Conditions of Entrance into the Nursing Program

  • Students must complete one of the required biological science courses with a grade of ā€œCā€ or above prior to entry into NURS 1116 Introduction to Nursing.
  • See current application for TEAS and TOEFL requirements.
  • Students must meet one of the following criteria in math prior to admission to the program:
    • ACT Math subscore of 19 or higher
    • Computerized Placement Test (CPT) Math score of 72.9 or higher
    • COMPASS Algebra score of 48 or higher
    • COMPASS College Algebra score of 21 or higher
    • Successfully complete MATH 0123 Intermediate Algebra
  • Students must meet one of the following criteria in reading prior to admission to the program:
    • ACT Reading subscore of 19 or higher
    • Computerized Placement Test (CPT) Reading score of 88 or higher
    • Nelson-Denny Reading Test score of 13 or higher
    • COMPASS Reading score of 84 or higher
    • Successfully complete CIED 0133 Improved Reading and achieve the required score on the Nelson-Denny, ACT, CPT, or COMPASS
    • Minimum GPA 2.5 in all required prerequisite courses to be eligible to apply
    • *NEW FOR 2017 ADMISSION CYCLE: Minimum GPA of 2.33 in required Science courses (Chemistry, Anatomy/Physiology, and Microbiology) to be eligible to apply.
    • Students must remove all academic deficiencies as defined by NEO College, except history, no later than the spring semester in which the student is making application to the program. Any history deficiency must be removed prior to graduation.

Upon acceptance into the nursing program, students must:

  • Have a physical exam completed by an approved health care provider (physical exam form will be provided)
  • Submit proof of required immunizations (pdf)
  • Submit proof of certification in American Heart Association (Health Care Provider) CPR that does not expire before end of program
  • Purchase malpractice insurance through the Nursing Program at the beginning of each year
  • Have a criminal background check conducted in accordance with the Nursing Program policy
  • Submit to a drug screen in accordance with the Nursing Program policy

Technology requirement

  • Clinical texts can be hard copy or on mobile device. They include a drug reference guide, IV drug reference guide, laboratory values guide, and medical dictionary provided through Skyscape software, which is purchased after admission to the Program. If a Smartphone is chosen, this will allow the student to utilize their own carrier (Sprint, U.S. Cellular, AT&T, etc.) with the student financially responsible for their own monthly plan costs. Students are encouraged to contact their original supplier for help with hardware issues if needed. Students may opt to purchase an I-Touch device to load Skyscape software, which does not require utilizing a Smartphone or other Android device and monthly plan. Skyscape support information is provided at enrollment with a handout in the student packet detailing ordering instructions.See Application for other information.
 
 
 
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