Program-Specific Selective Admissions Criteria

In addition to meeting the General Admissions Requirements, applicants to the following programs must also meet the following selective criteria.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program requires a program director interview and a criminal background check for admission. See the “Criminal Background Check” section in this catalog for details.  The Program Director interview takes into consideration previous academic performance, healthcare experience, and overall professional presentation. The outcome of the Program Director interview along with an essay and reference letters are considered in ranking applicants for the waitlist.

Cardiovascular Sonography

The Cardiovascular Sonography program requires a program director interview and a criminal background check for admission. See the “Criminal Background Check” section in this catalog for details.

Dental Hygiene (Associate of Science)

The Dental Hygiene program requires a criminal background check and an interview with the Program Director for admission. See the “Criminal Background Check” section in this catalog for details. The Program Director interview takes into consideration previous academic performance, healthcare experience, and overall professional presentation. The outcome of the Program Director interview is considered in ranking applicants.

Seat selection for the Dental Hygiene program is typically determined 30 days prior to the program start date. A deposit of $500 is due within seven (7) days of being offered a seat in the program. This deposit is required in order to hold your place in the program and is refundable if you should decide not to continue with your enrollment prior to your start date. The time period for seat selection varies by campus based on the number of applicants.

Dental Hygiene (Bachelor of Science)

The Dental Hygiene (Bachelor of Science) program is open to any student who possesses an associate degree in Dental Hygiene from a Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) accredited program and a valid Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) certification.

To be considered for program admissions, applicants must:

  • Complete an interview with an admissions representative; and
  • Submit a completed application for admission; and
  • Complete an Online Readiness Assessment. Students will be required to complete an online assessment of their ability and readiness to successfully complete their education in an online environment. This assessment covers skills, competencies, and access to appropriate technology to succeed in a distance education environment; and
  • Provide documentation of an associate degree in Dental Hygiene, conferred by a post-secondary institution accredited by an agency as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Commission on Dental Accreditation; and
  • Provide verification of a valid Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) certification.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Associate of Science)

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program requires a criminal background check and an interview with the Program Director for admission. See the “Criminal Background Check” section in this catalog for details.

Physical Therapist Assistant

The Physical Therapist Assistant program requires a criminal background check and an interview with the Program Director for admission. See the “Criminal Background Check” section in this catalog for details. The Program Director interview takes into consideration previous academic performance, healthcare experience, and overall professional presentation. The outcome of the Program Director interview is considered in ranking applicants.

Practical Nursing

The Practical Nursing program requires a criminal background check and an interview with the Program Director for admission. See the “Criminal Background Check” section in this catalog for details. The Program Director interview takes into consideration previous academic performance, healthcare experience, and overall professional presentation. The outcome of the Program Director interview is considered in ranking applicants.

Respiratory Therapy

The Respiratory Therapy program requires a criminal background check and an interview with the Program Director for admission. See the “Criminal Background Check” section in this catalog for details. The Program Director interview takes into consideration previous academic performance, healthcare experience, and overall professional presentation. The outcome of the Program Director interview is considered in ranking applicants.

RN-BSN

The RN-BSN program is open to any student who possesses an Associate Degree in Nursing from a state Board of Nursing-approved Nursing program and an active, unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license.

To be considered for program admissions, applicants must:

  • Complete an interview with an admissions representative; and
  • Submit a completed application for admission; and
  • Complete an online readiness assessment to demonstrate the ability and readiness to successfully complete this program in an online environment. This assessment covers skills, competencies, and access to appropriate technology to succeed in a distance education environment; and
  • Provide documentation of an Associate Degree in Nursing, conferred by a post-secondary institution accredited by an agency as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education; and
  • Provide official academic transcripts from the nursing program from which the applicant graduated; and
  • Provide verification of an active, unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license.

Surgical Technology

The Surgical Technology program requires a criminal background check for admission. See the “Criminal Background Check” section in this catalog for details.