Nursing Ranking Criteria

Admission into our Nursing program is competitive and selective, based on a point system based on the following criteria after meeting the minimum requirements. Applicants will be ranked starting with the highest point value first. Random selection is used when applicants have been awarded the same number of points.

Criteria Points

Awarded

GPA
GPA POINT VALUE ACHIEVED = POINTS AWARDED
Maximum Point Award is 4.00
GPA calculated based on prerequisite classes ONLY: ENG 121 (3 credits),
PSY 235 (3 credits), BIO 201 (4 credits), HPR 108 (1 credit), or HWE 100 (3 credits)
A = 4, B = 3, C = 2. Multiply grade value by number of credits for each class.
Divide by the total number of credits for GPA. If you took HPR 108, divide by 11;
if you took HWE 100, divide by 13.

Total points awarded
for GPA

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Healthcare Employment
Employer verification of healthcare employment in the last 5 years
600-750 hours = .5 points
751-1000 hours = .75 points
1001-1500 hours = 1.0 points
1501-1750 hours = 1.5 points
1751-2000 hours = 1.75 points
2001-2500 hours = 2.0 points
2501-2750 hours = 2.5 points
2751-2000 hours = 2.75 points
Over 3000 hours = 3.00 points

Total points awarded
for Healthcare
Employment

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HESI Nursing Admission Assessment Exam
Maximum Point Award is 3
Science Composite Score
70%-80% = 1 point
81%-90% = 2 points
91%-100% = 3 points

Total points awards
for HESI

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Healthcare related certification, licenses and degrees
Maximum Point Award is 1
Certifications, Licenses, Degrees Healthcare related (other than CNA or
CPR) = 1 point

Total points awarded
for certifications,
licenses, degrees

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Candidate criteria points _________________
Average of HESI English Language Composite and Math. Must score at least
70% in Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary and General
Knowledge under English Language and Math. Maximum 100 points.
The HESI Nursing Admissions Assessment Exam scores will be used as
the determining factor to rank candidates who share the same total score.
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Total combined score of criteria points. HESI average of English and Math
scores.
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