- All applicants will be placed on a list upon receipt of your application by the set deadline. The application, Mental & Physical Abilities Statement and Bars to Licensure must be completed prior to the assigned deadline. NO INCOMPLETE applications will be accepted! Additional documents that must be turned in include:
- Transcripts from all colleges attended
- Letter of Good Standing if previously enrolled in a nursing program from the nursing department.
- Notification of nursing entrance test dates by Dana Clay. There is a $55.00 fee for this test. If a applicant has taken the TEAS V previously the exam date must be at least 6 months from date of retake and can not be older than one year to be used for selection. FYI: To purchase a study guide for the Nursing entrance test (Called TEASV) see www.atitesting.com for information. This is the testing organization that BRTC uses for our TEASV exams.
- Meet & Greet: This is for you and your “support group”, i.e. spouse, parents, kids, friends, etc. This will be held the semester before program begins; each applicant on Ms. Clay’s list will be given information regarding this event via e-mail. Please check weekly.
- Letters will be sent for acceptance, alternate, or denial.
- Letter of acceptance to those who have the top scores. Students must return the formal acceptance to the PN department by the date specified to be registered for program.
- Letter of alternates telling them of their rank in the alternate list.
- Letter of denial and any explanation of ineligibility. You may request an appointment with a nursing faculty/staff member to discuss the reason for denial.
The Practical Nursing Program holds an orientation before regular classes begin each semester. All students that are selected must attend.
Applications will open on September 1st and are due by October 31st for Spring (January) class. Applications will open on February 1st and are due on April 1st for Fall (August) class. If either date falls on a weekend the following Monday will be the start/end date. All inquires have the opportunity to talk with school counselors and/or nursing personnel.
- Human Growth and Development
- Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab
- Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab
- Basic Human Nutrition
- Introduction to Computer Concepts
- Freshman English I
- Math for Healthcare Professionals†
October 1, 2015 The previous rule was that prerequisites must have been taken within the past 5 years. There is no longer a time limit on prerequisites.
†Intermediate Algebra or an Asset or ACT score for College Algebra must be obtained before being allowed to enroll in Math for Nurses.You will not be required to take Intermediate Algebra if you have scored high enough for placement into College Algebra.
While the PN program reserves the right to accept students for a Fall class that have not completed all required courses at the time of selection, it is recommended that you only lack 1 course to be completed during the summer sessions. Selection for the program is based on the following: Maximum points available 180 See sample
- Prerequisites GPA=max score 80 points, average GPA for Fall 2015 selection process was 3.75 (overall GPA for all colleges attended must be a 2.0 or above) see sample
- Teas Scores=max score 100 points, average for Fall 2015 selection process 67%.
Up to 24 highest scores are accepted into the program along with 5 alternates chosen. For any questions please contact the nursing department at 870-248-4000 ext 4150.