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Health Sciences Information and Admissions Office
Eastview Campus
Building 8000, Room 8356
3401 Webberville Road
Austin, TX 78702
Phone: 512.223-5700 or
toll-free 888.626-1697
E-mail:
healthsciences@austincc.edu
Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I submit an application even if not all my immunizations are complete?

What if I had a criminal conviction as a juvenile-do I still have to report it?

Can I receive any credit if I am currently a certified nurse aide?

What are the deadlines for applying?

Is there a waiting list?

Can a student attend the program on a part-time basis?

How much can I work while I am in school?

Is there financial aid assistance available?

What times/days are classes and/or clinicals?

Can I select my clinical sites because of childcare and/or transportation issues?

Do students have to have their own health insurance while in the nursing program?

Can I submit an application even if not all my immunizations are complete?

No, the student must submit a copy of the immunizations record indicating completion of all required immunizations before submitting an application.

 

What if I had a criminal conviction as a juvenile-do I still have to report it?

Yes, the Board of Nursing requires you to reveal all eligibility issues. The Board of Nursing may deny licensure to individuals who answer, “Yes” to the following questions:

  • Have you been convicted, adjudged guilty, plead guilty, no contest or nolo contendere to any crime in any state, territory, or country, whether or not a sentence was imposed, including any pending criminal charges or unresolved arrests (excluding minor traffic violations)?  This includes expunged offenses and deferred adjudication with or without prejudice of guilt. (Please note that DUI’s, DWIs, and PIs must be reported and are not considered minor traffic violations).
  • Do you have any criminal charges pending, including unresolved arrests?
  • Has any licensing authority refused to issue you a license or ever revoked, annulled, cancelled, accepted surrender of, suspended, placed on probation, refused to renew a professional license or certificate held by you now or previously, or ever fined, censured, reprimanded or otherwise disciplined you?
  • Within the past five (5) years, have you been addicted to and/or treated for the use of alcohol or any other drug?
  • Within the past five (5) years have you been diagnosed with, treated, or hospitalized for schizophrenia and/or psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder, paranoid personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder or borderline personality disorder?

Applicants who answer “Yes” to any of these questions should contact the Board of Nursing at 512.305.7400 to clarify their status and may be required to submit a Declaratory Order; the form is located on BON Web site.

Can I receive any credit if I am currently a certified nurse aide?

No, we do not give credit or advanced placement for students who are certified nurse aides, however, those experiences will be valuable as you begin your skills and clinical courses.

'What are the deadlines for applying?

We accept applications on a “rolling basis.” This program starts in the fall and spring semester. Students who meet College and program admission requirements are considered qualified and are admitted based on application date. Qualified students are sent an acceptance letter indicating the semester for which they have been accepted. However, the space may not be in the next class admitted. (For example, student may submit an application in June, the application is complete, but the next available space in a class may be January of the following year.)

Is there a waiting list?

Qualified students are given the next available space in a class; it is possible that the space will not be in the next admission class (see previous question).

Can a student attend the program on a part-time basis?

No. When a student is accepted, they are required to take and complete all courses in the level during the same semester.

How much can I work while I am in school?

While in the program, the student will have class or clinical three to four days a week (21-27 hours/week). In addition, the student will need to study and complete homework assignments. We encourage students to limit their working to less than 20 hours a week.

Is there financial aid assistance available?

Financial aid is available in forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Students are encouraged to contact the financial aid office at the Eastview Campus for assistance.

What times/days are classes and/or clinicals?

The days and times of class and clinical depend on the level of the student. Most theory classes begin at 8 am and may last to 5 pm. Clinical times also vary, but most are days (6-6:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.). There may be an evening clinical during the program (1-9 p.m. or 2-10 p.m.).

Can I select my clinical sites because of childcare and/or transportation issues?

Students need to have arrangements for childcare and transportation that would allow them to be at a clinical site by 6 am. Clinical sites are located across Austin, Round Rock and Georgetown. Clinical placements are made by the program based on the level of the student and the facility that is available, not by student request.

Do students have to have their own health insurance while in the nursing program?

Currently, students are not required to provide proof of health insurance. In some clinical courses, the College provides accident coverage that is paid through student fees. Students can enroll in individual health coverage. Information can be obtained at United Healthcare .

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