Quality of Grades in all Math and Science prerequisite courses Number of attempts in taking the Math and Science prerequisite courses. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a minimum passing grade of C (73%). Test of Essential Academic Skills Score (TEAS), (explained below) Proctored essay.
Please note: Students will be contacted by the Department of Nursing to schedule the proctored essay and TEAS exam once a complete Nursing application packet is on file.
All prospective students must take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) prior to consideration for admission to the Nursing Program, following completion of all Math and Science prerequisite courses. The procedure for taking the TEAS will be explained at the Information Forum. The TEAS may be taken a total of 3 times (see Re-Application Process below), with no less than 60 days between tests.
All prospective students must complete a proctored essay. One essay topic will be drawn from questions developed by the Nursing Faculty and typed on a computer. Each prospective student in any one session will answer the same question. Prospective students have the option of re- writing the essay should they be denied admission to the Nursing Program (see Re-Application Process below).
Following the receipt of all application items, the prospective student’s packet will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee for the Department of Nursing, and a decision made regarding acceptance. Admission will be offered to students achieving the highest rank scores, until all class positions are filled for any one cohort. The prospective student will receive a letter regarding this decision.
Students who are not accepted may re-apply for admission to the Nursing Program a total of 3 times, if she/he is interested. If the prospective student chooses to re-take the TEAS, she/he will need to follow the TEAS application process, and are responsible for any associated fees. If the prospective student chooses to re-do the essay question, she/he must contact the Nursing Department by emailing email@example.com.
Students are not eligible for financial aid until the Nursing application, Evaluation Packet, and the formal degree evaluation is done by the Office of the Registrar.
Before participating in clinical practice, students must submit proof of a health clearance that complies with the health facility’s requirements for immunizations and health screening tests. In addition, before engaging in clinical practice at health facilities, students will be required to obtain professional liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 per occurrence/ $3,000,000 aggregate. Continued liability coverage as well as current health clearance and immunity coverage is required throughout the program. Students must possess a social security number to disclose to the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) at the time of Application for Licensure by Examination.
The Department of Nursing requires that students who participate in fieldwork in healthcare facilities maintain current health insurance coverage and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate from the American Heart Association (BLS-Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers plus AED certification). The student is responsible to determine if his/her insurance coverage includes provisions for emergency room visits in the event of a needle stick or other