1 Spartanburg Community College Nursing Program Application Process Information Power Point
2 Program Schedule Spring and Fall Semesters Weekday Classes No Night classes No Weekend classes No Summer classes Central Campus Only
3 How Do I Apply? You must FIRST apply to SCC and be accepted. All official transcripts MUST be sent to the Registrar s office for evaluation a MINIMUM of 30 days before the Nursing program application date. There is no application test, such as the TEAS, required for admission into the nursing program at this time.
4 How Do I Apply? You must contact the Financial Aid office for ANY Financial Aid information or you may at FA- There is no application fee for applying to the nursing program. Students may apply to the SCC ADN Program as many times as they would like.
5 How Do I Apply? Nursing Application Contents Check off each box below as you place the applicable items in the 9x12 MANILA envelope. GPA Calculator (download, calculate your point values and print). Your GPA must be equal to or greater than 2.5 Selective Ranking Score Sheet (download in a PDF format, print and complete). ADN Demographic Sheet (download in a PDF format, print and complete). Provide a copy of your SCC unofficial transcript to support courses/grades listed on your Selective Ranking Score Sheet (you MUST include a copy of your SCC unofficial transcript even if you have NOT taken any courses at SCC)
6 How Do I Apply? Nursing Application Contents (cont) Check off each box below as you place the applicable items in the 9x12 MANILA envelope. *Transfer Equivalency Report (TER) - transfer credits awarded from the SCC Registrar s Office. Request for evaluation of your official transcripts should be directed to in the Records Office. All official transcripts must be on file in the Records Office prior to requesting this evaluation. For any transfer courses, this form is REQUIRED. You MUST obtain this form from Records. If applicable, provide copies of any certificates, diplomas, or degrees you may have completed
7 GPA Calculator Your GPA must be 2.5 for the required general education courses in the Nursing program. The GPA calculator is available on the Nursing Web site and is very easy to complete Any required general education courses that you transferred in to SCC must be placed into the GPA calculator with the final grade for that course. Courses that receive Exemption Credit CANNOT be placed in the GPA calculator A copy of the GPA calculator MUST be included in the Admission Packet The GPA calculator is located under Application Process on the nursing web page
8 Required General Education Courses Please note that the following courses are required general education courses for the Nursing Program. They are NOT required to be completed prior to applying to the program. However, the more courses that are completed, the more points you will have on the Selective Ranking Score Sheet. College 101 (COL 103 can be substituted) Math 110 or 120 English 101 and 102 Psychology 201 Biology 210, 211, and 225 (CANNOT be >7 years old; & can only attempt each course 2 times) Nutrition BIO 240 (CANNOT be >7 years old; & can only attempt 2 times)
9 Selective Ranking Score Sheet Criteria Considerations Scoring (points = pt/pts) Grade Pts MAT 110 College Algebra or MAT 120 Probability and Statistics - Required Transferable math course or Compass Scores Algebra 46 or above A= 7, B=4, C=2 D,F,W,WF = 0 Exempt Exam (E) = 3 PSY 201 General Psychology Required (Review Transcript) A= 5, B=3, C=1 D,F,W,WF = 0 Exempt Exam (E) = 3 BIO 240 Nutrition Required cannot be >7 years old (Review Transcript) Can only attempt twice; a withdrawal counts as an attempt A= 7, B=4, C=2 D,F,W,WF = 0 Exempt Exam (E) = 3
10 Biology Classes Criteria Considerations Scoring Grade = points (pt/pts) Grade Pts Bio 210 Anatomy & Physiology I Required (cannot be > 7 years old) Cannot take Bio 215 as a substitute (Review Transcript) Each BIO course may only be attempted 2 times; a withdrawal counts as an attempt A= 9, B=5, C=3 D,F,W,WF = 0 Exempt Exam (E) = 4 Bio 211 Anatomy & Physiology II Required (cannot be > 7 years old) Cannot take Bio 216 as a substitute Bio 225 Microbiology Required (cannot be > 7 years old) (Review Transcript) A= 9, B=5, C=3 D,F,W,WF = 0 Exempt Exam (E) = 4 (Review Transcript) A= 9, B=5, C=3 D,F,W,WF = 0 Exempt Exam (E) = 4
