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<td align="center" colspan="2"><big>'''UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER<br />COLLEGE OF NURSING'''</big></td>
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<td width="60%"><big>'''Undergraduate Admission Requirements Policy'''</big></td>
<td width="40%"><big>Subsection: '''5.2.3'''</big></td>
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<td width="60%">Section 5.0 - Student Policies</td>
<td width="40%">Originating Date: May 1973</td>
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<td valign="top" width="60%">Responsible Reviewing Agency:<br /><div style="margin-left:3em; line-height:1.2;">Undergraduate Admission, Progression, Graduation and Scholarship/Grant Committee<br />
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (for prerequisite non-nursing courses)</div><br />Approving Agency:<div style="margin-left:3em; line-height:1.2;">General Faculty Organization</div></td>
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<td>Revised: April 2000<br />Revised: March 2005<br />Revised: May 2008<br />Revised: February 2009<br />Revised: December 2009<br />Revised: March 2010<br />Revised: May 2011<br />Revised: November 2011<br />Revised: May 2012<br />Revised: [[CON Undergraduate Admission Requirements Policy version November 2012|November 2012]]<br />Revised: [[CON Undergraduate Admission Requirements Policy version January 2014|January 2014]]<br />Revised: [[CON Undergraduate Admission Requirements Policy version October 2014|October 2014]]<br />Revised: [[CON Undergraduate Admission Requirements Policy version September 2015|September 2015]]<br />Revised: [[CON Undergraduate Admission Requirements Policy version February 2016|February 2016]]<br />Revised: [[CON Undergraduate Admission Requirements Policy version December 2016|December 2016]]<br />Revised: [[CON Undergraduate Admission Requirements Policy version September 2017|September 2017]]<br />Revised: [[CON Undergraduate Admission Requirements Policy version March 2018|March 2018]]<br />Revised: May 2019</td>
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<td colspan="2">Related documents:<br /><div style="margin-left:3em; line-height:1.2;">[http://www.unmc.edu/media/studentservices/docs/immunization-policy093013.pdf UNMC Immunization Policy]<br />Policies [[CON English as a Second Language - Undergraduate Students |5.2.5]] and [[CON_Requirements_for_Undergraduate_Graduation|5.2.31]]</div></td>
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<p><strong>Effective Date Fall 2017</strong><br />Note: Students admitted to start the program prior to the Fall 2017 term should refer to the [[CON Undergraduate Admission Requirements Policy version September 2015|September 2015]] version of this policy.</p>
===Policy===
<p style="margin-bottom:15px;max-width:70em !important;">The Faculty of the College of Nursing develop admission criteria to be utilized in screening selected applicants.</p>
<p style="margin-bottom:15px;">Admission Requirements:</p>
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">To be admitted into the nursing program/major, a student must:
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px; margin-top:15px;">Be at least 18 years of age</li>
<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">Submit the following information:
<ul>
<li>completed application form</li>
<li>official transcripts of all university/college course work</li>
<li>two letters of recommendation</li>
<li>campus preference</li>
<li>disclosure statement</li>
<li>proof of active CNA certification (RN licensure for RN-BSN)</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">Complete the following prerequisite college courses at any time prior to beginning Semester 1 nursing courses: *
<ul>
<li>'''''English Composition I'''''</li>
<li>English Composition II</li>
<li>Introduction to Psychology</li>
<li>Introduction to Sociology</li>
<li>'''''Ethics'''''</li>
<li>'''''Culture, Race, Ethnicity, Gender'''''</li>
<li>Humanities</li>
<li>Political Science/Social Organization</li>
<li>'''''Family &amp; Human Behavior'''''</li>
<li>NOTE: Free electives must be completed prior to graduation to total 120 credit hours necessary for completion of the nursing program prior to graduation (See [[CON Requirements for Undergraduate Graduation|Policy 5.2.31]]).<br /><br />* An exception is made for applicants seeking admission to the RN-BSN program. Students must have completed those courses in italics and bold prior to taking nursing courses.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">Complete the following prerequisite college courses within 7 years of beginning Semester 1
nursing courses *
<ul>
<li>College Algebra or higher</li>
<li>Human Anatomy</li>
<li>Human Physiology</li>
<li>Human Growth &amp; Development</li>
<li>Chemistry</li>
<li>Statistics</li>
<li>Microbiology</li>
<li>Nutrition</li>
</ul>
<sup>*</sup> An exception to the 7-year rule is made for students entering the RN-BSN program. For RNs who have been working in nursing or enrolled in a nursing program for the previous year, the 7-year rule is waived.
