Admission to High Point University is required for Nursing program admission
Successful completion of the University’s required General Education (GenEd) core and Nursing pre-requisites
Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale
Official transcripts of all college level course work outside of the University
Science courses must have been completed within the past ten (10) years
ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS Version 6 or 7) results at or above the 60th percentile
**These requirements are for those who receive official notice of admission to Nursing Upper Division. Specifics regarding these requirements will be provided for those who qualify.
The Physical/Health Form is a requirement for those who have received official notice of admission to Nursing Upper Division.
Assessment is the first component of the nursing process and is a critical ability associated with professional nursing practice. Assessment includes but is not limited to the functional ability to detect or observe changes in a person’s condition and involves visual, auditory, and physical actions along with the sense of smell in certain instances, all at variable distances.
The ability to speak, listen (auditory), read, and write to obtain and share information in variable forms from variable sources including the use of technology is essential to effective communication. Communication is a vital component of professional nursing practice as it involves responding to time-sensitive information and describing related changes and patients, families, and variable members of the health care team. Respectfully engaging with diverse individuals and vulnerable populations from variable ethnic backgrounds is also essential.
Physical assessment is a critical motor-related function for professional nursing practice and includes the ability to auscultate (auditory), palpate, percuss (touch) and appropriately respond to emergent situations based on sensory-related observations. The ability to position, reposition, and manipulate equipment necessary to support care or sustain life is also a related requirement.
The ability to read and interpret information using critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills in order to make sound clinical judgement is an essential component of professional nursing practice. Accurate prioritization, interpretation, measurement, calculation, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of sensitive and confidential information are also key in terms of enhancing patient outcomes. A focused attention span with the ability to combine these abilities while collaborating with variable members of the health care team during peak times of other actives is required.
The ability and willingness to adhere to the University Code of Conduct, the University Honor Code, the Department of Nursing Professional Guidelines (dress code included), and those that are mandated by the respective clinical agency is required. The ability to function effectively with emotional control in a fluid environment under stressful conditions with others on the health care team without bias is a must. Maintaining professional communication and established boundaries with staff, faculty, patients, and peers is also required. This includes addressing all using the appropriate titles i.e., Professor, Dr., Mr., Mrs., etc. as indicated by the respective person unless otherwise directed.