|The guidelines for
readmission are as follows:
- The number of unfilled spaces for each class is
determined by availability of faculty and
- 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).
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
students who repeat a required practical nursing course
also must repeat
all required co-requisite nursing courses regardless of
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.
- Applications for readmission may be obtained from the PN
Program Coordinator on the DeWitt campus.
- 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.
- Applicants will not be considered for readmission unless
their Exit Interview is a matter of record.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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.
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. Skill
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
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.
- Applicants will be notified of admission status at least
one week before regular fall or spring registration.
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.
students must sign a learning contract before enrolling in
- Readmitted students are ineligible for pre-registration
and must register during regular registration.
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.