The Clark State Community College-Springfield Regional School of Nursing (CSCC-SRSN) and Urbana University (UU) College of Nursing and Allied Health offer a concurrent admission program for selected students. This program provides for a seamless and smooth transition from Clark State Community College (CSCC) to UU. Advantages of the Concurrent Admission program include a seamless and smooth transition from Clark State to UU; access to UU’s services including the library, academic advising and clubs and organizations; ability to complete additional Clark State courses towards UU's RN-BSN curriculum at Clark State and some UU courses at Clark State's tuition at UU.
Ten students are accepted to start the program twice a year in Fall and Spring Semester. To be considered for admission to the CSCC-SRSN/UU Dual Admission Nursing Program, a student must:
- Complete and submit the Concurrent Admission Application to Clark State's Health and Human Services Division Office located in the Applied Science Center, Room 133, during the designated timeframe.
• Between February 15 - March 15 for consideration for the following Fall Semester admission.
• Between August 15 - September 15 for consideration for the following Spring Semester admission.
- Have obtained the following scores on ACT/SAT or ACCUPLACER placement tests or completed the equivalent college preparatory or college English composition course with a grade of C or better.
• ACT of 18 or above within past three years
• SAT of 420 or above within past three years
• ACCUPLACER of 70 or above within past three years
• C or better in CPE 072/CPE 0400
• College English composition course with a C or better
• ACT of 21 or above within past three years
• SAT of 450 or above within past three years
• ACCUPLACER of 75 or above within past three years - C or better in CPE 062/CPE 0200
• College English composition course with a C or better
• ACT of 22 or above within past three years
• SAT of 520 or above within past three years
• ACCUPLACER developmental algebra score of 45 or above within past three years
• C or better in CPE 102/CPE 0600 within past three years
• College level math course with a C or better within past three years
- Have completed high school chemistry, CHM 1150 (CHM 115) Introduction to General Chemistry at Clark State, or an equivalent chemistry course at another college with a C or better within the past five years. Or
Have completed high school biology, BIO 1410 Fundamentals of Biology, or an equivalent biology course at another college with a C or better within the past five years. Or
Have completed BIO 2121 Anatomy and Physiology I or its equivalent at another college with a C or better within the past five years.
- Meet one of the following cumulative grade point average (GPA) criteria (most recent cumulative GPA will be considered):
• Recent (within last 5 years) high school GPA of 3.0 or greater and upper 1/3 of graduating class
• College graduate with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater
• Cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the following courses: Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology I, English Composition I
- Submit a letter requesting consideration for the program and explaining how this opportunity will help in achievement of nursing goals. (two-pages double spaced)
The following will be considered when selecting students for this program:
- Review of student’s test scores (ACT, SAT and/or ACCUPLACER) and transcript(s) (college or recent high school) including individual course grades, cumulative GPA and number of non-nursing curriculum courses completed.
- Completion/plans for completion of nurse aide requirement
- Student’s letter requesting consideration for the program
Students will be notified of their status regarding selection to the program on or before:
- March 30 for Fall Semester admission
- September 30 for Spring Semester admissions
No waiting list is maintained for this program. Students who are not accepted to start the program and wish to be considered for the next program start date would need to submit another application during the designated applications dates. Students who apply to this program but are not selected and who are on CSCC-SRSN's traditional RN program’s waiting list will maintain their rank on that list.
Upon completion of their AAS nursing degree from CSCC-SRSN, graduates will be eligible to take the licensing examination (NCLEX-RN exam). Graduates must successfully obtain licensure and earn a grade of C or better in all transferable coursework to continue in Urbana University’s BSN completion program.
Students should consider several issues when choosing to apply for the CSCC-SRSN/UU Concurrent Admission Nursing program. Students who do not successfully complete courses that are required for progression through CSCC-SRSN's nursing curriculum, will be dropped from the program. The student may apply for reinstatement into the concurrent admission program or CSCC-SRSN's traditional RN program once. Students must meet any new prerequisites and curriculum requirements to be eligible to reinstate. Reinstatement requests are evaluated on an individual basis. Reinstatement is on a space available basis and is not guaranteed.
Students who do not continue with the RN-BSN at UU within one year of graduation from CSCC-SRSN will need to apply for readmission to the UU-BSN completion program. Courses taken at UU for the BSN degree are not guaranteed to transfer to a different RN-BSN completion program.
Students who are taking Clark State and UU courses concurrently must complete a Financial Aid Partnership Consortium Agreement. A consortium agreement is a contract between the student, Clark State and UU. This agreement permits the Financial Aid Department to process financial aid based on the combined registered hours at both colleges for each term of the academic year.
Students who are interested in pursuing admission to the CSCC-SRSN/UU Concurrent Admission program should contact the Clark State Health and Human Services Division Office at 937.328.6057 or the RN Program coordinator at 937.328.6096.