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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS/POLICIES

Classes are admitted annually.

  1. Applicants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age (driver’s license or birth certificate).
  2. Applicants must submit proof of U.S. citizenship or green card (birth certificate or Social Security card).
  3. Any applicant that has been a previous employee of the clinical rotation site (Somerset/Conemaugh Hospital, Meadowview, The Patriot and various doctor’s office and clinics) and was dismissed or left in a non-hire status by the facility will be unable to do clinical rotations at the facility as a student. Since the applicant is unable to do clinical rotation, they will be unable to be admitted as a student at SCTC.  Full disclosure of past employment upon admission is a requirement.
  4. Applicants must be graduates of an accredited high school or possess a General Education Diploma (GED) issued by the Department of Education or a Home School Equivalent (certificate). Official high school transcript or GED transcript/certificate must be provided.
  5. Applicants can only take the TEAS test two times since there are only two versions of the test.

The cost to take the TEAS a second time is $100.

 

It is the policy of the Somerset County Technology Center LPN program not to discriminate on the basis of sex, age, disability, race, color, sexual orientation or national origin in its nursing program.  Additionally, to follow all requirements of the Title IX, Section 504 and Title VI and further service, activities and facilities are accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities.  Lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission.

The student should contact the nursing office to obtain an application or visit our website – www.sctc.net under Adult Education.  Complete and return the application to the Somerset nursing office.

All applicants must complete Child Abuse, FBI, PA criminal background, and PA Dept. of Aging clearances after they are accepted.

 

APPLICATION FALSIFICATION

Any falsification of information as to military service (DD 214), delinquency, drug or alcohol abuse, abuse of Act #64 controlled substances, arrest conviction, psychiatric disorders, character reference, residency, citizenship or employment will be ‘just cause’ for immediate expulsion from the Act #120 training program subject to the indicated tuition refunds as set forth elsewhere in this publication.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  1. Read over Level 1 thru 4 clinical information and course descriptions.
  2. Read over “Things You Might Want to Know About the Program.”
  3. If you have additional questions, call the LPN office at 814-443-3651 ext. 6170.
  4. Complete the application form.
  5. Submit one (1) page narrative “What Nursing Means to Me.”
  6. Submit three (3) professional reference forms that are included with the application.
  7. Request an official copy of your high school transcript or GED certificate to be sent to SCTC. Transfer students will submit grades and transcripts from other educational institutions.
  8. Submit the application fee of $100.
  9. Once the application has been received in the LPN office you will get a call to schedule the TEAS entrance exam. (The admission test can be scheduled even if you have not submitted your (3) professional reference forms, a one-page narrative or your high school transcript or GED certificate.)
  10. Admission Test (TEAS) taken. Benchmark of 40.7 must be achieved for admission.
  11. Interview with the Director of SCTC Nursing program and review of your test results.
  12. When all the above have been fulfilled, the application will be put into one of the following categories:
  • Admission into program
  • Accepted for waiting list for admission
  • Unable to admit
  1. Receive acceptance letter
  2. Upon acceptance, get physical, titers, Tdap, etc. DUE DATES FOR ALL THE PAPERS WILL BE DETERMINED WHEN YOU ARE ACCEPTED.
  3. Upon acceptance, get FBI, Child Abuse, Department of Aging clearance, (if you have not been a resident of PA for 2 years) and a PA criminal clearance.
  4. Upon acceptance, attend mandatory orientation at the beginning of the year.

 

BACKGROUND CHECK

Students will need to complete a general background check prior to the start of the internship as requested by a hospital/clinical setting.  The cost of all required background checks will be paid by the student.  Background check results could impact the student’s ability to attend the clinical education center, to complete the program’s graduation requirements, or to obtain licensure after completion of the program.

Conviction of a felony along with those designated in the Act of April 14, 1972, known as The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act, and/or prohibitive offenses contained in Act 169 of 1996 as Amended by Act 13 will prohibit admission to program.