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Nursing Admissions Point Scale

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Changes to Nursing Admissions Criteria / Point System Revised 1/19/2018

Students interested in applying for admission to the Henderson Community College ADN Nursing Program should meet the minimum standards set by Henderson Community College. Meeting the minimum standards permits a student to be included in the qualified applicant pool but doesn’t guarantee admission into the program.

Applicants must attend a Pre-Admission Conference within the last 2 years.

Applicants must complete a Personal Data Form (completed at the Pre-Admission Conference). Applicants must submit the following documents to the college admissions office:

  1. Current application to the college
  2. “Official” results of ACT, SAT and / or HESI A2
  3. “Official” transcript of all post-high school education
  4. “Official” high school transcript (if applicable) The minimum standards are as follows:

-A minimum 12 credit hour college GPA of 2.5 AND a HESI A2 score of 75 or higher within the past five years

OR

-A minimum high school GPA of 3.5 within the past five years AND HESI A2 score of 75 or higher within the past five years (only applicable if a student does not have a minimum of 12 college credit hours)

OR

-A minimum 12 credit hour college GPA of 2.5 AND an ACT (or SAT equivalent) score of 20 or higher within the past five years

OR

-A minimum high school GPA of 3.5 within the past five years AND an ACT (or SAT equivalent) score of 20 or higher within the past five years (only applicable if the student does not have a minimum of 12 college credit hours)

*Note: A student is allowed a maximum of three attempts on the HESI A2 Examination.

Students must wait at least six weeks before re-testing.

1. HESI A2 Score

HESI A2 Comprehensive Score

Admission Points

75

12

76

12

77

13

78

13

79

14

80

14

81

15

82

15

83

16

84

17

85

18

86

18

87

18

88

19

89

19

90

19

91

20

92

20

93

21

94

22

95

23

96

24

97

25

98

26

99

27

100

28

 

2. ACT Score (or SAT equivalent)

ACT Composite (or SAT equivalent)

Admission Points

20

12

21

13

22

14

23

15

24

16

25

17

26

18

27

19

28

20

29

21

30

22

31

23

32

24

33

25

34

26

35

27

36

28

 

3. Students that have both achieved the minimum required score on both the HESI A2 and ACT within the past five years will receive points based on the highest point valued score and an additional 5 points will be added.

4. College GPA

GPA

Admission Points

2.5

1

2.55

2

2.6

3

2.65

4

2.7

5

2.75

6

2.8

7

2.85

8

2.9

9

2.95

10

3.0

11

3.05

12

3.1

13

3.15

14

3.2

15

3.25

16

3.3

17

3.35

18

3.4

19

3.45

20

3.5

21

3.55

22

3.6

23

3.65

24

3.7

25

3.75

26

3.8

27

3.85

28

3.9

29

3.95

30

4.0

31

 

5. High School GPA

GPA

Admission Points

3.5

1

3.55

4

3.6

7

3.65

10

3.7

13

3.75

16

3.8

19

3.85

22

3.9

25

3.95

28

4.0

31


6. A student will only receive points for their high school GPA if they do not have 12 hours of college credit. A student cannot receive points for both high school GPA and college.

After the total college GPA is calculated, the last 32 hours of credit will be calculated. Students will be given points for the highest GPA.

7. Students with an unencumbered, active Practical Nurse license will be given 4 additional points. Students with an unencumbered, active State Registered Nurse Aide license will be given 2 additional points. If a student has both a Practical Nursing and a Nurse Aide license, a total of 4 points will be added.

8. Additional points will be added for the following classes:
BIO 137, BIO 139 and BIO 225
A = 3 points
B = 2 points C = 1 point

9. Students may be offered a seat in a nursing class contingent on completion of requirements (for example, pre-requisite courses as determined by the curriculum). Should a student fail to complete the predetermined requirements, the offered seat will be

* Pending approval by KCTCS Senate Rule Committee.