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STEPS IN THE RN COMPLETION PROGRAM ACCEPTANCE PROCESS

ENTRY LEVEL NURSING PROGRAM

STEPS IN THE ENTRY LEVEL NURSING PROGRAM ACCEPTANCE PROCESS

  1. Submit an application to Kalamazoo Valley Community College listing Nursing (NRP1) as the major code.

  2. Schedule a Compass assessment appointment, by calling (269) 488-4100. You will be required to take the Compass assessment in English, Reading, and Math. If you need to further develop your competencies in these areas, you will be required to take recommended coursework.

  3. Official high school transcripts and/or college transcripts must be sent to the KVCC Record’s Office if you are planning to use either of these documents to meet program pre-requisites requirements. It will be your responsibility to verify that all college credits are posted on your KVCC transcript. Official high school transcripts and/or college transcripts must be sent to the KVCC Record’s Office if you are planning to use either of these documents to meet program prerequisites or general education requirements. It will be your responsibility to verify that all college credits are posted on your KVCC transcript.

  4. Schedule an appointment with an academic counselor by calling (269) 488-4123 to develop a program plan. This is a critical step to complete early in your admission process.

  5. Complete the pre-requisite courses listed. These courses can be completed at KVCC or at another college. KVCC counselors must determine equivalency for non-KVCC courses.

  6. You may apply for acceptance into the nursing program if you have completed or are currently enrolled in your last pre-requisite(s). Pre-requisites for fall admission must be completed by the end of the winter semester of the current year. Pre-requisites for winter admission must be completed by the first 8 weeks of the fall semester of the current year.

  7. Applications for the fall (September) Nursing Program will be accepted during the first two weeks of APRIL and are available in February through the second week in April. Applications for the winter (January) Nursing Program will be accepted during the last two weeks of SEPTEMBER and are available in August and September. Applications may be obtained from the Texas Township Campus Nursing Office (posted outside of room 7426) or online at www.kvcc.edu/academics/nursing/applicationentrylevel.php. The application period may be extended or reopened if needed to fill the class.

  8. A criminal background check including fingerprinting will be required. The process to complete the background check will be detailed only after being identified as “admitted.” The cost of the background check will be the responsibility of the student. If a student does not pass a criminal background check or is subsequently arrested for or convicted of criminal offenses covered by Michigan Public Health Code, Section 20173, the applicant will not be placed into a clinical component or rotation of any course which requires such clinical component or rotation. (To download a copy of the legislation for the most common disqualifying offenses, go to https://miltcpartnership.org/Information, scroll down to Authorizing Statutes and click on each statute listed.) Completion of all clinical components and rotations are a graduation requirement. A degree will not be granted to those who do not successfully complete all clinical components or rotations.

  9. If admitted or identified as an alternate, drug screening will be required. The process to complete the drug screening will be identified in the acceptance letter. The cost of the drug screening will be the applicant’s responsibility. The results of the drug screening will be used, in part, to determine eligibility to participate in clinical rotations. As stated in H, completion of all clinical components and rotations are a graduation requirement. Drug screening will be required just prior to initial clinical placement and annually thereafter.

  10. A current completed and acceptable immunization form must be on file in the Nursing Office. The completed form and supporting documentation are to be submitted with the nursing application.

  11. A current completed, and acceptable physical/health form must be on file in the Nursing Office once you have been accepted to the nursing program. The physical/health form will be considered current for one year after the date of examination. Any information on the physical examination form that is incomplete or unclear may require the student and/or physician to provide further information.

  12. Once admitted, failure to register for courses by the designated deadline will result in forfeiture of placement and will be considered a withdrawal for the purpose of future program placement.

  13. If you are not selected into the program based on the number of qualified applicants and the number of available seats, you must reapply for admission as per F and G above.