Each program starts in the fall semester. (LPN to RN Transition begins each summer. Paramedic to RN Transition begins every other summer of even years.)
Visit Nursing and Allied Health's apply page. There you can view the steps to apply and download your program packet which contains all the information and materials required to successfully complete the application process.
Start the application process as soon as you decide you are definitely interested in a health career program. Each degree program has an admission checklist in the program packet. Read and follow the steps carefully. Do not wait until the deadline to turn in your application and program materials. It is your responsibility to be sure that each program file is complete.
Yes, however, an application and transcripts are required for each program file. It is your responsibility to be sure that each program file is complete.
Program courses begin with DAST, DH, EA, HE, NSPC, PT, RC, or RT prefix. All other required courses are categorized as pre-requisite or general education/support courses. Sometimes general education/support courses are referred to as “core courses”.
Prerequisite courses must be completed prior to enrolling in the first program course. Plan to take these courses first. Download the program packet to find the pre-requisites for your program.
General education/support courses can be taken prior to applying to the program or during the program. Most students try to complete as many general education/support courses as possible prior to applying as it enhances their standing in the competitive selection process. Download the appropriate program packet for details on these courses.
Program selection is a competitive process based on an objective points system. Points are awarded for completion of curriculum courses, grades in those courses, results on test(s), and other materials required for that program. Registered Nursing, Respiratory Care, Physical Therapist Assistant and Dental Assisting all provide a point calculation worksheet in their program packet.
There is no set number of points needed to be accepted. The applicant pool is sorted according to total points. Students scoring the highest number of points are considered for the program.