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Additional Admission Requirements for Associate Degree Programs

All associate degree program applicants must:

  • provide a copy of their high school diploma, transcripts, or a copy of their official GED/HSE.
  • 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.
  • complete health screening examinations, pathology tests (if applicable), drug testing and/or immunizations. Testing is conducted on campus prior to clinical assignments.

In addition, the following program specific admission requirements must be met prior to enrollment:

Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

  • Program applicants must take and pass a standardized entrance exam. Refer to the Standardized Entrance Testing Policy page for more information.
  • Complete an interview with a program faculty member and/or the program director, respectively.

Physical Therapist Assistant Program

  • Program applicants must take and pass a standardized entrance exam. Refer to the Standardized Entrance Testing Policy page for more information.
  • Complete an interview with a program faculty member and/or the program director, respectively.
  • Program applicants will also be required to submit two (2) professional reference letters.
  • Program applicants must have a 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 considered to have a 2.0 GPA.
  • Complete an essay through computer-based applications.
  • Additional points may be rewarded based on prior experience or observation in a healthcare setting and/or academic performance.

Surgical Technology Program

  • Program applicants must take and pass a standardized entrance exam. Refer to the Standardized Entrance Testing Policy page for more information.

Respiratory Therapy Program

  • Program applicants must take and pass a standardized entrance exam. Refer to the Standardized Entrance Testing Policy page for more information.
  • Complete an interview with a program faculty member and/or the program director, respectively.
  • Applicants under 18 years of age must reach their 18th birthday prior to the expected graduation date from the program.

Radiography Program

  • Program applicants must take and pass a standardized entrance exam. Refer to the Standardized Entrance Testing Policy page for more information.
  • Complete an interview with a program faculty member and/or the program director, respectively.
  • Program applicants will also be required to submit two (2) professional reference letters.

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

  • Program applicants will be required to take and pass the HESI entrance examination with a minimum passing score of 75% (scores will be rounded to the nearest whole number). The HESI Exam consists of three sections: Math, Reading Comprehension, and Science.
  • Complete an interview with a program faculty member and/or the program director, respectively.
  • All individuals interested in admission to the ADN program should be aware they will be required to have the following:
    • 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.
    • A negative TB test (PPD) within 12 months and annually while in the program and/or chest x-ray when indicated.
    • Immunity to mumps, rubella and varicella verified with proof of vaccine or titer.
    • Immunity to tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis verified with proof of vaccine or titer.
    • Hepatitis B - Proof of immunity or proof of series or signed declination.
    • Following admission, 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.
    • Flu vaccine – if vaccine is declined then a mask may be required to be worn while in the clinical facility.

 

 

 

 

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