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3.41.1 Nursing Programs Admissions

For students entering the program January 2015

Part 1: Selection Criteria for Acceptance to Nursing Programs

Ranking of applicants will be based on the following criteria:

    1. TEAS composite score divided by a factor of 10 (Ex:  Composite score of 72% = 7.2).
    2. Pre-requisite GPA (refer to program planner).
    3. The combined total TEAS composite score and GPA will be utilized to rank applicants for order of acceptance.
    4. In the event of a tied combined total TEAS composite score and GPA, the applicant with the highest TEAS science sub-score will advance in rank order for acceptance.  If a further tie exists, the applicant with the highest TEAS math sub-score will advance in rank order for acceptance.
    5. Applications of students not accepted into the program each round will remain on file through that admission cycle only. If a student chooses to reapply for the next admission cycle, the student must resubmit the entire application.

Part 2: Nursing Programs Application Process

Before applicants are eligible to apply for admission to the nursing program, they must complete all pre-technical courses and requirements as stated on the program planner.  All applicants who have completed the minimum admission requirements and application procedures outlined in this document by the program application deadlines will be considered for admission to the program.

    1. General admission to LSC.
    2. Declared major in AAS Nursing, AAS Nursing Advanced Standing LPN Track or Practical Nursing Program.
    3. Completed Nursing Program application form (hereafter will be referred to application)
    4. A minimum grade point average (GPA) on identified pre-requisite courses (refer to program planner).
    5. All applicants are required to complete the most current Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI), standardized Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) prior to application deadlines and release scores to LSC.
      1. Applicants are allowed two (2) attempts per year at the TEAS exam with a minimum of 4 weeks between attempts.
      2. The best score achieved, of the two attempts, will be used for scoring.
      3. Applicants must achieve a minimum TEAS score of 58.6% to be considered for nursing program entry.
    6. To register for TEAS exam: a. Create an account at www.atitesting.com b. Once account has been created click following link   http://www.atitesting.com/ati_store/
    7. All required application materials and documentation must be submitted together in one complete packet and may either be delivered in person to LSC Admissions in Student Services or mailed to:Lake Superior College
      Admissions Office
      Nursing Program Application
      2101 Trinity Rd
      Duluth, MN 55811
    8. Application deadlines are listed below. If mailed, only applications post marked prior to or on the deadline date will be considered.
    9. Meeting the minimum admission requirements to be placed into the candidate pool for admission consideration does NOT guarantee admission to any nursing program.

Part 3: Timelines for Nursing Program Application and Notification of Admission Status

Fall Program Start

    1. Applications will be accepted January 20 through February 15.  Application deadline is February 15 at 4:00pm (or the Friday before should this date fall on a weekend or holiday).
    2. Notification to applicants by LSC:
      1. March 15:  Applicant will be notified of acceptance, denial or alternate list status via mail.  Admission is conditional pending all program requirements are met as stated in IV below.
      2. April 15 (or the Friday before should this date fall on a weekend or holiday):   Applicant must notify LSC of acceptance as directed in acceptance letter.  Failure to notify LSC of acceptance by this date will result in student forfeiture of seat in nursing program.
      3. May 1:  Applicant must register for classes as directed in acceptance letter.  Failure to register by this date will result in student forfeiture of seat in nursing program.
      4. The following information must be turned in to the nursing department by the date stated in the acceptance letter.
        • Signed acknowledgment which was included in your acceptance letter
        • $50.00 non-refundable deposit which will be applied toward your first semester tuition
        • All information listed as stated in Post Acceptance Additional Requirements below.
      5. Students must submit the required documents in one complete file.  Failure to complete all steps required for a complete file will result in student forfeiture of seat in nursing program.

Spring Program Start

  1. Applications will be accepted September 1 through September 22. Application deadline is September 22nd at 4:00pm (or the Friday before should this date fall on a weekend or holiday).
  2. Notification to applicants by LSC:
    1. October 15:  Applicant will be notified of acceptance, denial or alternate list status via mail.  Admission is conditional pending all program requirements are met as stated in IV below.
    2. November 15 (or the Friday before should this date fall on a weekend or holiday):   Applicant must notify LSC of acceptance as directed in acceptance letter.  Failure to notify LSC of acceptance by this date will result in student forfeiture of seat in nursing program.
    3. December 1:  Applicant must register for classes as directed in acceptance letter.  Failure to register by this date will result in student forfeiture of seat in nursing program.
    4. The following information must be turned in to the nursing department by the date stated in the acceptance letter.
      • Signed acknowledgment which was included in your acceptance letter
      • $50.00 non-refundable deposit which will be applied toward your first semester tuition
      • All information listed as stated in Post Acceptance Additional Requirements below.
    5. Students must submit the required documents in one complete file.  Failure to complete all steps required for a complete file will result in student forfeiture of seat in nursing program.

Part 4: Post Acceptance Additional Requirements

After notice of acceptance into the nursing program, the following information is required to be submitted to the nursing department by stated deadlines above. Information requested must be received in accordance with said deadlines and remain current throughout the program.

Requirements include, but may not be limited to:

    1. Signed acknowledgement of accepting seat in program
    2. $50.00 non-refundable deposit receipt
    3. Copy of Current CPR/First Aid.  This requirement is filled only by either the American Heart Association: BLS Healthcare Provider or American Red Cross: CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid ALTH1430
    4. Completion of current Minnesota Human Services Background Check Students can complete background check at the following site: https://bgs.dhs.state.mn.us/a/Login.asp

Disclaimer

Prior to the start of the program and each academic year all students must have a clear criminal background check with no unresolved disqualifying convictions.  For more information about the background study process and disqualifying crimes, contact the Licensing Division, Minnesota Department of Human Services, at (651) 296-3802.

If the applicant refuses, or is disqualified as a result of the background study, the applicant will result in student forfeiture of seat in nursing program.

    1. Completed health exam and immunization record, including current immunizations and tuberculosis testing, and/or requirements as defined by the clinical partners
    2. Proof/copy of CNA registry, CMA registry, Military Medic or other as approved by the Director of Nursing Programs
    3. Advanced standing LPN Track applicants, Licensed Practical Nurses must provide proof of an unencumbered LPN license from the state of MN.  The LPN license remain unencumbered throughout the program

  Date Implemented: February, 14, 2014