The Nursing applications are only available online. Practical Nursing applications are accepted from June 1-30 of each year and the application can be found on the Practical Nursing webpage. The Associate Degree application can be found on the Nursing webpage and are accepted from January 1 - February 28 of each year.
Applications are accepted from January 1 through February 28 (or last business day before February 28) for the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Practical Nursing applications are accepted from June 1 through June 30 (or last business day before June 30).
If hand delivering (recommended), applications are accepted in the Nursing Office (room 172) on the Central Campus in Hillsboro, and reviewed to determine that all required documentation is attached. Normal hours are 8 am-4:30 pm, but if making special trip, call to confirm.
Notifications regarding the Associate Degree program will be sent on or before March 31 to the applicant’s SSCC email address. Notifications regarding the Practical Nursing program will be sent to applicant’s SSCC email on or before July 31.
The Nursing Program acceptance letter will indicate the next steps. Orientation is usually held in July for the Fall Semester (Associate Degree) or in December for the Spring Semester (Practical Nursing).
Any non-NURS course may be taken once accepted at SSCC. If not completed before acceptance to the program, the course must be successfully completed during the semester it is listed in the program outline in order to progress to the next semester. Please note, if non-nursing courses are completed prior to entering the program, the credit hours per semester will be less while in the program and may affect the amount of Financial Aid you receive each term.
Applicants are ranked based on grades for the required high school level biology, algebra, and chemistry or college level equivalent. Three points are allotted for an “A”, two points for a “B”, and one point for a “C”.
One point is deducted when the applicant has repeated one of the prerequisite courses (ex. MATH 1116) or the required non-nursing courses (ex. PSYC 1111) with a grade of less than C.
The TEAS subscales scores are ranked based on levels of proficient (1 point), advanced (2 points) and exemplary (3 points). The scores for each level differ depending on the version of TEAS. The levels for version V are noted below.
The score of PROFICIENT meets the minimum requirements for entry; however you may consider retaking the TEAS to obtain a higher score following additional study. The results of the previous attempts will offer information to guide your study.
The schedule varies during the year. Clinical scheduling varies and students may have clinicals on any shift or days during the week, including weekends. Students are advised not to schedule other activities until the schedules are posted each semester. No student may work the shift before they are scheduled for clinicals per our hospital contracts.