Clinical Component Application Form
DIRECTIONS FOR APPLICATION TO THE CLINICAL COMPONENT IN NURSING
Fall 2017 to start Fall 2018
Applications can be submitted, beginning October 15, 2017. The deadline for accepting applications is December 15, 2017.
A few notes about applying to the clinical component in AD Nursing.
- Anyone can apply. Application does not guarantee admission however, you cannot be accepted if you don’t apply. Every year the applicant pool changes, there is not a set number of credits you need to have done, but you do need to meet high school requirements and request a 2035 major (Nursing) and have the standardized test scores submitted.
- There are no paper applications. You do not need an appointment with a nursing faculty member to apply.
- Ask your assigned advisor for guidance
- Your application must be accurate
- Please check your Student Planning Module for correct grades and information
All applications will be reviewed after the deadline date and final grades have been posted.
- Notifications of Conditional Acceptance or Denial are generally mailed around February 15, 2018.
Acceptance status is not based on how soon you submit your application. Applications are reviewed for and ranked by:
Conditional Acceptance into the Clinical Component of Nursing
- Currently Enrolled in the College, and have taken the three placement tests.
- Meet high school requirements.
- Curriculum code of 2035 (Nursing)
- Have a grade of B in BIOL181 (Anatomy & Physiology I), BIOL182 (Anatomy & Physiology II), and BIOL228 (Microbiology), if these courses have been taken before applying for admission into the Clinical Component of Nursing.
Have a grade of C or better in ALL courses required in the Nursing Program of Study, if these course have been taken before applying for admission in the the Clinical Component of Nursing.** All program of study courses, with a grade of less than required, taken prior to entry into the Clinical Component of the Nursing Program, MUST be repeated before acceptance into the clinical component
- Have taken BIOL 181, Anatomy & Physiology I, BIOL 182, Anatomy & Physiology II, BIOL 228, HLTH 120N, and PSYC 110, within the seven (7) years prior to acceptance into the Clinical Component of the Nursing Program, for those courses to be considered current and valid for admission
- Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 at BCCC.
- Have a pre-entrance exam that meets the requirements of the nursing program.
- NLN-RN Pre RN entrance exam of the 50th percentile or above, the NLN-RN Pre RN Examination must be completed by the Fall or Spring testing deadline; OR
- ACT exam composite score of 20; OR
- SAT exam score of 900 (critical reading and math) if taken prior to March 2016 or above 980 total score if taken after March 2016.)
All applicants, if using SAT or ACT as pre-entrance exam, must have their official SAT or ACT score posted in the Admissions office (sent from The College Board) (in order to be deemed official, the document must be sent directly from the issuing institution, and postmarked by the application deadline and posted in the student's planning module.)
After meeting all of the above criteria, students who are Bucks County residents and have completed the highest number of credits in the Nursing Program of Study at BCCC, with the final grade requirements, or better, will be considered first.