Please note: There is a change to the admission index score for students applying to the fall 2017 CBC Nursing program. We will now be giving two points on the admission index score for successful completion of the Tri-Tech Pre-Nursing program (as evidenced on your transcript) OR successful completion of any Columbia Basin College Health Science program. Please see below under Departmental Course Completion Score and on the Admission Index Self Assessment Tool.
The CBC Nursing program admits one class of approximately 50 students per school year each fall. Students may obtain applications to the Nursing program in January and February prior to the planned entry year. Applications are due by the assigned due date the end of February. You are strongly encouraged to complete nursing prerequisites before applying to the program. These courses provide points for the Admission Index Score. Before printing an application, please review the following information.
All students have until the end of winter quarter to complete classes that will be counted towards the Admission Index Score. Students taking winter quarter classes that count toward points for the Admission Index Score will report on the application what courses they are currently enrolled in. Winter quarter transcripts for those classes will be due by April 7. If course work is completed at CBC, Admissions will attach the newest transcript. If course work is completed at another school, it is your responsibility to facilitate the transfer of your transcripts by the due date.
Semester courses (courses from outside universities) that end after April 1 will not be considered. Student acceptance will be determined by May 30.
Admission Index Score
The CBC Nursing program utilizes three elements for admission. Those elements include (A) cumulative grade point average among selected prerequisite courses, (B) (TEAS) pre-nursing assessment score, and (C) departmental course completion score index. These three elements will be combined for a total Admission Index Score based on a total point value of 30 points.
A. Cumulative Grade Point
The cumulative grade point of the following courses will be calculated for the Admission Index Score:
*If more than one 5-credit college Chemistry 121 or higher course is taken, or if both ENGL& 101 and ENGL& 102 are taken, the Nursing program will choose the highest grade to use in calculating the Admission Index Score.
The cumulative GPA (from a total possible cumulative score of 4.0) will be multiplied by a factor of 2.5 for 10 total possible points.
The TEAS exam needs to be completed within two years prior to the application due date. Students may take the exam a maximum of two times per academic year. The highest test score will be used in determining the Admission Index Score.
The total pre-nursing assessment score (from a total possible score of 100) will be divided by a factor of 10 for 10 total possible points.
C. Departmental Course Completion Score
The departmental course completion score is a cumulative score based on the total number of non-nursing courses completed for an individual student. This score is calculated to include winter quarter classes (or fall semester classes where appropriate). The courses and their score are provided below (please note: for transfer courses, a transcript evaluation must be completed by the CBC Registrar's office prior to the calculation of the departmental course completion score. Transfer courses will not be assigned a point value until the official transcript evaluation has been completed.)
Successful completion of a Health Science certificate
or degree program at CBC
Columbia Basin College
The departmental course completion score (from a total possible score of 23) will be divided by a factor of 2.3 for 10 total possible points.
The Nursing program Admission Index Score, including the three elements outlined above will total no more than 30 points. When the student makes application to the department, the Admission Index Score will be computed and recorded for class cohort comparison. Those students with the top Admission Index Scores (based on the total number of new admissions allowed in a given year) will be admitted to the Nursing program.
The Admission Index Score helps to provide equity among student applicants. Overall, the Nursing program Admission Index Score computation provides a dynamic index of comparison for students applying to the CBC Nursing program. Those students not admitted will need to reapply the following year.
A Microsoft Excel tool has been created to help prospective students calculate their possible Admission Index Score. The Student Self-Assessment Tool was created for prospective student use and is not intended to calculate the official Admission Index Score. The final Admission Index Score is only valid when calculated by the Student Records staff and the Nursing program upon review of official transcripts and other necessary documents to support the final score. If you have problems or need assistance with the Student Self Assessment Tool, please contact the Nursing Program Director.
The window to apply to the Nursing Program for fall of 2016 is now closed. The application for entrance into the program fall of 2017 will be available on this page the first week of January, 2017 and will be due the first of March.
Advanced placement and transfer students are accommodated on a space available basis.
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