AOSVN Admission Policies

Please read and complete the following steps:

1. Complete an online application for the Associate of Occupational Science in Vocational Nursing degree program. Click here to apply now and start your admissions application process for an early decision.
If you are not ready to apply, but would like more information, please attend a virtual information session and campus tour offered on campus. Click here to view the info session schedule. Please note, all prospective students must apply online before moving on to the entrance exam step.

2. After submitting your online application, take the Next Generation Accuplacer examination. Secure online testing for the Accuplacer is now available. Please contact your Admissions Representative to learn more. The following preferred minimum scores on each test of this examination are required: Reading Comprehension 232 and Arithmetic 212. Scheduling your exam will be coordinated by your dedicated Admissions Representative.

The applicant may take each of the Accuplacer tests required for admission to a program up to three (3) times initially, with at least 48 hours between attempts. If the applicant does not achieve a passing score on the required tests after three attempts, the applicant must wait two months before retaking the failed test(s). After the two-month waiting period, the applicant may take the failed Accuplacer test(s) up to three more times. If the applicant does not achieve a passing score after these three attempts, the applicant must wait one (1) calendar year before retaking all of the Accuplacer tests required for admission to the program. The applicant will be allowed to take each of the Accuplacer tests up to three times after the one calendar year waiting period. If the applicant does not achieve a passing score on each of the required test(s) after these three attempts, the applicant will not be able to take the Accuplacer tests again for admission to a program at the university.

3. Submit an official transcript of record showing possession of a high school diploma or its equivalent, such as GED, from an accredited secondary school or an associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university.

4. Complete a background check.

5. Schedule and attend a meeting with a Financial Aid Officer.

6. Submit Official Transcripts of all courses taken at all high schools, colleges, and/or universities.

7. Interview with the Program Director or designee. Interviews are offered virtually through Zoom video conferencing.

The interviewer will use a Candidate Interview form for the interview and will award points for the applicant’s essay and responses during the interview according to a departmental rubric. The interviewer will also award points according to the departmental rubric for the applicant’s score on the Accuplacer examination; completion of an academic degree; completion of relevant prerequisite courses; grade point average for the completed prerequisite courses; and current certificates and/or work experience or volunteer work. The interviewer will combine these points with the points awarded for the interview into a total score according to the departmental rubric. Based on the total score, the applicant will be ranked among the other applicants who are applying for admission to the program with the current cohort.

Students will receive approval for acceptance to the program upon review of the completed interview form, entrance examinations, and admissions requirements by the Program Director or designee.

8. Submit the Transfer of Credit Request form and related documentation for evaluation of possible transfer credit. Transfer credit will only be granted under the following conditions:

• All transfer credit policies of the institution and program have been met.

9. File all required documents with Admissions at least two (2) calendar weeks prior to the interview with the Program Director or designee and ensure all required proof of physical examination, immunizations, and valid CPR card issued by the American Heart Association is submitted to Admissions prior to acceptance in the program.

Applicants will be notified of admission to the program by a letter of invitation. An applicant may only decline the letter of invitation twice and must repeat steps 2-10 above when reapplying for admission to the program.
Applicants reapplying for admission only have to resubmit official transcripts of record if they have taken additional courses since the previous application for admission.

Admission Under Alternative Status

The AOSVN program students admitted under “Alternate” status are allowed to attend class until the first clinical experience session at a clinical facility. No more than 10% of the authorized number of students for a class will be enrolled under alternate status. If these students cannot be accommodated with clinical facility experience due to lack of space, they will be given preference for regular admission to the next program start.
Students enrolled under alternate status will be charged for (and issued) courseware and supplies necessary for the on-campus portion of the curriculum. If classroom space permits, and the student converts to regular status, tuition will be due immediately. If classroom space precludes enrolling the alternate status student for the remainder of the Term, they will be enrolled in the next cohort to start at the beginning of the program and tuition (less the amount for courseware and supplies) becomes due for the new program.

All alternate students will be monitored by the Admissions and Student Services departments and admittance to the program will be confirmed by the Program Director.

AOSVN Health Record Requirements

All required health records are to be submitted to the program by the last day of Term 1.

Physical Health

Proof of Health Exam within the last 6 months signed by a medical provider (MD, NP, or PA) with no restrictions.

Health Insurance

Students are required to carry health insurance, throughout the duration of their program, at their own cost, and may be asked to provide a copy to program administration or clinical facility.

Immunizations

MMR: Students must submit a titer or proof of immunization. If previously immunized, the student should get a titer drawn before being immunized again. If the titer is positive, the student is immune to the disease. If the titer is negative, the student needs to be vaccinated.

Students who have had measles-mumps-rubella do not need to be immunized but will need to submit proof of immunity.

Varicella: The student must submit a titer or proof of immunization. If previously immunized, the student should get a titer drawn before being immunized again. If the titer is positive, the student is immune to the disease. If the titer is negative, the student needs to be vaccinated.

Students who have had chickenpox do not need to be immunized but will need to submit proof of having the disease.

TDaP: Students must submit proof of immunization within the last 5 years.

Hepatitis B: Students must submit proof of a 3-shot series of immunization (or proof the series has been started). If the student wishes to decline the Hepatitis B vaccine series, he or she must sign a declination form provided by Stanbridge University.

The student may also present a titer if previously immunized for Hepatitis B.

PPD: Students must submit proof of a PPD skin test within one year. If the student has a previous positive PPD or BCG vaccine, the student will have to submit results from a current chest X-ray. Students must initially provide a two-step TB test unless they can provide proof of previous annual testing. A regular one-step TB test must be updated annually.

Influenza Vaccine or Declination: Students must submit proof of influenza vaccine. If the student wishes to decline the influenza vaccine, he or she must sign a declination form provided by Stanbridge University. Students should be aware that declining the influenza vaccine may result in inability to attend clinical education at some facilities and may lead to delay of graduation.

COVID-19 Vaccine or Exemption: Students must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccine and booster series. If the student requests a medical or religious exemption, he or she must complete the exemption form provided by Stanbridge University. The university does not adjudicate the exemption request and provides the document to the clinical facility for review according to the standards established at the facility. Accordingly, submission of an exemption request does not constitute automatic approval of the exemption request by the university or clinical facility. Students are informed that lack of covid vaccination as promulgated by the federal and state government may result in inability to attend clinical education at some facilities and may lead to delay of graduation or inability to complete the program not withstanding any request for religious or medical exemption.

BLS/CPR Card

Students must be certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) from the American Heart Association. Students are responsible for maintaining proof of certification, and its currency, for the entire duration of the program, at their own cost. Students without current certification will be removed from all fieldwork/clinical rotations until certification is renewed. Any absences accrued will have Attendance Policies applied.