The number of unfilled spaces for
each class is determined by availability of faculty and clinical
facilities. Students may also enter the program
by transferring from another practical nursing program or as
re-entry as space allows.
Re-entry students are those who
successfully completed PCCUA nursing courses, but separated from
the program within the last three
Transfer students are those who
left another nursing program and are seeking to
enroll with or without advanced placement in the
Transfer students will not
receive an application for admission to the PN Program
until the PN Program Coordinator receives a letter of
good standing from the Director/Chair/Dean of the
program from which the student is transferring. Good
standing is defined as being eligible for enrollment in
the program from which the student is transferring.
Transfer students must
contact the PN Program Coordinator to discuss placement
- Applications may be obtained from the PN Program
Coordinator on the DeWitt campus.
- The completed application must be received in the office
of the PN Program Coordinator on the DeWitt campus no later
than June 1st
to be considered for admission to the fall semester or
October 1st to be considered for admission to the spring semester.
Applications will only be accepted by mail, and no late
applications will be accepted.
- Students applying for alternate admission are ranked
according to the following criteria and are admitted in a 1 to 3
ratio with applicants seeking readmission until either group
or space available is exhausted.
Remaining space(s) will be filled from the non-exhausted group.
- Qualified re-entry applicants will be ranked according to
the total number of quality points earned in required nursing courses plus 6 points.
- Qualified transfer applicants will be ranked according to
the total number of quality points earned in PCCUA required nursing courses.
- When two or more of the above applicants have an equal number of
total points, applicants will be admitted according to the date and
time the application was received in the Nursing
Department office on the DeWitt campus.
- Applicants who are not selected or who elect not to enroll must
submit another application and meet Math Competency Exam
requirements to be considered for the next year.
- Rare exceptions to the Alternate Admission Policy can be made by
the Faculty Committee.
Licensed or unlicensed emergency medical
technicians (EMTs) and certified or non-certified nursing
assistants (CNAs) do not receive advanced
placement in the practical nursing program.
Math Competency Exam:
Math Competency Exam is a prerequisite for all
alternate admission students except for transfer students
seeking enrollment in Level I. Exam times are scheduled with
the PN Program Coordinator. The applicant must pass the
Math Competency Exam within three months of enrollment. A maximum of
three (3) opportunities are offered to score 90% or above on the
exam. Only a basic calculator with the capacity to add,
subtract, multiply, and divide can be used. No calculators with
advanced functions are allowed. Any missed exam will be counted
as a fail. Applicants who fail to score a minimum of 90%
on the Math Competency Exam will not be eligible for enrollment.