Standards for Admission, Readmission, Transfer of Academic Credit and Graduation
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Applicants are responsible for requesting "Standards for Admission" for desired year of entrance into the nursing program
Information on the Nelson Denny and ACT testing is available at the SSC Testing Center.
*Note: Nelson-Denny may be taken only twice in a semester, for a total of four attempts.
The applicant completes the application procedure by submitting
to the Nursing
Office by March 31
The Admission Committee will meet in April to select the members of the fall nursing class. Each applicant will be notified of his/her admission status in writing by the Nursing and Health Sciences Division Chair. Any applicant not selected for admission is encouraged to meet with the Division Chair and/or nursing faculty for advisement and continued planning for possible future admission to the Program. In the event the admissions quota is not met after the stated deadline, there may be additional admissions meetings following the end of the spring semester. All active applications currently on file in the nursing office at the time of the admissions meeting will be reprioritized using the most current data available. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the program in writing via the address on file in the SSC Nursing office. Students are encouraged to keep the information in their file current with updated address, transcripts and test scores
Applicants admitted to the Program must complete the student health screening form prior to entering the Program. Nursing faculty reserve the right to deny admissions to clinical nursing courses, should the student’s health impinge on the safety of the student and/or patients. Such a decision would be a joint deliberation of college administration, the nursing faculty, the student involved, and the student’s health care provider
Career Mobility applicants (LPNs) have a different admission procedure and should request information from the Nursing Office.
Applicants who have filed an application form by deadline date, who meet Admission Requirements and who have submitted all requisite information will be considered for admission by the Admission Committee.
The Admission Commitee is comprised of the Nursing Division Chair, the Assistant Chair, nursing faculty, as well as three additional college members.
If admitted to the Program, applicants will be required to complete Long Term Care(LTC)/Home Health Aide (HHA) and CPR Certification (American Heart Association: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers) courses and provide verification of certification prior to entering N1616 (Survey of Human Dimensions). NOTE: Annual CPR recertification is required Contact the Nursing Office for information regarding where certification may be obtained. These certifications are not a requirement to be considered for admission, but must be completed prior to entering the Nursing Program. American Red Cross certification will not be accepted.
NOTE:: Applicants who are not accepted into the Program but wish to be reconsidered for the following year's class must complete an "Application Renewal Form" and submit it by the designated date on the form.
TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE = 118
Since class size is limited to assure quality clinical learning experiences for students who are admitted to the Program, applicants are ranked based on the following academic profile: (Total points possible 118)
Applicants with 12 or more hours of College credit applicable to Nursing Degree must use college
GPA (Refer to pg.1- section I-a). Only courses from the
Degree Requirements will be included to calculate GPA.
Applicants with 11 hours or less of College credit applicable to Nursing Degree - use High School GPA. (Points are not given for both College and High School GPAs. One or the other will be used based on the above-stated criteria).
b. ACT COMPOSITE SCORE - minimum required score is 19 (Score must be within last 5 years).
c. Math Subset Scores: (Score must be within last 5 years from one of the following).
ACT Score of 18 ----- 5pts (minimum requirement is 16) or
19 + ----10pts
d. Reading Score: (Scores must be within last 5 years from one of the following).
Nelson-Denny 15 -------- 5pts. 16 and above ---- 10pts., minimum required score is 15
e.. GRADE ACHIEVEMENT
English Comp I or II: Grade of A -----10pts., Grade of B ------5pts.
Principles of Biology or Anatomy or Physiology or Micro2224: Grade of A 15pts, Grade of B 10pts
f. Long Term Care (LTC) with Home Health Aide (HHA)Certification ------ 3 pts.
TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE = 118
The procedure to be used to prioritize between students with equal total possible points is as follows:
1. Composite Score: ACT
2. Reading Test Score: Nelson Denny
3. Grade Point Average (GPA) calculation of Science courses.
4. Math Subset Score: ACT
5. Overall GPA in support courses.
6. Long Term Care (LTC) with Home Health Aide (HHA) Certification
1. The applicant seeking readmission will complete and file with the Nursing Office "Application for Readmission" by the established deadline.
2. The application will be considered and acted upon by the Admission Committee.
3. The applicant will be notified in writing by the Nursing and Health Sciences Division Chair of the Committee's decision. Should the application for readmission be denied, a written statement of the rationale for the decision will be included in the letter.
A. Transfer students must comply with the Standards for Admission to the Nursing Program.
B. Transfer of Non-Nursing Credits:
Credit for non-nursing courses will be transferred if the grades and course descriptions are comparable to the criteria established by Seminole State Colllege and the Nursing Division. A grade of 'C' or higher must be achieved in all courses required for the degree.
C. Transfer of Nursing Credit:
1. Total number of nursing credit hours that can be transferred from another
nursing school is determined by the Seminole State College Nursing Division
2. Application for transfer of nursing courses will be considered on an individual basis. Factors considered will include comparability of course content and availability of space in the course for which the student is making admission application.
