Bakersfield College

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Registered Nursing Application

Application Procedures

*For complete program information, please refer to the Bakersfield College ADN Program Brochure.

To address our current students that may not meet the NEW Multi-criteria requirements, we will consider eligibility of students that have had continuous enrollment in the pre-requisite Biology courses (BIOL B32, BIOL B33 and BIOL B16, or their equivalent). The courses must have been taken between Summer 2016 through Spring 2018 with the first course starting no sooner than Summer 2016 and completion of the sequence no later than Spring 2018. All equivalent courses must be on the BC transcript at the time of application. There will be no exceptions. This eligibility consideration would allow students that would otherwise NOT meet the NEW Multi-criteria requirements to be ranked using the new selection process. Students who meet the above criteria will be eligible for the lottery for one semester only. If students are not selected during their initial application that meet this condition, then all future applications will be processed using the NEW Multi-criteria. 

Students must complete prerequisites before being accepted into the Registered Nursing Program. Please see  degree requirements for more information.

Application Periods

June 1-July 15 and December 1-January 15

Current BC Students:

  • Submit an application form to the Nursing Program during the appropriate application period – please note, applications must be filled out completely, all information requested must be provided
  • Submit either your unofficial or official Bakersfield College transcript showing all pre-requisite courses posted
  • Bakersfield College transcripts must be received by the Nursing office prior to the last day of the appropriate application period
  • Failure to meet all application requirements/procedures will result in an incomplete application and will not be considered for selection

Other Students:

  • Apply for Admission to Bakersfield College either in person at the Admissions and Records office or online.
  • Have your college transcript(s) evaluated by:
    • Ordering an Official copy of your transcripts from your previous college(s);
    • Submit the Official copy of your transcripts along with a form “Request for Evaluation”. Please note that the evaluation process will not start until all transcripts listed on the form is received and you have submitted the Request for Evaluation form.
    • Once your transcripts have been evaluated and posted to your Bakersfield College transcripts, either order an official copy to be sent from the Admission and Records office or print your unofficial transcript and submit along with the Application Form to the Nursing Program during the appropriate application periods.
  • Please note – transcript evaluation can take up to four (4) weeks and must be completed prior to the end of the application period. For the December application period your transcripts should be submitted no later than November 1. For the June application period, your transcripts should be submitted no later than May 1.

Application Selection

*For complete program information, please refer to the Bakersfield College ADN Program brochure.

Students will be admitted to the program based on their scholastic eligibility and placement on a nursing assessment test as per SB 1309.

If the program is receiving Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funding, in accordance with the Jobs for Veterans Act (JVA), priority will be given to applicants with proof of military, naval, or air service and discharge under conditions other than dishonorable; students must work with Admissions and Records to determine elgibility. An eligible spouse or widow(er) will also be extended this priority status.


Conditional Enrollment

*For complete program information, please refer to the Bakersfield College ADN Program brochure.

Conditional enrollment is the reservation of a seat prior to the ATI TEAS Assessment. Once the top ranked students have completed the assessment, a re-ranking will occur, in which the top qualified students will move from conditional enrollment to “officially accepted” in the ADN program. 

Assessment Test

All conditionally enrolled students and alternates will be required to take ATI TEAS, a state approved nursing assessment test. Students need to study and test using the ATI TEAS, 6th edition, as earlier editions are no longer accepted. Students must rank at or above 62% on their first attempt on the ATI TEAS exam to be eligible for admission into the program. Students not meeting this criteria will be offered a remediation program.

 

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