The LPN-RN progression nursing program is a selective admissions program. Nursing program applicants must meet established minimum criteria to be considered for the nursing program. Only applicants who meet the minimum criteria by January 10th (for fall semester entrance) and November 10th (for summer semester entrance) will be awarded points. The potential nursing applicant needs to be aware that meeting minimum standards does not ensure admission to the nursing program. Applicants for the LPN-RN nursing program tend to be well qualified and only the top candidates are selected for each semester (summer and fall).
MINIUMUM CRITERIA TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE PROGRAM:
Applicants must have a license to practice as a Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) and must have graduated from high school or successfully completed the G. E. D. (General Education Development) test. Additionally, the applicant must have taken Pharmacology within their Practical Nursing Program curriculum or hold a current, valid NAPNES Pharmacology certificate.
NURSING PROGRAM SELECTION CRITERIA:
Nursing applicants will be awarded points based upon the following criteria:
As part of the admission criteria, the point values for all nursing applicants will be totaled. A rank ordered list of nursing applicants by point total will be developed. The applicants with the highest number of points will be admitted into the nursing program each semester. Points are calculated based upon the following criteria:
I. GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA)
The cumulative grade point average from the most recent academic institution attended is calculated. These college credits must include the equivalent of MTH 108, 110 or 213 (one of these three courses or the equivalent of at least one of these three courses is required) and BIO 211, 212, or 231 (one of these three courses or the equivalent of at least one of these three courses is required). The cumulative grade point average is computed based on the cumulative average of 12 credit hours or more in courses within the Owens Community College LPN-RN Program curriculum for college students.
|3.7 - 4.0||20|
|Less than 2.5||0|
II. ATI TEAS ENTRANCE ASSESSMENT
These scores are calculated based on your TEAS score (from your first attempt on the most recent version of TEAS, taken for admission to the LPN-RN Program) in the four areas of English, Science, Math and Reading. Each area is worth points as listed below. A maximum of 16 points can be earned.
|SCORE (in each of the 4 areas)||POINTS AWARDED (in Reading and Science)|
|Less than 60%||0|
|SCORE (in each of the 4 areas)||POINTS AWARDED (in English and Math)|
|Less than 70%||0|
III. ATI LPN-STEP Assessment Score
These points are calculated from your percentile score on the first attempt of the LPN-STEP Assessment.
|ATI LPN Step Assessment Score |
(Based upon percentile Ranking)
|Less than 55.99||0|
IV. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY COURSE COMPLETION
Students will have a maximum of two opportunities to successfully complete each BIO course required in the LPN-RN program curriculum (BIO 211, 212 and 231). The student may withdraw or fail, but must successfully complete the course on the second attempt. A grade of "withdraw" (WD) is counted as one of the two total attempts. The student is no longer eligible to enter or continue in the program after a second unsuccessful attempt. Students who earn a "B" or better in these courses (on the first attempt) may earn points in this area.
|"A" letter grade||"B" letter grade|
|Anatomy & Physiology I - BIO 211||2||1|
|Anatomy & Physiology II - BIO 212||2||1|
|Microbiology - BIO 231||2||1|
Grades of "C" or below will earn no points
V. Owens Community College (OCC) Practical Nursing Program graduate
Two points are awarded to the graduate of the OCC Practical Nursing Program as long as the student has earned a GPA of 3.0 or greater in the PN Program coursework.
CRITERIA FOR A TIED SCORE
In the event of two or more students receiving the same number of points on the School of Nursing selection criteria tally form at the time of selection, the follow criteria will be used to break the tie in the following order:
If two students are still tied after the above determinations have been made a lottery system will be used to determine the selected candidate.