SELECTION CRITERIA

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for the Nursing Program, including criminal background checks and drug testing, are listed in the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College 2013-2015 College Catalog at the following link:  http://neo.edu/Portals/4/Academics/Resources/catalog/Catalog%202013-2014_Online%20version.pdf (page 116). 


Selection Process

Students are selected by the numerical rank of their academic profile score.  Applicants must have an Academic Profile score of 60 points or higher in order to be considered eligible for admission.  The class is selected by the Nursing Admission Committee composed of the Director of Nursing and Nursing Faculty, and reviewed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and selected general education faculty. The decision is communicated in writing to each applicant. Enrollment in nursing courses is limited due to available lab and clinical facilities.


The Academic Profile is computed using the following seven (7) criterion:

1.     Grade point average (GPA) of required pre-requisites for the Nursing Program

2.     Number of credit hours completed of required general education and technical support courses

3.     ACT composite score

4.     Assessment Technology Institute (ATI) TEAs-V score*

5.     Completion of Anatomy & Physiology

6.     Completion of Microbiology

7.     Deduction of points for repeat or withdrawal of required science courses

*Fast Track LPN/Paramedic applicants are not required to complete the ATI TEAs-V examination and are required to complete all pre-requisite courses by the summer before the accelerated nursing courses begin each fall. They must also pass the ATI Fundamentals and Maternal/Newborn examinations at a level II upon acceptance to the Fast Track LPN/Paramedic program option to be eligible to begin the program.


Below is a detailed explanation of the seven (7) criterion:

1.     Grade point average (GPA) of the required pre-requisites for the Nursing Program

·       For a listing of the required pre-requisite courses for the Associate in Applied Science Nursing Degree, please check the NEO website at http://neo.edu/Admissions/GraduationCheckSheets.

·       Students may apply to the program having not completed all courses, but must be enrolled or have completed at least one of the required science courses to be eligible to apply. 

·       If currently enrolled in any pre-requisite courses, student must have a grade of “C” or higher at mid-term in those courses to be eligible for points.  A grade of “D” or “F” on any pre-requisite course must be repeated and is not calculated for application purposes.

·       The GPA is calculated by multiplying the applicant’s GPA by 10 (example:  GPA 3.0 x 10 = 30 points).   GPA is based on a scale:  A = 4 points, B = 3 points, C = 2 points, D or F = 0 points. 

·       Student must maintain a 2.5 GPA in the required pre-requisite courses to be eligible to apply.

·       A student must maintain an overall cumulative/retention GPA of 2.0 or higher in order to graduate from NEO A&M College. Thus, an applicant must meet this minimum criteria as part of the selection process.  

2.     Number of credit hours completed of required general education and technical support courses

·       The pre-requisite credit hours, including those in which a student is enrolled during the spring semester in which they apply or have completed, are totaled for a maximum of 36 points.  

·       Students who have a GED certificate must complete at least 12 hours of the required general education hours (excluding noncredit, developmental courses) prior to application to the Nursing Program.  

·       All required courses which are in process or completed will be calculated into the academic profile score.

·       The Credit hours for spring mid-term grades are counted in the credit hours if they are a “C” or higher to allow for contingency admission, with final grade(s) verified at the end of the spring semester.

3.      ACT Composite score

·     For an ACT taken after October 1989 (Enhanced ACT):  

o   26 or higher = 7 points

o   23-25 = 5 points

o   21-22 = 3 points

o   19-20 = 1 point

o   Any score < 19 = 0 points

·     For ACT taken prior to October 1989: 

o   25 or higher = 7 points

o   22-24 = 5 points

o   19-21 = 3 points

o   16-18 = 1 point 

o   Any score < 16 =  0 points

4.        Assessment Technology Institute (ATI) TEAs-V score

·     The ATI-TEAs-V score is calculated based on the following levels of achievement:

o   Exemplary = 12 points

o   Advanced = 8 points

o   Proficient = 4 points

o   Basic = 0 points

o   Developmental = 0 points

 

5.      Completion of Anatomy & Physiology

·     Students who have completed (or are enrolled during the spring semester in which they apply) receive 2 additional points.

6.         Completion of Microbiology

·     Students who have completed (or are enrolled during the spring semester in which they apply) receive 3 additional points.

 

7.          Deduction of points for repeat or withdrawal of required science courses

·      One point will be deducted for repeat or withdrawal of required science courses up to a maximum of three (3) points. 

Revised 4-11-14


See Application for other information.