11 English Classes Criteria Considerations Scoring (points = pt/pts) Grade Pts ENG 101 English Composition I Required (Review Transcript) A= 5, B=3, C=1 D,F,W,WF = 0 Exempt Exam (E) = 3 ENG 102 English Composition II Required (Review Transcript) A= 5, B=3, C=1 D,F,W,WF = 0 Exempt Exam (E) = 3
12 Additional Courses Criteria Considerations Scoring (points = pt/pts) Grade Pts COL 101 College Orientation Required (COL 103 can be substituted for COL 101) (Review Transcript) A, B, or C = 1 D,F,W,WF = 0 Exempt Exam (E) = 1 If enrolled in course at SCC at the time of application = 0 points
13 Additional points (maximum of 4 points) MUST include a copy of current certificate, diploma, degree and/or license in order to receive the points PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY THE HIGHEST POINTS WILL BE COUNTED. YOU CANNOT COMBINE POINTS FROM EACH GROUPING. Certificate, Diploma, or higher degree in a Health-Related field = 4 points can only receive a total of 4 points (multiple points are not awarded for more than 1 certificate/degree) Associate/Bachelor/Master/PhD Degree = 2 points can only receive a total of 2 points (multiple points are not awarded for more than 1 degree)
14 Additional Points (cont) Completion of all required GENERAL EDUCATION courses (excluding Biology 240) Completion of BIO 210, BIO 211, BIO 225, ENG 101, ENG 102, CPT 101, MAT 110/120, and PSY 201 = 4 points
15 Selective Ranking Score Sheet A pdf copy of the selective ranking score sheet is available for download on the nursing web site The Selective Ranking Score Sheet MUST be included in the Admission packet. Points are NOT awarded for courses out of date.
16 Sample Demographic Sheet
17 How Do I Apply? ONLY on the posted application date(s) Place the required ADN Program packet containing all forms and any documentation being used to verify your information in a: 9 x 12 manila mailing envelope Please put on the outside of the envelope ADN Application
18 How Do I Apply? Deposit the correctly completed envelope in the ORANGE box which will be located on the 2 nd floor of the Health Sciences Building outside of the Department Chair s office HSB 241 ONLY on the posted application date(s) If applications are being mailed from out of state, they MUST be postmarked prior to the application date, and addressed to the attention of: Julie Denesha, Nursing Department Chair NO applications will be taken early
19 How Do I Apply? Any incomplete application packet will NOT be considered for the program for the semester the student applied. (examples of an incomplete packet include, but are not limited to: failure to include the Transfer Equivalency Report, submitting transcripts from other institutions, but they have not been processed by the SCC Registrar Please note that nursing faculty and administrative support are extremely busy with classes, clinical and other required duties. So, it is not possible to sit down to review with each student the contents for the Admission packet prior to the submission of the packets.
20 Expenses for First Semester Deposit non-refundable $100 CBI/DT $120 Immunizations $400 +/- CPR $50 (MUST be American Heart Association Basic Life Support) Books $ (e-readers are permitted, can purchase texts outside of Book Inn) ATI Materials $290 +/- (MUST be purchased in the Book Inn) Nurse Pack $150 Uniforms $200 (Will NOT need at the very start of the semester) Incidentals $200 Total approximately $2500 +/-
21 Nurse Pack Contents You ARE required to purchase the nurse pack in the Book Inn. The contents include: Stethoscope & BP cuff Pen light Bandage scissors Foley catheter kit Tracheostomy care kit
22 What Can I Do Ahead Of Time? Many students want to know what can be completed prior to notification of acceptance into the program. Spreading some of the following out, will help with finances. CPR certification and Immunizations It is also a good idea to have these current and have copies readily available.
