Students interested in admission to Graham Hospital School of Nursing must submit an application and arrange to have a pre-admission interview.
Applications are reviewed in December and March. Deadlines for submission of all required application materials is November 15th for the December review and February 15th for the March review. If a class maximum is not reached following the March review, additional applicants for admission will be considered at the discretion of the Admission, Retention, Promotion & Graduation Committee. Applicants will be notified of their admission status in writing after the review dates.
Once the Freshman class is filled, a waiting list will be established for that year. Students who are placed on the waiting list and not admitted for the current year are not guaranteed admission the following academic year; they must reapply.
The applicant must submit the following to the Coordinator of Admissions, Recruitment, and Financial Aid:
* All applicants need to be aware that meeting standards at the minimum level does not insure admission to the school.
Transfer students from other nursing programs are accepted through completion of the regular admission criteria. Applicants are considered on an individual basis for course placement and must be enrolled in this school a minimum of one year prior to graduation.
Transfer students must meet the same requirements as those in the class to which they are seeking admission. The applicant is required to:
International students must meet the same admission qualifications as other students in the program. Transcripts from secondary schools and/or postsecondary institutions must be official, recorded in English, and sent directly to the School of Nursing. To receive federal financial aid, the school must have a valid student aid report on record stating that citizenship status has been confirmed by Homeland Security and that they meet the citizenship requirements for federal student aid.
Advance Placement of LPN is based on space availability.
Applicants who have graduated from practical nursing programs may be eligible for advanced placement after satisfactory completion of the following:
Credit for Prior Learning
Applicants who have met the criteria for advanced placement with satisfactory completion of the Adult Physical Assessment requirement shall receive 15 nursing credits toward the completion of our diploma program and will enter the program at the 2nd year, taking NUR 210 during the fall semester. Applicants who have met the criteria for advanced placement without satisfactory completion of the Adult Physical Assessment requirements shall receive 7 nursing credits toward the completion of our diploma program and will enter the program at the 1st year, second semester, taking NUR 111.
Applicants who are certified nursing assistants may be eligible for advanced placement after satisfactory completion of the following:
Applicants who meet advance placement criteria have the following options:
Applicants should discuss these options with the NUR 110 instructors at the start of the academic year.
After successful completion of NUR 110, students can apply to the state to test for their CNA license.
A full-time student is defined as a student who is registered for 12 or more semester hours per academic semester. A student who is registered for less than 12 hours is considered part-time.
Students should remain aware of the five-year limitation for completion of the nursing course sequence.
In order to initiate services, new students must complete the Student Request for Disability Support Services form, available from the coordinator of Admissions, Recruitment, and Financial Aid, and submit appropriate documentation for verification of their disability. The type of accommodation may vary depending on the type of disability.