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Nursing Science - Beginning Track Program

Program Admission and Application

* Due To The Power Outages, The Nursing Application Deadline Has Been Extended To Tuesday, September 3rd At 5:00 P.M. *

Application for Admission (PDF)

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 146 total points possible.  A minimum score of 95 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. 

Selection Criteria
ACCUPLACER - Writing






Score
200-249

250-259
260-269
270-279
280-289
290-300
Points
Not eligible
1
2
6
16
20
 ACCUPLACER - Reading






 Score
200-249

250-259
260-269
270-279
280-289
290-300
Points
Not eligible
1
2
6
16
20
ACCUPLACER - Pre-Algebra (Math 1)






Score
200-249

250-259
260-269
270-279
280-289
290-300
Points
Not eligible
10
12
14
16
20
Total Points Possible:  60    
Residence
Completion of at least 15 credit hours of the Program coursework at Rose State College.
Points
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
Below 2.0

2.0 - 2.39
2.4 - 2.79
2.8 – 3.19
3.2 – 3.59
3.6 – 4.0
Points
Not eligible
0
15
25
35
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
ENGL 1213 English Composition II
HIST 1483 U.S. History to 1877 or
HIST 1493 U.S. History since 1877
POLS 1113 American Federal Government
PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology
HSBC 1113 Medical Terminology
BIOL/HSBC 2114 Human Anatomy
CHEM 1114 Introductory Chemistry
HSBC 1224 Introduction to Clinical Microbiology
BIOL 2424 Human Physiology
HSNS 1011 Intro to Professional Nursing Practice Concepts

  Points
1
1
1

1
1
3
5
5
5
10
1

Total Points Possible:  34

   

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 (e.g. EMT, MAT, CNA, CMA, Phlebotomy, etc.) or Health Care Experience <1 year

Health Care Experience with Limited Scope of Patient Care >1 year (e.g. SRT, RT, CLT, Unit Secretary/Receptionist/Medical Records, Physical Therapy Aid)

Health Care Experience Which Includes Extensive Scope of Patient Care > 1 year (e.g. AUA, Paramedic/EMT, Nurse's Aide/Home Health Aide)

  Points
4

6

8

 Total Points Possible:  8    
Optional Coursework: awarded only if the course is completed at the time of application with a “C” or better
HES 2323 Nutrition
PSYC 2213 Developmental Psychology
 
1
1
Total Points Possible:  2