23 CPR EVERYONE should be Certified!!! All Health Sciences programs require CPR through American Heart Association and MUST be Health Care Provider Adult and Child CPR The College now has an AHA training center through CCE. If you are in need of a class, please go to the following link: Click on View Current Class. You can register online or you can call CPR certification is good for 2 years
24 Immunizations All Health Sciences Programs at SCC require the same immunizations (with the exception of the Hepatitis B Vaccine which is required by the Nursing program). Many immunizations were obtained as a child, and it just requires that you obtain your immunization records. It is a good time to start now, gathering this information. If you have not received one of the required immunizations, you may want to get a head start as there are multiple shots and several weeks between them.
25 Immunizations (cont) MMR (Measles, Mumps & Ruebella) Should have received as a child in 2 separate doses If you cannot find your immunizations, have a TITER drawn first (it s cheaper). If you are immune to all 3, then you will not require a booster. If the TITER results show that you are not immune to 1 or more, than you will require the booster. Some International students only received immunization for Measles and Mumps and NOT Ruebella. This means, these students will REQUIRE the MMR immunization.
26 Immunizations (cont) Varicella Vaccine against Chicken Pox This was administered in 2 doses 4 weeks apart starting in If you never received the vaccine, have a TITER drawn first. If you are immune, you are fine. If you are NOT immune, you will be required to receive the entire vaccine 2 doses 4 weeks apart. DO NOT wait until the last minute to have this immunization administered
27 Immunizations (cont) Tetanus (Td) Booster booster is required every 10 years Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) this is a 1 time immunization as an adult followed by an every 10 year Td booster. It is HIGHLY recommended that health care students receive this immunization. If Td is within date, you are NOT required to receive the Tdap.
28 Immunizations (cont) PPD Tuberculin Skin Test If you are currently working in a health care environment, then all that is required is your yearly, 1-step PPD result If you have NEVER had a PPD, you will be required to complete a 2-step PPD A subsequent yearly PPD will be required for the department. Please note that International students often have a positive skin test, and are required to have a chest x-ray and/or written documentation from their healthcare provider that there is NO active disease. This will also be required to be updated on a yearly basis.
29 Immunizations (cont) Hepatitis B Vaccine Effective for the Fall 2019 admission class and all future classes, the Hepatitis B vaccine series will be required as part of the immunizations for the Nursing program. This is a 3-part immunization series: Initial immunization 2nd shot administered a minimum of 4 weeks later from initial 3 rd shot administered a minimum of 8 weeks later from 2 nd shot
30 Where can I have these Immunizations administered There are a number of places within Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union Counties where you can go to have the immunizations and/or titer taken care of. Below are a few places where you can go to have these taken care of. In addition, you may go to your Primary Health Care Provider. Accurate Diagnostics 2500 Winchester Pl Spartanburg, SC Regional Occupational Health 8311 Warren Abernathy Hwy Spartanburg, SC Cherokee County Health Department 400 S. Logan St. Gaffney, SC Union County Health Department 115 Thomas St. Union, SC CVS Minute Clinic 1888 Boiling Springs Rd Boiling Springs, SC Doctors Care 218 E. Blackstock Rd. Spartanburg, SC
31 MAKE COPIES Make copies of everything you turn into Admissions and with your ADN application packet
32 Annual Requirements As a nursing student at SCC, you will be required to keep up with ALL of the following, and submit updated copies prior to their expiration. PPD Tuberculin Skin Test - yearly CPR American Heart Association BLS ONLY every 2 years Flu vaccine due to be updated NO LATER than Sept 30 every year Liability Insurance To be paid in the Business office upon admission into the program and then yearly at the start of the new Academic Year August SC Student Passport when admitted into the program, students receive information on how to access this; it is good for 365 days; must be completed yearly. To keep up with the due dates, put these on the calendar in your electronic device(s) with alerts
33 How will I know if I am accepted? applicants will be accepted each semester Accepted applicants will ONLY receive an acceptance letter via their SCC . Alternates and those not accepted will receive an via their SCC account as well You may reapply as many times as you like There is NO waitlist If you are accepted follow all directions in the acceptance letter implicitly
34 Spartanburg Community College Associate Degree of Science in Nursing