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Admission Information

Admission to the LVN program is selective, with registration in nursing courses by permission only.  Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the LVN program.  To be considered for acceptance into the program, applicants must submit all required application information by the deadline, June 10. Minimum admission requirements include the following:

  • Admission to Grayson College.
  • Completion of the LVN Information Packet (available by emailing lvn@grayson.edu).
  • HESI Admission test score of 75 or higher on cumulative total of required sections.  (May be taken twice in a 12 month period from the first testing date; and there must be 5 years or less from time test was taken to the date of admission into the nursing program).
  • High School degree or GED.
  • Completion of Anatomy and Physiology courses I & II with a grade of C or better -OR- BIOL 2404 Survey of Anatomy and Physiology with a grade of C or better. Courses must have been taken and completed within the past five years.
  • Completion of required immunizations. 

All documentation related to these admission requirements should be submitted to lvn@grayson.edu or the administrative office of the South Campus.  Only students with complete files will be considered. More detailed information about admission to the LVN program is provided in the LVN Information Packet.


Information Packet

To request the LVN information packet, please email lvn@grayson.edu


Selection and Acceptance Procedure (Point system) 

Applications are reviewed for required documentation by the VN Admissions Committee. Applicants with complete files (including prerequisite grades) are always considered first.

    1. The number of spaces that can be admitted to the VN Program is limited by classroom and clinical spaces and by faculty availability. Therefore, a selection procedure is used to identify candidates who are the most academically prepared.

    2. Applicants with complete files will be evaluated and ranked for selection based on performance in the required 4 sections of the HESI entrance exam (see page 9 for details). A cumulative score of 75% or higher is required to be considered for acceptance into the program.  Additional points will be added to the cumulative HESI score using the system below to encourage more well-rounded achievement.

                Additional points will be added to your HESI score based on the following scale:

    • 75 % or higher in all areas = 3 points
    • 70 % - 74 % or higher in all areas = 2 points
    • 60 % - 69 % or higher in all areas = 1 point

     

    1. Once all eligible applicants have been ranked, students will be admitted from the highest ranked score to the lowest, until all spots are filled. If there are more eligible candidates than there are spaces available, an alternate list will be developed. Should spaces become available prior to the first day of class, applicants will be notified.

    2. Applicants will be notified in writing of acceptance or non-acceptance via email on or about July 1 of each year

 

Have additional questions about the LVN program application process?  Please email lvn@grayson.edu