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Department of Nursing
Admission Policies

A nursing class is admitted each semester. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Prospective nursing students are encouraged to complete the required information as early as possible. Students receive written notification of the decision from the Dean of the Nursing, Allied Health and Early Childhood Education Division. Admission to the college is the first step in the process for the prospective nursing student. Admission to the college does not insure admission into the nursing program. The admission policies of the Department of Nursing fall within the general guidelines of the college.

Students wishing to CLEP nursing prerequisite courses should check the current college catalog for the college level examination program (CLEP) testing information. However, since credit hours are issued without grades for a CLEP exam, and since part of the entrance into the program is based on the combined earned grades of the three prerequisite courses, the CLEP course is considered equivalent to a grade of "C" which will be reflected in the earned grade points computation.

Technical Standards
Nursing at the Associate Degree level involves the provision of direct care for individuals and is characterized by the application of verified knowledge in the skillful performance of nursing functions. Therefore, in order to be considered for admission or to be retained in the program after admission, all applicants should possess:

  1. Sufficient visual acuity, such as needed in the accurate preparation and administration of medications, and for the observation necessary for patient assessment and nursing care.
  2. Sufficient auditory perception to receive verbal communication from patients and members of the health team and to assess health needs of patients.
  3. Sufficient gross and fine motor coordination to respond promptly and to implement the skills, including the manipulation of equipment required in meeting health needs.
  4. Sufficient communication skills (speech, reading, writing) to interact with individuals and to communicate their needs promptly and effectively as may be necessary in the individual‘s interest.
  5. Sufficient intellectual and emotional functions to plan and implement care for individuals.

Affirmative Action
The Affirmative Action Officer for the college is the college Human Resources Director.

Students with Special Needs
The Disability and Services Department, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, is committed to improving access to educational opportunities and providing reasonable accommodations for any individuals with disabilities which limit their life functioning.

Disability Coordinator, Teressa Eastman at: teastman@butlercc.edu or at 322-3166 or 733-3166 from the Wichita area

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Last Updated: September 2012