Midland College Associate Degree Nursing Program Admission Information

 
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Midland College
Associate Degree Nursing Program
     Admission Information
The Associate Degree Nursing (A.D.N.) Program at Midland College is a two year program leading to an Associate in
Applied Science degree. The program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
(NLNAC) and approved by the Texas Board of Nursing. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to
take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). (See Important Eligibility
Information.)

Admission Requirements

1.     The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is the pre-entrance exam for the program. A minimum grade
       must be achieved in reading, math and English. Six (6) TEAS points from the minimum scores are required to
       be considered for admission.

                        Exam                         Minimum Score                             Points
             Reading                      80                                        90 = 4
                                                                                    80 = 3
             Math1                        57                                        90 = 4
                                                                                    80 = 3
                                                                                    70 = 2
                                                                                    57 = 1
             English                      70                                        90 = 4
                                                                                    80 = 3
                                                                                    70 = 2
             Science                      None                                      90 = 4
                                                                                    80 = 3
                                                                                    70 = 2
                                                                                    60 = 1

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                   A student scoring 85 or greater on the math portion of the TEAS is eligible to test out of
                    RNSG 1108, Dosage and Calculations for Nursing

       The TEAS test must be taken within two (2) years prior to admission to the A.D.N. program. Should the
       student choose to take the TEAS a second time, the student must wait a minimum of three (3) months
       between exams. If the student is unable to attain minimum scores after two (2) attempts, remedial classes
       will be recommended.

       The TEAS test contains approximately 170 items that are divided between the four content areas mentioned
       above. The exam takes approximately 2.5 to 3 hours to complete. The exam is offered at the Midland College
       Testing Center. Information for registration can be obtained by calling the Health Sciences Division office at
       432/685-4600. A Pre-Test Study Manual can be obtained by logging on to the Assessment Technologies
       Institute website at www.atitesting.com.

2.     Completion of the following required point courses. Courses with an asterisk (*) must be completed within
       five (5) years of admission to the A.D.N. program.

                                       Course                                                  Points
             *BIOL 2401, Anatomy and Physiology I                                   A=2
                                                                                    B=1
             *BIOL 2402, Anatomy and Physiology II                                  A=2
                                                                                    B=1
             *BIOL 2421, Microbiology                                               A=2
                                                                                    B=1
             HPRS 1106, Essentials of Medical Terminology                           A=1
These points may not be substituted for the six (6) required TEAS points. Points only apply to the first or
       second attempt of the required courses unless a course is being retaken due to the five (5) year time limit.

3.     Additional points – Courses with an asterisk (*) must be completed within five (5) years of admission to the
       A.D.N. program.

                                          Course                                            Points
            RNSG 1201, Pharmacology                                              A=2
                                                                                 B =1
            RNSG 1108, Dosage and Calculations for Nursing                       A=1
            ENGL 1302, Composition and Literature                                A=2
                                                                                 B=1
            SPSS 0210, Student Success Healthcare Studies                        A=1

       These points may not be substituted for the six (6) required TEAS points. Points only apply to the first or
       second attempt of the required courses unless a course is being retaken due to the five (5) year time limit.

4.     Proof of current certified nurse aide (C.N.A.) certification.

5.     Satisfy Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements.

6.     Internet based TOEFL is required for all international students. International students are students born
       and/or educated through high school outside the United States. The student must achieve a minimum of 79
       in order to be considered for admission.

Admission Process

1.     The student is strongly encouraged to attend a group advisement meeting for information regarding the
       application process. A schedule of meeting times can be obtained by calling 432/685-6462.

2.     Only completed files are accepted by the nursing clerk. The completed file consists of the following:

                       Health Sciences Application
                       Transcripts of applicable college work and required point courses
                       Proof that TSI requirements have been met
                       Copy of TEAS scores
                       Proof of C.N.A. certification
                       Proof of three Hepatitis B vaccinations or titer (lab test) showing immunity
                       Completed Criminal History Background Check form
                       Documentation of TOEFL scores for international students

       At the time of application, students may submit unofficial copies of transcripts showing courses used to
       satisfy admission requirements. Upon acceptance into the A.D.N. program, students must obtain official
       copies of college transcripts.