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">The following courses require a letter grade assignment:
<ul>
<li>Human Anatomy</li>
<li>Human Physiology</li>
<li>Chemistry</li>
<li>Statistics</li>
<li>Microbiology</li>
<li>Nutrition</li>
<li>College Algebra or higher</li>
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</li>
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">The following courses require a lab:
<ul>
<li>Human Anatomy</li>
<li>Human Physiology</li>
<li>Chemistry</li>
<li>Microbiology</li>
</ul>
</li>
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">To be admitted into the Accelerated Nursing Program/major in addition to the requirements listed in requirement 1 and 2, the student must:
<ul>
<li>Have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university/college. International students must have their course work evaluated and have the equivalency of a baccalaureate degree prior to matriculation.</li>
</ul>
</li>
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">To be admitted into the RN-BSN Nursing Program/major, in addition to the requirements listed in items 1 and 2, the student must:
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<li>Document current RN licensure allowing practice in the state where clinicals will be conducted. </li>
<li>Provisional admission may be granted to students who apply prior to obtaining licensure, but licensure will be required prior to beginning coursework.</li>
<li>Complete and file an official course projection with the Student Services office.</li>
</ol>
</li>
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">To be admitted into the traditional or accelerated nursing programs, the following criteria must also be met:
<ol style="list-style-type: lower-alpha;">
<li>Have college cumulative prerequisite grade point average of 3.0 or higher.</li>
<li>Have a grade no lower than a C+ (or satisfactory AP, CLEP, Dantes, P/NP) in any individual prerequisite course. A maximum of 12 credit hours can be non-graded (e.g.: AP, CLEP, Dantes, P/NP).</li>
<li>Complete a preadmission interview if requested.</li>
<li>Submit Appraisal Form, if applicable, from any previously attended nursing program.</li>
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</li>
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">To be admitted into the RN-BSN nursing program, the following criteria must also be met:
<ol style="list-style-type: lower-alpha;">
<li>Have college cumulative prerequisite grade point average of 2.0 or higher.</li>
<li>Have no lower than a C (or satisfactory AP, CLEP, Dantes, P/NP) in any individual prerequisite course. A maximum of 12 credit hours can be non-graded (e.g.: AP, CLEP, Dantes, P/NP).</li>
<li>Complete a preadmission interview if requested.</li>
</ol>
</li>
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">Acceptance into the nursing program is a competitive and selective process. Priority admittance into the nursing program is given based on the following criteria:
<ol style="list-style-type: lower-alpha;">
<li>Student’s prioritized campus preference(s) (for traditional and accelerated).</li>
<li>Prerequisite grade point average of 3.3 or above.</li>
<li>Two satisfactory recommendations.</li>
<li>Greater number of prerequisite courses completed.</li>
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</li>
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">Final acceptance is dependent upon the successful completion of all admission requirements and prerequisite courses and upon receipt of the following:
<ol style="list-style-type: lower-alpha;">
<li>Completed medical health forms</li>
<li>Proof of immunization or immunity as defined by [http://www.unmc.edu/media/studentservices/docs/immunization-policy093013.pdf UNMC Policy].<br />In addition to the UNMC Immunization Policy:
<ul>
<li><strong>FLU IMMUNIZATION</strong> All students are required to have an annual flu immunization.<br />
Immunization must occur between September 1 and December 31.
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<li>Students admitted to the program for the summer semester are required to receive the flu immunization in the fall prior to matriculation.</li>
<li>Students admitted to the program for the fall semester are required to receive the flu immunization during the 1st vaccination period after matriculation.</li>
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<li><strong>MENINGOCOCCAL</strong> The College of Nursing recommends the meningococcal immunization.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Submit Technical Standards worksheet.</li>
<li>Verification of current certification valid for the academic year in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for health professionals. This is defined as American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for infant, child and adult one man/two man and AED training. Verification of current CPR must be documented annually through graduation. American Heart Association is the preferred certifying agency; further, many clinical agencies require American Heart Association CPR certification.</li>
</ol>
</li>
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">Students will <span style="text-decoration:underline;">not</span> be allowed to attend clinical nursing courses without meeting immunization and BLS requirements.</li>
<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">The complete mandatory UNMC background check is required prior to the first day of class.</li>
<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">Drug screening tests and other institution specific obligations may be required prior to clinical placement at the discretion of the clinical agencies; any costs are the responsibility of the student.</li>
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">Applicants awarded admission to the Undergraduate Program may be given permission to defer enrollment for up to one year; however, the applicant must submit a written request for deferment including explanation of need to the Director of Student Services and the Director of the Undergraduate Program. Deferment will be granted on a case-by-case basis.</li>
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">International professional nurses seeking admission into the RN to BSN Program will be evaluated on an individual basis including [[CON English as a Second Language - Undergraduate Students|Policy 5.2.5]], English as a Second Language-Undergraduate Students.</li>
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