Nursing A.A.S. Admissions Information
Revised For Academic Year 2020-2021
For more information about the nursing program, contact:
Office of Admissions
About the Program
The Registered Nursing Program is a two year, four-semester program. There is one nursing course offered in each of the four semesters. All nursing courses are offered on the WCC Valhalla Campus. Nursing courses from other institutions are not transferable to the WCC program. All prerequisite and general education courses must have a final grade of C , EXCEPT FOR ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY WHICH IF TAKEN OR BEING TRANSFERRED MUST HAVE A GRADE OF C+ or higher. Nursing courses must have a final grade of C+ or higher. Only candidates selected to the college’s Registered Nursing Program can enroll in nursing courses. Candidates should review the website for Essential Functions for Admission and Continuance in the nursing program to evaluate their own abilities to be successful.
Prior to applying to take the TEAS Exam, all candidates must complete the following prerequisites:
- High School or College level Biology (Principles Biological Science 101 or Human Biology 103)
- High School or College level Chemistry (Principles of Inorganic Chemistry 113)
- CPR will be required for a two year period of time once candidate is accepted into the program. It must remain current during the students entire time in the nursing program.
A candidate who has not completed Biology or Chemistry from high school, such courses must be completed on the college level. A candidate cannot take the TEAS Exam during the same semester in which they are enrolled in either college level Biology or Chemistry.
Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2 are required courses for the completion of the program. It should be noted that there is a good deal of Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2 on theTEAS Exam. The ATI TEAS VI section on Science has many questions relating to Anatomy and Physiology that would affect your score. If a candidate wishes to transfer Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2 from any institution, it must have been taken within 5 years. In addition, all developmental courses MUST be completed and passed successfully PRIOR to applying to take the ATI TEAS Exam.
Below are Required General Education Courses that can be taken prior to, or during the program.
- Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2 (Biol 121/123) MUST OBTAIN A GRADE OF C+ OR HIGHER
- Microbiology (Biol 221) MUST OBTAIN A GRADE OF C OR HIGHER
- Nutrition (Nutr 109, Nutr 101 acceptable) MUST OBTAIN A GRADE OF C OR HIGHER
- Psychology (Psych 101) MUST OBTAIN A GRADE OF C OR HIGHER
- English (Writing and Research-Eng 101) MUST OBTAIN A GRADE OF C OR HIGHER
- Math (Contemporary Math-Math 117) (Statistics-Math 140 preferred for transfer) MUST OBTAIN A GRADE OF C OR HIGHER
- Dosage and Calculations (Nurse 102 is taken during the program or if offered summer session once accepted prior to start of program) MUST OBTAIN A GRADE OF C+<
- Pharmacology (Biol 202 is taken during the program or if offered summer session once accepted prior to start of program) MUST OBTAIN A GRADE OF C OR HIGHER
Application Deadline and Transcripts
All Non-Westchester Community College students who wish to apply to the Registered Nursing Program must first complete a WCC application. Students must apply to the Liberal Arts Math/Science Curriculum, not the Registered Nursing Curriculum. You are not considered a Nursing student until you are accepted in the program.
Submission of Official High School transcript with a date of graduation is required. It is also recommended that a copy of the high school Diploma is submitted to the Office of Admissions.
Submit Official College transcript to the Registrar’s Office for evaluation of any transfer credit.
Placement testing is required of all new students in the subjects of English and Math unless the student has transfer college credit with a grade of C or higher, or is exempted from the Placement Test based on SAT/ACT Scores or AP credit for either English or Math, or both. All applicants must be a high school graduate or a GED Certificate holder, or in their last year of high school with a graduation date prior to the entrance in to the nursing program.
Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS Exam)
Purchase Study Manual, 6th or VI, and online tests from the above website. If you are a Westchester Community College student (either enrolled in coursework, or Have applied and received an I.D. number) you have access to the college’s Academic Support Center (located in the basement of the Library) for additional Tutoring. You can also purchase The Study Manual at the W.C.C. Bookstore. Do not purchase other study manuals except those published by ATI.
