What are the requirements to get into the Nursing program?
See the Allied Health Admissions Policies in the current catalog.
When is the application deadline?
- Associate Degree Nursing (RN) – March 15
- Associate Degree Nursing Transition (LPN to RN) – October 15
- Practical Nursing (PN) – March 15
- Surgical Technology – March 15
Can I apply for more than one Allied Health program?
Yes. Applicants can select two programs, in order of preference, to apply to on the Allied Health intent form.
What is the TEAS?
TEAS stands for Test of Essential Academic Skills. A minimum score is required for acceptance into all Allied Health programs. Wilson Community College does not accept any other standardized test scores for Allied Health admissions.
How often can I take the TEAS?
We allow you to take the TEAS up to twice a year but the test dates must be at least 30 days apart. We offer the TEAS once a month.
Can I take the TEAS at another college and use the scores at Wilson Community College?
Yes, Wilson Community College will accept scores from other colleges.
How long are TEAS scores valid?
We will accept test scores that are no older than 2 years from the application deadline.
Will you accept BIO 165 and BIO 166 for BIO 168 and BIO 169?
Yes, Wilson Community College will accept BIO 165 and BIO 166 for BIO 168 and BIO 169. If you took BIO 165, you will need to complete the sequence with BIO 166 to receive credit.
Are there any courses that are interchangeable or ones that can substitute for currently required courses?
Yes, please see your advisor to find out if any courses you transferred in will substitute for Wilson Community College’s required course.
How far back will you accept credits?
As long as they were completed on the semester system, courses can be accepted for credit if they are considered equivalent to the courses currently required for the Nursing program. Our registrar will evaluate incoming transcripts for credit once we receive the transcripts.
Do I have to complete any courses prior to starting the Nursing program?
Students applying to the Practical Nursing or Associate Degree Nursing program(s) must complete a Nurse Aide 1 course and be listed on the Nurse Aide 1 registry prior to the application deadline of March 15th. There are no college level courses that must be completed prior to entry into the PN and ADN programs if you have completed a chemistry or biology course in high school with a grade of “C” or better. If developmental courses are required based on placement tests, you will need to complete those developmental courses by the application date, prior to being eligible for admission to either program.
If you are applying to the ADN evening option and the LPN to RN Transition option there are courses that are required prior to starting the program. Please see the program requirements at this link https://www.wilsoncc.edu/academics/allied-health/associate-degree-nursing/.
What if I have something questionable in my background such as a criminal charge?
Clinical sites, perform criminal background checks and drug screens on all students. We do not know what, exactly, would prevent you from doing your clinicals at each site. Generally, violent and drug offenses, especially those that are recent, would probably prevent you from doing clinicals and you would not be able to continue in the program. Minor and older offenses, especially if you don’t have any other offenses, would be less likely to prevent you from doing your clinicals. You may want to contact the Human Resources department of a hospital to inquire what would prevent a person from working there as a CNA or Nurse to determine if your background check may prevent you from completing your clinicals at a sight.
How are points calculated for ranking?
The points are awarded based on your TEAS test score, GPA, and earned degrees and diplomas. See an admissions counselor for more information.
What if I have NUR credit from another college and want to start at Wilson Community College?
You would need to submit your application to Wilson Community College, an Allied Health Intent form indicating you’ve earned previous NUR credit, and official transcripts from each institution you’ve attended. Wilson Community College only allows two total attempts to an Allied Health program. Entry as a readmitting student is not guaranteed and is awarded if space is available. Students applying for readmission will be required to audit courses up to the point of re-entry and meet the admissions criteria outlined in the Wilson Community College catalog. See the readmissions policies for Allied Health students in the Wilson Community College catalog https://www.wilsoncc.edu/admissions/catalog-and-handbook/.
How long do you keep my application? Do I have to reapply every year?
As long as you are continuously enrolled in the pre Allied Health program, you do not need to reapply to the college. You do need to fill out an intent form for the Allied Health programs with an admissions counselor every year to be considered for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing, Practical Nursing, and/or the Surgical Technology programs.