ATTENTION ALL APPLICANTS TO THE REGISTERED NURSING PROGRAM AT FRESNO CITY COLLEGE(posted 11-03-15)
The Nursing Department at Fresno City College is undergoing some exciting program changes. In order to implement these changes, we will not be accepting any new applications until spring 2017 for the Traditional RN or for the LVN to RN programs. During the spring 2017 application period, applicants will be evaluated under a new Multi-Criteria process. Please continue to check online for all IMPORTANT UPDATES regarding the multi-criteria process and future Application Periods.
TEAS testing schedule at Fresno City College
Fresno City College (FCC) will offer the TEAS V examination on the following dates;
Friday, July 10, 17, 24, 31. Students can sign-up online for one of these testing sessions beginning June 1st by logging on to www.fresnocitycollege.edu/teas-appointments. Students must have a State Center Community College District student ID# to sign-up for a FCC testing date.
Testing can also be completed at California State University, Fresno or any other testing center. To schedule a testing appointment for CSU, Fresno, please call (559) 278-2457. Passing test scores of 62% or higher must be transferred to Fresno City College through www.atitesting.com. There is a transfer fee.
Attempts allowed for TEAS exam for NEW Nursing applicants
Beginning the application period of September 1, 2015 - September 30, 2015, Fresno City College Nursing Program will only accept a maximum of two (2) attempts at passing the TEAS V examination with a score of 62% or higher. Student with more than two (2) attempts are ineligible to apply to the RN & LVN to RN program at FCC. Nursing applicants who do not pass the TEAS V on the first attempt are required to attend remediation workshops prior to re-testing. A period of ninety (90) days must pass between test attempts. To reiterate, the TEAS V may be taken a maximum of two (2) times in order to obtain a passing score of 62% or better. For more information and dates on the next remediation workshops, please visit www.fresnocitycollege.edu/remediation-workshops.
Registered Nursing Program Application and Lottery UPDATE:
The new application period for the Registered Nursing is September 1, 2015 – September 30, 2015 for both the spring 2016 & fall 2016 program. There will now only be one application and lottery process per year. A lottery selection will occur in October 2015 for both the spring 2016 & fall 2016 RN program. Students are required to submit a passing TEAS V score with a 62% or higher to apply.
LVN to RN Program Application & Lottery UPDATE:
The new application period for the LVN to RN Programs is September 1, 2015 – September 30, 2015 for the summer 2016 program. A lottery selection will occur in October 2015 for the summer 2016 LVN to RN program. Students are required to submit a passing TEAS V score with a 62% or higher to apply. Students selected for the summer 2016 LVN to RN program, will be enrolled in the 10-weeks LVN to RN transition courses during the summer 2016 semester.
(There will be no spring 2016 LVN to RN program).
To all Nursing Lottery Applicants:
This Important Update is to inform you that passing the TEAS V examination is a requirement for participation in the Registered Nursing program. Beginning with the Fall 2015 application period, all nursing applicants are required to submit their passing TEAS V examination scores at 62% or higher to the Nursing Department by the application period deadline, February 6, 2015 to be included in the fall 2015 Registered Nursing lottery.
New applicants for the Fall 2015 nursing lottery are required to pass and submit their TEAS V examination scores of 62% or higher by February 6, 2015 to be included in the Fall 2015 Registered Nursing lottery.
Students may take the TEAS exam at California State University, Fresno. Please call (559) 278-2457 to schedule an appointment. Students may also take the TEAS exam at any other college or testing center. Scores must be transferred to Fresno City College through www.atitesting.com.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO Bachelor of Nursing application requirements.
As of fall 2014, California State University, Fresno will no longer accept any science courses completed at National University and /or Phoenix University to satisfy the Bachelor of Nursing application requirements. Also, CSU, Fresno will no longer accept any Foreign Education courses to satisfy any application requirements for the Bachelor of Nursing Program. For more information on these new changes, please visit www.fresnostate.edu/ Nursing Department or contact them at (559) 278-2041.
New Dental Hygiene Application Requirements
Beginning the fall 2016 application period for the Dental Hygiene Program, students are required to complete Communication 1 or 2, Psychology 2, and Sociology 1a as new DH application pre-requisites. All program pre-requisites must be completed with a “C” or better grade. Please continue to check online at http://www.fresnocitycollege.edu/index.aspx?page=670 for the updated fall 2016 DH application period.
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
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.
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)
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.”
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.
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.
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
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.