Nursing and Allied Health Department
Pat Hendrix, Interim Director
of Nursing & Allied Health (931) 393-1628
Program Admission and Retention Requirements
I want to be a part of the Nursing Program at Motlow College..
Where do I begin?
There are a number of conditions that must be met in order to be eligible to apply to the nursing program at Motlow. It is the student's responsibility as an applicant to ensure that the conditions are met by the appropriate application deadline. The most important first steps are listed below:
- YOU MUST BE A FULLY ADMITTED STUDENT at Motlow College
- If you are a current Motlow student, proceed to the next step.
- If you are not a current Motlow student, you must submit an Application for Admission to Motlow College and follow the steps necessary for admission to the college.
- If you have been a Motlow student but stopped taking classes, even for one semester, you must submit a Readmission Application to Motlow College and follow the necessary steps for admission to the college.
- NOTE: Students must submit all official transcripts to Motlow College by January 31st. A minimum 2.3 GPA is required. Incomplete or inaccurate transcripts may affect the student's ability to remain within the nursing program.
- PRINT AND READ THE Program Admission Information and Application Packet
- PRINT AND READ THE Nursing Application Process Checklist
- COMPLETE AND SUBMIT NURSING PROGRAM APPLICATION AVAILABLE AUGUST 1ST - JANUARY 31ST
- TAKE THE HESI ENTRANCE EXAM
- o To accommodate the large number of students wishing to take the HESI Entrance Examination, additional testing dates have been opened for the Fall 2013 semester. The student applying to enter in Fall 2014 may choose to register for either a Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 testing date.
- A minimum HESI score of 75% is required
- HESI testing for admission will be based only on the following areas: math, reading comprehension, vocabulary and general knowledge, grammar and anatomy and physiology.
- If a previous HESI score or one from another institution is to be used, this must be submitted to the Nursing Department by January 31st
Steps for Completing a Nursing Program Application:
1. Log-in to MyMotlow
2. Click Student
3. Click Applications for Nursing, Scholarships, Access and Diversity Grant
4. Click Nursing Application and complete the application
If you plan to enter the nursing program in Summer or Fall:
|Generic Nursing Students:
Anatomy & Physiology I & II
must be completed during or after:
|LPN Transition Students:
Every required Science course
(Anatomy & Physiology I & II and Microbiology) must be completed during or after:
|2014||Spring 2009||Spring 2009|
|2015||Spring 2010||Spring 2010|
|*Microbiology must also be completed within this timeframe, but may be completed while in the nursing program.|
What are the costs of the program and are any scholarship opportunities available?
In addition to the standard college fees and tuition, nursing students should anticipate additional fees associated with acceptance into the Nursing Program. The Nursing Program Costs are provided for your review.
Motlow College does offer a number of scholarship opportunities to help nursing students defray their education costs. Because the funding of scholarships varies from year to year, not all scholarships are awarded each academic year. Scholarships are awarded per the criteria of each individual scholarship after a selection committee review of qualified applicants. Scholarship guidelines and applications are listed on the Nursing Scholarships web page.
Once accepted into the Nursing Program, are there any resources and performance guidelines to help ensure my success in the program?
Admission to the MSCC Nursing Program is based on eligibility requirements such as GPA, HESI Entrance Examination scores, and completed developmental and prerequisite coursework. However, students must also meet performance criteria for retention in the nursing program. All Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) nursing programs have adopted core performance standards proposed by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing. To review a list of these required standards and examples of each, see the Core Performance Standards worksheet.
The Student Nursing Handbook is available to all Motlow students enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing Program. The manual includes rules, regulations, policies, and procedures for the program and resource materials to be used by the student throughout the program. The student should keep this manual as a ready source of information throughout the two-year program.
There are a number of resources and systems in place to help guide students through the Nursing Program at Motlow. One of the many support opportunities available to nursing students is the Motlow Chapter of the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA), a pre-professional organization for nursing students. There are currently over 53,000 nursing students across the United States who are taking advantage of the many programs, services, product discounts, and leadership opportunities that NSNA offers. For more information on how to become a part of this growing network of students, see the Student Nurse's Association web page.