3.     Students are elected for admission based on a completed applicant file and accumulated admission points. In
       the event that two students achieve the same admission scores, the TEAS composite score will be used to
       determine admission.
4.      All non-nursing courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

5.      Application deadlines

                May 25 for fall admission
                August 25 for spring admission

Special Information Regarding Admission

1.      In addition to nursing courses, students must complete the following courses in order to receive an Associate
        in Applied Science degree:

                       BIOL 2401, Anatomy and Physiology I
                       BIOL 2402, Anatomy and Physiology II
                       BIOL 2421, Microbiology for Science Majors
                       HPRS 1106, Essentials of Medical Terminology
                       ENGL 1301, Composition and Rhetoric
                       PSYC 2301, Introduction to Psychology
                       PSYC 2314, Lifespan Growth and Development
                       Humanities Elective (ENGL 1302, Composition and Literature preferred)

2.      Students are encouraged to take as many of the non-nursing courses as possible prior to entering the
        program, however all non-nursing courses must be taken no later than the semester in which they are
        listed on the Associate Degree Nursing course progression schedule (see Midland College Catalog) for fall and
        spring admissions.

3.     RNSG 1201 (Pharmacology) and RNSG 1108 (Dosage Calculations for Nursing) are the only nursing courses
students are allowed to take prior to acceptance into the program.

Program Cost

For current tuition and fee information, please contact the Midland College Cashier’s office at 432/685-4531.
Additionally, the student will be required to purchase books, uniforms and supplies.

Important Eligibility Information

An applicant to the Associate Degree Nursing Program must be potentially eligible to take the NCLEX-RN. The
applicant who has been convicted of a felony is not eligible to apply to enter the program until he or she has received
a declaratory order from the Texas Board of Nursing granting permission to take the NCLEX-RN. Such an applicant
should contact the Texas Board of Nursing for guidance in petitioning the Board for a decision of eligibility prior to
applying for entry to the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Midland College. The Board’s statement of eligibility
must be submitted to the Associate Degree Nursing program director prior to the application deadline. Other
circumstances that may affect eligibility to take the exam include misdemeanors, intemperate use of alcohol or drugs
and certain mental illnesses. Please refer to the Board’s website for additional eligibility information
(bon.state.tx.us).
Admission Points Tabulation Form
                                                                               Available Points         Actual Points
TEAS
         Reading – 80 minimum score                                          90 = 4
                                                                             80 = 3
         Math – 57 minimum score                                             90 = 4
                                                                             80 = 3
                                                                             70 = 2
                                                                             57 = 1
         English – 70 minimum score                                          90 = 4
                                                                             80 = 3
                                                                             70 = 2
         Science – no minimum score                                          90 = 4
                                                                             80 = 3
                                                                             70 = 2
                                                                             60 = 1
Required Point Courses
        BIOL 2401, Anatomy and Physiology I                                  A=2
                                                                             B=1
         BIOL 2402, Anatomy and Physiology II                                A=2
                                                                             B=1
         BIOL 2421, Microbiology                                             A=2
                                                                             B=1
        HPRS 1106, Essentials of Medical Terminology                         A=1
Additional Point Courses
        RNSG 1201, Pharmacology                                              A=2
                                                                             B=1
         RNSG 1108, Dosage and Calculations for Nursing                      A=1
         ENGL 1302, Composition and Literature                               A=2
                                                                             B=1

         SPSS 0210, Student Success Healthcare Studies                      A=1
                                                                          Total Admission Points

The student accepted into the A.D.N. program must:

               Submit to have a drug test taken at an authorized testing center
               Provide immunization records as indicated on the physical examination form
               Provide documentation of a physical exam by a health care provider
               Provide proof of health insurance
               Provide proof of health care provider CPR certification by American Heart Association
               Attend a scheduled orientation prior to the beginning of school

