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Program Admission


IMPORTANT NOTE:

The deadline for Spring 2015 application submission has passed.

The deadline for Fall 2015 application submission for both the Generic AD Program and the LPN Mobility Program is midnight on Monday, February 2, 2015. Applications and official supporting documentation must be received by the RCTC Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline.

Applications will be reviewed for completion and eligibility after the deadline. Students will be notified of admission status within 60 business days.

A Point System is used for rating applications for the Generic AD Program. ONLY letter grades of "B" (3.00) or better will be awarded points for admission.

Application to Rochester Community and Technical College Nursing Programs is a multi-step process:

You must have an active admission status at RCTC to apply and be considered for admission to the nursing programs. This includes submitting official high school and college transcripts (if any) for evaluation. The Online Application (found at http://www.rctc.edu/admissions/html/application_form.html) should be used if:

    • You are applying as a new student.
    • It's been more than one year since taking classes at RCTC.
    • You have previously applied for admission to RCTC but did not register or attend classes.

Seek academic advisement to ensure that all prerequisites are completed.

Complete and submit an Application by February 1 for the next Fall semester or September 15 for the next Spring semester. Students will be admitted according to the admission point structure noted on the application.

Have the appropriate major selected (Nursing: Associate Degree or Nursing: Practical Nursing Transition).

Generic AD Program (Associate Degree Nursing):

Prerequisites:
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Nursing Assistant Course (NA 1500 or equivalent)
  • Cumulative GPA 2.5 or above (grades from the past 5 years are considered)
  • Grade of C or better in a full year of high school or one semester of college in the following courses:
    • Biology with a lab component within the last 5 years
    • Chemistry with a lab component within the last 5 years
  • Demonstrated college level reading and writing skills required (*)
  • Grade of C or better in Elementary Algebra (Math 0098 or equivalent) (*)
    * Please call the Welcome Center at (507) 285-7557 for further information on academic assessments.

Admission: Admitted students will be required:

  • To attend a mandatory Nursing Orientation. Nursing acceptance letter will identify the sessions and times available.
  • To pay a $300 deposit to hold a place in the Nursing Program. (The deposit is applied toward the first semester tuition and is refundable if application is withdrawn in writing up to 30 days before the semester begins).
  • To submit completed health forms to the Nursing Department. The requirements and necessary forms will be included with your offer letter and provided during orientation.
  • To complete a State of Minnesota Background Study and a national criminal background check. Information is provided during orientation.
  • To obtain and remain current with CPR for the Professional Rescuer/ Health Care Provider.

LPN to ADN Mobility Program (Advanced Standing / Transition):

Prerequisites:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Cumulative GPA 2.5 or above (grades from the past 5 years are considered)
  • Current CPR for the Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer (online CPR is not accepted)
  • Successful completion (Grade of C or better) of AD Program Semester I general education courses:
    • BIOL 1217 within the last 5 years (**)
    • CHEM 1117 within the last 5 years (**)
    • ENGLISH 1117
  • Grade of C or better in Elementary Algebra (Math 0098 or equivalent)

** (5-year Science rule can be waived if currently working as an LPN and by providing valid employment information as noted on the Application).

Admission: Admitted students will be required:

  • To attend a mandatory Nursing Orientation. Nursing acceptance letter will identify the sessions and times available.
  • To submit completed health forms to the Nursing Department. The requirements and necessary forms will be included with your offer letter and provided during orientation.
  • To complete a State of Minnesota Background Study and a national criminal background check. Information is provided during orientation.
  • To obtain and remain current with CPR for the Professional Rescuer/ Health Care Provider.

Admission Criteria and Generic AD Application

LPN to ADN Mobility Program Application

 Scholarships are available for qualifying students.

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Last Updated: December 8, 2014

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