How to apply to Nursing (RN)
Notice to All Students Applying to the Nursing Program
The application for the Winter 2021 Nursing Program (classes beginning in January
2021) will open on Saturday, August 15, 2020 and will close on Monday, October 5,
2020 at 4:30 p.m.
All students are required to take the NLN-PAX. At this time, due to COVID-19 and the campus operating remotely, the on-campus Testing Center is closed. The PAX is only offered as a remotely proctored test. There is information on the pertaining to the online testing requirements and registration for taking the test. You can also find a PDF Student Guide to Remote Proctor Testing for PAX, located on the Shoreline PAX testing webpage.
Due to COVID-19, the criteria have been broadened for the opportunity to get points for volunteering:
- Volunteer in a healthcare setting involving patient, family or nurse contact and/or volunteer in a setting that provides services to under-served and/or vulnerable populations. Documented by a Volunteer Verification Form from the supervisor of the agency. A minimum of 50 hours each site, with a maximum of two sites within the last 10 years.
Changes to Nursing Application Criteria – Effective Winter 2021 Admissions
- Beginning with the Winter 2021 application, time limits associated with the science courses have changed. For generic RN applicants, the time limit has been extended to 10 years for all science courses. For LPN to RN Advanced Placement applicants, the time limits for all science classes have been removed.
- At this time, students that are currently enrolled in any one of the pre-requisite science courses can apply and receive 2 points with proof of enrollment. In the past this only pertained to Microbiology (BIOL& 260). This now covers: CHEM& 121 – Intro to Chemistry, BIOL& 241 – Human Anatomy & Physiology I, BIOL& 242 – Human Anatomy and Physiology II, and BIOL& 260 – Microbiology.
2020欧洲杯投注备用This is a selective admissions program. Applicants need to meet the eligibility requirements and apply to the program as well as the college.
Next application periods for 6qtr & LPN to RN: Jan 15 - Apr 3, Aug 15 - Oct 3, Nov 15 - Jan 10 (every year)
Next application period for 10qtr2020欧洲杯投注备用: January 15, 2021 – April 3, 2021 (every other year)
Application fee: $20
Information Sessions and Drop-In Advising
To learn more about the Nursing program, consider attending an Information Session which are offered three times throughout each quarter. During these sessions, the program and the entire admission process are reviewed.
Before attending an information session, please be sure to read through the Nursing Program Brochure.
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2020欧洲杯投注备用Meet one-on-one with a full-time faculty member during drop-in advising hours to get your specific questions answered and receive personal assistance. Both current and prospective Nursing (RN) students are welcome. Please see the schedule below. Advising hours are on a first-come first-served basis and are available every Fall, Winter and Spring quarter.
Please Note: there are no advising sessions on Wednesdays as well as during the first week of the quarter, finals week, and during scheduled holidays. For a list of these dates, please see the Academic Calendar2020欧洲杯投注备用.
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|Quarter Entering||Application Period|
|Fall||January 15 to April 3|
|Winter||August 15 to October 5|
|Spring||November 15 to January 10|
Interested applicants are required to read the Nursing Program Brochure and are encouraged to attend an information session.
LPN to RN
Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) who want to become RNs may seek advanced placement into the Nursing program. See the nursing brochure for more detailed LPN requirements and instructions.
2020欧洲杯投注备用Applicants must obtain a minimum of 103 on the NLN-PAX test and meet minimum course requirements.
You must have completed all of the prerequisites before starting the program. All courses except BIOL&260 Microbiology, PSYC&2002020欧洲杯投注备用 and NUTR&101 must be completed before applying to the program.
Courses taken outside of Shoreline must match the Shoreline courses in both content and credit hours. Courses from Washington 4 year colleges and community colleges in Washington State listed on the course equivalent chart are known to be equivalent and do not require further evaluation. If the course does not appear on the course equivalent chart, you must submit a nursing request for transcript evaluation to determine course equivalency. Submit this form, an unofficial transcript and course description or syllabi for the courses you wish to be evaluated. Evaluations typically take 3 weeks to complete and the evaluation will be emailed to the student when completed. Requests submitted with applications will not be evaluated. Please submit requests at least 4 weeks prior to the application deadline.
2020欧洲杯投注备用International transcripts must be translated into English and evaluated by an official, independent evaluation service. This requires a course-by-course evaluation. Please note that this process may take up to 8-10 weeks. After this evaluation is completed, submit a copy of the evaluation with a nursing request for transcript evaluation. International transcripts do not require course descriptions or syllabi.
- Apply to Shoreline Community College to receive a student ID and PIN number, which you'll need to apply to the program. If you're already a Shoreline Community College student with a student ID and PIN, you do not need to apply to the college.
- Apply to the Nursing (RN) program
Once accepted to the program
After acceptance to the program, students will need to pass a national and state background check, provide documentation of the ability to meet the Essential Functional Ability with or without reasonable accommodation, submit evidence of appropriate tuberculosis testing, documentation of immunization or immunity to several communicable diseases, documentation of health insurance (major medical coverage), a clear Criminal Background check, current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification, and completion of a 7-hour AIDS/HIV Education for Health Care Workers course.