Readmission Guidelines – Nursing Program

Any previous student who wishes to apply to our college must go through the readmission process.

Readmission will be denied for:

  • Students who were terminated for violating the Academic Dishonesty Policy and/or the Code of Conduct.
  • Students who were dismissed or terminated for academic reasons.

Only one readmission may be granted per program.
All readmission requirements must be met at least 30 days before semester starts.

Readmission Requirements

  1. Current entrance and placement examination requirements
  2. An updated background check if previous background check is more than 1 year old
  3. Petition letter
  4. Meeting with the Registrar for transcript evaluation
  5. A cleared record with the Health Care Worker Registry in Illinois or with the Nurse Aide Registry in Ohio (Waivers will be handled on a case by case basis)
  6. A clean record with the National Sex Offender Registry
  7. State Issued Photo Identification
  8. Clinical requirements (See Clinical Requirements Policy)
  9. A recent drug test no older than 30 days (See Clinical Requirements Policy)
  10. Good standing with school financial obligations

Readmission Procedures

  1. Submit application.
  2. Review financial account with accountant and financial aid office. Arrange for outstanding payments.
  3. Meet all entrance and placement examination requirements for the Nursing Program as outlined by the most current Student Handbook. See Entrance Exam policy and Score Determination policy.
  4. Present a petition letter that describes the strategies, behaviors, and activities that the student will implement in order to improve the chances of success should he/she be granted readmission to the program.
  5. Meet with the Registrar.
    • The transfer credits from other institutions will be re-evaluated for transfer in accordance with our school transfer policy based on readmission date.
    • The student has the option to either retake all college level courses at this school for which he/she earned a grade of C or pass a standardized test, at the student’s expense, to prove mastery of the course material
      (see below for **Standardized tests options proof of mastery)
    • The standardized test may be taken only once. If the student does not reach the current benchmark, the student must repeat the class. All standardized testing MUST be completed two weeks before the semester starts before a final decision regarding readmission is reached. After taking both A&P I and A&P II and a student earned a grade greater than a C in A&P II, the student does not have to retake A&P I. /li>

    • If more than one year has passed since the last day of attendance, all nursing courses will need to be repeated.
    • Obtain program of study.
  6. Submit clinical requirements documentation:
    • Upload/Update all required documentation in accordance with Clinical Requirements Policy via an approved electronic tool.
  7. Submit a new background check through the school in accordance with Readmission Requirements above.
  8. Submit a drug test in accordance with Readmission Requirements above.
  9. Submit or resubmit updated official documentation and follow the College policy if seeking accommodation through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

All readmitted students (including students who had previously withdrawn from school) will be readmitted subject to the curriculum and all the program policies in effect for the student cohort into which they are readmitted. All previously completed classes will be included in the calculation of hours attempted. The readmission will be granted only if the student is able to complete an education program in no more than one and one-half (1.5) times the normal program length to satisfy the Maximum Time Frame Requirements as stated in the Statements of Satisfactory Progress.

Students who have been out of school for more than one year:
Students are eligible for an academic “clean slate” starting with the first semester after returning to the school. Grades from previously taken courses are not included in the calculation of the GPA, however the previously taken courses will be applied against the 150% maximum time frame and these scores will be included in evaluating student’s satisfactory academic progress. The courses taken prior to readmission will be listed on the student’s transcript.

**Standardized tests options for proof of mastery:

  • Applied Math – HESI Standardized Test
  • Lifespan – CLEP Standardized Test
  • Nursing Fundamentals – HESI Standardized Test
  • Pharmacology – HESI Standardized Test
  • Geriatric – HESI Standardized Test
  • Mental Health Nursing – HESI Standardized Test
  • Maternity Nursing – HESI Standardized Test
  • Nursing of Children (or Family) – HESI Standardized Test
  • Nursing Trends and Issues – MDT/ATS created Test
  • Nursing Care of the Adult – Must be repeated
  • Role Development (or Nursing Seminar) – Must be repeated
  • Anatomy & Physiology I – Must be repeated
  • Anatomy & Physiology II – HESI Standardized Test

All readmission procedures and guidelines are subject to change, please see the student handbook for details

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