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Nursing
Associate in Applied Science
Degree
Curriculum code 1246


Moraine Valley Nursing Program
Admission Requirements

IMPORTANT DATES:
    Spring Semesters
  Last date to submit application and all supporting documents
Approximate Decision Date


Last date to submit application and all supporting documents
Approximate Decision Date
October 15 or the last business day prior, if the 15th is not a business day
October 22-30

Fall Semesters
March 15 or the last business day prior, if the 15th is not a business day
March 22-30

 

IMPORTANT DATES/TIMES RELATED TO THE TEAS ENTRANCE EXAM:

  • TEAS may not be taken more than two times per application cycle.

  • TEAS test dates are not available every business day. You must contact the testing center at 708-974-5309 or stop in the testing center located on the first floor of building B in B-101 to check availability and make an appointment

  • TEAS tests are not administered on the October 15 and March 15 deadline dates.

  • There must be 10 business days between the first and second attempt. The first business day is the business day following the first attempt. The second test can be scheduled on the 11th business day following the first attempt if available and after meeting with an academic advisor for permission to retest.

  • To verify the last possible TEAS test date that will allow for a re-test for the October 15 and March 15 application deadlines: Call the testing center at 708-974-5309 or stop in the testing center located on the first floor of building B in B101.

Program Application
The following checklist and information will help you through the process of applying for the nursing program.

1. Attend an information session
Information Sessions are only good for 12 months from the date of attendance. If you are not admitted within 12 months you must attend another Information Session.

  • The purpose of the information session is to learn more about the nursing program, the program admission standards and program participation requirements.

  • Attendance must have been within a year from application to the program.

NOTE: At the Information Session you will receive your “AUTHORIZATION TO TEST” card to take the ATI TEAS test as well as the Nursing Program Application.

 

2. Submit the Moraine Valley college enrollment form

  • If you have NOT previously applied to Moraine Valley, this is your next step.

  • You may enroll online or in person at the Registration Office in the Student Services Center, Building S.

3. Complete placement and admission tests

  1. COMPASS Mathematics and Composition/Reading Requirements
    --
    Mathematics: Based on Compass placement test results or ACT tests, or previous college credit with a grade of “C” or better, all within two years of application deadline, applicants must be qualified to take MTH-120 or equivalent.
    --Composition/Reading: Based on COMPASS placement test results, or ACT tests, or previous college credit with a grade of “C” or better, all within five years of application deadline, applicants must:
        · be qualified to take COM-101
        · complete any required reading courses or test above the RDG-091 level
    --To verify placement level, please check with the Academic Advising Center. http://www.morainevalley.edu/AcademicAdvising

  2. Nursing Admission Test: ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) TEAS test resultsare only good for 12 months to the date of testing. If you are not admitted within 12 months you must retake the TEAS test.
    1. You must have completed an MVCC enrollment form to be able to take this test
    2. For ATI test information please refer to: http://www.atitesting.com/global/students/teas.aspx
    3. For ATI offered test preparation or remediation resources please refer to: http://www.atitesting.com/global/students/entering-nursing-school.aspx

Prior to taking TEAS the applicant must:

  1. Attend an information session

  2. Receive a referral card for the TEAS test at the end of information session

  3. Submit the MVCC college enrollment form

  4. Make an appointment with the Testing Center by coming into B-101 or calling 708-974-5309 to take TEAS

  5. Candidate pre-pays the testing fee payable to Moraine Valley CC by check, money order, cash, credit or debit cards. (Fees are subject to change without notice)

Preparing to take the TEAS test

  1. ATI offers test preparation and/or remediation resources please refer to: http://www.atitesting.com/global/students/entering-nursing-school.aspx

  2. MVCC Passport for Tutoring. The nursing program has made arrangements with the tutoring department on campus to offer tutoring for the students preparing to take the TEAS test. This does not mean the tutoring department will go through the TEAS test booklet cover to cover and teach you. To use this service you must:

    a. Practice using the TEAS test booklet. Time yourself, allowing 1 minute per question. Read the rationales on why your answer was not correct.
        This may be enough for you to keep practicing and answer those types of questions correctly. If you still don’t understand what you are doing
        wrong then use your tutoring passport

    b. Make note of the questions you got wrong, and bring your questions, the test booklet and your original work to the testing center in building A,
        room A181. Your original work on the questions you did not understand will help the tutor see where you need help. This information is on the
        TEAS Tutoring Passport, along with further instructions

    c. Even though the TEAS Tutoring Passport lists general times of operation, it is advised that you call ahead to verify the times of operation
        before going to the tutoring center.

    d. You MUST show your TEAS Tutoring Passport every time you go for tutoring, if you do not have the card with you, you will not receive tutoring

Day of TEAS testing:

  1. Candidate presents a Cashier Stamped paid form for TEAS testing fee.

  2. Candidate presents referral card

  3. Candidate presents government issued photo I.D. or Moraine Valley photo I.D.

  4. Candidate is assigned to computer, signs in, and is registered to take the exam

  5. The computer is reserved for this specific candidate for 209 minutes (3 hours and 29 minutes)

  6. Upon completion of exam the candidate receives a copy of tests results

  7. Candidate is referred to Academic Advising to review test results and their implication

Acceptable TEAS Test Scores
You must achieve 60% or higher in EACH of the four test areas, to be eligible to apply to the nursing program

  • Reading and Comprehension

  • Writing

  • Science score

  • Math Score

How many times may the TEAS test be taken?

