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Admission to Kingsborough Community College does not guarantee admission to the Nursing Program. The Nursing Program consists of two components, Pre-Clinical and Clinical. To enter the Clinical Component, students must first complete the Pre-Clinical Sequence of the program. To obtain specific information about college admission requirements and/or to obtain an application contact: http://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/sub-apply_now/Pages/AdmissionsWelcome.aspx, or call 1-718-368-4600.
Enrollment in the Nursing Curriculum : Students must be enrolled in the Pre-Clinical Component. Students who are not officially designated in the Pre-Clinical student group must apply for a Change of Curriculum during the time period noted on the official academic calendar of the college. This calendar is available on the KCC website or can be obtained at the Office of the Registrar, A-201.
To be considered for the Clinical Component of the Nursing Program, a student must comply with the following:
Students who successfully complete the prescribed Pre-Clinical Sequence requirements may formally file for enrollment into the Clinical Component of the Nursing Program and must file for an application to take the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam. Completion of the above conditions does not guarantee admission into the Clinical Component: this is based on space availability, the Pre-Clinical Sequence average and ATI-TEAS results. Candidates are ranked based on their Pre-Clinical Sequence GPA and the ATI-TEAS) results.
Notice to Students on Criminal Background Checks Current laws generally permit a state licensing board or agency to deny a license to practice nursing if the applicant has been convicted of a felony or other specified crime. Like many state licensing boards, the Office of the Professions of the New York State Education Department requires that a criminal background check be conducted prior to granting a license to practice nursing.The Department of Nursing at Kingsborough Community College does not require a criminal background check for admittance, but the Department’s educational requirements include placement at one or more hospitals or other off-campus clinical training sites and these sites frequently require a student to undergo a criminal background check before the student can be placed for clinical training. If, based upon the results of a criminal background check, the site determines that a student’s participation in its clinical training program would not be in the best interest of the site, the site may deny that student admission to the training program. Even if the student has already begun the placement when the results are received, the site may elect to dismiss the student, regardless of the student’s performance while in the training program.Each clinical training site that requires a criminal background check sets its own standards and procedures and you may be asked by the site to pay the cost of the background check. You may also have to complete more than one criminal background check during the course of the Nursing Program at Kingsborough Community College, depending on the number of sites where you are placed and the requirements of each site.
Please note that if a clinical training site determines that you may not take part in its training program based on the results of the criminal background check, you may be unable to complete your course requirements and to continue in the Nursing program. IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO CONSIDER THIS BEFORE YOU ENROLL IN THE NURSING PROGRAM. Kingsborough Community College has no obligation to refund your tuition or fees or to otherwise accommodate you in the event you are ineligible to complete your course requirements based on the results of a criminal background check, or if you are denied a license to practice nursing