Nursing Admissions Packet for
2021 Competitive Admission Process
Admission Period: July 1, 2021 through September 15, 2021
Application Deadline: September 15, 2021
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE EACH ACADEMIC YEAR
The Practical Nursing degree (PN) curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide nursing care to clients and groups of clients throughout the lifespan in a variety of settings.
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN), which is required for practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
It is the nursing applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all requirements are met by the established deadline. Nursing deadlines, guidelines, and policies apply equally to all students; thus, there can be no exceptions.
Each applicant is responsible for:
*Completing admissions requirements
*Confirming receipt of letters and documents in the admissions office
*Keeping MCC informed in writing or email of any personal information changes
*Keeping copies of all documentation submitted to MCC (i.e. CPR, physical exam, etc.)
MINIMUM ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
To be considered for admission to a nursing program at Mayland Community College, all applicants must meet the minimum requirements for English placement.
|RISE Placement||SAT||ACT||High School GPA Benchmark|
|Score of 70 on RISE placement test;ORCompletion of ENG 002||500 Writing or Reading (March 2016 and Future)480 Reading/Writing||22 Reading or 18 English||Unweighted GPA of 2.8 or higher and must have graduated within the last 10 years from a US high school|
Students who wish to apply to the Associate Degree Nursing Program must have completed or be enrolled in a certified nursing assistant course with a state approved curriculum such as the high school Allied Health Sciences Program or a community college course. A student may also meet this requirement by being a Certified Medical Assistant.
Certification must be obtained and the student must be listed on the NC Nurse Aide Registry prior to the beginning of the Spring Semester to remain qualified to enter the Practical Nursing Program.
All students who wish to be considered for the nursing program at Mayland Community College must complete the Kaplan Admission Exam at Mayland Community College and meet the designated benchmark score. Students will schedule an appointment to take the exam during or following the application period. Scores from other testing facilities are not accepted. There is no fee for the Kaplan Admission Exam. There is one testing session consisting of multiple test dates per semester (fall and spring); students are only permitted to take the exam once during each testing session. Scores are valid for 2 years from test date.
A minimum benchmark score of 55% on the reading section is required.
An overall benchmark score of 48% is required.
MAYLAND’S SELECTION PROCESS
Applicants will be ranked for admission into a nursing program using a point system. Applicants earn points and students with the highest number of points will be selected. The point system is an objective means for evaluating nursing applicants.
The Adjusted Individual Total percentage score is used for points. If a student has taken the Kaplan more than once in the past year, the highest score of the previous two tests will be used. Applicants must receive benchmark score in reading of 55% and an overall benchmark score of 48%.
Points will be given for the student’s Mayland Community College GPA at the end of the spring semester or from the most current institution in which the student attended full-time. If a student will graduate from high school during the current admission year, the unweighted GPA from last semester completed at the high school will be used.
Five points will be added for one of the following:
An applicant’s current or past employer(s) must submit verification on company letterhead that the applicant worked in a health care field to include dates of employment and job title/description. Students who completed Allied Health Sciences II in high school (within five years) should submit a copy of the high school transcript indicating a passing grade of 77 or better. Points will not be given without proper verification by the application deadline.
Students who complete BIO 168, Anatomy & Physiology I, and/or BIO 169, Anatomy & Physiology II within seven years of admission will receive points towards admission. The points towards admission will be determined by the grade earned in each course.
Points Value per Requirement
|2.0 - 2.6||40 points||Grade of B||1 point|
|2.7 - 3.3||50 points||Grade of A||5 points|
|3.4 - 4.0||60 points|
|Kaplan Exam||Grade of B||1 point|
|48 - 60||10 points||Grade of A||5 points|
|61 - 80||15 points|
|81 - 100||25 points||Work Experience|
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS AND PROCESS
infant/child/adult CPR certification, satisfactory medical, immunization, and dental forms. These forms are provided to students when students are notified of acceptance and must be submitted before the deadline stated in the conditional acceptance packet. Any student who does not complete the required forms will be denied admission, and that student’s space will be given to the next alternate.
PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE EXPECTATIONS OF A STUDENT NURSE
Nursing is a practice discipline with cognitive, sensory, affective, and psychomotor performance requirements. For purposes of nursing program compliance with the 1990 Americans with Disability Act, a qualified individual with a disability is one who, with or without reasonable accommodation or modification, meets the essential eligibility requirements for participation in the nursing programs.
If a student believes that he or she cannot meet nursing program requirements without accommodations or modifications, the nursing faculty will determine on an individual basis, whether or not the necessary accommodations or modifications can be reasonably made. Further information regarding the physical and cognitive expectations of a student nurse and CORE performance standards may be found in the student policy manual for nursing.
CORE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
|ISSUE||STANDARD||SOME EXAMPLES OF NECESSARY ACTIVITIES|
(Not all Inclusive)
|Critical Thinking||Critical Thinking ability sufficient for clinical judgment||Identify cause-effect relationships in clinical situations, develop nursing plans|
|Interpersonal||Interpersonal abilities to interact with individuals, families, and groups from a variety of social, emotional, cultural, and Intellectual backgrounds Must be able to work successfully in teams with fellow students and peers.||Establish rapport with patients/clients and colleagues|
|Communication||Communication abilities sufficient for interaction with others in verbal and written form||Explain treatment procedures, initiate health teaching, document and interpret nursing actions and patient/client responses|
|Mobility||Physical abilities sufficient to move from room to room and maneuver in small places||Moves around in patients rooms, work spaces, and treatment areas, administers cardiopulmonary procedures|
|Motor Skills||Gross and fine motor abilities sufficient to provide safe and effective nursing care||Calibrate and use equipment; position patients/clients|
|Hearing||Auditory ability sufficient to monitor and assess health needs||Hears monitor alarm, emergency signals, auscultatory sounds, cries for help|
|Visual||Visual ability sufficient for observation and assessment necessary in nursing care||Observes patient/client responses|
|Tactile||Tactile ability sufficient for physical assessment||Perform palpation, functions of physical examination and/or those related to therapeutic intervention, e.g. insertions of a catheter|
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the competitive admissions process, please contact Jennifer Grindstaff, Health Sciences Advisor at 828-766-1255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit our Financial Aid Department in Gwaltney Hall on the main campus or follow the link to the Financial Aid webpage: https://www.mayland.edu/financial-aid.
Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exam
All students applying for admission into a nursing program at Mayland Community College are required to take the Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exam. The student’s Kaplan scores are current for two academic years.
A study guide for Kaplan Admission Test the can be purchased at www.amazon.com. Any version is acceptable; however, the 7th edition is the most current.
You may also find the website www.quizlet.com helpful; search “Kaplan Nursing Entrance Exam” for study materials
RULES FOR TEST ADMISSION
Students will not be admitted into the testing facility unless they comply with the following instructions.
An email detailing test dates/times/location will be sent to all applicants. Please choose your test session by the deadline listed in the email. Test sessions will be offered morning, evening, and virtual. In the event that we cannot safely gather for testing, all sessions will be changed to virtual to allow students to test safely.
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