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Admission Requirements

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  1. Admission is selective and is based on academic credentials. Candidates must have earned the following within the last seven years to be considered for admission:
    1. High school diploma with a high school average of 80 or higher or equivalency diploma(GED) with minimal score of 285 or 2850  or SAT score of 900 or higher, or ACT score of 21 or higher.
    2. Satisfactory completion of Algebra math proficiency.
      1. Completion of two Math Regents 75+ on each (Math A 75+, plus an additional year of defined Math) or
      2. Algebra 2/Trig Regents 75+ (Math B 75+), or
      3. Completion of three math regents 75+ on the first, 75+ on their second and 65+ on their third, or
      4. Completion of MAT 092: Intermediate Algebra from Nursing ABC (http://www.nursingabc.com/courses) with a final score of “B” or higher, or
      5. Completion of equivalent college-level course work: Intermediate Algebra, Survey of Math, College Algebra, Statistics, Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry or Calculus with a final grade of “C” or higher
      6. Exceptions for Regent exempt secondary schools will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
    3. Satisfactory completion of Biology proficiency
      1. Completion of high school Biology or Living Environment with a grade of 80 or above on the New York State Regents Examination, or
      2. Completion of BIO 095: Basic Lab Biology from Nursing ABC with a final score of “B” or higher, or
      3. Completion of equivalent college-level course work: Introduction to Biology with a final grade of “B” or higher or
      4. Completion of Anatomy and Physiology I with a final grade of “C” or higher.
      5. Exceptions for Regent exempt secondary schools will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
    4. Satisfactory completion of Chemistry proficiency
      1. Completion of high school chemistry with a grade of 70 on the New York State Regents, or
      2. Completion of CHN 095: Basic Lab Chemistry from Nursing ABC with a final score of “B” or higher.
      3. Completion of equivalent college-level course work: Introduction to Chemistry or Investigative Chemistry with a final grade of “C” or higher or
      4. Anatomy and Physiology I with a final grade of “C” or higher.
      5. Exceptions for Regent exempt secondary schools will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
    5. Meet the minimum technical requirements for the nursing program.
    6. Have proof of United States citizenship or legal residence. New York residents are given priority.
    7. Be at least eighteen years of age at the time of applying for nursing licensure.
    8. Submit an application for admission into the nursing program.

Licensed Practical Nurses Advanced Placement

Note: Advanced placement in SUNY Canton’s nursing program is based on available space in Nursing 102. Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) must meet the following admission requirements to challenge Nursing 101, Nursing 103 and Nursing 105:

  1. Satisfy the criteria stated in Admission Requirements: AAS Nursing
  2. Graduate from a state-certified LPN program within two years of application with a GPA of 3.0 (80%) or better.
  3. Complete the online Excelsior College® Examination for Fundamentals of Nursing Exam (www.excelsior.edu) with a score of “B” (80%) or higher for those students who have graduated from a non-credit bearing, non-college LPN program
  4. Complete Human Anatomy & Physiology I with a grade of “C” or higher.
  5. Complete Introduction to Psychology with a grade of “C” or higher.
  6. Complete English 101 Expository Writing OR ENGL 102 Oral and Written Expression with a grade of “C” or higher.
  7. Submit current United States State LPN license and registration.

Transfer Students

Transfer students from other programs may be accepted on a space available basis. Candidates must have earned the following to be considered for transfer into the associate degree nursing program:

  1. Satisfy the criteria stated in Admission Requirements: AAS Nursing
  2. Have an overall college GPA of 3.0.
  3. Students must complete SUNY Canton’s NURS 201, 202, 203, and 204 courses in order to meet the program’s residency requirements.
  4. **Students requesting transfer from another nursing program must:
    1. Satisfy the criteria stated in the admission requirements: AAS
    2. Satisfy the co-requisite criteria if seeking advanced placement.
    3. Have an overall college GPA of 3.0.
    4. Student needs to request a written statement from the transferring institution directly to SUNY Canton Admissions on college letterhead and sealed indicating their standing upon leaving the college.
    5. Complete SUNY Canton’s NURS 201, 202, 203, and 204 courses.

Note: Transfer credit may be awarded for courses that were previously taken at an accredited institution, passed with a grade of “C” or better, and are similar in content and credit hours to those in the SUNY Canton curriculum, such as Anatomy and Physiology I and II, and Microbiology. Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy and Physiology II, and Microbiology completed more than seven years, prior to acceptance will need to be repeated or challenged.

Student Readmission Policy

A student who is unsuccessful in any nursing course the first time may reapply for admission into the next semester the course is offered. A student who has failed two nursing courses is not eligible for readmission. The student must wait five years from the date of initial entry into the program and apply as a new student. The student will compete as a new applicant at that time.

All current admission criteria must be met at the time the student submits an application for readmission. To be eligible for readmission, a student must complete the following in sequential order:

  1. Meet the minimum requirements for entry into the program.
  2. Attended the previous nursing class within four years.
  3. Submit an application for readmission.
  4. Submit an updated transcript with their admission application.
  5. Submit a written plan as to how you (the student) will be successful, if readmitted. This information must be submitted with the admission packet.
    1. Identify factors that kept you from in the program.
    2. Identify factors that have changed.
  6. If a student is requesting re-admission to the nursing program and it has been more than one year since the student was last enrolled in the nursing program, the student will be required to audit the lecture and lab sections of the last nursing course successfully completed.
  7. Readmission is selective and on a space available basis.

Important Dates

  1. Admissions to SUNY Canton’s undergraduate nursing programs are very competitive; therefore, it is important to remain aware of dates for application submission and completion of health and CPR requirements.
  2. Fall Application Deadlines:
    1. Applications for external applicants is February 1st
      1. Review and first round selection of applicants with waitlist offers will occur by March 1st
    2. Applications for internal applicants is May 1st
      1. Review and final selection of applicants with waitlist offers will be decided by  June 1st
  3. Spring Application Deadlines:
    1. Applications for internal and external applicants is December 15th
      1. Review and final selection of applicants will be decided by December 24th
  4. Enrollment Deposit Deadlines
    1. External applicants by April 1st
    2. Internal applicants by July 1st
  5. Submission of current CPR certification and completed health requirements to the SUNY Canton Health Center by August 1st for fall admission

Debra Backus, Ph.D, RN, CNE, NEA-BC
Nursing Director
Wicks 116
backus@canton.edu