Wisconsin Indianhead Technical CollegeAssociate Degree Nursing Admission Process Step 3: Priority Petition to be Admitted to the ADN Core Program
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical CollegeAssociate Degree Nursing Admission Process PLEASE NOTE!!! We are transitioningto the Priority Petition Process!! We will use this process for the FALL 2013 term, NOT BEFORE We have accepted students forFall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013
Rationale for the Priority Petition Process • Has been implemented to help ADN students to be successful in the program • Helps ensure the most prepared students enter into the rigorous ADN program • Allows accepted students to focus exclusively on the core nursing courses
Before you proceed with the Petition Process ask yourself: “Am I ready?” • Is this the right time for me to begin? • Do I have reliable transportation? • Do I have financial support in place? • Do I have family support? • Do I have reliable childcare?
Before you proceed with the Petition Process ask yourself: “Am I ready?” • Is this the right career for me? • Students are encouraged to explore with a WITC counselor the career of nursing fully before making the significant commitment this program and the profession demands—nursing is NOT for everyone!
Before you proceed with the Petition Process ask yourself: “Am I ready?” • How much time will I need to devote to studying? • Many students experience “culture shock” at the rigor and demands of the core nursing program. • For every 1 hour of class, you should expect to study 3 hours outside of class • Seriously
Before you proceed with the Petition Process ask yourself: “Am I ready?” • Should I work while in the core nursing courses? • Successful students work limited hours, if they work at all • It is highlyrecommended that you limit your hours of outside work while in the program • Don’t let a job interfere with your dream to become a Registered Nurse!
Before you proceed with the Petition Process ask yourself: “Am I ready?” • Have I included my family in this decision? • Successful students have supportive family members who are willing to take on some of your responsibilities so that you can be successful at school • These adjustments can be very difficult and family members can grow weary over time • Have an honest dialogue with family members to ensure that they can support you for “the long haul”
If you can honestly answer YES to the “Am I ready?” questions, move forward with the ADN Priority Admissions Petition Process
Log in to the Webpage • To access the Priority Petition Process forms, go to this link: http://www.witc.edu/pgmpages/nurseassoc/process3.htm • PRINT OFF all forms posted • You will refer to these forms throughout this presentation
Forms to PRINT and REVIEW The Petition Packet forms you will need are: • Petition Instructions • FAQs of the Petition Process • Functional Abilities and Statement of Understanding form • Caregiver Background Check and Statement of Understanding form • INTENT to ENTER form
Priority Petition Requirements • Completed Step 1 & Step 2 of the application process for the ADN Program • Transcripts to verify course completion • Functional Abilities Statement of Understanding form reviewed and signed • Caregiver Background Check Statement of Understanding form reviewed and signed • INTENT to ENTER form completed
Transcripts to Verify Course Completion You must submit your most current unofficial WITC transcript with your Petition Packet To access your unofficial transcript: • Go to your MYWITC Student Web Portal Transcript must reflect that you have: • Completed the required courses with required grade • Completed any General Studies requirements with the required grade • Must include transfer credits, if you have any
Functional Abilities Form • In compliance with the American Disabilities Act of 1990, the Functional Abilities form informs prospective students of the skills and abilities necessary to complete a nursing program • Read the information carefully, then sign the “Statement of Understanding” portion of the document
Functional Abilities Form, con’t • By signing the “Statement of Understanding” you are verifying that: • You have been provided the information regarding the Functional Abilities required for the ADN program • You have been provided the information regarding individuals that may be contacted to assist with accommodations, should any be requested • REMEMBER to sign the “Statement of Understanding” and submit the entire form with your Petition Packet
Caregiver Background Check and the Statement of Understanding • Carefully read the “Caregiver Background Check and the Statement of Understanding” form • Your signature indicates that you understand that any criminal record of charges or convictions may prohibit you from entering the ADN program • All ADN students must successfully complete all clinical courses each semester of the program • Clinical agencies have the right to refuse access to any student with a history of criminal charges or convictions • Background checks are run after the student has been admitted to the ADN program
INTENT to ENTER form is completed and signed • Carefully read the INTENT to ENTER form that summarizes the information you must include when submitting the Petition Packet • Sign and date the form • Remember to include the INTENT to ENTER form with your Petition Packet
Make Copies of Your Petition Packet • For your records, copy the entire Petition Packet before submitting it • Be sure to mail the original documents in the Petition Packet
Submit Petition Packet for Fall 2013 Admission to Core ADN Program • Submit your completed Petition Packet post-marked between Jan 20-27 for fall admission September 20-27 for spring admission • NO Petition Packets will be accepted beforeor after these dates • It is preferable to mail your packet • If you drop-off your packet at the campus, it will only be accepted during the stated timeframe above at the front office • Be sure to get a stamped receipt if you drop off your petition packet!
Equally Qualified Applicants Should there be applicants that have equally met the Priority Petition for Admission requirements the student with the earliest documented date of completion of the Pre-ADN Admission (Step 1) requirements will be admitted first
Notification of Acceptance • Letters announcing admission decision will be mailed March 1 for fall term OCTOBER 15 for spring term • Inquiry phone calls or emails regarding this information will NOT be accepted • Be sure we have your correct mailing address!
Step 4: Acceptance into the core ADN program • If you are accepted into the program you will be notified by mail of the mandatory ADN Orientation to the core programseveral days after your acceptance into the ADN program
Non-Acceptance • If you are not accepted into the core ADN program you may resubmit an updated Priority Petition for Admission Packet to the ADN program the next round
Non-Successful Application Packets may be retrieved from the Campus Admissions Advisor for ONE MONTH after the closing date Applications not retrieved by this date will be destroyed You must PICK UP your application—applications will NOT be returned by mail
Questions? • If you have questions about any part of the ADN Admission Petition Process please contact your Campus Admissions Advisor