DCB catalog 2018-2020

101 e. Applicants are allowed two (2) attempts at the TOEFL exam with a minimum of 4 weeks (28 days) between attempts per application period. Nursing students for whom English is not their native language should be aware that they may not be able to complete the program of study within the described time frame. Students are encouraged to consult the nursing advisor before submitting the nursing program application. This gives the opportunity to discuss requirements and to make arrangements to either take the TOEFL exam if applicable or seek assistance to be successful on the TOEFL exam in the future. Reference: A Minimum English Proficiency Standard for The Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT) (2009). Retrieved July 12th, 2015 at https://www.ncsbn.org/TOEFL_iBT_Proficiency_Standard_Process.pdf  Students accepted into the nursing program must have access to reliable, high speed internet.  Students must have transportation available to and from campus, clinical, etc. CHECKLIST FOR THE PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAM 1. Complete an application for admission to your local college (DCB) 2. Complete the electronic application for the Dakota Nursing Program 3. Submit copy of current CPR certification for BLS Provider 4. Provide proofofmath skill readiness (ACT, SAT or COMPASS, or transcript with math course) 5. Provide proofofacademic readiness (ACT,SAT,orCOMPASS, or transcript with 12 required credits) 6. Submit TEAS testresults 7. If required byEnglish as a second language (ESL) applicants, TOEFL exam results After you are accepted into the Program , your Nursing Director will be sending you information on how to enroll in CastleBranch which is a software program that will guide you through completing a Background Check and Drug Screen as well as keeping track of the required immunizations for the Nursing Program. The total cost is $145.00. Required Immunizations once you are admitted to the Dakota Nursing Program: o Measles, Mumps & Rubella vaccine x2 or positive blood titer or repeat series o Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccine x2 or positive blood titer or repeat series o Hepatitis B x3 or positive antiHBS titer or repeat series o Influenza (Flu) (to be administered between September 1st - November 1st of the current flu season) o Tuberculosis (TB) Negative reading of 2-step tuberculosis test within the past 12 months or QuantiFERON Gold blood test or T-Spot blood test o Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis (Tdap) History of one Tdap. Tetanus within the last 10 years