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Nursing & Allied Health

FAQs for Nursing & Allied Health

NAH Student


What programs have an information session?

  • Emergency Medical Technician (required)
  • Dental Assisting (required)
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Health Information Management
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Radiologic Technology (required)
  • Registered Nursing
  • Respiratory Care

How many students are accepted in a program each year?

  • Emergency Medical Technician – 150 (certificate)
  • Dental Assisting – 36 (certificate)
  • Dental Hygiene - 20
  • Health Information Management – 25
  • Pharmacy Technician – 36 (certificate)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant - 24
  • Radiologic Technology - 32
  • Registered Nursing - Day: 110 each fall, Night: 50 each odd fall, Transition: 30 - 40 each summer
  • Respiratory Care - 25

When do the programs start?

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.)

How do I get started?

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.

  • All interested students are strongly encouraged to attend a free information session to obtain detailed and accurate program information.
  • Information session is required for EMT, Dental Assisting and Radiologic Technology

When should I turn in my program application?

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.

Can I apply for more than one program?

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.

What is the difference between general education/core/support courses and prerequisites?

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.

How are students selected into a career program?

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.

How many points do I need?

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.

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