New application requirement for the Registered Nursing Program.
As of September 15, 2014, all students applying for the Registered Nursing and LVN to RN Program are required to submit a completed TEAS V examination print out with a score of 62% or higher at the time of application. Students who do not complete a TEAS V examination will not be eligible to submit the application packet to the RN or LVN to RN program and will not be entered into the lottery process.
TEAS V Assessment Price Increase for Nursing applicants
ATI Nursing Education has notified Fresno City College as of July 1, 2014, the pricing for the following products will increase:
(1) TEAS V Assessments for the nursing program will now change from $40 to $45;
(2) the TEAS Study Guide will now change from $46 to $48; and
(3) the price for Online Practice Assessments will now change from $42 to $44.
Attention all students interested in applying to the Radiologic Technology Program lottery for fall 2016 & fall 2017.
Students who are eligible for the application period of October 6, 2014 through January 30, 2015 will be applying for both the fall 2016 and fall 2017 programs. However, the Health Sciences Division will only be selecting one year at a time. Lottery results for the fall 2016 program will be posted online. Please refer to the "Lottery Timeline" at http://www.fresnocitycollege.edu/index.aspx?page=2014.
Students are advised to continue to check online at http://www.fresnocitycollege.edu/index.aspx?page=670 for the fall 2018 and fall 2019 application periods.
For more information on the Radiologic Technology Program lottery process, please call (559) 244-2604 to schedule an appointment with a Health Sciences Division, Counselor.
Attention all students interested in the Medical Assisting Program
The Fresno City College Medical Assisting Program now has open enrollment for the fall 2014 semester. If you are interested in the MA program, please meet with Health Sciences Division counselor, Francisco Corchado. Please call the Health Sciences Division office at (559) 244-2604 to schedule an appointment.
An informational orientation will be also presented on May 7th in the Health Sciences Division room #100 at 5:30pm. All interested students are encouraged to attend.
ATTENTION LVN TO RN major students:
Beginning fall 2014 LVN to RN program, all students selected for the LVN to RN program are REQUIRED to complete the TEAS version V exam with a cumulative score of 62% or higher before entering the RN program. Students who do not complete the TEAS version V exam with a 62% or higher score will not begin the RN program until a passing score is achieved.
ATTENTION all SELECTED RN students
Students who have a “hold” status on their registration process must identify what department is placing a “hold” status. Students are required to go to that department to clear the hold. A “hold” status will delay the registration process, so students are required to take care of this as soon as possible to avoid delays. Once the “hold” has been cleared, students are asked to notify Admission & Records. Students must take any receipts to Admissions & Records to verify “hold” have been cleared.
ATTENTION all RADIOLOGY TECHNOLOGY major students.
The Health Sciences will begin accepting new applications to the Radiologic Technology lottery beginning in October 2014. This will be for the fall 2016 & fall 2017 Radiologic Technology programs. Please keep checking online at http://www.fresnocitycollege.edu/index.aspx?page=670 for more information on this application period. All application prerequisites and cumulative GPA of 2.5 must be completed to submit an application to the lottery for the Radiologic Technology program.
Medical Assisting spring 2014 program - selected students
The mandatory orientation for selected spring 2014 Medical Assisting Program students has been rescheduled for Thursday December 19th at 3:00pm in room HS-100.
LVN to RN Summer 2014 Program UPDATE.
The Fresno City College Nursing Program will not be offering a summer 2014 LVN to RN program. The FCC Health Sciences Division will be accepting LVN to RN application for the fall 2014 program September 16, 2013 through February 7, 2014. Please refer to the online Application Deadlines at http://www.fresnocitycollege.edu/index.aspx?page=670 for the most updated application deadlines.
Can a student be enrolled in more than one Health Sciences Program at the same time?
Students are not allowed to be enrolled in more than one Health Sciences Programs at one time due to program time conflicts. Students are required to meet with the Health Sciences Division dean for more information.
NOTIFICATION LETTER regarding English 1a, Math 103, & Political Science-2 for graduation.
Please click on "IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION TO ALL HEALTH SCIENCES MAJOR STUDENTS."
January 05, 2009 letter posted online
NEW LVN to RN Spring 2013 application deadline
The nursing department has extended the spring 2013 LVN to RN application period to October 31, 2012. The new application period to apply to the spring 2013 LVN to RN program is May 7, 2012 – October 31, 2012. Applications are available in the Health Sciences Division office.
Biology 21A & 21B for Health Sciences majors
The FCC biology department has developed two new courses BIOL-21A (Human Anatomy & Physiology I) & BIOL-21B (Human Anatomy & Physiology II). The first two offerings of BIOL-21A are available Fall 2012 and have plenty of seats.
These two biology courses satisfy the Anatomy and Physiology pre-requisites for Allied Health programs (Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Respiratory Care, and Radiology) at FCC and have been articulated with Fresno State and I am sure other CSU campuses as well. Students can check www.assist.org to confirm CSU articulations.
The BIOL-21A is an alternative for those students who are looking to enroll in a BIOL-20 course, for which waitlists are full. Students must have completed CHEM-3A to enroll in the BIOL-21A.
