NURSING WORKSHEET - FALL 2015
The IVCC Counseling staff strongly recommends that students
interested in Nursing see a Counselor each
semester to plan course work and admission to the program. We also strongly recommend attending a
Nursing Information Session prior to starting coursework at IVCC. Session dates
may be found on the following website: www.ivcc.edu/admissions/nursing.
PLACEMENT TESTING - is to
be completed no later than the Spring semester prior to taking the first NUR
ENG 0900 (or equivalency if required) MTH 0900 (or equivalency if required) RED 1008
Used for calculation in the
RN & LPN
& fall only)
recommended General Education course work (required to earn the
(Recommended, not required)
ALH1202 (Recommended, not required) PSY1000
(Strategies for College) ____ Recommended completion of
SFC 1000 with a grade of “C” or better
CERTIFIED NURSES AIDE (Reading
Placement Required to Enroll in CNA at IVCC.
See section 1.3E for more information).
CNA completion is required for admission to
the LPN and RN/ADN program and is to be completed no later than the Spring Semester prior to taking the
first NUR course.
CNA must be earned within the last 3 years or 1020 hours worked as a CNA in the
last 3 years.
The CNA course number is ALH 1214, it is 8
credit hours and costs approximately $916.00 (in 2014) plus textbooks.
The CNA course is offered twice a semester in
an 8 week format. Day and evening classes are available. It
is also offered during the summer semester.
INTENT (Applying to the Program - 2015)
____ Complete the letter of intent form in
Admissions between Nov. 14 – Feb. 17
(Fall 2015 Admission). Students can apply for both programs.
____ Students must provide proof of
residency at the time of submitting the Letter of Intent.
The acceptance, standby, or denial letter will
be mailed to the applicant in May.
____ Students are required to pay
for the test at the IVCC Cashier Office when Letter of Intent is submitted.
____ All students must take the
selected pre-nursing assessment in April.
____ Students are only allowed one
attempt for this test. These scores are valid for one year/admission
*Students are encouraged to use the
nursing calculator at www.ivcc.edu/nursingcalculator to assist in estimating admission scores.
SELECTION AND ADMISSION FOR
(RN/ADN) & PRACTICAL NURSING (LPN)
1.0 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
1.1 High School, GED, and College Documentation
1.1A Students must be a High School graduate or
have GED certificate. High School and
GED transcripts must be official (no photo copies) and must be submitted prior
to review of application according to the stated deadlines.
Transcripts from all
colleges/universities attended must be provided regardless of courses taken.
Failure to submit all transcripts will result in denial to the program.
1.2 Core Classes, Time Limitations
and Minimum Grade Requirements
1.2A All Pre Nursing and Nursing classes must
be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
1.2B Grade points and completion points will be
calculated for any of the core classes (BIO 1007, BIO 1008, BIO 1009, ALH 1002
and ALH 1000) that are completed at the time of evaluation.
1.2C BIO 1007, BIO 1008, BIO 1009, ALH 1002,
and ALH 1000 must have been completed during the Spring 2008 semester or
after (seven years from the time of evaluation for Fall 2015 admission).
1.2D Grade points or completion points for the
formula will not be calculated for any core courses (BIO1007, BIO1008, BIO1009,
ALH1002 and ALH1000) completed beforeSpring 2008 (seven years from the
time of evaluation for Fall 2015 admission),regardless of the grade. Students
are required to repeat the course for credit.
The courses must be repeated by the semester listed in the nursing
program outline/guide sheet.
1.2E If a student repeats a core course, the
highest grade earned in the last seven years (no earlier than Spring 2008) will
be used in calculating grade points and completion points for the formula.
1.2F Students will not be allowed to audit any
pre-nursing or nursing courses. If
courses are more than seven years old at the time of evaluation, they must be
taken for credit.
1.2G LPN core courses are the same as the
RN/ADN core courses.
1.3 Certification as a Nurse
Students must present proof of current certification as a
nurse aide in Illinois or any state that reciprocates with Illinois.
CNA certification must be less than 3 years old at the
time of evaluation. If a student applies for Fall 2015 admission, their
certification must have been earned in May
2012 or later.
Certification as a Nurse Assistant
If a student’s CNA certification was earned more than
three years before the time of evaluation, proof of hours worked (1020 hours
minimum in the last three years) must be provided to the Admissions Office
from the employer (s). These hours
must verify performance of 21 basic CNA skills. In situations where 21 basic CNA skills are
not evident, a job description or further documentation may be required.
Students may be conditionally accepted into the Nursing
Program if they are enrolled in a CNA
Program, which will be completed by the end of the Spring
semester immediately preceding the Fall semester of entry into nursing. (For example, if you have been accepted
into the Nursing program for Fall 2015 you must
complete a CNA training program by the end of the Spring 2015 semester).
