Students who have met the entrance requirements but are otherwise not eligible for the Bakersfield College Nursing Programs can petition to gain permission to re-apply to the program by following the steps below.
What you need to petition for re-entry:
Letter explaining why you were not previously successful and why you would be successful now, what has changed in your life allowing you to be successful.
Letters of recommendation from employers, teachers and others who can attest to your ability to be successful in a nursing program.
Bakersfield College transcripts – please note: transcripts from other colleges must be officially evaluated by the Bakersfield College Admission and records department.
Course descriptions of any previous nursing courses
Once you have gathered all the items, please call the allied health office to make an appointment to meet with the Petition Committee – you must bring all the items to the interview – please be advised that this interview may be recorded.
Note: Students wishing to Petition for re-entry must meet the program entrance requirements of a Pre-Requisite Validation minimum score of 75% and a minimum TEAS score of 62%. Students who do not meet these eligibility requirements are not eligible to petition the program.