3. All state and college policies regarding tranfer of credit as outlined in the College Catalog also apply.
In order to graduate from Seminole State College with an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing degree, and therefore be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN), the student must meet the following graduation requirements:
1. All financial obligations to the College must be paid.
2. The student's overall grade point average must be 2.0
3. All courses in the entire nursing curriculum must be completed with a least a "C" grade. which also require passing clinical labs with a satisfactory grade. (See Degree requirements: Associate in Applied Science in Nursing).
4. Students are responsible for applying for degrees and licensing examinations within the deadlines set by the College and Oklahoma State Board of Nursing.
5. The student must meet any other requirements for graduation set by the College. (See SSC Catalog).
Applicants who are qualified aliens must present, in person, valid documentary evidence of :
The Board has the right to deny a license to an individual with a history of criminal background, disciplinary action on another health-related license or certification, or judicial declaration of mental incompetence [59 O.S. §567.8]. These cases are considered on an individual basis at the time application for licensure is made, with the exception of felony charges. An individual with a felony conviction cannot apply for licensure for at least five years after completion of all sentencing terms, including probation and suspended sentences, unless a presidential or gubernatorial pardon is received [59 O.S. §567.5 & 567.6].
Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
|First Year - Summer Semester Courses|
|BIOL 1214 Principles of Biology *||Class Hrs 0||Clinical Hrs 0||Credit Hrs 4|
|ENG 1113 English Comp I||Class Hrs 0||Clinical Hrs 0||Credit Hrs 3|
|PSY 1113 General Psychology||Class Hrs 0||Clinical Hrs 0||Credit Hrs 3|
|Total Summer Hours 10|
|First Year - Fall Semester: 1st Semester Nursing|
|NURS 1616 Survey of Human Dimensions||Class Hrs 4||Clinical Hrs 6||Credit Hrs 6|
|NURS 1552 Skills & Clinical Intervention Lab||Class Hrs 0||Clinical Hrs 6||Credit Hrs 2|
|NURS 1222 Applications of Clinical Microbiology##||Class Hrs 2||Clinical Hrs 0||Credit Hrs 2|
|BIOL 2214 Physiology**+||Class Hrs 0||Clinical Hrs 0||Credit Hrs 4|
|Total Fall Hours 14|
|First Year - Spring Semester: 2nd Semester Nursing|
|NURS 1528 Nursing Across the Lifespan||Class Hrs 5||Clinical Hrs 9||Credit Hrs 8|
|NURS 1421 Health Deviations I||Class Hrs 1||Clinical Hrs 0||Credit Hrs 1|
|ANAT 2114 Human Anatomy***+||Class Hrs 0||Clinical Hrs 0||Credit Hrs 4|
|---3 Psychology or Sociology Elective#||Class Hrs 0||Clinical Hrs 0||Credit Hrs 3|
|Total Spring Hours 16|
|Second Year - Fall Semester: 3rd Semester Nursing|
|NURS 2519 Nursing Care in Health Disruption||Class Hrs 5||Clinical Hrs 12||Credit Hrs 9|
|NURS 2521 Health Deviations II||Class Hrs 1||Clinical Hrs 0||Credit Hrs 1|
|GOV 1113 American Government||Class Hrs 0||Clinical Hrs 0||Credit Hrs 3|
|ENG 1213 English Comp II||Class Hrs 0||Clinical Hrs 0||Credit Hrs 3|
|Total Fall Hours 16|
|Second Year - Spring Semester: 4th Semester Nursing|
|NURS 2529 Nursing Care in Health, Maint. and Promotion||Class Hrs 4||Clinical Hrs 15||Credit Hrs 9|
|NURS 2531 Health Deviations III||Class Hrs 1||Clinical Hrs 0||Credit Hrs 1|
|HIST 1483 American History Survey to 1877 or||Class Hrs 0||Clinical Hrs 0||Credit Hrs 3|
|HIST 1493 American History Survey since 1877|
|NURS 2623 Nursing Capstone||Class Hrs 1||Clinical Hrs 6||Credit Hrs 3|
|Total Spring Hours 16|
|Total Program Hours 72|
|* Principles of Biology must be completed prior to entering first semester of nursing classes. For applicants who have already completed Physiology, it may be possible to substitute another life science course (zoology) and/or chemistry for Principles of Biology. Substitution requires Nursing and Health Sciences Division Chair approval.|
|+ Students who 1) earn a "C" or better in Principles of Biology; and 2) are declared as a "health-related" major; and 3) have an active application on file to the SSC Nursing Program may enroll in ANAT 2114 Human Anatomy, and BIOL 2214 Physiology.|
|** Physiology must be completed prior to entering the first year, second semester of nursing classes.|
|*** Anatomy should be completed prior to or concurrent with first year, second semester of nursing classes.|
|#Approval by the Division Chair is required.|
|##MICR 2224 may be substituted for NURS 1222. NURS 1222 or MICR 2224 should be completed prior to or concurrent with first year, first semester of nursing courses.|
|There are 72 credit hours required for the Associate in Applied Science in Nursing Degee.|