Students must also pass the CNA state exam and provide proof they are active
on the CNA registry by June of the year they are admitted to the program.
Effective Spring of 2015, Reading placement is required to
enroll in IVCC’s ALH1214 (Certified Nursing Assistant). An ACT Reading sub
score of 18 or higher will waive this requirement.
If a student is not active on the CNA registry or enrolled
in an IVCC’s ALH1214 or ALH1215 at the time of application, a written
explanation must be provided to the Admissions Office by
Certification as a Nurse Assistant
May 14th, 2015.
This documentation must indicate how the student is pursuing their CNA
certification (through another college or an alternate method). Failure to
provide proof by the deadline will result in denial to the program.
1.4 SFC 1000 Strategies for
1.4A SFC 1000, Strategies for College, is strongly
recommended for admission to the RN/ADN & LPN Nursing Programs.
1.5 Placement Testing and
Students planning to enter the nursing program must take
the required college placement tests in Reading, English and
Mathematics. Transfer students
presenting acceptable evidence of prior testing or completion of acceptable
course work at another college or university may not be required to take
Placement tests must be completed by the end of the spring
term (May 14th, 2015 for Fall 2015 admission) preceding
admission to the program.
Any developmental English, Reading or Mathematics course
required must be completed by the
end of the spring semester preceding admission to the program. (EX:
If you apply for the Fall 2015 nursing program, you will be evaluated
in May of 2015. All remediation must
be successfully completed by May 2015).
Students needing remediation in Mathematics must successfully complete
or test out of MTH 0900. Students must
also complete or test out of
ENG 0900 and RED 1008.
Placement Testing and Remediation
If the student has completed ENG1001 (English Composition
I) at IVCC or an equivalent course at another regionally accredited
institution with a grade of “C” or
better, the English and Reading requirement will be considered met. The
student will not have to take IVCC’s Reading placement exam, complete any
Reading remediation, or RED1008.
1.6 Pre-nursing assessment
As part of the admissions process, students will be
required to take a pre-nursing assessment. Students are required to take this
assessment in April 2015.
Information for this testing will be provided to the
student when they file the Letter of Intent.
Students are responsible for paying for this pre-nursing
assessment. A receipt for payment must be presented when submitting the
Letter of Intent.
1.6D Students are allowed one opportunity to take
the test per year. The scores are valid for one year/admission cycle.
1.6E If a student is not admitted to the nursing
program the year they complete the pre-nursing assessment, they must pay for
and repeat the assessment exam each year they apply to the program.
1.7 Selection Formula
Admission is competitive and selective.
Applicants meeting admission requirements are ranked
according to point totals, highest to lowest, utilizing an objective formula
approved by the Nursing Department. The formula is explained in the
Admissions Packet and at the Nursing Information Sessions. More information
can be found at: ivcc.edu/admissions/nursing.
A predetermined number of students will be admitted into
the RN/ADN and LPN programs based on the formula scores. Students not
accepted for admission will be maintained on a stand-by list.
Stand-by lists do not carry over from year-to-year;
applicants not able to be admitted in a given year must re-apply for the
following year, and must compete with all the other applicants for admission
Preference is given to those applicants who are legal
residents of IVCC district #513.
Residency is defined as living in Illinois Valley Community College
School District for 30 days prior to submitting your Letter of Intent. Proof
of residency must be provided at the time of filing the Letter of Intent. The
student’s current address must be listed on proof of residency. IVCC has the
right to request updated residency proof if there is reason to believe the
applicant no longer resides in the district. If documents submitted for an
applicant’s file indicate the applicant is not living in district at any time
during the admission process, the student will be considered as out of
Students should be able to provide one or more of the
following as proof of residency:
registration in District 513
of tax, utility or rent receipts in District 513
license and/or vehicle registration showing an address in District 513
documents which can help verify residency in District 513
who resides with his or her parents or guardian in Community College District
513 is a resident student.
IVCC currently has dual admissions
agreements with Illinois Central College and Sauk Valley
College for students attending or paying taxes to Midland School District,
Fieldcrest School District, Henry-Senachwine School District, and Bureau Valley
School District. This agreement allows
students to attend either Community College at in-district tuition rates. Students will be coded as out-of-district and
may be asked to prove residency with the Cashier to receive the in-district
Important note: This does not imply residency for the
purpose of admissions into limited admissions programs such as nursing. Students who reside out of the district
and within these dual admissions areas are still considered out-of-district
for the nursing program and will be admitted only after all qualified
in-district applicants have been admitted.
