Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to a specific health science program of study, as these programs have additional requirements that must be met. Students should carefully review the specific programs of study to determine the requirements and/or the academic course prerequisites. Also, the ACT test will be required for entry to the nursing program. An ACT score of 18 or higher (taken in the past 5 years) is required for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program. An ACT score of 16 or higher (taken in the past 5 years is required for admission to the Practical Nursing program.
Certain clinical facilities utilized by the Health Science programs require drug screening and criminal background checks declaring that the student has no positive drug screens and no criminal history. Therefore, a signed affidavit or background check will be required prior to enrollment in the Health Science programs and drug screens will be conducted prior to assigned clinicals as well as randomly during assigned clinicals. The cost of the background check and drug screens related to cause will be the responsibility of the student. Violation of Health Science policies pertaining to a studentís positive drug screen and/or a positive background check will result in the student being denied admission to any Health Science program or when already enrolled, the result will be the studentís immediate dismissal from the enrolled Health Science program.