  • The test can be taken twice for each application cycle.

  • There must be 10 business days (Monday through Friday) between each test attempt.

  • Remediation between test taking attempts is encouraged.
       •• ATI offers test preparation and/or remediation resources please refer to: http://www.atitesting.com/global/students/entering-nursing-school.aspx
       •• Utilize your TEAS Tutoring Passport
       •• If you have questions about your results and remediation opportunities, please make an appointment with an advisor in Academic Advising.

Retesting with TEAS

  1. Procedure for Retaking the TEAS test:

  2. Second testing, MUST have a ten business day waiting period from the first testing and it is recommended that there be some type of remediation intervention before the second testing

  3. Candidate picks up a purple TEAS re-test referral card and a yellow cashier form from an academic advisor and makes an appointment with the Testing Center for second testing date.

  4. Pays the designated fee to Moraine Valley CC by check, money order, cash, credit or debit cards. (Fees are subject to change without notice.)

  5. Candidate presents a Cashier Stamped paid form for TEAS testing fee

  6. Candidate presents Re-Take referral card

  7. Candidate presents government issued photo I.D. or Moraine Valley photo I.D.

  8. Is assigned to computer, signs in, and is registered to take the exam

  9. The computer is reserved for this specific candidate for 209 minutes (3 hours and 29 minutes)

  10. Upon completion of exam the candidate receives a copy of test results

  11. Candidate is referred to Academic Advising to review results and their implication

4. Submit a Nursing Application with:

A. Complete the Nursing Application and use the checklist on the back to organize and be sure your application packet is complete. Before you submit your application packet it is advisable to meet with an academic advisor, who will use the checklist to confirm your packet is complete. Application Packets that are incomplete will not be considered.

 

B. Acceptable Test Scores
1. Compass Test results will be on file in a computer database that will be checked at the time you turn in your application.
2. Attach your ATI TEAS test scores to your application

 

C. Transcripts and Proof of current CNA registry to the Registrar’s Office (If Transcripts were mailed to the Records Department, it is YOUR responsibility to confirm that they were received and on file)
Official High School transcript: The current transcript must show ether the graduation date of ongoing student status. The GED reports must show passing scores.
Official College transcripts: Transcripts from other colleges must be submitted if you think you have completed courses that may fulfill admission requirements or support course work required for the nursing program.
DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED FOR CURRENT C.N.A. CERTIFICATION One of the following three will be accepted:

  1. 1. A copy of the State certification letter or
    • NOTE: If the date of the certification letter is more than two years old at the application deadline, a letter with current employment verification must be submitted.
    • Proof of current Illinois C.N.A. registry. (www.idph.state.il.us/home.htm for information) NOTE: If the certification date on the registry is more than two years old at the application deadline, a letter with current employment verification must be submitted.

  2. A copy of current LPN license may be used instead of the C.N.A. certification

D. Residency Check

  1. Residency: Permanent residents who submit all required documentation to Registrar’s office (Records Department) by the application deadline will be admitted in ranking score order before out-of-district residents.

E. Ranking and selection

  1. Ranking score:
    a. TEAS score in Math and Science (combined raw score)
    b. If you have completed College BIO 180 Anatomy and Physiology I, BIO-181 Anatomy and Physiology II prior to application: point(s) will be awarded for each course based on the
       final grade: C = 1 point, B= 2 points, A =3 points.

  2. Tie breaker: only if necessary date/time of completed NURSING application

  3. Notification: Applicants will be notified of the status of their selection within three weeks after program application deadline.

NOTE: Applicants who decline a seat within 14 calendar days of the beginning of the semester or once the semester begins will not be able to reapply for the nursing program in the next admission cycle.

 

Program Pre-Requisites Required for Admission to the Program and Academic Standings

  • Active Certified Nurse Assistant in the State of IL

  • TEAS scoring of 60% or better in all four test categories

  • BIO-119: complete with a grade of “C” or better within 5 years of application deadline or have this course in progress at the application deadline. Admission to the program is pending on successful completion of BIO119 with a “C” or better by the end of the semester of application.

  • PSY 104: complete with a grade of “C” or better or have this course in progress at the application deadline. Admission to the program is pending on successful completion of PSY 104 with a “C” or better by the end of the semester of application.

  • All general education courses needed for the AAS degree in Nursing must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. As per the MVCC policy course work can only be repeated twice without exceptions.

 

 
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