPA and HESI score to assess applicant:
    • Applicants with a 2.0 - 2.25 GPA will require a minimum HESI score of 75%
    • Conversely, applicants with a HESI score of 70-74% will require a minimum 2.25 GPA or better
  • Two professional reference letters
  • Interview with the PTA Program Director and/or PTA faculty
  • Take and pass a computer competency assessment with a writing sample during the interview process
  • Additional points may be rewarded based on prior experience or observation in a healthcare setting and/or academic performance 

Additional Admission Requirements for Associate Degree in Nursing

All individuals interested in admission to the ADN program should be aware they will be required to have the following:

  1. A physical examination which attests to the individual’s ability to meet the physical and mental requirements necessary to perform nursing or physical therapy assistant practice functions.
  2. A negative TB test (PPD) within 12 months and annually while in the program and/or chest x-ray when indicated.
  3. Immunity to mumps, rubella and varicella verified with proof of vaccine or titer.
  4. Immunity to tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis verified with proof of vaccine or titer.
  5. Hepatitis B - Proof of immunity or proof of series or signed declination.
  6. Criminal background checks and drug/alcohol screening are conducted in order to ensure that nursing students are competent, safe, and trustworthy to engage in clinical rotations and other critical aspects of the programs, the activities of which can pose particular risks to other students, health workers and the public.
  7. Flu vaccine – if vaccine is declined then a mask may be required to be worn while in the clinical facility.
  8. Active medical insurance.

 

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