PRE NURSING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE

TVCC 2019 NURSING PROGRAM

**Information Session the 2ND Thursday of every month at noon in the Nursing Department**

Program admission occurs once a year in fall term. The application deadline is February 15 or the first business day thereafter. Students are eligible to be considered for admission to the nursing program after completing 30 credit hours of courses from the Required Prerequisite courses listed below. The 30 credits must include BIOL 231 Anatomy and Physiology I and MATH 095 (or higher) by the application deadline. All required prerequisite courses must be completed with a C or better. Before in enrolling in nursing courses, students must complete the following classes: WR 121, WR 122, PSYC 237, PSYC 201, FNUT 225, MATH095 or higher, BIOL 231, BIOL 232, BIOL 233 by the end of 2nd session of the summer term of the year they will be entering into the nursing program.  The Nursing Faculty strongly suggest completing BIOL 234 prior to beginning fall quarter of the nursing program.

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GRADE

COURSE

COURSE   TITLE

CREDITS   FOR COURSE

 

 

MATH   095 OR HIGHER

INTERMEDIATE   ALGEGRA1

5

 

 

BIOL   231

ANATOMY   AND PHYSIOLOGY1

4

 

 

CHEM   104

SURVEY   OF CHEMISTRY (HEALTH)5

4

 

 

BIOL   232

ANATOMY   AND PHYSIOLOGY2

4

 

 

BIOL   233

ANATOMY   AND PHYSIOLOGY2

4

 

 

BIOL   101

BIOLOGY4

4

 

 

PSYC   237

SEASONS   OF LIFE2

4

 

 

PSYC   201

GENERAL   PSYCHOLOGY2

3

 

 

FNUT   225

FOOD   AND NUTRITION2

4

 

 

BIOL   234

MICROBIOLOGY3

4

 

 

WR   121

ENGLISH   COMPOSITION2

3

 

 

WR   122

ENGLISH   COMPOSITION2

3

 

 

WR   123

ENGLISH   COMPOSITION4

3

 

1Courses that must be completed by application deadline to be eligible.

2 Courses that must be completed before student can enroll into a nursing course.

3 Must be completed by the end of the first term of the nursing program.

4 Required before entering into the 2nd yr of the nursing program.

5Science department requires CHEM 104 be completed before BIOL 231 if not completed within past 5 years. However, if you have already completed BIOL 231 or equivalent you do not need to take CHEM 104.

Phase 1 Admission Process:

             ADMISSIONS POINT SYSTEM – Eligible applicants will be assessed according to the following point system:

Type   of Points

Maximum   Points

OCNE Points

 

Nursing   Pre-Requisite GPA (GPA X 24) – 56 = Points

40

Anatomy   and Physiology BIOL 231 & BIOL 232 or equivalent

3

OR Completion of Anatomy and   Physiology Series

5

Prior   Degree

1

Completion   of 37-44 Pre-Requisite Credits or

3

Completion   of all 45 or more Pre-Requisite Credits

5

TVCC’s Discretionary Points

 

CNA,   LPN, Surgical Tech, Patient Care   Technician, Home Health Aide, EMT/Paramedic, Medic   in the Military and MA certification and have Post-certification patient care   hours of:

 

>400 practice hours = 4 points

300-399   practice hours = 3 points

200-299   practice hours = 2 points

100-199   practice hours = 1points

0-99   practice hours = 0.5 points

4

Other   Health care experience post-certification

1

Not   Repeating any nursing pre-requisite classes

1

A grade   of a “Bâ€� or better in all Anatomy and Physiology classes (BIOL 231, BIOL 232,   and BIOL 233)

5

Resident   (Per specific verification see application)

6

Kaplan Pre-Nursing Test**: Overall Scores

Scores   greater than 81%

2

 

**Pre Kaplan Test is offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 12-2:45 pm in the Nursing Department. Call Dora to make an appointment 541-881-5940

Phase 2 Admission Process:

The top applicants from Phase 1 of the admission process will be invited for the 2nd phase of the application process which is to sit for a proctored essay and interview.

OHSU BS,N (NOT REQUIRED FOR THE AAS)

OHSU additional year+ summer. Students don't have to be full time there are online and live class options.

Math 243, 15 Credits of (300-400) Upper division course work, 19 credits of general electives, 9 credits of Arts and Letters (no drawing, ceramics, photography, Foreign Language-2 years in high school or 2 college terms (can CLEP for credits)

 

 

2018 ADMISSIONS POINT SYSTEM

- Eligible applicants will be assessed according to the following point system:

Phase 1 Admission Process: This will go into effect for the nursing application 2018  

Type   of Points

Maximum   Points

OCNE Points

 

Nursing Pre-Requisite GPA (GPA X 24) - 56 = Points

40

Anatomy and Physiology BIOL 231 & BIOL 232 or equivalent

3

OR   Completion of Anatomy and Physiology Series

5

Prior Degree

1

Completion of 37-44 Pre-Requisite Credits or

3

Completion of all 45 or more Pre-Requisite Credits

5

TVCC's  Discretionary Points

 

