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Application Information

Spring 2022 Admission

Application Opens January 1, 2022

Nursing program application opens.

Apply to Grayson College

Application Closes April 1, 2022

Nursing application deadline

Must be fully admitted to GC

All final transcripts and HESI scores must be turned in


Information Sessions:

The Nursing Department offers Information Sessions for prospective students.  These sessions include general information about the program, admission requirements, and discussing the application process.  

 

Please reserve your spot for one of our upcoming Information Sessions by completing the form below for the session you wish to attend:

Thursday, September 16th, 2021 at 4pm - Irma Blackburn Auditorium - Main Campus

https://forms.gle/7a1WAiSxM7hFYaTW9

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021 at 4pm - Irma Blackburn Auditorium - Main Campus

https://forms.gle/KsZqt2FQ5VfvLS9r6

 

If you cannot attend in-person, you can view the presentation here:

Nursing Information Session

Information Packets:

Detailed information about the admissions process and qualifications can found in our Information Packets:

ADN - Traditional Program

ADN - Transitional Entry (LVN to RN) Program


Admission Information 

Admission to the nursing program is selective, with registration in nursing courses by permission only.  Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the nursing program.  To be considered for acceptance into the program, applicants must submit all required application information by the deadlines posted in the RN Information Packet (see below). Minimum admission requirements include the following:

1) Application to Grayson College. (Online at grayson.edu.). It is recommended that you apply to the college first to avoid any delays in registration if accepted into the nursing program.

2) Application to the nursing program.

3) Completion of the information packet and documentation on the Verification Statement form. 

4) Completion of Anatomy and Physiology courses I & II (8 college credit hours) with a grade of C or better (including withdrawals).

  • Students will be ineligible for the nursing program if they have failed to earn a grade of C or better (including withdrawals)
  • Please be aware that if you have attempted any one of the required science courses more than the 3 allowed attempts (including withdrawals) you will receive zero points towards admission.
  • All science courses must have been taken and completed within the past 5 years (10 years for LVN to RN program).
  • Science courses (both Anatomy and Physiology course & Microbiology) taken over 5 years (10 years for LVN to RN program) ago the applicant must earn a score of 75% or higher on the Anatomy and Physiology portion of the Evolve Admission test (HESI).

5) Completion of the pre-requisite math course (MATH 1314 – College Algebra) or (MATH 1342 – Statistics).

6) Evolve Admission test (HESI) average score of 74.5 or higher. The applicant is allowed two attempts in a 12- month period; and there must be 5 years or less from the time test was taken to the date of admission into the nursing program. Information on how to schedule the admission test, and required components are found in the packet.  Please review this document for an exam overview:

HESI A2 Information

7) College GPA (cumulative) minimum of 2.5. If the cumulative GPA is 2.4 or greater but below the 2.5 requirement, the applicant must submit a written request for a waiver.

All documentation related to these admission requirements should be uploaded to   nursingadmissions@grayson.edu  Applications will not be accepted until the student has passed the HESI Admission Test. Detailed information about the test is provided in the RN Information Packet.


Selection and Acceptance Procedure (Point system)

Applications are reviewed for required documentation by the ADN Admissions Committee. Only those with complete files will be considered for admission. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure their file is complete.

The number of students that can be admitted to the ADN program is limited by classroom and clinical space and by qualified faculty availability. Therefore, a selection procedure is used to identify candidates who are the most academically prepared.

Applicants with complete files will be evaluated for selection by a point system. Remember that a grade of “C” or better must be obtained in all required courses.

Required science courses include Microbiology and Anatomy & Physiology I & II

* Legend for 4 credit hour Science courses (A/P I, A/P II, & Microbiology) only:

 

1st Attempt

2nd Attempt

3rd Attempt

A

6

5

3

B

5

3

1

C

3

1

0

Maximum = 18 points. Points are for each four credit hour science course. If separate theory and lab courses were taken, the student’s points will be calculated for each component course:

 

* Legend for separated Lecture (3 credit hours) and Lab (1 credit hour) for above Science courses:

 

1st Attempt

2nd Attempt

3rd Attempt

A

3.0

2.5

1.5

B

2.5

1.5

0.5

C

1.5

0.5

0

                 

Required academic courses receive one (1) point for each course completed with a “C” or better (English Composition I, General Psychology, Life Span Growth and Development, Creative Arts/Lang/Phil/ Culture core elective, and Algebra/Statistics) Maximum = 5 points.

 

Evolve Admission Test (HESI)

            89.5 – 100  = 3 points

            79.5 – 89.4 = 2 points

            74.5 – 79.4 = 1 point

            < 74.4 = ineligible for admission into the ADN program ( Maximum 3 points)

 

GC Service Area residency (Maximum = 2 points) Based on college criteria.

 

The total maximum number of points that can be earned is 28 points for Service Area residents and 26 points for out-of-service-area residents.


