Admission Procedures Phase I
Thank you for your interest in the Practical Nursing Program at Bucks County Community College. We are currently considering candidates for our class that will begin in July, 2018.
The Practical Nursing Program is full-time, Monday through Friday, 8:00am-3:30pm, and runs for twelve consecutive months beginning every July. This is a non-credit certificate program. Successful completion of all courses listed in the curriculum is required in order to graduate and receive your Certificate of Completion and be eligible for the NCLEX licensure examination. Courses taken at another institution may not be transferred to this program. To be eligible for consideration, candidates must be a high school graduate or GED certificate holder.
There are no course prerequisites. The first step in the admission process is to take the PSB Pre-entrance Examination. The PSB tests academic readiness (verbal, nonverbal, & math skills), spelling, science, and general judgment and vocational aptitude. It presumes no medical or nursing training. All prospective students are required to take the PSB. Previous college transcripts, although not required, may be submitted to add to your application portfolio, and will be considered along with your PSB results. Transcripts can be emailed to Michelle Rue at email@example.com.
Please carefully read the enclosed ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ sheet for detailed information regarding the PSB Examination.
Test Date for Class of 2018 Registration Deadline
Saturday November 4, 2017 Monday, October 30, 2017
Saturday, January 6, 2018 Monday, January 2, 2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018 Monday, January 30, 2018
Important Testing Information
All tests are administered on the Newtown campus. Arrive by 8:30am sharp on your scheduled exam date in order to check-in with Testing Center staff. If you arrive late you will not be permitted to test.
If you do not show for your exam you will forfeit your test fee and must reschedule your exam.
Total testing and check-in time generally takes about 3 hours. Please plan accordingly.
IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Two forms of ID are required to take the test. One form of ID must be government-issued (driver's license, state ID, passport). The second form of ID can be a debit card, health insurance card, social security card, etc., as long as the name matches on both forms of identification.
Test Location: Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940
Rollins Center Room 100 (adjacent to the Cafeteria)
Campus Map: www.bucks.edu/about/campus/newtown/map
Testing Center phone # 215-968-8466
Go to: https://ac.bucks.edu/apps/tc/register/lpn-pre-entrance-exam/ and follow the registration prompts. If you have questions, please call the Testing Center at 215-968-8466.
Testing Fee: The fee for the exam is $50.00 and is payable during the online registration process.
Preparing for the Exam:
Please read ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.
Prospective students will be notified of results within two – three weeks of testing via postal mail.
If testing accommodations are needed please contact our Accessibility Office (215-968-8463) at least one month in advance of the test date.
Financial Aid: Financial Aid is available for the Practical Nursing Program to those who qualify. The first step is to complete the FAFSA at the following website: www.fafsa.ed.gov. Our school code is 003239. To obtain a Personal Identification Number (PIN) go online at www.pin.ed.gov
Additional Information: Information regarding tuition, expenses, curriculum, admission procedures and other frequently asked questions may be obtained on on the Practical Nursing website. For additional questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good Luck on Your Exam and We Look Forward to Working with You As You Pursue Your Nursing Career!
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