Admission and Progression: ASN Program
- Admission to the ASN nursing program is competitive. To be considered for admission to the nursing program, applicants must:
(a) be enrolled or readmitted to the College in “good academic standing” with a minimum overall academic GPA of 2.50 and a minimum nursing core curriculum GPA of 2.50 in courses required in the nursing curriculum. An applicant cannot be a transient student.
(b) be admitted to College for the first time as a transfer student in “good academic standing” with a minimum overall transfer GPA of 2.50 in courses required in the nursing curriculum
(c) have completed any required Learning Support courses and an additional six or more semester hours of courses required in the nursing curriculum with a 2.50 in courses required in the nursing curriculum
(d) student may submit an application to the nursing program (available on-line at www.maconstate.edu) from January 4 through March 1 for Fall admission.
(e) applicant must be fully admitted to College by February 15th for Fall admission. All admission materials must be properly executed and submitted to the Admissions Office and Registrar including but not limited to official transcripts mailed directly from each institution attended.
- Applicants must register and take the nursing entrance test. The entrance test must be taken within 12 months of the application deadline. Official transfer score(s) from the testing company taken at other institutions must be the same test version and be received by the application deadline. Two attempts at the exam are allowed during the12-month calendar year prior to the application deadline, however, it is recommended that students wait 45 days between attempts. The highest score will be used for the admission process.
- Students who have completed BIOL 1114K, BIOL 1124K, BIOL 1134K, ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102 and MATH 1101 or more advanced MATH courses must attain a grade of at least a “C” in each course.
- A student who has failed or withdrawn from a total of two nursing courses with a clinical component from any institution will not be admitted to, or allowed to continue in the Nursing Program.
- Students must have successfully completed ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, MATH 1101 or more advanced MATH course, BIOL 1114K and BIOL 1124K prior to submitting an application. Other associate's degree core courses may be completed prior to entering the second year of the program. Most students are more successful in the program when they have completed all of the required nursing core courses prior to beginning the first year of the program.
- Using all available data, including but limited to the application, entrance test scores, SAT scores, high school GPA, or college academic GPA in courses required in the nursing curriculum, the Admissions, Recruitment, and Retention Committee of the Nursing Program will evaluate all applicants who meet the admission criteria. Acceptance into the Nursing Program is highly competitive.
- If the cumulative academic GPA in required nursing courses falls below 2.50 subsequent to their acceptance but prior to the first day of nursing class, students will be denied admission to the program. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50 in order to progress in the program.
- Applicants admitted to the nursing program in the Fall or Spring must complete the nursing course sequence to which they are admitted. Students cannot transfer between the Fall or Spring nursing sequence.
- Applicants who are accepted for admission into the nursing program but do not enter the nursing class must reapply for admission.
- An applicant who is not accepted to the Nursing Program may reapply or pursue another major at the College by notifying the Office of the Registrar that they wish to change majors.