Final Acceptance Requirements (Following notification of admission)

  1. Complete background check s required by the Board of Nursing within the time frame specified in the acceptance letter.  Failure to do so will result in loss of accepted status.
  2. Return form verifying intent to accept or decline admission.
  3. Complete mandatory orientation requirements which includes attendance at scheduled orientation day.
  4. Pass a urine drug screen (as stipulated by the nursing program).
  5. Pass an additional background check (as stipulated by the nursing program).
  6. Obtain CPR certification.  (American Heart ; Basic Life Support Provider level with a face to face demonstration check off).
  7. Submit all required immunizations, and proof of a current negative TB (tuberculosis) test or negative chest x-ray.
  8. Obtain annual influenza vaccination as recommended by the CDC in the fall of each year.
  9. Obtain a physical exam from a healthcare provider (form provided with acceptance packet).

Required Immunizations

All students must submit a copy of the following immunizations with a valid stamp or signature, signed statement from a physician, or lab report indicating serologic immunity. Please note that some of these immunizations take up to six months to complete.  Immunizations must be started in time to complete the series before the FIRST DAY OF CLASS.  If unable to complete the series before beginning of class, the applicant is not eligible for admission. 

  1. Tetanus / Diphtheria / Pertussis  (Tdap) - One dose of the Tetanus / diphtheria / pertussis (Tdap) immunization within the last 10 years.
  2. Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)  (Immunization or blood test proving immunity) - If born after January 1, 1957, must have proof of two doses of the MMR vaccine administered on or after the 1 st birthday and at least 30 days apart – or – proof of serologic immunity. 
  3. Varicella (Chickenpox) (Immunization or blood test proving immunity) - Series of two Varicella vaccines at least 30 days apart – or – proof of serologic immunity. History of the disease is not acceptable.
  4. Hepatitis B (Immunization or blood test proving immunity) - Series of three Hepatitis B vaccines – or proof of serologic immunity. This series takes 6 months to complete.
  5. Influenza Vaccine - Annual influenza immunization as recommended by the CDC in the fall of each year.

Due to compliance with clinical facility requirements and the Texas Department of Health recommendations, GC Health Science programs may not waiver immunization requirements for any reason.  If immunizations are not complete, application to the program must be delayed.

Copies of records from physician’s offices, public health department, public schools, other colleges and the military are acceptable.  Students should provide a copy of the records.  Please do not turn in the originals.

Here are some local providers that will provide immunizations and titers:

Immunization Providers


Core Performance Standards for Admission & Progression

In order to accomplish the objectives of the program, students must be able to meet certain core performance standards/requirements:

  1. Visual acuity with/without corrective lenses to identify cyanosis, absence of respiratory movement in patients, and to read small print on medication containers, healthcare provider orders, monitors, and equipment calibrations.
  2. Hearing ability with/without auditory aids to understand the normal speaking voice without viewing the speaker’s face and to hear monitor alarms, emergency signals, call bells from patients, and stethoscopic sounds originating from a patient’s blood vessels, heart, lungs, and abdomen.
  3. Physical ability to stand for prolonged periods of time, perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, lift patients, and move from room to room or maneuver in limited spaces.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form. Ability to speak clearly and succinctly when explaining treatment procedures, describing patient conditions, and implementing health teaching. Ability to legibly and correctly document.
  5. Manual dexterity to use sterile techniques, insert catheters, and prepare and administer medications (IV, PO, and IM).
  6. Ability to function safely under stressful conditions, adapting to ever-changing clinical situations involving patient care.
  7. Must be able to meet the performance, physical, and/or lift requirements of the assigned clinical agencies.

Transfer of College Coursework

Students who desire admission via transfer to GC must adhere to the GC course transfer policies outlined in the GC Catalog. This includes submitting official copies of transcripts from each college or university previously attended to the Office of Admissions and Records and a copy of the transcripts to the ADN program. The Office of Admissions and Records will not send a copy to the ADN office. Prerequisite and co-requisite general education courses will be accepted for transfer and application toward the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing if the course is evaluated as equivalent to the required course at GC. Nursing courses are accepted for transfer only with prior approval of the ADN Admissions Committee. Students wishing to transfer nursing courses should request an Information Packet at  nursing @ grayson.edu. Copies of course syllabi from all previous nursing courses must be submitted to the ADN Program Director to determine eligibility for transfer.  Applicants must also provide a letter from the previous nursing program director stating that the applicant is currently passing and in good standing. Applicants who have been unsuccessful in another nursing program are not eligible for admission to the GC nursing program. 


Course Syllabi

For more information about the program, please click on the links below to view the the Course Syllabi.

RNSG 1119

RNSG 1144

RNSG 1360

RNSG 1423

RNSG 1461

RNSG 2404

RNSG 2414

RNSG 2435

RNSG 2462

RNSG 2463