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Transition to Associate Degree Nursing / RN Point System
Admission into the Transition to Associate Degree Nursing / RN is based on a point system. Committee members carefully tabulate and confirm points accumulated by each applicant and gathered in a folder by the application deadline.
Keep in Mind:
All applications and fees must be submitted by January 15.
All applicants will be notified by mail of their status for the program approximately 8-10 weeks after the deadline. A file ready for the Admissions Committee review must include:
- Online Application to the Transition to Associate Degree Nursing / RN Program, with application fee paid online or to the cashier's office.
- All unofficial transcripts: Student copy from all colleges and universities attended, including EFSC. Faxed copies of transcripts will not be accepted.
- Copy of license and AHA certifications
- Work Experience Form – must be completed by Job Supervisor(s).
- Advisement Card (no copies permitted).
- One-page essay
- No more than three letters of recommendation are suggested (Optional)
- TEAS scores
- For recent EFSC LPN Graduates ONLY:
- Proof of Licensure/certification exam appointment
- Letter from EFSC LPN faculty
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Entrance Test (TEAS Test)
REQUIRED: Applicants must take the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Test for the Nursing RN (including Transition RN) and LPN programs. In order to be considered for program admission, each program requires a TEAS Reading Comprehension score of 69% and an Adjusted Individual Total (overall) score of 58.7%. Total score must be achieved to be considered for admission into the ADN program. Several testing dates are scheduled prior to the application deadlines and are limited. See TEAS Test Dates for more information.
NOTE: A new version of TEAS (version "ATI TEAS") was released in September of 2016. The required scores remain the same as TEAS V at this point: Reading Comprehension score of 69% and an Adjusted Individual Total (overall) score of 58.7%.
EFSC TEAS Test Policy: The RN Nursing, Transition Associate Degree Nursing / RN and Practical Nursing programs will only consider TEAS test scores taken once per year (the first attempt within said year will be used) for application consideration into a nursing program by the application deadline.
Test scores are valid for 2 years.
Grade Point Average
REQUIRED: Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA to apply to the program. Points will not be given for GPA.
Health Care Experience
Students who have completed an advisement session with a Health Sciences Student Advisor, as evidenced by a signed advisement card, will receive 3 points. This card can only be obtained from a Nursing & Health Science Advisor, and no duplicates will be issued. Students must turn in the original card to receive points; no copies will be accepted. The card is only valid for 1 year after the issue date. Please view office location, contact number and hours on the Contact Us area of our main web page. Appointments are not required.
Specific Courses for Points
1. Completion of the following courses within the last five (5) years will result in points with an "A" being worth 5 points, a "B" is worth 3 points and a "C" is worth 1 point.
- Anatomy & Physiology I (includes Lab)
- Anatomy & Physiology II (includes Lab)
- Microbiology (includes Lab)
NOTE: The student's first "passed" attempt for the above courses, during the last 5 years, will be used for point calculation. Please see a Nursing & Health Science Advisor regarding any possible exceptions to the year requirement.
2. College Algebra, or higher math (MAC or STA): If taken, a student can earn up to 5 points. An "A" is worth 5 points, a "B" is worth 3 points, a "C" is worth 1 point. The highest grade will count as awarded points; no year requirement.
*In order for all of the above course work to be considered for points, it must be successfully completed, and reflect on the transcript, with a grade of "C" or better, by the application deadline.
General Education and Support Courses
The following General Education & Support courses must be completed by the application deadline: Communications 1, General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Intermediate Algebra / College Algebra / Sociology. Speech and Humanities do not have to be completed by program start, but students are highly encouraged to take them before their nursing program begins.
Essay. Submit a one-page, typed essay titled "Why I Am Choosing Nursing As A Career."
Letters of Recommendation: Letters of recommendation are encouraged but not required.