APPLYING TO THE NURSING PROGRAM AT SCC INVOLVES TWO APPLICATIONS

 

The Practical Nursing program is happy to announce a "Bonus" application. The "Bonus" application is a one-time opportunity. This application window opens September 15 and closes October 15 at 4:00 p.m. Applicants from the "Bonus" application cycle will start in the core-PN program January (spring term) 2015. Click here to learn more about this "Bonus" application opportunity for the Practical Nursing program and to see if you qualify!

 

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First Application:

Students will first apply to the college to become a "Pre-Nursing" student. To be admitted to the college, individuals must:

  • Submit an Application for Admission with a one-time non-refundable $20 fee to the SCC Bookstore.
  • Submit an official high school transcript from the last high school attended or GED (sealed and unopened) to the SCC Admissions Office
  • Submit an official college transcript (sealed and unopened) for any and all colleges attended beyond high school to the SCC Admissions Office.
  • Complete the college readiness assessment (Accuplacer) which is given on set dates and times. To make an appointment to take the Accuplacer, visit the Accuplacer web page on the college's web site. (Note: If you are a Transfer student, official college transcript(s) will determine if you need to take all or a portion of the assessment.
  • For additional college admission information, please visit: Admissions Website.

Upon admission to the college, students will start as a Pre-Nursing student. During their Pre-Nursing time, students will work on two things:

  1. Preparatory Courses 
  2. Any General Education courses they wish to take in advance of starting the core-nursing program

Second Application:

The core-Associate in Science (RN) program and core-Practical Nursing program accept applications twice a year:

Core-NURS applications are accepted:

  • January 1 - the last Friday in January
  • June 1 - the last Friday in June                 

Practical Nursing—Apply to Core

Results of Core Application

Start in Core PN NURS

June 2014

September 2014

Spring (Jan) 2015

January 2015

April 2015

Fall (Aug) 2015

 

Registered Nursing—Apply to Core

Results of Core Application

Start in Core RN NURS

*January 2015

April 2015

Fall (Aug) 2015

June 2015

September 2015

Spring (Jan) 2016

*LPN to RN applications are only accepted in January. See Nursing program for more details.

 

Practical Nursing
Minimum Qualifications for the 2015 Application Period

Associate in Science Degree (RN)
Minimum Qualifications for the 2015 Application Period

Be fully admitted to South Central College prior to making application to the Practical Nursing program.

Be fully admitted to South Central College prior to making application to the core-Associate in Science (RN) program.

Be college ready based on scores from the Accuplacer Assessment or have taken the appropriate college readiness courses based on that same assessment.

Be college ready based on scores from the Accuplacer Assessment or have taken the appropriate college readiness courses based on that same assessment.

Provide evidence of current nursing assistant registry within the State of Minnesota (NA,R).

LPNs must provide evidence of current licensure in the state of Minnesota. Click here to view directions on how to provide proof of LPN licensure.
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A.S. Applicants who are NOT LPNs must provide evidence of current nursing assistant registry within the State of Minnesota (NA,R).

Provide evidence of completion of high school chemistry or complete Chemistry 108, Chemistry 110, or equivalent, with a grade of "C" or higher. Students who have successfully completed chemistry  in high school will have three years from the date of high school graduation to the point of core-nursing application for their chemistry to be considered towards application criteria. If applicants do not meet this criterion, they must take Chemistry 108, Chemistry 110, or equivalent.

Provide evidence of completion of high school chemistry or complete Chemistry 108, Chemistry 110, or equivalent, with a grade of "C" or higher. Students who have successfully completed chemistry  in high school will have three years from the date of high school graduation to the point of core-nursing application for their chemistry to be considered towards application criteria. If applicants do not meet this criterion, they must take Chemistry 108, Chemistry 110, or equivalent.

Demonstrate a college “nursing” General Education GPA of 2.7 or higher.

Demonstrate a college “nursing” General Education GPA of 2.7 or higher.

Score a minimum of 700 on the HESI Entrance Exam to be qualified for the Practical Nursing program.
Score a minimum of 850 on the HESI Entrance Exam to be qualified for the A.S. (RN) Nursing program.
Demonstrate applicant is in good academic standing at the college.
 
Demonstrate applicant is in good academic standing at the college.

Provide proof of attendance at an up-to-date Info Session.

Provide proof of attendance at an up-to-date Info Session.

Results of your core-nursing application

Application Results:

  • For applicants who apply in January: Results are sent in April. If accepted, start date = the following fall term
  • For applicants who apply in June: Results are sent in September. If accepted, start date = the following spring term

 Acceptance to the core-program is a competitive process based on the entrance exam. 

By making application to the core-nursing program, there are four possible outcomes. An applicant may:

  • Be accepted for the following fall semester to start core “NURS” courses.
  • Be accepted for the following spring semester to start core “NURS” courses.
  • Be informed they were put on the wait list (in the event of openings, students from the wait list may be called up to start “NURS” courses).
  • Be informed that they should reapply to the program because, at this time, they do not qualify or were denied.

Notice: Incomplete nursing applications are not accepted. Applicants must read through and submit all required items in accordance to the nursing application process.


Once accepted into the core-nursing program, students will then be allowed to register for and take the “NURS” or core-nursing courses.

To view a complete list of required courses, including pre-requisites, general education courses, and core-nursing classes, please click on one of the following links:

To view a mini session to hear more on the Steps to apply to the Program, please view the Steps to Apply Presentation.


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.