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Practical Nursing Admissions Point System

Thursday, September 21, 2017

nursing studentPractical Nursing Students will be selected for enrollment by a point system, based on the following criteria: Kaplan Admission Test scores, advanced coursework, and medical certifications.

Note: Transfer credits will be evaluated by the Registrar’s Office and added to the permanent record for students enrolled in the Practical Nursing program. Credits earned at another college will be transferred to UA-PTC if the institution is regionally accredited or is an Arkansas state-approved institution. Credits earned at other institutions will not be calculated in the grade-point average at UA-PTC. Grades of A, B or C are transferable. Grades of D or F are not transferable.

Education points:

Official college transcripts must be included in the PN admission packet showing a grade of “C” or better to receive points.

One (1) point may be earned for each course listed below:

ENGL 1311 English Composition I
ENGL 1312 English Composition II
CIS 1103 Computer Concepts
PSYC 2300 Psychology and the Human Experience
SOCI 2300 Introduction to Sociology
COLL 1300 College Seminar: A Pathway to Excellence

OR

COLL 1302 Career Seminar

Two (2) points may be earned for each course listed below:

BIOL 2401 Microbiology
CHEM 1403 Fundamental Chemistry I

OR

CHEM 1405 General Chemistry

Certification Points:

The applicant may receive points for having current certifications in one or more of the following areas. Proof of current certification is required.

Certified Nursing Assistant (1 point)
Medical Assistant (2 points)
EMT (2 points)
Paramedic (2 points)
Military Trained Medic (2)

Official transcripts and certifications are required from each certification course, college or university attended.

Note: Applicants are required to score at or above the 50% level in both Reading and Math on the Kaplan Admission Test be eligible for acceptance to the program.

Kaplan Admission Test Score Points:

Reading:
90%-100% (15)
80%-89% (10)
70%-79% (5)
60%-69% (4)
50%-59% (3)

Mathematics:
90%-100% (15)
80%-89% (10)
70%-79% (5)
60%-69% (4)
50%-59% (3)

Science:
90%-100% (15)
80%-89% (10)
70%-79% (5)
60%-69% (4)
50%-59% (3)

Writing:
90%-100% (15)
80%-89% (10)
70%-79% (5)
60%-69% (4)
50%-59% (3)

Critical Thinking:
90%-100% (15)
80%-89% (10)
70%-79% (5)
60%-69% (4)
50%-59% (3)

If for any reason the first 30-40 students selected do not return in writing intent to register for the fall term and complete all admission requirements in the time allotted, alternates having met admission criteria in the time allotted are contacted using the same point system, in order from the highest points earned.

If not accepted, a student may request admission for the following year by submitting another request for Practical Nursing Admission. The Kaplan Admission test may be retaken or scores from the previous year may be used. The points received plus any additional points earned will be used to rank them in the group of applicants for that year.