Nursing Frequently Asked Questions

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Nursing Frequently Asked Questions2018-10-04T14:01:48-04:00

See the Allied Health Admissions Policies in the current catalog.

  • Associate Degree Nursing (RN) – March 15
  • Associate Degree Nursing Transition (LPN to RN) – October 15
  • Practical Nursing (PN) – March 15
  • Surgical Technology – March 15

Yes. Applicants can select two programs, in order of preference, to apply to on the Allied Health intent form.

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.

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.

Yes, Wilson Community College will accept scores from other colleges.

We will accept test scores that are no older than 2 years from the application deadline.

Yes, Wilson Community College will accept CIS 110 or CIS 111 for CIS 113.  However, CIS 113 or CIS 111 cannot be accepted for CIS 110.

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.

Yes, please see your advisor to find out if any courses you transferred in will substitute for Wilson Community College’s required course.

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.

Although we recommend completing as many of the non-NUR courses as possible prior to starting the program, 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.  The ADN evening option and the LPN – RN  Transition do have courses that are required prior to starting those two program options.

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.

The points are awarded based on your TEAS test score, GPA, and earned degrees and diplomas. See an admissions counselor for more information.

You would need to submit your application and high school and all college transcripts and let us know that you are applying as a Nursing readmission.  Wilson Community College only allows 2 readmissions (3 total admissions) to the Nursing program.  Once we have all of your transcripts and application, we will do a transcript review to determine what your next step would be to enter the Nursing program here.  We will send you those results via mail and you will be required to meet the requirements listed to enter the Nursing program at Wilson Community College.  Entry as a readmit is always pending on space available.

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.