The TEAS Exam determines a student’s admission to the Nursing Program.
All students taking the TEAS must have applied and received an I.D. number
The TEAS Exam is computerized. Instructions on how to navigate the computerized test are given during the same time as exam OR in the event that the exam is given remotely a set of instructions and computer requirements will be emailed to you prior to your taking the exam. It is the students responsibility to have the appropriate technology to access the exam.
No electronics permitted. If your phone or watch goes off, you will be asked to leave.(if exam in person) Remote exams are monitored via web cam. However, calculators are permitted.
Applying to take the TEAS Exam
The TEAS Application is available to be downloaded below
Applying to take the TEAS Exam
The TEAS Application is available to be downloaded below
Students must submit the completed TEAS Application and all of the following documents MUST be on file prior to taking the exam.
- High School Transcript and Diploma that should be on file with the Office of Admissions.
- $125 Money Order (Checks or Cash will not be accepted)
- There are two TEAS exams per year.
- March Exam for September (fall) Admission
- October Exam for January (spring) Admission
- You may take the TEAS exam each time offered.
- If you retest, you must re-submit all documents and money order
- There is no wait list for the nursing program.
Once the TEAS Application and all documents is submitted to the Office of Admissions, you will receive confirmation of your test date from Donald Whitely. If you have any scheduling concerns, please contact Joan Martabano at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the TEAS Exam is given in person it will be in the main campus library’s Placement Testing Center located on the lower level. You are required to bring a photo I.D. and arrive one half hour prior to the start of the exam. No children allowed!
Those who test in March will receive status results in April. Those who test in October will receive status results in November.
The TEAS Exam consists of four content areas – MATH, READING, ENGLISH AND SCIENCE
THE TIME LIMIT IS 209 MINUTES = 3 ½ HOURS
Math section (34 questions, 51 minutes)
- Whole Number Metric Conversion
- Fractions and Decimals
- Algebraic Equation
- Percentages and Ration/Proportion
Science section (54 questions, 66 minutes)
- Science Reasoning
- Science Knowledge
- General Science
- Basic Physical Principles
- Anatomy and Phsiology
Reading section (48 questions, 58 minutes)
- Passage Comprehension and Inference/Conclusions
English section (34 questions, 34 minutes)
- Sentence Structure
- Contextual Words
General Information About the RN Program
- The RN Program is a Mon-Fri program offered during the day only
- During the first three semesters, the program is 3 days per week: 1 day of class, 1 day of lab, 1 day of clinical. During the last semester, the program is 4 days per week 2 days of class, 2 days of clinical
- Clinical sites are assigned, and done in a variety of locations, including the following sites.
- New York Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital (Peekskill)
- The Osborn (Rye)
- Blythedale (Valhalla)
- Burke Rehabilitation Center (White Plains)
- Westchester Medical Center (Valhalla)/Maria Fererri Children’s Hospital (WMC)
- The Grove (Valhalla)
- White Plains Hospital (White Plains)
- St. Joseph’s Hospital (Yonkers)
- Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital (New Rochelle)
- Estimated costs of text books, manuals consumable supplies and equipment
As a nursing student, you will be expected to purchase items such as lab pack (approximate cost $105) and pay for a one time background check (approximately $65 dollars) and urine drug screen tests at least twice during the program (approximately $45). You will also need to maintain CPR certification, have your own health care insurance coverage and pay college fees for malpractice. ($17 dollars per semester) In addition, books and other resources such as adaptive quizzing packages as well as other fees for standardized testing, may total $1000 dollars per year.
- Estimated housing and food costs
Since the college has no on campus housing to offer students it is estimated that area housing may cost a student approximately $1,000 dollars per month. Estimated costs of personal expenses applicable to students devoting primary efforts to pursuing educational objectives could total $1200 per month.