Routes for Admission to the Nursing Program, ADMISSION TO NURSING

ROUTES FOR ADMISSION TO THE NURSING PROGRAM

Students may apply to the Nursing Program as follows:

 

When to Submit Your Nursing Application for Fall 2018

 NURSING APPLICANTS FOR SEPTEMBER, 2018WHO ARE CURRENTLY IN ATTENDANCE AT NCC:

 - If you are currently matriculated:  you may submit your request to transfer into Nursing from March 5, 2018 to March 23, 2018, to the Nursing Department in the Life Sciences Building, room 319. 

 - If you are currently a non-degree student:  consult the Office of the Registrar to determine whether or not you have to submit additional documents to apply for matriculated study in Nursing.  You may submit your request to transfer into Nursing from March 5, 2018 to March 23, 2018, to the Nursing Department in the Life Sciences Building, room 319. 

(IMPORTANT: All necessary documents must be received and evaluated by the Office of Registrar prior to applying to Nursing).

NURSING APPLICANTS FOR SEPTEMBER, 2018WHO ARE NOT IN ATTENDANCE AT NCC:

Apply electronically by visiting the ADMISSIONS portion of the NCC website (www.ncc.edu) and use the application for DEGREE-SEEKING students.

(IMPORTANT: Apply immediately.  Your completed application and all supporting documents must be received by Admissions no later than March 23, 2018.)

 

When to Submit Your Nursing Application for Spring 2019

NURSING APPLICANTS FOR JANUARY, 2019 -  WHO WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE AT NCC DURING THE FALL, 2018 SEMESTER :

 - Follow directions above for either matriculated or non-degree students. You may submit your request to transfer into Nursing from October 1, 2018 to October 19, 2018.

(IMPORTANT: All necessary documents must be received and evaluated by the Office of Registrar prior to applying to Nursing).

NURSING APPLICANTS FOR JANUARY, 2019 -  WHO WILL NOT BE IN ATTENDANCE AT NCC DURING THE FALL, 2018 SEMESTER:

- Apply electronically beginning the second week of September 2018.  Your completed application and all supporting documents must be received by Admissions no later than October 19. 2018.

Admission to the Nursing Program at Nassau Community College (NCC) is granted to applicants via one of the following procedures:

a) Admission with only high school credentials

b) Change of Program (usually from liberal arts to nursing)

c) Transfer from another college

d) Advanced Standing for LPN applicants

e) Articulation with select Licensed Practical Nursing Programs

 

Obtaining a seat in the Nursing Program is highly competitive, and is based on:

  • An evaluation of general education/liberal arts courses completed at the time of admission that are relevant to NCC’s Nursing Program

    Note: This does not apply to applicants in category (a) above

  • Scores obtained on the Nursing admissions test (TEAS or Test of Essential Academic Skills)

    Note: This does not apply to applicants in categories (d) and (e) above

    •  To register for this test, visit the following website: www.atitesting.com
    •  When registering on the ATI website, applicants must indicate that scores should be sent to Nassau Community College, Office of Admissions
    •  NCC is a testing site for the TEAS test. If you are testing at NCC and already have an NCC ID number, please supply it at the time of the test
    •  Scores must be received in time to meet the regular fall or spring deadlines for submission of application materials to the Nursing Program
    • For more information on the TEAS

NOTE: All applicants to the Nursing Program must be legally eligible for employment and licensure in the United States at the time of application to the Nursing Program.

Potential applicants to Nassau Community College’s Nursing Program should read the following Departmental Requirements and Guidelines, prior to deciding to apply to the Nursing Program, to make certain that nursing is an appropriate career choice.

 1. Those applicants who are required to take the College’s placement examination in reading, English and mathematics, and whose test scores indicate a need for remediation in any of these subject areas, must complete all mandated remedial requirements before entering the Nursing Program.

2. Nursing students are required to submit evidence of a physical examination, antibody titers, and inoculations, prior to the beginning of the first semester and annually thereafter.

3. Nursing students must be of good moral character and may be subject to criminal background checks and random drug screening.

