Competitive Admission Process


The Associate Degree Nursing program has a limited enrollment and students must apply for admission. An applicant may not apply for fall admission (March 15th) to both the Associate Degree Nursing program and the Practical Nursing program.

Deadline to apply for fall admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program is March 15.
Deadline to apply for spring admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program is August 31.

If the deadline date falls on a weekend or holiday , the deadline date is the next business day.

Admission into the Associate Degree Nursing program is competitive and based on a selective point system process. The point system is an objective means for evaluation nursing applicants.
Applicants will be numerically ranked according to the following criteria:

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS V)
Thirty-six percent (36%) of an applicant's total points will come from the TEAS V. An applicant must take the TEAS V as part of the application process and score at the "Proficient", "Advanced" or "Exemplary" level in the Academic Preparedness Level Category. Combining TEAS V scores will not be allowed. An applicant may take the TEAS V twice in a calendar year (January 1st through December 31st). An applicant must wait thirty days prior to taking the TEAS V a second time. An applicant may take the TEAS V no more than four times. TEAS V scores older than five years will not be accepted.

Admission Program GPA
Thirty-four percent (34%) of an applicant's total points will come from the GPA of all program curriculum courses (general education courses) taken in the Associate Degree Nursing program. However, an applicant must have completed BIO 210 (Anatomy and Physiology I), ENG 101 (English Composition I), and MAT 101 (Beginning Algebra) or MAT 110 (College Algebra) or MAT 120 (Probability and Statistics) with a grade of "C" or higher to be eligible to submit an admission application. The admission program GPA will be calculated on a 4.0 scale for all completed program curriculum courses (general education courses) in the Associate Degree Nursing program taken at Central Carolina Technical College or transferred into Central Carolina Technical College. Points will be awarded based on the admission program GPA at the time the admission application is submitted.

Credit awarded as "E" to a student through advanced standing (Advanced Placement Examinations, College Level Examination Program, Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support, International Baccalaureate Examination, and Proficiency Tests) will NOT be calculated in the admission program GPA.

The General Education Core Courses required in the Associate Degree Nursing program curriculum are:
BIO 210 Anatomy & Physiology I (4)
BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology II (4)
BIO 225 Microbiology (4)
ENG 101 English Composition I (3)
ENG 102 English Composition II (3)
MAT 101 Beginning Algebra (3)
or
MAT 110 College Algebra (3)
or
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics (3)
PSY 201 General Psychology (3)
PSY 203 Human Growth and Development (3)

Other Core Courses - 3 Credit Hours
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers (3)

General education courses in the Associate Degree Nursing program curriculum may be retaken one time only.

Initial Core Courses
Eighteen percent (18%) of an applicant's total points will come from the required initial core courses; BIO 210 (Anatomy and Physiology I), ENG 101 (English Composition I), and MAT 101 (Beginning Algebra) or MAT 110 (College Algebra) or MAT 120 (Probability and Statistics). An applicant must have completed BIO 210, ENG 101, and MAT 101 or MAT 110 or MAT 120 with a grade of "C" or higher to be eligible to submit an admission application. Points will be awarded based on grades achieved in BIO 210, ENG 101, and MAT 101 or MAT 110 or MAT 120. Higher points will be awarded for MAT 120.

Credit awarded as "E" to a student through advanced standing (Advanced Placement Examinations, College Level Examination Program, Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support, International Baccalaureate Examination, and Proficiency Tests) will be treated as a grade of "C".

Service Area, Collegiate Credential, and Certified Nurse Aide
Twelve percent (12%) of the applicant’s total points will come from the following:
1) Service Area, 2) Collegiate Credential, and 3) Certified Nurse Aide.

Service Area - a resident of Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, and Sumter counties in South Carolina will be awarded points in the competitive admission process. It is the applicant's responsibility to submit proper documentation of residency.

Collegiate Credential (credit only) - an applicant with a regionally accredited post- secondary degree, diploma, or certificate will be awarded points in the competitive admission process. Only post-secondary degrees, diplomas, or certificates accepted by the College Registrar prior to the application deadline will be considered. Points will be awarded based on the highest degree earned. Two or more degrees will not be counted. For example, if an applicant has completed a Baccalaureate Degree as well as an Associate Degree, the applicant will only receive points for the Baccalaureate Degree or if an applicant has two Baccalaureate Degrees, the applicant will only receive points for one of the two Baccalaureate Degrees.

Certified Nurse Aide - an applicant who is currently listed as active on the South Carolina Nurse Aide Registry will be awarded points in the competitive admission process.

Additional Points
Additional points may be added to an applicant's total points if the applicant completes BIO 211 (Anatomy and Physiology II) and/or BIO 225 (Microbiology) with a grade of "B" or higher prior to submitting their admission application. Points will be awarded based on grades achieved in BIO 211 and/or BIO 225. Up to ten additional points may be awarded.

An applicant may obtain an Admission Eligibility Verification and Application form from their advisor and/or Health Sciences Administrative Assistant in the Health Sciences Building. An applicant should carefully read and complete the Admission Eligibility Verification and Application form prior to submitting the form to their assigned advisor. The advisor will verify the information on the Admission Eligibility Verification and Application form and forward the completed/verified form to the Nursing Department Chair. It is the applicant's responsibility to complete the Admission Eligibility Verification and Application form correctly and submit the form to their advisor by the deadline.

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Date/Time Published:4/1/2015 2:16