Questions about Admission/Application to Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing
What are the requirements for entrance into this program?
All applicants are required to submit an application, standardized testing, official transcripts of all secondary and post secondary institutions attended and recommendations. High school graduates must have a minimum of three liberal arts and two lab science college prerequisites completed with a “C” or better in order to be considered; remaining courses must be finished prior to starting at Dixon. Click here for the College Course Reference Grid. TEAS test scores must be submitted by the application deadline as well. For complete details, click here. High school seniors applying before the deadline must submit their official transcripts and official SAT scores. Click here for more details.
I am a senior in high school. Do I have to attend College before starting Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing?
High school seniors do not need to attend College first before applying to Dixon as long as their application is submitted before the deadline. However, if accepted, the student will have to take all of the prerequisites after graduation from high school and before starting at Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing. Please download the College Course Reference Grid for the list of courses. High school seniors who apply after the admission deadline would be treated as post-secondary students and would have to complete prerequisites prior to applying.
I’ve graduated high school/I have my GED. Do I have to attend College first? What courses do I need to take?
Applicants who have graduated high school or obtained a GED must attend an accredited college/university and complete the minimum number of prerequisites prior to applying. Please download the College Course Reference Grid for the list of courses.
What is the closing date for admission?
The application deadlines for each year are as follows:
- Early Decision – November 15th
- Regular Decision – January 15th
Is the Evening/Weekend Option Part time? What’s the difference between the Day and Evening Options?
The nursing curriculum is considered a full time commitment regardless of which option attended.
Regarding the Evening/Weekend Option, the students meet two evenings (Tuesday and Thursday) and 2-3 scheduled weekends (both Saturday and Sunday) a month for clinical. The combination of clinical and classroom work involved is extensive. Students are required to prepare for clinical on the Friday evening prior to the weekend clinical assignment. New Student Orientation is scheduled generally during the last week in Aug (1 day) but the academic year is actually September–September and graduates in 2 years from the start of the nursing course work.
The Day Program is considered full time as well. The Day Program is Monday–Friday and is scheduled from August–May. The combination of clinical and classroom work involved is extensive. Students are required to prepare for clinical. The student is required to pick up their assignment prior to their scheduled clinical day. The student completes the program of study in 2 years.
Can I meet with an Admissions Officer to discuss my application?
The Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing offers frequent Information Sessions throughout the year to discuss applications with prospective students. We are happy to answer questions via email or phone if an applicant still has questions regarding the status of his application. Individual appointments are reserved for the informational interview conducted during early and regular decision time frames respectively.
Do I still need to send my high school transcript if I have a college degree?
Yes. In the state of PA, it is a requirement.
I am having trouble obtaining my high school transcript because my school does not have it on file any longer or my high school closed. What can I do?
The PA Department of Education can assist you in obtaining your high school transcript. Visit http://www.pde.state.pa.us
What is the required standardized test? Do I need to take it before I apply?
All post-secondary applicants are required to take and submit results of the TEAS test taken within two years of entry before the application deadline. Please see the Standardized Testing section of our FAQ for details. Only current high school seniors applying before the application deadline may submit their SAT scores.
What CPR certifications do I need?
All accepted students will be required to have a current American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Course. No other certifications are accepted. Students are responsible for renewal, and will not be permitted to attend clinical if the certification is not current.
Does the Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing accept International Students?
All students must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents.
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