Kalamazoo Valley Community College

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STEPS IN THE NURSING PROGRAM ACCEPTANCE PROCESS
  1. Submit an application to Kalamazoo Valley Community College listing Nursing (NUP1) as the major code.
  2. Schedule a Compass assessment appointment, by calling (269) 488-4123. 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 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 a 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 prerequisite courses listed.  These courses can be completed at KVCC or at another college.  KVCC counselors must determine equivalency for non-KVCC courses.
  6. Once prerequisite requirements have been completed and are on record at KVCC apply for acceptance into the nursing program.
  7. Applications for the fall (September) Nursing Program will be accepted during the last two weeks of  MARCH and may be picked up in February and March from the Texas Township Campus Nursing Office (posted outside of room 7426).  Applications for the winter (January) Nursing Program will be accepted during the last two weeks of  SEPTEMBER and may be picked up in August and September from the Texas Township Campus Nursing Office (posted outside of room 7426). The application period may be extended or reopened if needed to fill the class.
  8. An applicant for who English is a second language should be tested for English proficiency.  You may obtain specific testing information from the KVCC counseling office.  If after testing, your English proficiency skills are less than desirable we recommend that you enroll in course work that would improve proficiency.
  9. 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 legal guide for the most common disqualifying offenses, go to https://miltcpartnership.org/MainSite/W1.aspx, and click on Legal Guide.)  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.
  10. A current completed Central Registry Check Authorization form must be on file with the nursing office.
  11. 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 I, completion of all clinical components and rotations are a graduation requirement.  Drug screening will be required just prior to initial clinical placement and periodically depending on agency agreements.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Once admitted failure to register for Level I courses by the designated deadline will result in forfeiture of placement and will be considered a withdrawal for the purpose of future program placement.
  15. 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 6 and 7 above.


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