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ADN & LVN-RN Transition Selection Criteria

The nursing programs select their classes based on the following scoring methods listed below. This scoring system is used in an effort to be objective and to identify students with the clearest set of strengths to undertake the program. Students acquire points based on academic achievement and the entrance exam. Students satisfying entrance requirements with the highest cumulative scores are accepted until the available positions are filled.

Associate Degree in Nursing

(49 points maximum)

Prerequisite courses (BIOL 2401, ENGL 1301, PSYC 2301, and PSYC 2314) and co-requisite courses (BIOL 2402, BIOL 2420, and Humanities or Visual/Performing Arts elective) receive the following points: A = 4 points, B = 3 points, C = 1 point

The cumulative GPA of the prerequisite courses must be a 2.5 GPA or above.

Scores on the TEAS entrance exam receive the following points. The TEAS entrance exam must have a minimum score of 70% on the reading comprehension section. Additionally, the Adjusted Individual Total Score must be equal to or above the Mean – National average score. TEAS scores must be within two years of application date.

Adjusted Individual Total Score
65.6 - 69.9 = 1 point 83.0 - 86.9 = 8 points
70.0 - 77.9 = 2 points 87.0 - 89.9 = 11 points
78.0 - 82.9 = 5 points > 90 = 15 points

Three bonus points will be given for completion of 15 or more hours towards the BSN-track courses with a “C” or better and four bonus points will be given for completion of 25 or more hours towards the BSN-track courses with a “C” or better: ENGL 1302, HIST 1301, HIST 1302, GOVT 2305, GOVT 2306, MATH 1332 or MATH 1314, MATH 1342, SPCH X3XX, CHEM X4XX, KINE X1XX, BIOL 1322, Humanities, or Visual/Performing Arts.

NOTE: One of the ADN co-requisite courses is either a Humanities or Visual/Performing Arts. Both are needed for the BSN track, so points will only be given if both courses are completed (one course as an ADN co requisite course, and the other towards the completion of the BSN-track).

Residency points will be given as follows: 2 points for Parker or Wise County; 1 point for Palo Pinto, Jack, or Hood County. Proof of residency will be required.

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LVN - RN Transition Program

(49 points maximum)

Prerequisite courses (BIOL 2401, BIOL 2420, PSYC 2301, and PSYC 2314) and co requisite courses (BIOL 2402, ENGL 1301, Humanities or Visual/Performing Arts elective) receive the following points: A=4 points, B=3 points, C=1 point.

The cumulative GPA of the prerequisite courses must be a 2.5 GPA or above. 

Scores on the TEAS entrance exam receive the following points. The TEAS entrance exam must have a minimum score of 70% on the reading comprehension section. Additionally, the Adjusted Individual Total Score must be equal to or above the Mean – National average score. TEAS scores must be within two years of application date.

Adjusted Individual Total Score
65.6 - 69.9 = 1 point 83.0 - 86.9 = 8 points
70.0 - 77.9 = 2 points 87.0 - 89.9 = 11 points
78.0 - 82.9 = 5 points > 90 = 15 points

Three bonus points will be given for completion of 15 or more hours towards the BSN-track courses with a “C” or better and four bonus points will be given for completion of 25 or more hours towards the BSN-track courses with a “C” or better: ENGL 1302, HIST 1301, HIST 1302, GOVT 2305, GOVT 2306, MATH 1332 or MATH 1314, MATH 1342, SPCH X3XX, CHEM X4XX, KINE X1XX, BIOL 1322, Humanities, or Visual/Performing Arts.

NOTE: One of the ADN co-requisite courses is either a Humanities or Visual/Performing Arts. Both are needed for the BSN track, so points will only be given if both courses are completed (one course as an ADN co requisite course, and the other towards the completion of the BSN-track).

Residency points will be given as follows: 2 points for Parker or Wise County; 1 point for Palo Pinto, Jack, or Hood County. Proof of residency will be required.

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