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Admission Requirements (Application Deadline: February 1st)

Please Note: The College's "open enrollment" policy does not apply to "selective admissions" programs
of study which may have specific deadlines, prerequisites and other admissions criteria.

  1. Complete the application process for the Nursing program through the Admissions Office. All items
    must be submitted together before the deadline date of February 1st.

  2. The 4 credit Biological Principles course is a pre- requisite of the Science Department for the
    following 4 credit courses:

    • Anatomy and Physiology I

    • Anatomy and Physiology II

    • Microbiology

    Therefore, one of the following is required prior to program entrance:

    •The successful completion of Biological Principles course,

    •Successful challenge of Biological Principles examination by the Testing and Assessment Office,

    •Transferring a 4 credit Anatomy and Physiology I* course.

    * Students who have transferred in Anatomy and Physiology I, will be required to take Biological Principles in the first semester in order to meet the prerequisite for Anatomy and Physiology II, which is taken the second semester. Priority consideration will be given to students who have successfully completed Anatomy & Physiology I, Anatomy & Physiology II, and Microbiology with a grade of B or better.

  3. Official final high school transcript or GED (high school transcriptmust be sealed when received).

  4. Official college transcripts if you have taken college classes (must be sealed when received).

  5. Submit TEAS Nursing Test results or copy of registration of test date (if test is scheduled after February 1, 2011). Preference is is given to applicants who have scored a 75% or higher. Please contact ATI to schedule a test date after October 1, 2011.

  6. Submit one (1) optional letter of reference and one (1) letter written by the applicant stating why he/she would be a good candidate for the Nursing program.

  7. Upper 1/2 of class upon graduation from high school or demonstrated college level performance with a GPA of 3.0, based on 15 credits.

  8. Attend the recommended Nurse Education Information Session.

  9. All items must be submitted together to the Admissions Office before the deadline date of February 1st. Incomplete applications received in the mail or in person or applications received after the deadline date will not be reviewed and will be returned.

Additional Requirements
Upon acceptance into the Nursing program, you will receive an informational letter from the department chairperson which will identify all the things that you will need to do before September. The following health requirements must be met to complete acceptance.

  1. Physical exam with physician’s statement that applicant is able to participate fully in learning experiences required in the program.

  2. Tuberculosis screening - negative, (Mantoux or Chest X-Ray) required within the year.

  3. Immunizations:
    a) Tetanus, Diptheria & Pertussis (T-Dap) booster within 10 years.

    b) Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) must have evidence of titer drawn with lab documentation
    of “positive immunity.”

    c) Hepatitis B Vaccine Series and titer above 10 after series completion

    d) Chicken Pox titer demonstrating immunity.

  4. Criminal Offender Record Information (C.O.R.I. ) & Sex Offender Registry Information (S.O.R.I.) checks will be done on all those admitted. Unsatisfactory status will prohibit participation in clinical experience. Therefore, program requirements cannot be completed.

    NOTE: If you have ever been convicted by a court of law, your record will be subject to review by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing upon application to take the registered nurse licensure examination.

Evaluation Process

  1. The Nurse Education Department recommends the criteria and policy in cooperation with the
    Director of Admissions.

  2. The Admissions Office handles the application process and compiles the required data.

  3. The Director of Admissions will do preliminary screening of all applicants to determine the pool available
    which best reflects the criteria outlined.

  4. The Director of Admissions and the Nurse Education Chairperson will then review the records of candidates before final decision for admission is made. A committee of Nurse Education faculty will review the records
    of acceptable candidates.

  5. The Director of Admissions makes final selection of students deemed acceptable by the Nurse
    Education Department.

Group Information Sessions
To provide applicants with needed information about the Nurse Education Program, group information sessions are offered. Please contact the Admissions Office if you would like to attend.

Partnership Programs
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's BSN-LINC online RN to BSN completion program has partnered with a number of associate degree programs. These partnerships eliminate the need for individual transcript review and help BSN-LINC students to take general education and nursing support courses at their associate degree campus that qualify toward meeting the graduation requirements of University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Potential students who are graduates of a partnering program are encouraged to contact the nursing program advisor at their alma mater or the BSN-LINC Advisor for more information.

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