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The guidelines for readmission are as follows:  
  1. The number of unfilled spaces for each class is determined by availability of faculty and
    clinical facilities.
     
  2. Students who apply for readmission are those who were previously enrolled in a nursing course, but failed to progress to the next level (W, EW, or failing grade).
     
  3. Students admitted for the first time to Level I of the Practical Nursing Program are allowed a maximum of one readmission to the program. No required nursing course may be repeated more than one time.
     
  4. All students who repeat a required practical nursing course also must repeat all required co-requisite nursing courses regardless of a previously earned grade of "C" or better in the co-requisite nursing courses. A grade of C or better is required in all repeated nursing courses to progress to the next level or graduation.
     
  5. Applications for readmission may be obtained from the PN Program Coordinator on the DeWitt campus.
     
  6. The completed application must be received in the office of the Practical Nursing Program on the DeWitt campus no later than June 1st to be considered for readmission to the fall semester or October 1st to be considered for readmission to the spring semester. Applications will only be accepted by mail, and no late applications will be accepted.
     
  7. Applicants will not be considered for readmission unless their Exit Interview is a matter of record.
     
  8. Since a limited number of space(s) may be available for readmission, the date and time of receipt in the Nursing Department on the DeWitt campus will be noted on each application.
     
  9. Students applying for readmission will be ranked according to the following criteria and are admitted in a 3 to 1 ratio with applicants seeking alternate admission until either group or space available is exhausted. Remaining space(s) will be filled from the non-exhausted group. See chart below.
     
  10. When two or more applicants have equal priority ranking, consideration will be given to the applicant with the highest number of quality points for PCCUA nursing courses taken prior to the level for which the applicant is seeking readmission. When two or more Level I applicants have equal priority ranking, the date and time the application was submitted will determine consideration for admission.
     
  11. A current health statement, proof of current immunizations and two step TB skin test, as well as a current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card must be on file in the Department of Nursing on the DeWitt campus before an applicant is considered. The AHA CPR card must remain current throughout enrollment in Levels I, II, and III. Certification expiring mid semester must be renewed before entry into the respective semester. Electronic recertification will not be accepted.
     
  12. Skill competency is a pre-requisite for students seeking readmission to Level II and III. Students seeking readmission to Level II must demonstrate proficiency in taking a complete set of vital signs (BP, P, RR, temperature). Student seeking readmission to Level III must demonstrate proficiency in taking a complete set of vital signs (BP, P, RR, temperature), administration of oral and parenteral medications, and catheterization. Ski8ll check-off times are scheduled with the PN Program Coordinator. The applicant must pass the skill check-off within 3 months of reenrollment. Maximum of two opportunities are offered to score 78% or above on the skill check-off.
     
  13. The Math Competency Exam is a prerequisite for students seeking readmission to Levels II or III. Exam times are scheduled with the PN Program Coordinator. The applicant must pass the Math Competency Exam within three months of re-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.
     
  14. Applicants will be notified of admission status at least one week before regular fall or spring registration.
     
  15. Applicants not selected for readmission, or who elect not to re-enroll, must repeat the entire readmission application process to reenter in a subsequent semester. This process includes submission of a new application for all students, as well as the Math Competency Exam for Level II or III within the required time frame.
     
  16. Readmitted students must sign a learning contract before enrolling in nursing courses.  
     
  17. Readmitted students are ineligible for pre-registration and must register during regular registration. 
     
  18. Rare exceptions to the Readmission Policy will be considered by the Faculty Committee. The student must submit a timely written request to seek an exception.  

Priority Ranking

Level I

Level II

Level III

First Passed 3 of 4 required PN courses Passed 5 of 6 required PN courses Passed 1 of 2 required PN courses
Second Passed 2 of 4 required PN courses Passed 4 of 6 required PN courses Passed none of the required PN courses
Third Passed 1 of 4 required PN courses Passed 3 of 6 required PN courses  
Fourth Passed none of the required PN courses Passed 2 of 6 required PN courses  
Fifth   Passed 1 of 6 required PN courses  

Sixth

  Passed none of the required PN courses  

 

 
     
 
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