4. Nursing students must be able to independently complete a patient assessment through visualization, direct and indirect auscultation, detection of odors, palpation, and percussion.

5. Nursing students must be able to perform gross and fine motor movements and must possess the physical strength and stamina to provide safe nursing care.

6. Nursing students must be alert, able to think critically and problem-solve, possess emotional stability and flexibility, and be able to communicate effectively in English.

7. Students are required to adhere to those departmental policies that are distributed to all nursing students at the beginning of each academic year.

8. A minimum grade of 75 (C+) must be obtained in each of the required Clinical Nursing courses.

9. A minimum of 17 credits (including NUR 101) must be completed before progressing to NUR 105.

10. Nursing students must supply their own required uniforms and equipment.

11. Nursing students are required to supply their own transportation to clinical settings.

12. Nursing students must be legally eligible for employment and professional licensure in the United States.

13. Nursing students must submit a copy of current certification of competency in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (for the health care provider) prior to admission to NUR 101. After February 16, 2016 the BLS Provider card takes its place.

14. College courses applicable to the Nursing Program completed at other colleges must be transferred in prior to admission to the Nursing Program. Science courses completed more than ten years prior to admission will not be accepted.

15. Questions or concerns about the Nursing Program may be directed to:

ACEN – Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.,
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850,
Atlanta, GA 30326
 

 

APPLICANTS SEEKING ADMISSION WITH ONLY HIGH SCHOOL CREDENTIALS

 

If you are applying to Nassau Community College’s Nursing Program with only high school credentials, you must meet the criteria for admission outlined in the “Programs and Admissions Requirements” chart in the current “Application for Admission” booklet or in the electronic version of the chart that accompanies our electronic application.

These requirements are:

  • Average of at least 80 in three years of English
  • Average of at least 80 in two years of college preparatory math
  • Average of at least 80 in three years of science, including a year of biology
  • Average of at least 80 in English, math and science grades, combined
  • Results of TEAS Exam

Meeting these criteria is not a guarantee of admission; rather, it means that you will be considered for admission.

If you are applying with only high school credentials, you may only apply for admission as a daytime student.


 

APPLICANTS WITH PRIOR COLLEGE CREDITS

 

General Information:

IMPORTANT NOTE: TO EARN NCC’s NURSING DEGREE, AT LEAST 33 CREDITS THAT APPLY TO THE PROGRAM MUST BE COMPLETED AT NCC.

This section applies to all students who have ever attended college, whether at Nassau Community College or elsewhere. Whether you have completed just one course or an entire program, your previous college transcript(s) is/are evaluated to determine which courses apply to NCC’s Nursing Program.

Beginning with the class entering in January, 2016, there are technically no prerequisite courses for admission to Nassau Community College’s nursing program.  INSTEAD, applicants are evaluated for admission based on:

  • Their results on the TEAS exam
    • Your scores must be at least in the “Proficient” range (score of 58.7 or higher) in reading, math and English in order for you to remain eligible for consideration for admission to NCC’s Nursing Program.
  • Their performance in the general education/liberal arts courses that are part of the Nursing Program curriculum
    • Only courses that were completed with a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher are considered. The average of your grades for these courses must be at least a “B” (3.0).
    • Courses that are not a part of NCC’s Nursing Program are disregarded.
    • The more courses you have completed from the 33 general education/liberal arts courses in the Nursing Program, and the higher your grades in these courses, the greater your chance of admission to the Nursing Program.

 IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Applicable science courses completed ten or more years prior to admission to nursing will not be accepted.
  • Applicants will not be considered for admission to the Nursing Program if they have attempted AHS 131 more than twice (including grades below “C” and grades of “W”), at NCC or elsewhere, in the 10 years preceding admission to the Nursing Program.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ADMISSION TO NURSING IS NOT GUARANTEED TO ANY APPLICANT, REGARDLESS OF COURSES COMPLETED OR GRADES RECEIVED.

If you are accepted to the Nursing Program after having completed some, or even all, of the general education/liberal arts courses included in the program, it will still take an additional four semesters to complete the Nursing Program as NUR 101, 105, 203, 204 must be taken sequentially, one at a time. However, your course load will be lighter, depending on how many general education/liberal arts courses are completed prior to entering the Nursing curriculum.


