South College School of Nursing Application – Asheville Campus

Thank you for your interest in the South College School of Nursing. Prospective students applying for admission to the Nursing Program should refer to the latest South College Course Catalog for a list of academic requirements.

• Applicants must be currently enrolled at South College or be accepted to South College prior to completing the School of Nursing Supplemental Application.

• Applicants should have prerequisite courses completed or be in the last quarter/semester of completing prerequisite courses.

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Are you a current South College student or a New Prospective student?*
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Application Eligibility:

All applicants to the School of Nursing must meet the requirements for general admission to South College to pursue core/general education courses. General admission to South College does not guarantee admission to the School of Nursing at South College. Prospective students applying for admission to the School of Nursing must meet the following requirements to be eligible to apply (meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission; admission is competitive and based on space availability):

  1. ATI TEAS Assessment
    1. Effective for Fall 2020 Applicants All undergraduate nursing cohort applicants will be required to take the ATI TEAS assessment as part of the application process. Fall applicants will not be required to earn a set score. However, the score earned will be used as part of the ranking process and early alert program.
    2. Effective beginning Winter 2021- Undergraduate nursing cohort applicants will be required to take the ATI TEAS assessment as part of the application process. Cohort applicants have two attempts (first attempt to be paid by South College, any further attempts at applicant’s expense) to earn a minimum of BASIC Academic Preparedness Level to be considered for admission to an undergraduate nursing program. Cohort applicants who do not achieve a minimum of BASIC Academic Preparedness Level on the assessment(s) after two attempts will be removed from the applicant pool.
    3. Cohort applicants have two attempts (first attempt to be paid by South College, any further attempts at applicant’s expense) to increase their overall score. There is a required two weeks between attempts. All Assessments must be completed by application deadline.
    4. Potential candidates are allowed a maximum of three ATI TEAS assessment attempts within one year from first attempt. If a potential candidate does not achieve BASIC Academic Preparedness Level on the first three attempts, they can wait one year from the date of their first attempt and reapply to an undergraduate nursing program.
    5. See your student service advisor for more details regarding the TEAS Assessment requirements.
  2. Be in progress to complete all prerequisite general education and science courses in the quarter prior to expected entry into the nursing program. Applicants must earn a minimum grade of “C” or better in each course to be eligible to apply. Applicants must also:
    1. Have a minimum of 2.50 cumulative grade point average of prerequisite general education courses to be eligible to apply (meeting the 2.50 grade point average does not guarantee admission).
    2. Have a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average of required science courses to be eligible to apply (meeting the 2.50 grade point average does not guarantee admission).

Important:

  1. For the traditional BSN program, among science prerequisite courses, the highest grade earned in the first two attempts that fall within the past seven years will be used in calculating the science GPA.
  2. For the traditional BSN program non-science courses, the highest grade earned for the first two attempts that fall within the past seven years will be used in calculating the cumulative GPA.
  3. Grades of “W” do not count as attempts.

Notes:

  1. For the Accelerated BSN program, applicants must have completed one non-nursing bachelor’s degree at the time of application.
  2. For the LPN-BSN program, applicants must submit a current LPN license and official transcript from the respective LPN program.
  3. Applicants who have been unsuccessful and released from a previous nursing program are not eligible to apply for admission to the South College School of Nursing. If an applicant feels he/she has personal mitigating circumstances related to the release from the previous program, applicants may present related information in writing, along with supporting documentation, for review in consideration of admission. Admission is not guaranteed, and the School of Nursing may require a letter from the former nursing program supporting the reason for the release from the program. Applicants who present transcripts indicating failure from two nursing programs will not be considered for admission or readmission to the South College Nursing program.
  4. Meeting the application eligibility requirements listed above does not guarantee admission to the BSN program. The BSN program is competitive and based on the number of applicants and seats available each admitting quarter.

Please type your initials indicating that you have read and understand the Application eligibility requirements to be considered for admission.*

Review and Progression Process:

  1. Applicants will be ranked based on an approved ranking system that includes, but not limited to, TEAS score and GPA. Official transcripts from previous institutions must be on file with the Registrar’s Office for the grade point averages to be computed for review for admission. The Admission, Progression, and Retention Committee will review applications, TEAS scores, and academic histories and will make admission recommendations to the Dean of the School of Nursing for final approval.
  2. If approved, applicants will receive a conditional letter of admission with a list of additional requirements such as immunizations, health insurance, background check and drug screen. Refer to the South College Catalog for a full list of requirements.
  3. Final academic eligibility will be assessed just prior to the start of the entry quarter to ensure completion of all prerequisite courses and final cumulative grade point average calculations of both general education courses and required science courses. Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements will be removed from nursing courses and required to reapply for the next admitting quarter.
  4. Applicants currently completing prerequisite courses at another institution must submit final course grades at least two weeks prior to the start of the entry quarter. If final grades are not received at least two weeks prior to the start of the entry quarter, applicants will be removed from nursing courses and required to reapply for the next admitting quarter.
Please type your initials indicating that you have read and understand the Application Review and Progression Process:*

Current Courses in Progress (if applicable):

Are you currently enrolled in prerequisite courses for admission to the BSN program?
If yes, please list the name and location of the college or university:

Please list the course number, course name, and credit hours of the courses in which you are currently enrolled:

1st Course #:
1st Course Name:
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2nd Course #:
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3rd Course Name:
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4th Course #:
4th Course Name:
4th Course Credit Hrs:
5th Course #:
5th Course Name:
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Education History:

Please list any postsecondary institutions you have attended below (include school name, city, state, dates of attendance, degree if applicable. Enter N/A if not applicable):

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School/College 2:*
School/College 3:*
School/College 4:*
School/College 5:*

Nursing Education History:

Have you ever attended a previous nursing program?:*
If you answered "Yes" to previous question, please list the name(s) of previous nursing schools along with the attendance dates:

If you answered "Yes" to the previous question, please see your admissions or student service advisor to complete the “Prospective Applicant Review” Form.

