Nursing Science

Application Procedures

Application Period

Applications are accepted August 1 through September 1 and February 1 through March 1. Applications are available from the link below. 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, the deadline for submission will be the last working day preceding the deadline.  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. 

Nursing Science Application (PDF) 

Application Procedures

Take the Writing Skills, Reading Skills and Pre-Algebra/Numerical Skills COMPASS assessment tests and achieve > minimum scores:  Writing Skills (74); Reading Skills (81); Pre-Algebra/Numerical Skills (61). PLEASE NOTE: Accuplacer will be replacing COMPASS in November.  Watch for updates regarding score requirements on this site.  Information will also be available in the Nursing Program Office or the Health Sciences Division Office.
These tests are given in Room 204 of the Student Services Building. Each test requires approximately thirty (30) minutes for completion. The Student Services Building is open Monday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A photo I. D. and a testing admission ticket (obtained from an enrollment advisor) are required for the tests. There is no cost to take the tests and an applicant may repeat them one time during each enrollment period to improve their scores. 

Beginning Track Applicants 

During a designated application period, submit the Nursing Science Program application with the following supporting documents:

  1. Sealed official transcripts documenting completed college course work. If official transcripts of college coursework taken at colleges other than Rose State are on file in the Rose State College Office of Admissions, the student may obtain copies from that office and attach to the program application. A Degree Audit must be submitted for any out of state college credits. This evaluation must be requested through the Office of Admissions and takes 2-4 weeks to process.
  2. Submit official copies of COMPASS or Accuplacer assessment test scores.
  3. Submit a letter from employer verifying work experience, if applicable, for experience points.
  4. Submit copy of current license/certification, if applicable.
  5. Submit proof of residency, if applicable, for residence points.
Career Ladder Track Applicants 

During a designated application period, submit the Nursing Science Program application with the following supporting documents:

  1. Sealed official transcripts documenting completed college course work. If official transcripts of college coursework taken at colleges other than Rose State are on file in the Rose State College Office of Admissions, the student may obtain copies from that office and attach to the program application. A Degree Audit must be submitted for any out of state college credits. This evaluation must be requested through the Office of Admissions and takes 2-4 weeks to process.
  2. Submit official copies of COMPASS or Accuplacer assessment tests scores.
  3. Validation from an employer of sufficient experience as a licensed practical nurse, registered paramedic, or military medic (see requirements noted above).
  4. Official transcript for practical nursing or paramedic program, or military medic documentation.
  5. Copy of current Oklahoma license/registry or National registry.
  6. Career Ladder Track applicants should ensure successful completion of the LPN/Medic Challenge Exam (not applicable for applicants who qualify for direct articulation) prior to expected enrollment in the Program. The LPN/Medic Challenge Exam is typically offered the last Friday in September and February. It is a 75 question multiple choice computerized exam. The cost is $105 and pre-registration is required 4 weeks in advance of the scheduled test date.
All Applicants 

Late applications will not be accepted. Incomplete applications could disqualify an applicant from consideration. Students are responsible for obtaining and submitting all required documentation by the application deadline. An application checklist is provided with the application to help you ensure you have included all required documents. 

Students accepted into the program will be expected to provide documentation of completion of all immunizations, TB skin testing, CPR certification, federal background check and drug screening prior to enrollment in the program. (See Clinical Affiliate Requirements above.) Failure to comply with these requirements may affect eligibility for enrollment.

Nursing Science Application (PDF) 

Selection Process 

The applicant pool for each program track option consists of all applicants who meet minimum admission criteria for that track and can complete any remaining pre-requisite requirements prior to enrollment in the program. Criteria for selection from the applicant pool is based upon the point system. Candidates are numerically ranked based upon the Points Criteria for that applicant pool. 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 their admission status generally toward the end of May (for those who applied during February application period) and early December for those who applied during the August application period.)