Selective Admission Criteria
The nursing program is a selective admission program. We use the following criteria when selecting students. There are a total of 100 points possible.
State Registered Nurse Aid
All applicants must provide proof of current registry on the State Registered Nurse Aide Registry.
State Registered Nurse Aid: Work Experience
(Points Possible: 10)
All applicants, who provide proof of 6 month’s experience as a practicing CNA within the last 3 years, earn 10 points.
National Composite ACT
(Points Possible: 36)
ACT Composite Score equals points earned from 17-36. An ACT composite score of 17 or above is required for admission. There is no automatic admission provision based on ACT Score.
(Points Possible: 15)
One point is awarded for each of these courses completed with a grade of C or better and an additional 2 points for each BSCTC course with a grade of C or better. If courses are repeated for a grade of less than C, the student will NOT receive points for the course.
- BIO 137
- BIO 139
- BIO 225 or BIO 227
- Quantitative Reasoning**
- PSY 110
(** Note: Quantitative Reasoning Course that meets AS, AA, or AFA level.)
(Points Possible: 4)
Points will be equal to GPA. A GPA of less than 3.0 is worth no points. Points will equal KCTCS GPA only.
(Points Possible: 5)
All applicants who provide proof of an unencumbered, current state license as a licensed paramedic in the state of Kentucky and who provide proof on one year’s experience as a practicing paramedic within the last 3 years, earn 5 points.
Pre-Admission Nursing Exam (TEAS)
(Points Possible: 30)
|Total Program Score||Points Awarded|
|88 or Higher||30|
|84 - 87||27|
|80 - 83||24|
|76 - 79||21|
|72 - 75||18|
|68 - 71||15|
|64 - 67||12|
|60 - 63||9|
|56 - 59||6|
|52 - 55||3|
(The National Average Score is 64.3)
Refer to the Pre-Admission Exam (TEAS) page for additional information.