How to Apply

Applying to the Nursing Program at South Central College (SCC) involves 2 applications. 

First Application:

Applicant must apply and be admitted to the college. For additional college admissions information, please visit the Admissions webpage

  • Frequently applicants will take the required prerequisite courses at SCC
  • Depending on Accuplacer scores some applicants may require college readiness courses
  • Applicants may also take additional general education courses shown in the Course Sequence sheet prior to applying to the Nursing Program

Second Application:
The Nursing Program accepts applications twice a year.

 

Application Accepted

Priority Application

Result Letters Sent

# of LPN Starts

# of RN Starts

Fall Semester Start

March 1 – last Friday of June

March 1 – March 31

July 15

24

8 Mobility & 24 RN

Spring Semester Start

September 1 – last Friday of October

September 1 – September 30

November 21

24

32

Applications will be reviewed at the end of each month until cohort is filled or application window closes.

Minimum Qualifications:

 

LPN (Practical Nurse)

RN (Registered Nurse)

Admitted to SCC prior to applying to the Nursing Program

Yes

Yes

Provide proof of attendance at a Nursing Program Information Session within the previous year from applying to the program when you apply to the program.

Yes

Yes

Current Professional Certification

Provide evidence of current Nursing Assistant registry within the State of Minnesota

RN applicants who are not LPN’s must provide evidence of current Nursing Assistant registry within the State of Minnesota

LPN’s must provide evidence of current LPN licensure in the State of Minnesota. 

Provide evidence of completion of CHEM 108 or 110 or equivalent college course (science courses are valid if taken within the last 5 years).

Yes

Yes

Provide evidence of completion of BIOL 225 (or if the course is in progress at the time of application you may be considered if you successfully pass the course).

Yes

Yes

Provide evidence of completion of ENGL 100 (of if the course is in progress at the time of application you may be considered if you successfully pass the course).

Not required for LPN

Yes

Demonstrate a 2.7 – GPA and minimum of “C” grade in general education courses used for the Nursing Program.

Yes

Yes

Less than 1 retake of each general education course used in the Nursing Program (exceptions will be made by the Director of Nursing via an appeal)

Less than 1 retake of each general education course used in the program

Less than 1 retake of each general education course used in the program

Pass the Nursing TEAS Exam prior to applying to the program.  Results will be considered valid for 6 months. You must score 58.7 or higher to be considered but should try and score higher.  If TEAS Exam is not taken at SCC you must request ATI send official exam scores to SCC before the application deadline.

Taken prior to applying to the program and obtained a score higher than 58.7

Taken prior to applying to the program and obtained a score higher than 58.7

Demonstrate Good Academic Standing at the college.

Yes

Yes

Applicant must pass Background Check (for purposes of clinical placement) and applicants must maintain the CPR certification (for professional health care providers) throughout the length of the program.

Yes

Yes

 

Submit applicable Nursing Program application

Yes

Yes

 

After applying to the Nursing Program, there are 4 possible outcomes:

  • Application was incomplete and applicant was not considered
  • Accepted for the Fall/Spring start in the core Nursing courses in the semester you applied for
  • Informed you are on a wait list for the semester you applied for (in the event of an opening in the program, applicants on the wait list may be called up to start the core Nursing courses
  • Informed you were not accepted.  Applicants that were not accepted are encouraged to reapply during the next application period after reviewing the criteria above and taking steps to improve their chances of being selected based on the criteria above

Background Study:
Minnesota law requires that any person who provides services that involve direct contact with patients and residents at a health care facility licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health have a background study conducted by the state.  An individual who is disqualified from having direct patient contact as a result of the background study and whose disqualification is not set aside by the Commissioner of Health will not be permitted to participate in a clinical placement in a Minnesota licensed health care facility.  Failure to participate in a clinical placement required by the academic program could result in ineligibility to qualify for a degree in that program.  Questions and concerns about the background check can be directed to the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Licensing Division, 444 Lafayette Blvd., St. Paul, M 55144-3824.  Phone (651) 296-3971, Fax: (651) 296-1490.  Web address http://mn.gov/dhs/

 

 

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