If student works in-district full time (30 hours or more
per week), they will be considered district residents. Students must provide
written documentation from their employer and must maintain this employment
until the beginning of the nursing program.
Students are required to maintain residency throughout the
program. In situations where the Nursing Department or Admissions Office has
reason to believe that a person has moved out of the district or falsified
residency, enrollment in the nursing program may be subject to review and
result in possible dismissal from the program.
Out-of-district applicants will be considered for
admission only after all qualified and eligible indistrict applicants have
been offered admission.
2.0 APPLICATION PROCEDURE
2.1 Letter of Intent
2.1A All applicants must file the Letter of Intent in the Admissions
Office between November 14,
– February 17, 2015
(Fall 2015 Admission) prior to the fall semester they expect to enroll
in the first Nursing course.
Applicants who have not completed a New Student Enrollment Form
(IVCC Application) must do so when
submitting with their Letter of Intent. Proof
of payment of the pre-nursing assessment must be provided at the time the
2.1B Letter of Intent Forms are date-stamped as received in the
Admissions Office. The date a
student’s Letter of Intent is
submitted is one factor that may be used to determine admission if a
tie should occur among two or more
students in the admission scoring.
2.1C No Letter of Intent Form will be accepted outside of the parameters
specified in 2.1A.
2.1D A Letter of Intent can be submitted for the RN/ADN program or the
LPN program or both.
Students must indicate their
preference on the Letter of Intent.
2.1E If the applicant applies for both the RN and the LPN program he/she
may meet the minimum
qualifications for both programs. If
the applicant is admitted, based on their score, to the program
that is not their preference, their
name will be added to the standby list for their preferred
program. The applicant can accept
their position in the non-preferred program and decline that
position later if they are admitted
to their preferred program.
If an applicant meets the minimum
qualifications for both programs and they are admitted to the
program that is their preference,
their name will be removed from the standby list for the non-
preferred program and will no longer
be considered for admission to that program.
applicant is admitted to both the RN
and LPN program, they will be automatically admitted to their preferred program
and their name will be removed from the non-preferred program.
2.2 Pre-Evaluation Notification
After February 17th, 2015, status letters will
be sent to all applicants advising them as to what materials (if any) are
needed to complete the admission file.
Applicants will be given until May 14th, 2015 to submit all required materials.
High School Transcript showing
graduation date (official)* or 7th semester transcript if
applicant is a senior
Score Report for GED certificate holders (official)* if applicable
Transcripts from all colleges attended (official)*
of CNA Certification (if not certified applicant must complete their CNA class by the end of the Spring 2015
*no faxes or photocopies will be accepted
2.3 Notification of Admission
will be notified by the end of May 2015 of their status based on the
Upon notification of admission to the program, students
are required to respond to the
Office to formally accept their position in the program within the required
Notification of Admission Status
Students are required to meet with a counselor at the
point of admission to determine any coursework that will need to be completed
to earn the RN/ADN degree or the LPN certificate.
Failure to do so may result in a delay of graduation and
Nursing Admission Formula
A nursing calculator has
been developed to assist students and counselors with calculating a potential
score. Please utilize www.ivcc.edu/nursingcalculatorfor assistance.
a) Weighted Scores on a Pre-Nursing Assessment
topics: Grammar, Anatomy, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, & Mathematics
b) Core Course Grade Points 28.8
points for the following courses which are completed by the time of admission:
BIO 1007, BIO 1008, BIO 1009, ALH 1000, ALH
1002 **within 7 years
c) Completion points
per class completed by the time of admission 20
BIO 1007, BIO 1008, BIO
1009, ALH 1000, ALH 1002 **within 7 years
Maximum Total 72.8 points
Other Requirements & Important Information
- Students must provide the Admissions
Office with the required documentation as per section 2.2C in the Nursing
- Students must test out of or
complete MTH 0900, ENG 0900 and RED 1008 by the end of the spring semester
preceding admission to the program.
- Students must have CNA licensure
prior to enrollment in nursing courses. CNA courses must be completed by the
end of the spring semester preceding admission to the program as per section
1.3 in the Nursing Handbook.
- Students will indicate preference
for RN/ADN or LPN on the Letter of Intent.
Students will be allowed to apply for both programs. Please refer to
section 2.1E in the nursing handbook for more details.
- All students must provide proof of
residency at the point of application. The student’s current address must be
listed on proof of residency.
LPN and RN/AND programs have same entrance requirements and core courses.
- Be advised that
pre-nursing courses do fill quickly and it is advised to meet with a counselor
**For information on the
implementation timeline and other key information, please utilize the Nursing
Handbook or visit http://www.ivcc.edu/admissions/nursing