Background Check

Have you ever been summoned, arrested, indicted, tried, charged, or convicted of or plead guilty to any violation of law, ordinance, misdemeanor, or felony other than a minor traffic violation (currently ongoing violation or past violation)? *

(NOTE: Applicants admitted to the School of Nursing will be required to complete a background check prior to final progression into the BSN program. If a background check identifies issues that may preclude admission or clinical placement, background check will be referred to the School of Nursing Dean for review and action which may include denial of admission)

If you answered "Yes" to the previous question, please explain below:

Policy Statements:

Please read the following School of Nursing policies and initial that you have read and understand each by typing your initials below each policy statement:

1. Student Handbook Policy: I understand that it is my responsibility to read and follow the policies within the BSN Student Handbook if admitted to the BSN program. I also understand that it is my responsibility to review updated versions of the BSN Student Handbook as they are published and to be aware of any changes or revisions to the policies. *
2. Basic Life Support Certification Policy: I understand that I must have current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers from the American Heart Association prior the BSN program. I also understand I must maintain current certification throughout the nursing program. *
3. Scrubs/Shoes/Supplies: I understand that all applicants admitted to the South College School of Nursing must use faculty-approved scrubs and lab coat to ensure a professional appearance. Admitted students are required to wear faculty-approved scrubs in all classroom, laboratory, and clinical activities. Shoes must be black or white with closed toe and a back. Clogs are not acceptable. You may wear shoes with a small amount of color if you choose athletic-type shoes. You will also need a stethoscope, penlight, a watch with a second hand, a pen that writes with black ink, bandage scissors, and a small spiral notebook that will fit in your uniform pocket. A solid-colored long or short sleeved shirt may be worn under scrub tops. Students are also to display their South College ID at all times in classroom and laboratory settings. South College will supply you the ID badge. *
4. Textbook Policy: I understand that to enhance student's educational experience, faculty reserve the right to change textbooks on a quarterly basis. Therefore, students are to purchase the textbooks for the quarter that you are currently enrolled. Textbooks with the correct edition will be needed for all nursing courses. A list of required textbooks is available online via the Bookstore link https://south.bncollege.com/shop/south/home In addition, several textbooks purchased for a course may be used in additional courses throughout the program. Students are encouraged to purchase course materials through the South College Bookstore as some learning systems (required texts and online access codes) are bundled at a discounted price from the publishers. Purchasing bundled components separately may result in paying a higher price. *
5. HIPAA Education Acknowledgement Statement/Confidentiality Statement I understand that I must: • Maintain security of Personal Health Information (PHI). In addition to being a moral obligation, under HIPAA, this is a legal obligation. • Recognize the harm that can occur when proper security measures are not followed. These include harm to the patient, harm to healthcare organization, and harm to the student. • Take steps to avoid security risks. These include password security, access controls, duty to report breaches of security, physical safeguards, email risks, fax risks, copier risks. • All students must cooperate with efforts to maintain security of PHI information. I acknowledge and confirm that I have read the information above and understand what is required of me as a student. I agree to adhere by the above standards at all times, and if I have any questions regarding my responsibilities, I will seek further clarification from the health care organization. I understand that in the performance of my duties as a nursing student at any Health Care Organization, I am required to have access to and am involved in the processing of patient data. I understand that I am obliged to maintain the confidentiality of this data at all times, both at work and off duty. I understand that a violation of these confidentiality considerations may result in disciplinary action. I further understand that I could be subject to legal action.*
6. Nursing Functional Capacities: I understand that applicants wishing to enter the South College School of Nursing programs must demonstrate that they can meet the list of functional capacities (with or without reasonable accommodation) essential to the discipline of nursing in general which includes admission, progression, and graduation from any nursing program. The functional capacities listed in the South College Catalog are essential to ensure the health and safety of patients, nursing faculty, fellow students, and health care providers in our clinical agencies. Please see the South College Catalog, page 185 and review the list of functional capacities. ( https://www.south.edu/academics/catalog-calendars )*
7. Compliance Statement: I hereby certify that the information I have provided in this application is accurate and complete. I understand that misrepresentation or omission of information is sufficient cause for denial or dismissal from the program.*
8. Equal Opportunity Statement: I understand that South College is an equal opportunity college open to any qualified individual without regard to race, religion, sex, age, color, national or ethnic origin, or disability. Pursuant to all applicable federal anti-discrimination laws and regulations, South College does not discriminate against any of the protected categories of individuals in the administration of policies, programs, or activities. This non-discrimination policy includes admission policies, loan programs, employment practices, and all other college-administered programs.*

If you need to contact the nursing adviser, or need to send in any documentation, email Michael Ann Cramer at mcramer@south.edu.

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