Information in this packet is for informational purposes only and is subject to modification without notice. For
additional information, please contact:
        Midland College Associate Degree Nursing Program
        3600 North Garfield
        Midland, TX 79705-6399
        432/685-6462 Fax – 432/685-4762
        E-mail: nursing@midland.edu                                                               3/1/10
Criminal History Record Release

I, ________________________________________, seeking application into a Midland College Health Sciences
Program, authorize the Midland College District to obtain criminal history record information from any law
enforcement agencies which may have criminal history record information on me, including but not limited to arrests,
investigations, convictions, and other reports. I hereby release the Midland College District and any law enforcement
agencies receiving a copy of authorization from liability for the release of any information to the Midland College
District. It is a state and/or facility requirement that a criminal background check be conducted prior to students
entering selected clinical settings dealing with children and individuals with mental illness or mental retardation. I am
aware that if I have had a misdemeanor or felony conviction (other than a minor traffic violation), I may not be able to
go to certain clinical facilities and may not be able to complete the program.

I am applying to the following program: _____       Diagnostic Medical Sonography
                                        _____       Emergency Medical Technician
                                        _____       Health Information Technology
                                        _____       Long Term Care
                                        _____       Nursing – Associate Degree
                                        _____       Nursing – Vocational
                                        _____       Paramedic
                                        _____       Radiography
                                        _____       Respiratory Care

Student=s Signature _______________________________________ Date ________________________________

Please print the following information.

_____________________________ __________________________________ _________________________
Last Name                     First Name                         Middle Name

___________________________            ____ Male     ____ Female                      ___________________________
Date of Birth                                                                         Social Security Number

___________________________
Texas Driver=s License

Please contact Dr. Becky Hammack, Health Sciences Division Dean, at 432/685-4589 if you have questions regarding
this form. The above criminal history information will be filed separately.

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_____ Clear

_____ Not Clear See attached documentation.

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                                                                    MIDLAND COLLEGE
                                                                 HEALTH SCIENCES DIVISION
                                                                APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

   Associate Degree Nursing                               EMT                                       Return to:                                                            Questions?
   Associate Degree Nursing                               Paramedic                                    Midland College                                                (432) 685-4600
                                                                                                         ATTN: Health Sciences Division
        (Transition Option)                                Radiography                                  3600 North Garfield
                                                                                                                                                                       www.midland.edu
    Cosmetology                                           Respiratory Care                             Midland, Texas 79705
    Diagnostic Medical                                    Vocational Nursing
        Sonography
                                                                                                     Application for Admission Beginning: ______________

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Social Security Number: ____________________________ Other Name(s) Used: _______________________________
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Telephone Number (Day): __________________________ Telephone Number (Night): ____________________________

Email address: __________________ In Case of Emergency Notify: __________________________________________
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   Educational Background (High School/GED)
           Name of School                                      Location                                     Dates of Attendance                               Date Conferred

   College/University/Professional School (List most recent first; list all attended)
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NOTICE:
 1) Health Sciences programs that include direct patient care require a complete Hepatitis B immunization series.
 2) Completion of a Health Sciences program does not guarantee eligibility to take a certification/registry/licensure examination. You are
    hereby notified that the eligibility of each person is determined on an individual basis by the regulatory body of each of the Health
    Sciences disciplines. If you have a conviction of a crime other than a minor traffic violation, physical or mental disability/illness, hospi-
    talization/treatment for chemical dependency within the past five years, current intemperate use of drugs or alcohol, or a previous denial
    of licensure or action by a licensing authority, you will need to contact the specific regulatory body for an individual ruling. See the spe-
    cific Health Sciences program director if you need assistance. All programs are subject to criminal background check.
 3) You may apply to as many Health Sciences programs as you wish. A separate application is required for each program.
 4) When accepting students into a Health Sciences program, Midland College considers many factors including but not limited to the
    applicant's previous admissions, dismissals, failures, participation and past history.

Midland College is an equal opportunity employer/educator.
Midland College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award certificates and associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the
Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Midland College.

I certify that all of the information I have entered on this application is accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand
that falsification of an application is cause for rejection or dismissal.

Date ___________________________________________                                            Signature ________________________________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                   Revised 2/24/10
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