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Nursing Science - Beginning Track Program

Program Admission and Application

Applications are accepted August 1 through September 1 for spring program entry, and February 1 through March 1 for fall program entry. Applications will be available on this website only during application periods.

Completed applications consisting of all requested documents must be received by the last day of the application period to be considered.  If the last day of the application period falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline for submission will be the last working day preceding the deadline.  Late applications will not be accepted.

Applications and supporting documents will be accepted only during an application period and can be turned in to the Nursing Program Office in the Health Sciences Center, room 152, or the Health Sciences Division Office, room 101. 

The following application procedure should serve as a guide when applying to the program.

  • Apply to Rose State College (if not currently enrolled).
    • Applicants must be admitted to the college through the Admissions office before application to the Nursing Science Program can be made.
    • Official college transcripts(s) of coursework not completed at Rose State College must be submitted to the Admissions office.
    • Submit a request for a degree audit for the Nursing Science Program. (Only required if the student has out-of-state credits) Information regarding the degree audit and how to submit can be accessed online.
      https://www.rose.edu/content/admissions-aid/admissions-records/degree-audit/
  • Submit the Nursing Science application to include:

    • College Transcript copies from all institutions, including Rose State College. You may request a "true copy" when you submit these to the Admissions Office.
    • Next-Generation Accuplacer test results: Writing, Reading, and Pre-Algebra. All applicants must take the Accuplacer exams within three (3) years prior to application. Obtain official copies of your scores from the Admissions office.       
      Information about Accuplacer testing can be found at: https://www.rose.edu/content/admissions-aid/enrollment-and-specialized-testing/accuplacer/
    • If applicable, a copy of certification of training or a letter from your employer (on company letterhead) documenting previous or current work experience in a health-related field. 

The applicant pool consists of all applicants who meet minimum admission criteria and can complete any remaining pre-requisite requirements prior to enrollment in the program. Candidates are numerically ranked based upon the point criteria below. Selections for admission begin with the candidate with the highest points and continues down the applicant pool list until all available spots for that class are filled.

Applicants are notified of acceptance around the first week of May and December

Criteria for Program Selection

All applicants are reviewed by the criteria listed below. The highest numerically ranked applicants are selected. There are 133 total points possible.  A minimum score of 100 points is required for application submission; however, earning the minimum points does not guarantee admission to the Program.  The minimum number of points needed for acceptance will vary each year based on competitiveness of the applicant pool.

Next-Generation ACCUPLACER (scores must be < 3 years old at time of application)

Sentence Skills (Writing)

Reading Skills

Math 1 (Pre-Algebra)

Scores

Points

Scores

Points

Scores

Points

200-249

Not eligible

200-249

Not eligible

200-249

Not eligible

250-265

5

250-265

5

250-265

5

266-284

10

266-284

10

266-284

10

285-300

15

285-300

15

285-300

15

Total points possible: 45

Residence

Completion of at least 18 credit hours of the Program coursework at Rose State College

2

Grade Point Average: GPA is calculated using required program pre-requisite courses only.  
The highest grade earned in each course will be used in GPA calculations.

GPA Range

Points

Below 2.0

Not eligible

2.0 - 2.39

0

2.4 - 2.79

15

2.8 – 3.19

25

3.2 – 3.59

35

3.6 – 4.0

40

Total points possible: 40

Course Completion: Points are awarded only if the course is completed at the time of application.

ENGL 1113 English Composition I

1

ENGL 1213 English Composition II

1

HIST 1483 U.S. History to 1877 or
HIST 1493  U.S. History since 1877

1

POLS 1113 American Federal Government

1

PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology

1

HSBC 1113 Medical Terminology

3

BIOL/HSBC 2114 Human Anatomy

5

CHEM 1114 Introductory Chemistry

5

HSBC 1224 Introduction to Clinical Microbiology

5

BIOL 2424 Human Physiology

10

HSNS 1011 Intro to Professional Nursing Practice Concepts

1

Total points possible: 34

Optional Coursework: awarded only if the course is completed at the time of application with a “C” or better

HES 2323 Nutrition

1

PSYC 2213 Developmental Psychology

1

Total points possible: 2

Health Care Experience or Training: Work experience should be documented on company letterhead, contain a description of the type of duties performed, period of time employed, and number of hours worked per week.
Training and experience must be within the past 5 years.
Points are awarded only on highest level of achievement for which official documentation is provided.

Completion of a Health Care Training Program, Non-Patient Care Health Experience (i.e. Receptionist, Medical Records, etc.), or Patient Care Experience <1 year

4

Health Care Experience Which Includes 1-2 years Patient Care

6

Health Care Experience Which Includes >2 years Limited Patient Care (i.e. XRT, RT, CLT, Physical Therapy Aid, EMT, etc.)

8

Health Care Experience Which Includes >2 years Extensive Patient Care (i.e. AUA, Home Health Aide, Paramedic, LPN, Military Medic, etc.)

10

Total points possible: 10