Admission and Program Requirements
In addition to the general College admissions requirements students seeking entrance into the Associate of Science in Nursing program must have completed or earned the following:
- High School Grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
- ACT minimum score of 21
Applicants who do not meet the above criteria are considered if they can show that they have accomplished 24 semester hours or more of college credit with a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
Math for Clinical Practice Requirement
All ASN nursing courses with a clinical component integrate math for medication administration. A math for medication administration test appropriate to the course and delineated in each course syllabus must be passed at a level of 78% or better in order to successfully complete the course.
Please note: Students intending to continue in the RN-BSN Completion option must fulfill the appropriate prerequisite math coursework to allow enrollment in a general statistics course.
ASN Test Average Policy
In the ASN Program, an overall test average of 78% or above must be achieved in each nursing course in order to successfully complete the course. Computation of the "test average" for a specific course will be described in the course syllabus and may include tests, quizzes and exams. Courses may have additional grading requirements which will be communicated in the course syllabus at the beginning of the course. Students who do not meet the 78% test and/or quiz average within a specific ASN course will be assigned a course grade of D or F based on the percentage grade attained for tests and/or quizzes. This grade will be assigned according to the Nursing Program Grading Scale.
ASN Program Progression
Since course knowledge is cumulative, ASN students receiving a WF or grade below a "C" in a required nursing course will not be permitted to continue in the ASN curriculum and will be withdrawn from the Nursing Program. Students who wish to continue in the nursing program must apply for readmission to the ASN Program for the following academic year, however readmission is not guaranteed. The ASN selection committee will make the determination based upon ranking and seat availability.
A student wishing to be considered for readmission must complete the "Request for Readmission" process through the ASN Program Coordinator. this process must be initiated by the student, and it is the student's responsibility to complete this process in order to be considered. A student will only be considered for one readmission into the ASN Program.
Any student receiving a WF or grade below a "C" in nursing course who is readmitted to the Nursing Program will be withdrawn from the Nursing Program with a subsequent WF or grade below a "C". All nursing students are also required to abide by the established dress code.