All students applying to the Registered Nursing program are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to complete the ATI TEAS version V exam as soon as possible. Applicants are required to submit a copy of their TEAS exam results with their Nursing application or transfer their scores to Fresno City College through www.atitesting.com website. Students must achieve a passing score of 62% or higher. Under special circumstances, applicants who have successfully completed the TEAS exam with a passing score of 62% or higher may be considered to enter the RN program if any new openings become available due to federal grant funding.
Spring and Summer 2013 LVN to RN Articulation Program
Due to federal grant funding availability, there will be a spring and summer 2013 LVN to RN program. The application period to apply to the LVN to RN spring and summer 2013 program is May 7, 2012 through August 3, 2012. Applications will be available in the Health Sciences Division office (HS-1) beginning May 7th. Veterans and/ or a spouse of a veteran will be given priority preference into this federal grant funded program.
TEAS EXAM - To All Nursing Students
The required TEAS exam score for the Fresno City College Nursing program is now 62 percent or higher. This required score is effective immediately. Student selected for the summer or fall 2012 RN program will be required to adhere to this requirement..
Spring 2012 LVN to RN Articulation Program
Due to federal grant funding availability, there will be a spring 2012 LVN to RN program. The application period to apply to the LVN to RN spring 2012 program is October 5, 2011 through November 4, 2011. Applications will be available in the Health Sciences Division office (HS-1) beginning October 5th. Veterans and/ or a spouse of a veteran will be given priority preference into this federal grant funded program.
Fall 2012 LVN to RN Articulation Program
Due to grant funding availability, there will be a fall 2012 LVN to RN program. The application period to apply to the LVN to RN fall 2012 program is November 7, 2011 through March 5, 2012. Applications will be available in the Health Sciences Division office (HS-1) beginning November 7th.
Respiratory Care Practitioner Program application requirements
Beginning the fall 2013 application period (September 4th 2012 – March 1st 2013) the Respiratory Care Program application prerequisites will be:
Biology 1 or 5 or college equivalent or higher
Math 103 – Intermediate Algebra or higher math course
Chemistry 3A – Introduction to General Chemistry or equivalent
Bio20– Human Anatomy & Bio22 – Human Physiology (or Bio24 - Human Anatomy & Physiology)
Bio31 – Microbiology
The required college cumulative GPA will change from a 2.0 to a 2.5 or higher.
Dental Hygiene Program application requirement
Beginning the fall 2013 application period (September 4th 2012 – January 31st 2013) the Dental Hygiene Program will no longer accept Bio 24 – Human Anatomy & Physiology or its equivalent to satisfy the DH application requirement. Students will be required to complete Human Anatomy (Bio 20) & Human Physiology (Bio22) as separate courses in order to apply to the DH lottery.
Please Note: Biology 24 will be grandfathered in for those students who have taken the course and who have already applied to the Dental Hygiene Program lottery prior to the fall 2013 application period. These students must be in the DH lottery prior to the fall 2013 application period.
Veteran Priority Preference
The Health Sciences Division sporadically receives federal grant funding for veterans and/or a spouse of a veteran for priority preference into a Health Sciences Program who has satisfied all application prerequisites and the college cumulative grade point average required for a Health Sciences Program. For the required criteria on priority preference for veterans and their spouses into a Health Sciences Program, please refer to www.fresnocitycollege.edu / Health Sciences Division / Veteran Priority Preference.
Colleges with ONLINE courses
Students who need a general education course to be completed for graduation for a Health Sciences Program, have the option of taking a GE course either face to face or online. Listed below is a website that links to colleges that offer GE courses online in California. Students are required to meet with a Health Sciences counselor to confirm the equivalency of a course.
(California Virtual Campus)
Registered Nursing major students, it is strongly recommended to take the TEAS version V from an outside testing facility prior to being selected into the Fresno City College RN program. Students can contact California State University, Testing Center at (559) 278-2457 for more information on taking the TEAS exam at Fresno State University. Students will be asked to transfer their passing scores to the FCC Nursing Department at the time of selection into the RN program.
Radiologic Technology Program
The application process for the Radiology Technology Program is currently "on hold" until further notice. Students are asked to continue to check online under the HS “Important Update” for any further announcements.
Surgical Technology Program
After the selection of the spring 2012 Surgical Technology cohort has been selected, the program will be temporarily on hold until further notice or grant money is available. Please keep updated with any future announcements on the Health Sciences web page under “Important Updates.”
Transfer RN students & International students (updated)
Due to grant funding availability, the Fresno City College Nursing Program will be accepting admission beginning fall 2011 for transfer Nursing students from other colleges or International Nursing students requesting to complete their nursing course requirements at Fresno City College. Interested transfer RN students or International students must make an appointment to meet with the Director of Nursing Program, Stephanie Robinson. Please call (559) 2670 to schedule an appointment.
LVN TO RN PROGRAM FOR FALL 2011
(posted on 05/23/11)
Due to grant funding availability, there will be a fall 2011 LVN to RN program. The application period to apply to the LVN to RN fall 2011 program is June 1, 2011 through July 15, 2011. Applications will be available in the Health Sciences Division office (HS-1) beginning June 1st.
