Health Sciences

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing
Practical Nursing Technical Certificate
Medication Administration Program Certificate of Proficiency
Nursing Assistant Certificate of Proficiency

 

New Nursing Entrance Exam Information

Practical Nursing

All perspective students must take the COMPASS/ACCUPLACER test. The COMPASS/ACCUPLACER may be taken at any location. The following scores have to be obtained in order to be considered for admittance to the PN Program:  Compass Scores: Reading 83 minimum and Writing 80 minimum. Accuplacer Scores: Reading 78 minimum and Sentence Skills 83 minimum. The reading and writing scores will be averaged together and we will select from the top score down until all available slots are filled.  The math score will be used as a tie breaker.

For classes that start in January, COMPASS/ACCUPLAXWE test must be completed and scores must be turned into the Nursing Department by the 2nd Friday in October by 4:30 pm. If score requirements are met, you must attend the mandatory meeting the 3rd Friday in October time will be provided when scores are turned in.

For classes that start in May, COMPASS/ACCUPLACER test must be completed and scores must be turned into the Nursing Department by the 2nd Friday in March by 4:30 pm. If score requirements are met, you must attend the mandatory meeting the 3rd Friday in March times will be provided when scores are turned in.

 

Registered Nursing

All perspective students must take the HESI Entrance Exam. The exam must be taken at College Of The Ouachitas location.  In order to be considered the following requirements need to me met: HESI Entrance Examination Result Requirements:  Obtain a minimum of 75% on the following sections: Reading Comprehension; Vocabulary and General Knowledge; English Language Composite Score and Anatomy and Physiology. The math score will be used as a tie breaker.

For classes that start in January, HESI Entrance Exam will have several dates available during the month of August and September with the 2nd Friday of September being the last test date. If required scores are obtained, perspective students must turn in scores and unofficial transcripts to the Nursing Department and attend the mandatory meetings on the 3rd Friday in September times to be announced.

For classes that start in May, HESI Entrance Exam will have several dates available during the month of January and February with the 2nd Friday in February being the last test date. If required scores are obtained, perspective students must turn in scores and unofficial transcripts to the Nursing Department and attend the mandatory meetings on the 3rd Friday in February times to be announced.