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Program Admission


Applications received between April 1 and June 1, 2016 will be evaluated and considered.

Prerequisites:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 (grades from the past 5 years are considered)
  • Demonstrated college level reading and writing skills required. (**)
  • Math 0094 or CHEM 1101 with a "C" or better or equivalent. (**)
  • **Please call the Welcome Center at (507) 285-7557 for further information on academic assessments. (Students may need to complete developmental courses in Math and English if Academic Skills Assessment Program (ACCUPLACER) scores are below recommended level).

  • Successful completion of a Nursing Assistant course (NA 1500) or equivalent.
  • Health 1110 or equivalent CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider.

Application to the Practical Nursing Program:

  • Meet college admission requirements.
  • Complete RCTC Practical Nursing application form.
  • Submit official transcripts from high school and college (if any) for evaluation.
  • Seek academic advisement to ensure that all prerequisites are completed.

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, physical exam, immunizations, hepatitis, annual Mantoux and health insurance documentation (the required forms will be included with offer letters).
  • To complete a State of Minnesota Background Study and a national criminal background check (information is provided during the mandatory Nursing Orientation)
  • To obtain and remain current with CPR for the Professional Rescuer/Healthcare Provider. Training must be received in a face-to-face format, online certification is not acceptable.

Admission Point Structure

Cumulative GPA

General Education

Previous Degree

Other

3.75 – 4.00 = 24

BIOL 1107 = 5

Associate’s = 1

 

3.50 – 3.74 = 21

(or BIOL 1217 and BIOL 1218)

Bachelor’s = 2

Direct Patient  Care Employment = 3

3.25 – 3.49 = 18

ENGL 1117 = 3

Master’s = 3

     Max = 3

3.00 – 3.24 = 15

PSYC 2618 = 3

     Max = 3

2.75 – 2.99 = 12

     Max = 11

2.50 – 2.74 = 9

2.25 – 2.49 = 6

2.00 – 2.24 = 3

     Max = 24

 

 

 

  • Admission to the program will be based on total accumulation of points earned prior to the admission deadline.

  • Points will be awarded, as indicated above, for courses completed with letter grades of “B” (3.00) or better.

  • Points will only be awarded for the highest degree completed.

  • Proof of NA Registry can be obtained by calling 800-397-6124, follow verbal prompts and have letter faxed to Admissions 507-280-3529.

Practical Nursing Program Application (pdf)

 

Last Updated: June 25, 2015

 

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