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RN Program Requirements for 2014-2015

___ 1. Be 18 years of age and eligible for TSTC admission; non probationary for grades;

___ 2. Be "TSI" complete;

___ 3. Completed Vocational Nursing (VN) Program and passed NCLEX-PN prior fall entrance date;

___ 4. All transcripts of courses taken from other colleges sent to TSTC Admissions Office for review;

       (This will ensure that the prerequisite courses you completed and passed in other schools or colleges do MATCH, or acceptable, with the ones required in the TSTC RN Program. Submission of transcripts of records to the TSTC Admission Office for evaluation of courses is as much important as the other requirements.)

___ 5. One picture ID (US Passport or I-551 or current driver’s license) and SSN;

___ 6. Completed and passed all prerequisite subjects with minimum grades of "C", regardless of how recent or many years ago when you took them for this year's application period. ***There is a change in this particular requirement. Please see related notes below for more info you might need to know. 

      As of March 14, 2014, ALL applicants for the upcoming RN Class of 2015 starting this Fall Semester 2014 will be given a chance to complete ALL prerequisite academic and science subjects this coming Summer Semester 2014 if still lacking or missing a few. They MUST submit the rest of required documents or application packets by May 30, 2014 at 5PM pending completion or passing the courses. Overall GPAs will be calculated according to the subjects completed by that time. Incomplete prerequisite subjects by the start of Fall Semester 2014, even by one subject, disqualifies any applicant to be admitted or start in the RN Program. Please disseminate this information to other interested applicants, friends and colleagues.)

___ 7. Must pass L1 TX Board of Nursing Criminal Background Check (CBC) & 10 panel drug screen after being accepted;

        (During the application process, all applicants may be asked undergo fingerprinting for CBC by Texas BON, which will in return send the applicants blue cards and letters as proofs of clearance. These documents must be submitted to Program Chair prior to fall semester registration. Failure to submit blue cards or other letters of clearance will not be allowed to register or continue with the program.)

___ 8. Outside employment of 12 hours a week or more is not recommended while in program;

___ 9. All immunizations must be current including Hep A and B series, TB, flu, bacterial meningitis, etc. after acceptance to the program;

___ 10. Have a current physical assessment from a physician or practitioner using TSTC form only;

___ 11. Must submit a "passport-size" photo with application;

___ 12. Must have taken the ATI's LPN-STEP Entrance Test at TSTC (see left upper side tab).

       (Taking this test early on is advisable. Scheduling it at the last minute or close to submission of application packets may not allow you to take it as seats are LIMITED per testing day. Take note as well that scores from this test will be one of the primary criteria in choosing the final roster of accepted applicants. Good luck on your test..!!) 

___ 13. Must submit a complete application packet in sealed 10x13 envelope on or prior to deadline.

Note: Application packet submitted after 5PM of May 30, 2014 (Fri) will not be accepted.

         TSTC RN Program Deadlines for Class 2014-2015

  • Mar 8  - May 24     ATI's LPN-STEP Entrance Tests (take x1 only)
  • May 30                  Applications accepted no later than 5PM
  • June 13                 Acceptance cards or letters will go out
  • June 23                 Orientation – "mandatory" if chosen
  • Aug 11                  All program requirements due
  • Sept 3                   School starts

       Note: Except for deadline in submission of application packets, these dates are subject to change.  

       Scoring grids mostly depend on LPN-STEP Test scores, overall GPA and course grades.

       Please come back for more updates. Thank you.

      Antonio B. Jayoma, RN, MSPHN, CCRN --- RN Program Department Chair

      Date of posting: December 19, 2013

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