Health Sciences

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing
Practical Nursing Technical Certificate
Medication Administration Program Certificate of Proficiency
Nursing Assistant Certificate of Proficiency

 

New Nursing Entrance Exam Information

Practical Nursing

All perspective students must take the *COMPASS/ACCUPLACER test. The COMPASS/ACCUPLACER may be taken at any location. The following scores have to be obtained in order to be considered for admittance to the PN Program:  Compass Scores: Reading 83 minimum and Writing 80 minimum. Accuplacer Scores: Reading 78 minimum and Sentence Skills 83 minimum. The reading and writing scores will be averaged together and we will select from the top score down until all available slots are filled.  The math score will be used as a tie breaker.

For classes that start in January, COMPASS/ACCUPLACER test must be completed and scores must be turned into the Nursing Department by the 2nd Friday in October by 4:30 pm. If score requirements are met, you must attend the mandatory meeting the 3rd Friday in October time will be provided when scores are turned in.

*Beginning May 2018 only Accuplacer scores will be accepted.

For classes that start in May, ACCUPLACER test must be completed and scores must be turned into the Nursing Department by the 2nd Friday in March by 4:30 pm. If score requirements are met, you must attend the mandatory meeting the 3rd Friday in March times will be provided when scores are turned in.

Registered Nursing

All perspective students must take the Kaplan Nursing Entrance Exam. The exam must be taken at College of the Ouachitas.  In order to be considered for admission the following requirement must be met: Kaplan Nursing Entrance Exam:  Obtain a minimum of 70% on the overall composite score. The critical thinking score will be used as a tie breaker.

For classes that start in January, Kaplan Nursing Entrance Exam will have several dates available during the month of August and September with the 2nd Friday of September being the last test date. If required score is obtained, perspective students must turn in score by the second Friday of September. In addition, perspective student must turn in unofficial transcripts to the Nursing Department and attend a mandatory meeting on the 3rd Friday in September; times will be provided when scores are turned in.

For classes that start in May, Kaplan Nursing Entrance Exam will have several dates available during the month of January and February with the 2nd Friday in February being the last test date. If required score is obtained, perspective students must turn in score by the second Friday of February. In addition, perspective students must turn in unofficial transcripts to the Nursing Department and attend a mandatory meeting on the 3rd Friday in February; times will be provided when scores are turned in.

Health Sciences Directory

Name Title Phone Email
Freyman, Deborah Senior Instructor 332-0304 dfreyman [at] coto.edu
Gray, Ashley Administrative Assistant 332-0312 agray [at] coto.edu
Harrell, Alissa Instructor 332-0305 athomas [at] coto.edu
Lackey, Nikki Lecturer 332-0302 nlackey [at] coto.edu
Newby, Rose Senior Instructor 332-0309 rnewby [at] coto.edu
Sanders, Melinda Dean 332-0303 msanders [at] coto.edu