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Practical Nursing Admissions Rating

In order for us to evaluate whether or not you will be considered for entrance into the Practical Nursing program at Hunter, the following documents are required.

  1. School application, obtained from the Admissions department
  2. Official copy of high school diploma or Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC™), or General Educational Development (GED®) certificate or transcript
  3. Official transcript from all institutions previously attended, if any, regardless of status
  4. Signed letters of reference on company or institution letterhead

The following items earn you points in our consideration of your request to enter Hunter’s Practical Nursing program. The maximum number of points you may garner is 20.

Degrees/Diplomas – An associate degree is worth 2 points, a bachelor’s degree 3 points, and a master’s degree 4 points.

College – If you attended college, but did not graduate, you earn 1 point, as long as you successfully completed at least one semester with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

TEAS Test – Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS Test) is a standardized, multiple choice exam for students applying for nursing school. Speak to your Admissions representative for instructions about taking the test.

In the application process, if you earn between 58.7% and 60.0% on the test, you will be awarded 1 point; 61.0% to 64.0% is worth 2 points; 65.0% to 67.0% is worth 3 points; 68.0% to 70.0% is worth 4 points; and 70.0% or better is worth 5 points.

Each time you retake the test, a point is deducted from your admissions score.

Health Care Certifications – If you have any health care related certifications or proof of coursework, this is worth 1 point. Examples are Certified Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Assistant, Medical Assistant, and Home Health Aide.

Health Care Experience – If you can verify current patient care employment from your employer on company or facility letterhead, this is worth 1 point.

Essay – See Practical Nursing Essay Instructions. Depending on the quality of the essay, it is worth up to 3 points.

Interview – See Practical Nursing Interview Criteria. Depending on the quality of the interview, it is worth up to 5 points.

Here is a rubric, or scoring guide, used to determine admissibility into the program

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