ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS General Admissions Requirements A high school diploma, GED or recognized equivalency is required for admission to the college. All applicants must complete the following steps: Applicants are required to complete an initial interview with admissions, or attend an information session. Parents and spouses are encouraged to attend the interview with admissions. In addition, the following requirements apply to specific programs: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Bachelor of Science in Nursing applicants are required to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Exam on campus at Sumner College, or an approved proctored testing site. A $75 non-refundable test fee is due at the time the test is scheduled. Applicants must complete the BSN application, which includes three essays, two letters of recommendation, resume, and unofficial transcripts if candidate is seeking transfer credit. Applicants must obtain an overall score of a 74% or higher on the TEAS exam, and a minimum point value must be achieved to be considered for admittance into the program. Please see the BSN information packet for additional information regarding the application process. If accepted into the program, a $200 registration fee is due at the time of enrollment. RN to BSN Program Applicants must be a graduate from an accredited Registered Nursing Program, with a GPA of 2.0 or higher, and hold or acquire an unencumbered nursing license in the state in which they will practice. Applicants must have completed 15 semester credit hours or 22.5 quarter credit hours of general education and meet admission prerequisite requirements. The following general education courses must be completed with a C or higher grade to be transferred into the program: Anatomy and Physiology (12 quarter credits), English – written and oral communication (12 quarter credits) Sociology (4 quarter credits), Psychology (4 quarter credits), Human growth and development (4 quarter credits). Online courses are available to all students enrolled in the RN to BSN program of the College. Courses are delivered asynchronously through the Canvas (Instructure) LMS. Applicants for Online delivery must meet all College Admissions requirements and: • Have access to a computer; • Complete an online readiness assessment; and • Have access to the Internet; • Participate in Online Orientation Practical Nursing Program (PN) Practical Nursing applicants are required to take the Accuplacer exam, an application, essays, and one letter of recommendation to be considered for admission. A minimum score of 4 points (80% or higher in each section) must be awarded on the Accuplacer test and the applicant must complete the test in under 2.5 hours to proceed in the application process. Applicants who do not achieve an overall minimum score of 80% or exceed the 2.5 hour time-frame must retake the entire test. A minimum of 14 days are required between test exam dates, and a maximum of 2 attempts are allowed within a 6 month period. These fees are non-refundable and are due at the time of scheduling the Accuplacer Test, and the test must be taken on-campus or at an approved proctored testing site. If accepted into the program, a $50 application fee is due at the time of enrollment. Instructional Delivery Method Sumner College provides instruction in a blended format for the following programs offered at the Portland campus: Practical Nursing and Bachelors of Science in Nursing. ‘Blended’ format includes both classroom and distance education instruction. With a blended delivery method, specific courses are scheduled on-site for in-person learning, and other courses are delivered in an online format through Canvas (learning management system). Each course will be identified as residential or distance learning in this catalog for the above programs. The RN to BSN program is delivered 100% online. Specialized or Specific Fees Associated with Distance Education There are no additional fees associated with a blended program delivery. Students in the following programs are issued a laptop as part of their fees and becomes the property of the student after the term begins: Practical Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The college provides technical support for active students at no cost to the student.
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