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Practical Nurse Education (PNE) Program Enrollment Packet

Practical Nursing Education (PNE) Fall 2022 Program Enrollment

Program Application Deadline:
January 28, 2022, by 5 p.m.

To be considered for entry into the program, applicants must complete ALL of the items listed below by the application date listed above. We have provided a brief overview of all requirements, followed by an in-depth explanation of each requirement.

PNE Admission Checklist

A brief overview of the phased requirements

Phase I

  • Be sure you are able to meet ALL of the requirements listed in the “Conditionally Accepted Students” section of this packet, should you be admitted into the program.
  • Complete the DDCC Admission/Readmission process, including Residency Determination (RDS) and New Student Orientation (NSO).
  • Activate DDCC StormTrac account and email account. Once established, all communication will be sent to your DDCC email account.
  • Submit evidence of high school completion.
  • Submit official transcripts (if applicable).
  • Demonstrate English and Mathematics college readiness.

Phase II

  • Take the ATI TEAS and achieve a minimum score of 62 to continue in the admission process. https://www.atitesting.com/teas/register
  • Obtain documentation that verifies relevant life experience. Note: Only specific life experiences qualify for this section. Please see the details beginning on Page 3 for additional information.
  • Once the detailed TEAS score and life experience documentation are collected, applicants should provide these items in one comprehensive document.

Phase III

  • Complete a nursing admission review with the admissions staff.

Selection Process

After the deadline, applicants who meet all eligibility requirements by the application due date are evaluated and ranked according to the rubric at the end of the packet.

Notification Process

Notification Process Evaluated applicants will be notified via email by February 25, 2022 of the results of the selection process.

PNE Admission Process Details

A full explanation of the above requirements

Phase I:


Complete DDCC Admission/Readmission process, including Residency Determination (RDS) and New Student Orientation (NSO).

  • New Students: Applicants who have never attended DDCC will need to complete the admissions process, including the North Carolina Residency Determination Services (RDS). To get started, visit https://www.davidsondavie.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/
  • Returning Students: Applicants who have not taken courses at DDCC in over a year must update their information by re-applying to the college, including the North Carolina Residency Determination Services (RDS). To get started, visit https://www.davidsondavie.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/
  • Current Students: Applicants who are currently enrolled should check with their academic advisor or the admissions office to be sure their North Carolina Residency Determination Services (RDS) is up-to-date.


Set up DDCC StormTrac account and email account. Once established, all communication will be sent to your DDCC email account.


Provide evidence of achieving a HS diploma. This can be achieved through providing copies of high school transcripts or high school equivalency.

  • Applicants with international transcripts must have their transcript evaluated through an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES) agency. Please speak with the admissions staff if you have any questions.
  • Applicants are responsible for ensuring their transcripts have been received by Davidson-Davie’s Admissions Office by the specified date in order to move forward in the PNE selection process.

OPTIONAL: Provide official college transcripts documenting any earned credits from a post-secondary institution.

  • Applicants with international transcripts must have their transcript evaluated through an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES) agency. Please speak with the admissions staff if you have any questions.
  • Sealed college transcripts must be official and may be delivered in person. If sent electronically, transcripts must be sent directly by the applicant’s prior institutions(s) to DDCC Admissions at admissions@davidsondavie.edu. If mailed, they must come directly from the applicant’s prior institution(s) to the address below.

    Mailing address:
    Davidson-Davie Community College
    Attn: Admissions
    P.O. Box 1287
    Lexington, NC 27293-1287

Demonstrate English and mathematics “college readiness” levels, via college-level English/math courses or by completion of or waiver credit for specified “transition” or co-requisite courses. 

College English Readiness
  • Option 1: You have completed or received transfer credit for ENG 111.
  • Option 2: You have completed or received waiver credit for all of the following: DRE 096, DRE 097, DRE 098.
  • Option 3: You have completed or received waiver credit for ENG 002 with a minimum grade of P2.
  • Option 4: You have completed or received waiver credit for ENG 011.
  • Option 5: You have acceptable SAT or ACT scores.
College Mathematics Readiness
  • Option 1: You have completed or received transfer credit for one of the following — MAT 143, MAT 152, MAT 171 (or a higher-level math).
  • Option 2: You have completed or received waiver credit for all of the following: DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, and DMA 050.
  • Option 3: You have completed or received waiver credit for MAT 003 with a minimum grade of P2.
  • Option 4: You have completed or received waiver credit for one of the following: MAT 043, MAT 052, or MAT 071.
  • Option 5: You have acceptable SAT or ACT scores.

Phase II

Take the ATI TEAS and achieve a minimum score of 62.

TEAS is a computerized test of reading comprehension, sentence skills, science, and math problem-solving. NOTE: TEAS scores are valid for 2 years from the date the test was taken and can be taken twice in one calendar year at DDCC.

  • DDCC accepts scores from Version 6 ONLY.
  • If a TEAS score of 62 is not obtained, applicants should meet with their advisor for next steps.
  • Print out a detailed TEAS score (showing the READING, MATH, SCIENCE and ENGLISH and LANGUAGE USAGE scores).

