The much anticipated Nursing Application is finally here. Along with the new look the application has taken a new spin on some of the requirements. One of the new changes is the additional option to take BIO 150 – Introductory Microbiology (4 CR.). Now a student may opt to take BIO 141-142 & BIO 150 in place of NAS 161-NAS 162. In the past only the BIO 205 in addition to BIO 141-142 met the science course requirement in place of NAS 161-162. The other major diversion from previous year’s applications is the GPA requirement. In the past a student was measured by their cumulative GPA. For this year the Nursing Division has elected to look at the “GPA … (based on last 12 credit hours of prerequisite course work).”
The Nursing Division has also updated their application deadlines. Please be sure to take the time to carefully review the new application and application deadlines for the Nursing Program.
Course Content Summary for BIO 150- http://www.nvcc.edu/depts/academic/coursecont/summaries/BIO150.pdf
This is a question that is often asked by nervous students getting ready to submit. Applicants imagine a dark nebulous hole that engulfs their application and consumes their hopes of getting in. Often they think that an application is passed over, forgotten or lost in some drawer. In reality every application that is received by student services is vetted by several individuals. It is the general practice that any application which does not meet the requirements be checked by at least two people.
Once an application has been vetted one of a few things occurs depending on the program. In general the applicant receives an email stating that their application has been received and is in process. Any missing requirements are noted in the initial email that goes out. Students are encouraged to ask questions at this stage. If there has been an error their application is rechecked and corrected right away. The best way for an applicant to resolve an issue would be to respond to the email they received.