 

CHANGE OF PROGRAM APPLICANTS

 

NON-DEGREE STUDENTS

 
 

If you have not already done so:

Submit an OFFICIAL copy of your final high school transcript to the Office of the Registrar.

Note: If you have a previous college degree (either an associate's or bachelor's degree), your high school transcript is not required.

Submit OFFICIAL copies of transcripts from ALL colleges previously attended to the Office of the Registrar.

Ask the Registrar to perform a CREDIT EVALUATION of all your previous transcripts, and transfer in all courses that are relevant to Nassau Community College's nursing program.

Register for and take the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) exam, so that your scores are available for submission prior to the end of application period.

• You must register for this test online at the following website: http://www.atitesting.com

You can purchase a practice book for the test at this website, or you can purchase it at the NCC Bookstore.

• You may also take a prep course through Nassau's Lifelong Learning/Continuing Education Office. Contact them at (516) 572-7472, or by email at ContinuingEducation@ncc.edu

Visit the Nursing Department during the application periods, to submit your unofficial copies of ALL your college transcripts and a copy of your TEAS scores. While there, you will fill out a "Request for Change of Program Form", attach your transcript copies and TEAS scores to it, and leave it with the Nursing Department. 

Some students entering NCC may wish to complete some, or all, of the general education/liberal arts courses in the Nursing Program prior to applying for Nursing.

  • Students generally enroll as liberal arts students in the Associate in Arts program (LAAA).
  • Students who have already earned an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree generally enroll as non-degree students.
  • Please consult the Admissions Office concerning your application options.

 

MATRICULATED STUDENTS

 

If you are currently attending NCC as a matriculated student:

  • Apply directly to the Nursing Program as a “Change of Program” student; do not file a new application for admission through the Admissions Office.
    • Present your transcripts (from ALL colleges attended, including NCC) and your TEAS score report to the Nursing Department (Life Sciences Building, Room 319).
    • Applications are accepted beginning March 5, 2018 until March 23, 2018, for consideration for admission to the Fall 2018 semester. In the Fall semester, there is both a daytime program and a small evening program.
    • Applications are accepted beginning October 1, 2018 until October 19, 2018, for consideration for admission to the Spring 2019 semester.  In the Spring semester, there is only a daytime program.

If the last college you attended was NCC, but you are not currently in attendance:

  • Please readmit through the Office of Admissions, using a paper Readmit application, and inform the office staff that you are interested in applying to the Nursing Program.
  • All of the deadlines and TEAS information above still apply.
 

 

TRANSFER APPLICANTS

 

You are considered a transfer applicant to the Nursing Program if you have either:

  • Attended college anywhere, except NCC
  • Attended NCC, but attended another college since last attending NCC

Transfer applicants should apply to Nassau’s Nursing Program through the Office of Admissions by following these steps:

  • Complete NCC’s Application for Admission, paying the appropriate application fee
  • Have official transcripts from ALL previous colleges attended sent to: 
Office of Admissions
Nassau Community College
1 Education Drive
Garden City, NY 11530 
 
  • Have at least a “B” average (3.0) in all completed general education/liberal arts courses that apply to NCC’s Nursing Program

NOTE: Grades below “C” in courses that are applicable to NCC’s Nursing Program will be ignored for purposes of transfer to the Nursing Program. There is a limit, however, on the number of attempts allowed for AHS 131

  • Take the TEAS exam (Test of Essential Academic Skills) and have the scores sent to the address above
    • Go to www.atitesting.com for information about the TEAS
    • NCC is a testing site for the TEAS test
    • Your scores must be at least in the “Proficient” range (score of 58.7 or higher) in reading, math and English in order for you to remain eligible for consideration for admission to NCC’s Nursing Program.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: For admissions consideration, transfer applicants must submit their applications, ALL transcripts and TEAS scores to the Office of Admissions by the following dates:
    • March 23, 2018 when applying for the day or evening Nursing Program starting the Fall 2018 semester.
    • October 19, 2018 when applying for admission to the day Nursing Program in Spring 2019 semester.