 

Obtain documentation that verifies relevant life experience.

Points will be awarded based on submitted documents. Copies of relevant documentation should be brought in for the nursing admissions review. Please note that the certifications must be current (expired certifications will not be considered).

Examples of active medical certificates include ONLY the following:
  • EMT or Paramedic (North Carolina, National Registry, or evidence of related military training)
  • Certified Medical Assistant (American Association of Medical Assistants Certification or evidence of related military training)
  • Medical Laboratory Technician (American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification or American Medical Technologist or evidence of related military training)
  • Surgical Technician (Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting or evidence of related military training)
  • Registered Health Information Technician (Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education or evidence of related military training)
  • Certified Respiratory Therapist or Registered Respiratory Therapist (National Board for Respiratory Care or evidence of related military training)
  • Radiographer or Radiation Therapist (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or evidence of related military training) 

To earn points for the “Veteran OR Member of the Armed Forces” Life Experience category, veterans or active members of the armed forces must submit evidence of service (Ex. military ID, JST military transcript, etc.)

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Once the detailed TEAS score and life experience documentation are collected, applicants should provide these items in one comprehensive document.

Hand deliver, email or fax to one of the below:

Locations:
Davidson Campus: Enrollment Center-Mendenhall Bldg
Davie Campus: Administrative Building
Email: PWSC@davidsondavie.edu
Fax: 336.224.0240

NOTE: Applicants are responsible for ensuring their documents have been received by the Admissions office by January 28, 2022 by 5:00pm.

Phase III

Nursing Admissions Review

Upon completion of the requirements listed in Phase I and Phase II, applicants should complete a nursing admissions review in one the following ways:

  • Virtual:
    • Email pwsc@davidsondavie.edu to schedule a time to complete the nursing review
      • Applicants should attach all documents to be reviewed in the nursing review email request.
  • In-person:
    • Davidson Campus: Mendenhall Building, Enrollment Center (1st floor). Walk-ins are welcome, but applicants can schedule appointments via the Admissions Virtual Kiosk
    • Davie Campus: Administration Building. Appointments can be made by calling 336.751.2885.

Selection Process

See the rubric at the end of this document

  • Applicants who meet all of the above eligibility requirements on or before January 28, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. will be ranked according to the rubric criteria listed at the end of this document.
  • Your TEAS score, academic history, and life experience are taken into consideration for scoring purposes.
    • TEAS section: Points will be awarded based on the previously submitted detailed TEAS report.
    • Academic History Section: Points will be awarded based on previously submitted official transcripts.
      • Please note that transfer credit must be evaluated by the Records Office. The acceptance of a specific transfer credit from another institution (community college or university) doesn’t mean the same credit will transfer similarly into DDCC.
      • Acceptable course substitutes, such as AP or transfer credit, will be considered and must be approved by the records office.
        • AP Exam scores that provide relevant DDCC course credit will be awarded points accordingly:
          • AP score of 5 = 3 points
          • AP score of 4 = 2 points
          • AP score of 3 = 1 point
      • Anatomy and Physiology Credit:
        • BIO 165/166 must be taken at the same institution in order to be counted towards program credit.
        • BIO 168/169 can be taken at different community colleges in NC only.
        • We cannot accept Anatomy and Physiology credit where 1 course was taken at a University and the other course was taken at another college.
    • Life Experience Section: Points will be awarded based on submitted documents. Copies of relevant documentation should be brought in for the nursing admissions review. Please note that the certifications must be current (expired certifications will not be considered).
        • CPR/First Aid certification will not provide points for the relevant Life Experience category.
  • Total points will be calculated for each applicant using the stated rubric and applicants will be ranked based on the total points accumulated. Specifically, applicants will be sorted by highest total points and ranked accordingly. Applicants with the highest overall points after ranking will be offered conditional acceptance into the program.
    • Ties will be decided, based on the following:
      • The applicant with the higher total points earned in the “Academic History” ranking section.
      • The applicant with the higher total points earned in the “Life Experience” ranking section.
      • The date that the applicant completed the nursing admissions review with the College Admissions Specialist.

Notification Process

  •  Evaluated applicants will be notified via email by February 25, 2022 of the results of the selection process.
    • NOTE: Failure to check your DDCC email address may result in you missing important communication, preventing you from being considered in the ranking process.
  • Those who are offered conditional admittance to the program must accept or decline a program position by submitting an Intent to Enroll within 10 business days of receiving the acceptance email. Failure to respond within the stated timeframe will result in the position being offered to an alternate. Once an applicant declines a program seat, the decision may not be reversed.
    • Alternates: additional applicants will be placed on an alternate list in ranked order. Should space become available in the program, alternates will be contacted in order.
    • Applicants who remain on the alternate list once the 2022 nursing program begins will not be carried over to a waiting list for the following year and must reapply to the program for the following year.

Conditionally Accepted Nursing Students

Conditionally Accepted Nursing Students Applicants who accept a seat in the nursing program will be considered “conditionally accepted”. Full acceptance into the nursing program is contingent upon the successful completion of the clinical clearance process and completion of college-specific processes, such as registration.

