Nursing criteria changed at CCC
The Nursing Department at Calhoun Community College has implemented admissions criteria mandated by the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education for nursing program admission.
According to Calhoun Nursing Director Angela Watkins, students will now be required to take a nurse entrance test- the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS V) created by Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI). The TEAS V will replace the COMPASS reading score as one of the components for calculation of admission scores. The COMPASS will still be given for academic placement for English and math courses. Calhoun admitted its first spring associate’s degree nursing class in January.
Starting July 1, the Nursing Department will conduct a second application period for spring 2011 admissions into the associate degree nursing program. The online application will be available from July until Oct. 15. Admission requirements will remain the same as for the fall nursing application with the exception of the TEAS testing score.
The Nursing Department will accept coursework from the spring and summer semester prior to the application deadline. The deadline date for accepting applications is Oct. 15 at noon.