 

LPN APPLICANTS SEEKING ADVANCED STANDING

The opportunity for “Advanced Standing” is available to Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs).  This procedure enables you to “challenge” the first semester of the Nursing Program (NUR 101) and enter as a second semester student.

Advanced Standing candidates will have to provide a written response to a scenario presented during an in-person interview.

To challenge NUR 101:

  • Complete prerequisite courses: ENG 101, PSY 203, MAT 102, AHS 131, AHS 132
  • Pass the Computation of Dosage Examination with a grade of 90 percent or higher
  • Obtain a grade of “C” or higher on Excelsior College’s examination in “Fundamentals of Nursing”
  • Pass the NUR 101- Patient Care Performance Examination (three-part exam consisting of two-hour simulated patient care situation, a multiple-choice exam on the psycho-sociocultural aspects of patient care, and an“intake and output” simulation)
  • Receive a minimum grade of “C” in NUR 100 (Introduction to Associate Degree Nursing)

 

LPN APPLICANTS: ARTICULATION WITH SELECT PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAMS

In order to qualify for admission with Advanced Standing after completing a Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program at BOCES, VEEB or Hunter Business School candidates must:

  • Have completed the LPN Program within 18 months prior to entering NCC
  • Earned an average of 90 percent or higher in the LPN Program
  • Be recommended by the Director of the LPN Program
  • Meet NCC requirements for matriculated study
  • Complete any required remedial course(s)
  • Complete co-requisite courses for NUR 101
  • Pass the Computation of Dosage examination with a grade of 90 percent or higher
  • Receive a minimum grade of “C” in NUR 100 (Introduction to Associate Degree Nursing)

Candidates should contact the Advanced Standing Advisor by e-mail at LPNtoRN@ncc.edu


 

THE TEAS (TEST OF ESSENTIAL ACADEMIC SKILLS) - PRE-NURSING TEST

All applicants to the Nursing Program (except LPNs planning to pursue advanced standing or those articulating from select LPN programs) are required to take the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills), the ATI pre-nursing test. Information about the examination is available from the Office of Admissions, from the Nursing Department, and on the NCC Nursing Department’s website.

  • Your TEAS scores must be at least in the “Proficient” range (score of 58.7 or higher) in reading, math and English, in order for you to remain eligible for consideration for admission to NCC’s Nursing Program. The higher your scores on these portions of the TEAS, the greater your chance of admission to the Nursing Program.
  • New applicants to NCC must submit the results of the TEAS test to the Office of Admissions by the deadline date for submission of nursing applications (see NCC Admissions Application).
    • Change of Program applicants must submit their test results to the Nursing Department by the last day for submission of Change of Program applications:
    • NCC is a testing site for the TEAS test.  If you are testing at NCC and already have an NCC ID number, please supply it at the time of the exam.
    • A practice book for the TEAS test is available for purchase on the ATI website and in Nassau Community College’s bookstore.
    • The applicant is responsible for the cost of the examination.
    • TEAS scores must be no more than two years old at the Nursing application deadline date; applicants may repeat the test as often as they wish.

 

WAITING LIST

There is NO WAITING LIST for admission to Nassau Community College’s Nursing Program.


 

RE-APPLYING

If you were not offered a seat in the Nursing Program when you first applied, you are welcome to apply during the next application period. There is no limit to the number of times you may apply.

If you were previously admitted to our Nursing Program and chose not to attend, you will have to re-apply and meet the current criteria for admission. Having been admitted in the past does not guarantee that you will be admitted once again, as the applicant pool changes every semester.


 

FOREIGN CREDENTIALS

If you are submitting high school and/or college records from a school outside the United States, you may be asked to have these records evaluated by an independent agency, such as the World Education Services (WES) in New York City, to determine whether or not you are eligible for admission and whether or not we will be able to award you any transfer credit.

