Eligibility Requirements for Nursing
To complete the application process for the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree program, an interested person should submit:
- A completed application with a $100 application fee which is non-refundable three business days after submission
- An official high school transcript or high school equivalency exam scores
- All college, university, and vocation school transcripts
- A record of current immunizations including two measles/mumps/rubella (MMR), chicken pox, oral polio, hepatitis B, diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) – childhood record and tetanus within last 10 years.
- A minimum composite ACT score of 21 or SAT of 950 if the applicant is within five years of high school graduation, or minimum COMPASS scores of 85 on Reading and Writing and 50 on PreAlgebra for all other applicants. LPN to RN bridge students need only to submit an NLN NACE I score of 75% or higher.
- The applicant must submit to a criminal background check and achieve clearance on the Division of Aging Employee Disqualification List (EDL).
- Submit a copy of official state or federal photo identification.
- Two reference letters or completed reference forms.
- Copy of LPN or Paramedic License (if applicable)
These are minimum admission criteria and do not guarantee admission to the nursing program.
Applicants are required to satisfactorily complete a health history. In addition, an admission drug screening and tuberculosis screening is required and may be followed by random drug screening.
It is the policy of Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences to maintain and promote equal education opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, age, religion, natural origin, marital status, or disability which does not preclude the person from studying or practicing a health care profession after graduation and successful completion of the licensure or certification examination.