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Integrated Nursing Pathway Application Information and Online Application

Integrated Nursing Pathway Application Information and Requirements

 


The application for the INP program is currently available through NursingCAS. You may link to the application below. The application deadline for the 2015 cohort is March 31, 2015, however, applications should be submitted before the deadline so that transcripts can be evaluated by March 31st. Please read the instructions below paying close attention to timeframes. Students will be notified of acceptance into the program through CCA student e-mail and U.S. mail by July 1, 2015. Any questions related to the application itself should be directed to NursingCAS at 617-612-2880, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm Eastern Standard Time or by e-mail at nursingcasinfo@nursingcas.org.

Applications to the INP program are now being processed through the Centralized Application Service for Nursing Programs (NursingCAS), the online, centralized application service for nursing schools. You must use NursingCAS to apply to the Integrated Nursing Pathway Program through CCA and the University of Colorado College of Nursing. Through this service, you also have the option of applying to other participating nursing programs for which you qualify.

Please pay close attention to the instructions before you begin the application process. This will help to ensure that you submit all the required application materials, prevent unnecessary frustration, and make you a more competitive applicant. Not every portion of the application is required for the INP program. We recommend you check our website frequently for updates to the application process.

Application Instructions:

Deadline: The online NursingCAS application includes the receipt and verification of all official college transcripts. This application could require the input of an extensive amount of information and verification of several documents. We strongly suggest that you begin and submit your application as early as possible, at least four to six weeks before the published deadline of March 31, 2015, so that all of your documents can be verified by NursingCAS by this deadline. You will also need to order all official transcripts to be sent directly to NursingCAS for verification. The mailing address for transcripts is provided in the NursingCAS instructions. Applications received by the published deadline will be given full consideration.

Note: Under Applicant Information, the sections “Additional Information” and “Parent and Family Information” are optional. This data is not necessary for the INP program application. Also, references are not required for the INP program. INP applicants do not need to complete the “Personal Statement” section.

Fee: The application fee is $45, paid to NursingCAS. Application to other participating programs requires an additional fee. You will need to have a credit card for payment. Please see the NursingCAS website for fee details.

Test Scores: For applicants whose first language is not English, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if required. For TOEFL score requirements please go to the International Student and TOEFL Information for INP Students link on the INP website. These scores are due by the application deadline of March 31, 2015 and go directly to the University of Colorado.

Monitor the Status of Your Application:

The “My Messages” section of the NursingCAS application will include any messages that NursingCAS or a school has sent to you. Please check your “My Messages” to see if you have received any vital information about your application. Messages will be sent to the “My Messages” inbox and your personal e-mail address you provided when you created your account.

Use the “Quick Status Menu” options to check to see that your transcript(s) and payment have been received after you submit them. To check to see which Designations you have selected (e.g., programs you have applied to), click on the Designations option under the Quick Status menu. The GPA Calculations option under the Quick Status menu will display any GPA calculations NursingCAS has generated for you based on the coursework data you entered. Your application has been “verified” once your GPA calculations are complete.

It is important that you follow the application directions provided by NursingCAS and that you monitor the progress of your application and receipt of documents through the NursingCAS website. Additionally, you will have access to customer service support. Check your email frequently for messages from NursingCAS concerning your application or any required documents. Contact NursingCAS directly with questions about the completion of your application.

Questions: For questions related to the online application, please contact NursingCAS support by phone at 617-612-2880, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm Eastern Standard Time or by e-mail at nursingcasinfo@nursingcas.org.

To Apply: The online application along with directions for completion can be found at: NursingCAS.

 

If accepted into the INP program, the following fees must be paid by January 31st during the second semester of the program at CCA:

  • $350.00 - a non-refundable tuition deposit to reserve student's place in the traditional pathway program. This will be applied towards tuition, fees, and/or any other student debt during the first term of attendance at the College of Nursing;
  • $65.00  - a non-refundable fee required of each entering student for a background check;
  • $62.00  - a non-refundable fee required of each entering student for a drug screen (either paid to Health One or CU depending on location of student's residence).

Please note:

  • You must be a current Community College of Aurora student to apply to the INP program. If you are not a CCA student or have not attended CCA in the last 12 months, click here to apply to the college. In the section marked "Intended Program of Study," fill in AGS (Associate of General Studies).
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 must be attained by the end of the spring semester in which applying. This GPA is based on any classes taken at the 100 level or higher. Although GPA's do not transfer from other colleges, the grades will be factored into the GPA based on transcripts.
  • If the student meets all of the requirements for the program, he or she will be invited to an interview with an admissions team and also be required to complete an on-campus written assignment. The spontaneous writing sample will replace the previous requirement of the written essay and may be scheduled for the same day as the interview. Possible essay topics will include the following concepts: nursing education, patient-centered nursing, personal attitudes and knowledge about nursing, and working with diverse cultures.
  • New student orientation will be held on August 21, 2015. Attendance at this orientation is mandatory. Students must plan accordingly.

 

 

 

 

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