CNA, LPN, Surgical Tech, Patient Care Technician, Home Health Aide, EMT and MA certification and have Post-certification patient care hours of:

 >400   practice hours = 3 points

300-399 practice hours = 2.5 points

200-299 practice hours = 2 points

100-199 practice hours = 1.5 points

0-99 practice hours = 1 points 

3

Resident (Per specific verification see application)

7

Kaplan Pre-Nursing Test: Overall Scores

Scores between 90-100%

Scores between 81-89%

Scores between 73-80%

 

8

5

3

 

  1. Nursing Pre-Requisite GPA: A maximum of 40 points will be awarded. All nursing pre-requisite courses for the application must be earned with a letter grade of "C" or better - and applicant must have a pre-program GPA of 3.0 or higher with completed nursing pre-requisite courses.
  2. Completed full sequence of Anatomy and Physiology with a grade of "C" or better will be awarded 5 additional points. Completion of Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2 with a grade of "C" or better will be awarded 3 points.
  3. Prior degree: Applicants who hold a prior degree, Associates or higher, will be awarded 1 point.
  4. Completion of all pre-requisites: 5 points will be awarded if all pre-requisite classes have been completed by the end of fall term prior to application as determined by submission of official transcripts. 3 points will be awarded for 37-44 pre-requisite credits completed by the end of the fall term prior to application. Courses that must be completed to be eligible for the 3 points include: Biology 231, Math 95 or higher (the higher math test will only be accepted if it was Compassed into).
  5. Discretionary Points (Maximum of 19):

 

Phase 2 Admission Process:

The top applicants from Phase 1 of the admission process will be invited for the 2nd phase of the application process which is to sit for a proctored essay and interview.

Essay questions may include situations of:

  1. Diversity
  2. Personal Values
  3. Communication
  4. Motivational Fitness
  5. Tolerance for Stress
  6. In the event of a tie for total points, the applicant with the highest pre-requisite GPA (points) will break the tie.

TVCC and OCNE reserve the right to change or update the areas to be assessed as necessary.

Kaplan Pre-Nursing Testing

Kaplan Pre-Nursing score needs to be above the 73 percentile in the "overall correct" score. The "overall correct" score is the number that we will utilize on the First Year score sheet for application.

Students may choose to take the test once more. The highest score will be used to generate the Pre-Nursing Test points on the student's application.

Kaplan Study Guide, Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exams: Your Complete Guide to Getting into Nursing School is available in the TVCC Bookstore, Kaplan website, or Amazon.com.

The nursing department offers the test on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. The cost for the test is $35 (non-refundable) paid by money order or check to TVCC-Nursing.  Money is due one week before the test. Please bring your money order or check to the Nursing Department Administrative Assistant located at the Ontario Campus.

The Kaplan Pre-Nursing test is administered in the Nursing Department's computer lab, WTC 3. The test administration may be arranged at a local testing center for those individuals not located in the Ontario area.

The test is scheduled for a 2hr. 45 min. block of time. The potential applicant is provided a user name and password. Once inside the Kaplan Pre-Nursing examination, there is a short pre-test provided. Each section of the test is timed by Kaplan. The test covers the subjects of Math, Science, Reading, Writing. The Kaplan program provides a calculator during the test.

For further information, call the nursing department, 541-881-5940. TVCC reserves the right to change requirements without notice.

Admission to Treasure Valley Community College does not guarantee admission to the nursing program.

*Refer to "Technical Standards for Nursing" (website).

NOTE:

It is the policy of the Treasure Valley Community College Board of Education and the College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disability in any educational programs, activities or employment. Lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in career and technical education programs. Persons having questions about qual opportunity and non-discrimination should contact the Human Resources Director located in the Performing  Arts Center on the south side of the Four Rivers Cultural Center building.  

Human Resources 541.881.5838 541.881.2723 (TTY) HR@tvcc.cc

 

 

 

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Post-Acceptance Admission Requirements

All admitted TVCC Nursing Students must meet the following requirements before they can begin any Nursing courses:

  • Return "Intention to Enroll" form to the Nursing department.
  • Attend Mandatory Orientation. Students will be informed of orientation date, time, and location in their acceptance letter.
  • Submit Physical Examination form completed by a licensed physician or nurse practitioner*.
  • Successfully complete any outstanding nursing pre-requisite courses with a grade "C" or better.
  • Successfully pass a criminal background check through the agency designated by TVCC*.
  • Successfully pass a urine drug screen through the agency designated by TVCC*.
  • Submit proof of current immunizations*.
  • Submit proof of current CPR for Health Care Providers certification from the American Heart Association*.

*Applicants should not pursue meeting these requirements prior to being admitted into the nursing program. Admitted students will receive specific directions from TVCC's Nursing department on how to fulfill these requirements.

Still have questions? Contact Us, and a member of our nursing department staff will be happy to assist you.