Students wishing to apply for admission to the College of Nursing must follow the following admissions process. The admissions process requires application both to the University and to the College of Nursing.
Admission to the University
1. Automatic or regular unconditional admission into the university as defined in the University Undergraduate Catalog. The acceptance letter for enrollment in the university does not automatically qualify students for acceptance in the nursing program.
2. Satisfy all sections of THEA (Texas Higher Education Assessment) or an equivalent test by achieving the scores as illustrated or be exempt as described below:
THEA: Reading 230; Math 230; Writing 220; ACCUPLACER: Reading 78; Elementary Algebra 63; Written Essay 6; Sentence Skills 80
Exemption is based on: the student’s performance on the following:
(SAT II scores are not acceptable)
SAT and ACT scores are valid for only five years from the date of testing and all requirements listed above must be met on the same test date. TAAS and TAKS scores are valid for only three years from the date of testing and scores for exemption purposes must be on the first attempt.
Other exemptions include:
A). A student who has graduated with an associate or baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
B). A STUDENT WHO IS SERVING ON ACTIVE DUTY AS AMEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE United States, the Texas National Guard, or as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States and has been serving for at least three years preceding enrollment. A certified copy of orders or documentation showing length of service is required.
C). A student who on or after August 1, 1990, was honorably discharged, retired, or released from duty as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States. A certified copy of the certificate of release is required.
Note: Test results obtained by "B" rule or "C" rule are not accepted by the College of Nursing as meeting admission requirements.
3. Any student with a Provisional Admission status must meet the Admission Release Policy requirements prior to being classified as a pre-nursing major.
Admission to Clinical Studies
All students who have met prerequisite requirements for nursing must apply to the College of Nursing for admission to clinical studies. Students are accepted into clinical studies in the spring and fall of each year. Admission to clinical studies is competitive and on a space available basis. Deadlines for application are March 1st for fall admission and October 1st for spring admission.
Students seeking admission to clinical studies must meet the following Criteria:
Complete the Pre-Nursing Program (Lower Division) with a minimum 2.75 overall, cumulative grade-point-average (BPA), and a minimum 2.75 GPA in support courses (totaling 30 semester credit hours) in the following areas: anatomy and physiology, chemistry, sociology, psychology, nutrition, and human development throughout the life span.
a.Completion of all natural science courses within the last five (5) years of admission with a minimum grade of “C”: anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and chemistry: and, completion of all support courses within 10 years of admission: sociology, psychology, nutrition, and human development life span.
b.The assessment of dated credits and courses requiring updating is made upon receipt of a completed application to the College of Nursing.
c.Courses classified as support and the natural science courses may not be repeated more than once to achieve a passing grade of “C”. Also, no more than two (2) of the above group courses may be repeated.
Admission Procedures for Acceptance to Clinical Studies Upper Division
1. Submission of an application to the University through the Office of Admissions in accordance with the defined criteria for admissions as outline in the Prairie View A&M University Undergraduate Catalog and the College of Nursing Department of Student Services. An acceptance letter for enrollment in the University does not guarantee a student’s acceptance and enrollment in clinical studies (upper division).
2. Submission of documentation for a completed physical examination; a negative Tuberculin (TB) Skin Test and/or negative chest x-ray; required immunizations; measles, mumps, rubella, chicken-pox (varicella), tetanus, and Hepatitis B vaccination series. Proof of immunity by blood titers is acceptable for Hepatitis B, varicella, and measles, mumps, and rubella.
3. Submission of a current CPR certification by the American Heart Association.
4. Negative criminal background check and drug screening test by a designated approved agency of the College of Nursing.
5.Acquisition of the student professional liability insurance coverage by a designated approved agency of the College of Nursing.
Verification of applicant’s decision to accept the offer of admission to the nursing program must be received within two weeks from the date of offer for admission. Final admission decisions are dependent on receipt of the completed application package and space availability. Applicants not accepted for admission to the clinical studies upped division may be placed on a waiting list for the semester of application only. Applicants not admitted may reapply at the next admissions period.
Any student applying for transfer of courses from another baccalaureate nursing program must fulfill all requirements for admission to the University and the College of Nursing. Only nursing courses from a nationally accredited baccalaureate program may be considered for possible transfer credit. Pass/Fail courses are not accepted. Program placement is determined on an individual basis by the College of Nursing.
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