NURSING WORKSHEET - FALL 2014 ADMISSION
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
PLACEMENT TESTING - is to be completed no later than the Spring semester prior to taking
the first NUR course.
ENG 0900 (or
equivalency if required) MTH 0900 (or equivalency if required) RED 1008
Used for calculation in the admission formula
RN & LPN
BIO1007 (summer & fall only)
Additional recommended General Education course work
(required to earn the degree/certificate)
(Recommended, not required)
not required) PSY1000
SFC 1000 (Strategies for College) ____ Recommended completion
of SFC 1000 with a grade of “C” or better
(CNA) CERTIFIED NURSES AIDE (Reading Placement Required to Enroll in CNA at
IVCC. See section 1.3E for more
is required for admission to the LPN and RN/ADN program and is to be completed
no later than the
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
The CNA course
number is ALH 1214, it is 8 credit hours and costs approximately $918.00 (in 2013)
The CNA course
is offered twice a semester in an 8 week format. Day and evening classes are
It is also
offered in the summer.
LETTER OF INTENT (Applying to the Program - 2014)
____ Complete the letter of intent form in
Admissions between Nov. 15 – Feb. 18 (Fall
2014 Admission). Students can apply for both programs.
____ Students must provide proof of residency at the
time of submitting the Letter of Intent.
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 cycle.
*Students are encouraged to use the nursing calculator
at www.ivcc.edu/nursingcalculator to assist in estimating admission scores.
APPLICATION, SELECTION AND
A.A.S. (RN/ADN) &
PRACTICAL NURSING (LPN)
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.
1.1B 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
1.2C BIO 1007, BIO 1008, BIO 1009, ALH 1002, and
ALH 1000 must have been completed during the Spring 2007 semester or
after (seven years from the time of evaluation for Fall 2014 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 before Spring 2007
(seven years from the time of evaluation for Fall 2014 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
1.2E If a student
repeats a core course, the highest grade earned in the last seven years (no
earlier than Spring 2007) 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 Assistant
1.3A Students must present proof of current
certification as a nurse aide in Illinois or any state that reciprocates with
1.3B CNA certification must be less than 3 years old at the time of
evaluation. If a student applies for Fall 2014 admission, their certification
must have been earned in May 2011 or
1.3C 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.
1.3D 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 2014 you must complete a CNA
training program by the end of the Spring 2014 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.
1.3E Effective Fall of 2014, 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.
1.3F 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 May 1, 2014. 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 College
1.4A SFC 1000, Strategies for College, is strongly recommended for
admission to the RN/ADN & LPN Nursing Programs.
Testing and Remediation
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.
tests must be completed by the end of the spring term (May 15th, 2014 for
Fall 2014 admission) preceding admission to the program.
1.5C 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
2014 nursing program, you will be evaluated in May of 2014. All remediation must be successfully
completed by May 2014). Students needing
remediation in Mathematics must successfully complete or test out of MTH 0900. Students must also complete or test out of nENG 0900 and RED 1008.
1.5D 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
1.6A As part of the admissions process, students will be required to
take a pre-nursing assessment. Students are required to take this assessment in
1.6B Information for this testing will be provided to the student
when they file the Letter of Intent.
1.6C Students are responsible for paying for this pre-nursing
assessment. A receipt for payment must be presented when submitting the Letter
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.
1.7A Admission is competitive and selective.
1.7B 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: http://www.ivcc.edu/admissions.aspx?id=1960.
1.7C 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.
1.7D 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 that year.
1.8A 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.
should be able to provide one or more of the following as proof of residency:
registration in District 513
- Evidence of tax,
utility or rent receipts in District 513
- Driver's license
and/or vehicle registration showing an address in District 513
- Other documents
which can help verify residency in District 513
student who resides with his or her parents or guardian in Community College
District 513 is a resident student.
currently has dual admissions agreements with Illinois Central College and Sauk
Valley Community 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 rate.
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.
1.8D 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.
1.8E 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.
1.8F In such instances, non-residents will be
considered for admission only after all qualified and eligible district
residents have been offered admission.
This will apply in all cases of non-residents, regardless of
qualifications or ranking.
2.0 APPLICATION PROCEDURE
2.1 Letter of Intent
2.1A New students, those who have never before
attended IVCC, must file the New Student Enrollment Form (Application For
Admission) and Letter of Intent. All applicants must file the Letter of Intent
in the Admissions Office between November
15, 2013 – February 18, 2014 (Fall
2014 Admission) prior to the fall semester they expect to enroll in the first
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
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.
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.
an 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
2.2A After February 15th, 2014, status
letters will be sent to all applicants advising them as to what materials (if
any) are needed to complete the admission file.
will be given until March 17, 2014
to submit all required materials.
2.2C Required materials include:
- New Student Enrollment Form
- Letter of Intent
- High School Transcript for
High School graduates (official)*
- GED Score Report for GED
certificate holders (official)*
- Transcripts from all
colleges attended (official)*
of courses in progress (high school seniors)
- Proof of CNA Certification
(current CNA students must provide proof of enrollment. In-progress CNA course must
be completed by the end of the Spring Semester, immediately preceding the Fall
Semester for which you are applying for admission).
*no faxes or photocopies will be accepted
2.3 Notification of Admission
will be notified by the end of May of their status based on the admissions
notification of admission to the program, students are required to respond to
the Admissions Office to formally accept their position in the program within
the required timeframe.
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
nursing calculator has been developed to assist students and counselors with
calculating a potential score. Please utilize www.ivcc.edu/nursingcalculator for assistance.
a) Weighted Scores on a Pre-Nursing Assessment
Current topics: Grammar, Anatomy, Reading Comprehension,
Vocabulary, & Mathematics
b) Core Course Grade Points 28.8
The Grade 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
4 points per class completed by the time
of admission 20 points
BIO 1007, BIO 1008, BIO 1009, ALH 1000, ALH 1002
**within 7 years
- Students must provide the Admissions Office with the required
documentation as per section 2.1C in the Nursing Handbook.
- 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 1.4 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 2.0E 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
- Effective Fall 2013 admission, LPN and RN/ADN will 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 early.
information on the implementation timeline and other key information, please
utilize the Nursing Handbook or visit http://www.ivcc.edu/admissions/nursing