New Applications to the Radiologic Technology Program
The Radiological Technology program lottery pool is presently very large and has led to an important decision from the Health Sciences Division. The division is considering a PENDING STATUS UNTIL 2017 for new applications to the Radiological Technology program. If it is approved the announcement will be made available on Health Sciences web page under “Important Updates”.
Alternate Radiologic Technology Programs
Considering Fresno City College’s overwhelming number of students in the FCC Radiologic Technology Program lottery, students are highly encourage to seek information on alternate RAD Tech programs. Please call the school of interest for more program admission information.
Merced College – (209)-384-6132
Bakersfield College – (805) 395-4284
Foothills College – (650) 949-7469
Loma Linda University also has a RAD tech program. FCC has a Loma Linda University Rep in the Health Sciences Division. For more information please call Terri Mosley (559) 244-2607.
TEAS Testing - To All Nursing Students:
Selected nursing students entering the fall 2010 and spring 2011 semester(s) will still be admitted using results from TEAS IV (Test of Essential Academic Skills Four) exam.
Lottery and selected nursing students who took the TEAS version IV exam Prior to January 01, 2011 through an outside facility (a facility not associated with the State Center Community College District) will be acceptable for admission up until the fall 2011 nursing program. Test scores must be officially transferred to Fresno City College (FCC).
Spring 2012 will require, all selected nursing students to take the TEAS V examination. Due to lack of funding, FCC will no longer purchase the study manuals. It is highly recommended that student purchase the study manual for test preparation.
Students selected for the spring 2012 RN program must achieve a passing score of 64% or higher on the TEAS V exam before they will be enrolled into the nursing program.
Surgical Technology Program
Surgical Technology Program (For ONLY January 2011 & 2012 cohorts)
For more information on the spring 2011 & 2012 Surgical Technology Program please refer to Information Flier. Please also check on the "Surgical Technology Program" webpage on Monday, November 22, 2010 for the application to the spring 2011 program.
Summer Selection for Nursing Program
A “Special Lottery” selection was conducted for students who were 5th time in the RN lottery for the spring 2011 semester. As is our practice, students not selected for the spring 2011 semester from the “Special Lottery” pool will be placed in the RN program for the summer 2011 program. The summer RN program is reserved for those students who have been in the lottery 5 times and not selected for the spring program. Students for the summer program are required to begin the program in summer as selected. Failure to accept placement into the program, the student will be placed back into the RN lottery as 1st time in the lottery. (See Below)
From Health Sciences Division FAQs:
Q: If I am selected into the Nursing or an Allied Health program but unable to begin the program for specific reasons, can I defer my status?
A: There will be no deferrals, for any reasons, for the nursing or Allied Health programs).
BIO-24 NURSING APPLICATION REQUIREMENT UPDATE
BIOLOGY 24 (Human Anatomy & Physiology) (posted 06/04/10)
Biology 24 will only be accepted during the nursing application period of (June 3, 2010 – Sept 3, 2010)for the spring 2011 lottery. Beginning the fall 2011 application period (Sept 13, 2010 – February 10, 2011) students will be required to complete Human Anatomy and Human Physiology as separate courses to apply to the Registered Nursing lottery.
Bio24 is currently still accepted for the Radiology Technology, Respiratory Care, and Surgical Technology application and/or major requirements. Please refer to #9 (above) regarding Biology 24 for the Dental Hygiene program application requirement.
THE NEW APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Math 103 & English 1A will be the new application requirements for students applying to the Nursing, LVN to RN, Respiratory Care Practitioner, & Dental Hygiene Programs.
NEW APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS ARE EFFECTIVE AS OF:
Spring 2010 application period (June 4th 2009 - September 4, 2009) for the Nursing & LVN to RN
Fall 2010 application period (September 1, 2009 March 5, 2010) for the Respiratory Care Practitioner
Fall 2010 application period (September 1, 2009 – January 29, 2010) for the Dental Hygiene Program.
All Health Science Majors
As of May 14, 2009, students registering or getting on the waitlist for a fall 2009 Chem-3A class will need to meet the prerequisite of Math-103
LVN to RN Informational Orientation
The last on-campus Informational Orientation for the LVN to RN program will be held in the Health Sciences Division Office on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 @ 1:00 - 2:30pm in Room HS-1
All Future Orientations will be available online at the Fresno City College website at Health Sciences Division at Orientations.
Paradigm Nursing Program
Fresno City College will no longer enroll nursing students into the Paradigm Nursing Program. The Partnership with local community hospitals have been discontinued due to lack of funding.
Priority Placement into the Registered Nursing and Surgical Technology Program for veterans and their eligible spouses:
Priority Placement into the Registered Nursing and Surgical Technology Program will be ONLY given to Veteran and their eligible spouses when the Health Sciences Division receives funding from the Nurse Education Initiative Workforce Investment grants.
Currently the Health Sciences Division is awaiting information on the approval of the Nurse Education Initiative Workforce Investment grant funding award, which will begin in January 2011.
We are asking students who believe this will apply to them to meet with a Health Sciences Division Counselor. Please call (559) 244-2604 to schedule an appointment.