Conditionally accepted students are required to attend all meetings or other events scheduled prior to the start of classes. Additionally, conditionally accepted students must enroll in program classes prior to the first day of the semester. Failure to attend these meetings or enroll in program courses without prior approval from the Director of Nursing will result in removal from the nursing program.

In order for nursing students to complete the required clinical hours while in the program, conditionally accepted students are required to complete the clinical clearance process prior to enrollment in nursing courses. The clinical clearance process includes a criminal background check, drug screen, physical examination, and completion of the onboarding process as required by our clinical partners. The admission status will be revoked for conditionally accepted students who fail to successfully complete these items by the established due date. Please note that additional screening may be required after graduation by examination boards, state licensing boards, and employing agencies. Pending the outcome, a graduate may be disqualified from examination eligibility, state licensure, and/or employment.

Contionally Accepted Nursing Criteria

The following requirements are verified by the Nursing department after students have been conditionally accepted. NOTE: Failure to complete the items below by the established due date without prior approval of the Director of Nursing will result in removal from the nursing program.

  1. Set up a Complio and my Clinical Exchange accounts associated with DDCC’s PNE program.
  2. Completion of a drug screen and background check.
    • Drug screen and background check results are shared with our clinical partners. If, after reviewing the results, any clinical site denies a student entrance into their facility, the student will no longer be eligible to continue in the program.
  3. Submission of documentation to Complio that provides evidence of the following:
    • Medical verification form signed by a licensed medical provider.
      • If a medical provider indicates that the student is not physically or mentally able to complete the nursing program the student should speak with disability services about possible accommodations.
    • Immunization records that documents immunization through vaccination or positive antibody titer ONLY to the following:
      • Measles (Rubeola), Mumps, and Rubella
      • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
      • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis
      • Tuberculosis screening
        • NOTE: A two-step TB test (PPD skin test) will not meet this requirement.
      • Hepatitis B
      • Seasonal Influenza
      • COVID-19
        • NOTE: Immunization records that show complete immunization is the only way to document this vaccination status. Positive antibody titers will not be accepted.
    • Satisfactory completion of a Nurse Aide I (NA I) training program OR evidence of enrollment in an upcoming NA I training program.
    • Current (active) North Carolina state NAI registry listing without findings.
      • All students MUST be listed on the NA I registry by the first day of the nursing class, without exception. If a conditionally accepted student takes a NAI training program over the summer they must have completed the course, successfully passed the state-exam, and be listed on the registry BEFORE the first day of the fall semester.
    • Basic Life Support (CPR) Certification for the Healthcare Provider. Must include both one- and two-rescuers and both adult and child techniques. The only course that meets this criteria is the “American Heart Association CPR for Healthcare Providers.”

NOTE: At times clinical agencies may change the above requirements, mandate expiration dates, OR require additional immunizations. Students are expected to meet and maintain compliance with all the requirements of clinical agencies throughout the duration of their enrollment even if they are not listed above.

The Davidson-Davie Community College PNE enrollment process is not to be regarded as a contract between DDCC and students. DDCC reserves the right to change any provisions or requirements with adequate notice and minimum disruption to students.

Rubric for the Nursing Program’s PNE Option

Applicants are ranked according to the following criteria:
Content
Points
Total
TEASOverall Score100-86 (4)79-75 (2)85-80 (3)74-68 (1)67-62 (0)/4
Science Score60 + (3)59-55 (2)54-50 (1)49 – (0/3
Academic HistoryBIO 168/165A (3)B (2)C (1)N/A (0)/3
BIO 169/166A (3)B (2)C (1)N/A (0)/3
COM 231^A (3)B (2)C (1)N/A (0)/3
ENG 111^A (3)B (2)C (1)N/A (0)/3
ENG 112^A (3)B (2)C (1)N/A (0)/3
HUM 115^A (3)B (2)C (1)N/A (0)/3
PSY 150^A (3)B (2)C (1)N/A (0)/3
PSY 241^A (3)B (2)C (1)N/A (0)/3
Previous DegreeBachelor’s (2)Associate (1)None (0)/2
CCP Certificate from DDCCYes (1)No (0)/1
Life ExperienceActive Medical Certification*Yes (1)No (0)/1
Veteran OR Member of Armed ForcesYes (1)No (0)/1
Listed on the NA RegistryYes (1)No (0)/1

TOTAL SCORE

/37

# BIO 165/166 must be taken at the same institution in order to be counted towards program credit. BIO 168/169 can be taken at different community colleges in NC only. We cannot accept Anatomy and Physiology credit where 1 course was taken at a University and the other course was taken at another college.

^ Acceptable course substitutes, such as AP or transfer credit, will be considered and must be approved by the records office. For PSY 150 and PSY 241, course substitutions must be approved by the Director of Nursing.

* Only specific medical certifications provide points for this category. Please see the detailed information in the Associate Degree Nursing (Traditional Option) program enrollment packet.

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