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Application Process for Nursing Programs

Monday, December 06, 2021

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UA-PTC Nursing Student

Requirements: Students applying must be 18 years old, graduated high school or have passed the GED test. A criminal background check and a drug screening test (both tests must clear) will be required before enrollment into any of the nursing programs. Students are subject to drug screenings throughout their enrollment in any of the nursing programs.

Step 1:

  • If you are new to UA-PTC (have not attended UA-PTC in the last six months), please complete the combination application for new students to UA - Pulaski Technical College/Admission to nursing programs. Please submit all required admissions documentation. Admission to the college does not constitute admission into any of the nursing programs.
  • If you are a current student at UA-PTC, please complete the application for current students for admission to the desired nursing program.
  • Set up an appointment, call (501) 812-2745.
  • Provide your high school transcript or GED (required even if you are a College transfer).
  • Provide a copy of ALL medical certifications and corresponding transcripts.
  • Provide official transcripts from all transferring institutions.
  • Provide proof of two (2) MMRs (measles, mumps, rubella) for students born after January 1, 1957.

Step 2:

  • If you have never attended College or if you have minimal college hours, please submit ACT or Accuplacer scores that are less than five years old. All required developmental course(s) must be completed before admission to any of the nursing programs.

Step 3:  

  • Students will be contacted for an interview based on submitted criteria.

All of the above documentation, including proof of required development coursework, must be submitted for an applicant to be accepted to the program.

Nursing Admissions Point System

Nursing students will be selected for enrollment by a point system, based on the following criteria: advanced coursework, medical certifications, and student interviews.

Education points

Official college transcripts must be included in the practical nursing admission packet showing a grade of “C” or better to receive points. Quality points are calculated based on the student's grades in the following courses:

ENGL1311 Comp I
ENGL 1312 Comp II
CIS 1103 Computer Information Systems
PSYC 2300 Psychology
SOCI 2300 Sociology
MATH 1302 College Algebra
BIOL1304 A&P I
BIOL 1104 A&P I Lab
BIOL 1305 A&P II
BIOL 1105 A&P II Lab
BIOL 2301 Microbiology
BIOL 2101 Micro Lab
CHEM 1303 Fund. Chem
CHEM 1103 Fund. Chem Lab
CHEM 1305 Gen. Chem I
CHEM 1105 Gen. Chem I Lab
CHEM 1306 Gen. Chem II
CHEM 1106 Gen Chem II Lab
HIMT 1301 Medical Terminology
HLSC 2300 Nutrition

Official transcripts and certifications are required from each certification course, college, or university attended. Students who have certifications as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, EMT, and/or Paramedic will receive five (5) points for each certification.

If for any reason the first group of students selected do not return in writing intent to register for the Fall term and complete all admission requirements in the time allotted, alternates having met admission criteria in the time allotted are contacted using the same point system.