If you were educated as a nurse outside the United States, you may or may not require further education in order to become an R.N. in the United States. To make this determination, you should obtain an application for the required verification of your credentials from:

The Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)

P.O. Box 8628
Philadelphia, PA 19104-8628
PHONE: (215) 349-8767
FAX: (215) 662-0425
E-MAIL: empire@cgfns.org
WEB: www.cgfns.org
 

 
                                                   

THE A.S. NURSING PROGRAM

(64 Credit Program) 

Nursing Courses: 33 Credits
NUR 101 Fundamentals of Nursing 7
NUR 105 Comprehensive Nursing Care I 8
NUR 203 Comprehensive Nursing Care II 8
NUR 204 Comprehensive Nursing Care III 8
 Total Nursing Credits:  31
 
General Education Courses:   Credits:
ENG 101 (Composition I)  3
PSY 203 (General Psychology I)   3
PSY 216 (Lifespan Human Development)  3
MAT 102 (Introduction to Statistics)  3
PHI 110 Bio Ethics  3
 
AHS 131 (Anatomy & Physiology I)   4
AHS 132 (Anatomy & Physiology II)  4
AHS 202 (Medical Microbiology)  4
 
Electives:*   6
Total General Education Credits: 33
Total Nursing Program Credits: 64

                    *One elective (3 credits) chosen from one of the following SUNY GER Attribute Types:

  • American History (GAMH – SUNY GER American History)
  • Other World Civilizations (GOWC – SUNY GER Other World Civilizations)
  • Western Civilization (GWEH – SUNY GER Western Civilization)                                                       

**One elective (3 credits) chosen from one of the following SUNY GER Attribute Types:

  • The Arts (GART – SUNY GER The Arts)
  • Foreign Languages (GFOL – SUNY GER Foreign Language)

A.S. PROGRAM IN NURSING BY SEMESTER

First Semester Credits
NUR 101 Fundamentals of Nursing 7
AHS 131 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
ENG 101 Composition I 3
PSY 203 General Psychology I 3
Total Semester Credits: 17
 
Second Semester Credits
NUR 105 Comprehensive Nursing Care I  8
AHS 132 Anatomy and Physiology II  4
MAT 102 Introduction to Statistics  3
Total Semester Credits 15
  
Third Semester Credits
NUR 203 Comprehensive Nursing Care II 8
AHS 202 Medical Microbiology 4
PSY 216 Life Span Development 3
Total Semester Credits 15
 
Fourth Semester Credits
NUR 204 Comprehensive Nursing Care III 8
PHI 110 Bio Ethics 3
Elective * 3
Elective ** 3
Total Semester Credits 17
Total Program Credits 64

 

The Nursing Courses must be taken in sequence. General Education courses can be taken out of sequence providing that the courses’ pre and co-requisites are followed. See the following page for Co-requisites and Pre-requisites:

CO AND PRE-REQUISITES

Course:    Co-requisites:  Pre-requisites:
NUR 101 ENG 101 (Composition I) None
  PSY 203 (General Psychology I)  
  AHS 131 (Anatomy & Physiology I)   
 
NUR 105 AHS 132 (Anatomy & Physiology II) NUR 101 (Fundamentals of Nursing)
  MAT 102 (Introduction to Statistics) ENG 101 (Composition I)
    PSY 203 (General Psychology I)
    AHS 131 (Anatomy & Physiology I)
 
NUR 203 PSY 216 (Lifespan Human Development) NUR 105 (Comprehensive Nursing Care I)
  AHS 202 (Medical Microbiology) ENG 101 (Composition I)
    PSY 203 (General Psychology I)
    AHS 131 (Anatomy & Physiology I)
    AHS 132 (Anatomy & Physiology II)
    MAT 102 (Introduction to Statistics)
 
NUR 204 PHI 110 Bio Ethics NUR 203 (Comprehensive Nursing Care II)
  Elective * ENG 101 (Composition I)
  Elective**  PSY 203 (General Psychology I)
    AHS 131 (Anatomy & Physiology I)
    AHS 132 (Anatomy & Physiology II)
    MAT 102 (Introduction to Statistics)
    PSY 216 (Lifespan Human Development)
    AHS 202 (Medical Microbiology)