Thank you for your interest in NBTC’s nursing programs. We are not accepting applications until further notice.
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- Conduct a one-on-one interview with an Admissions representative and the Director of Student Affairs.
- Submit a completed Student Application form and a Student Enrollment form, along with a one-time, non-refundable application fee of $30.00 to be paid by credit card, check, or money order. All return checks are subject to a 35.00 returned check charge. All applications will be kept on file for one year.
- Take an admission assessment test: This is a computer based test, which incorporates English, Math, and Basic Sciences. A passing score of 75% is required to pass the exam. An applicant may request to sit for a remediation of the Admission Assessment Test if unsuccessful the first time. Applicants may retake the Admission Assessment Test a second time. A substantially different version of the entrance examination may be given to the applicant within two weeks. Applicants will pay a non-refundable fee of $70.00 and must schedule an appointment to take the entrance exam and the same to re-test, if needed.
- Students who have completed 15 or more college credits will be exempt from taking the Admissions Entrance Exam. These students follow the same nursing sequence as the nursing program students.
- Submit two letters of recommendation on NBTC approved form.
- Complete fingerprint documentation for Level 1 and Level 2 background checks.
- Provide a complete urine toxicology screen as a condition for admission to the nursing program. Applicants will be referred by North Broward Technical Center, Inc. to a lab and will be allowed to test only once. If the result is positive, the applicant will be deferred from admission eligibility for one year after which time they may reapply to the program.
- Students are ultimately responsible for understanding the serious risk involved with having a criminal background or drug/alcohol abuse history when entering a medical profession for study, credentialing, licensure, or employment. Applicants seeking acceptance to NBTC’s nursing programs that include a clinical/externship at a hospital is required to have a criminal background investigation conducted and clearance reported before acceptance into the program. Applicants must not have been convicted of a felony. The Program Director will review the nature of any felony or misdemeanor when rendering a decision regarding admissions eligibility.
- Complete a physical exam and vaccinations that include a test for color blindness, proof of vaccination (or immunity or titer) for tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, varicella, and tuberculosis skin test (or X-ray). The physical exam report must be documented on approved North Broward Technical Center, Inc. forms and signed by a physician, physician’s assistant, or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (A.R.N.P) must be provided by all students enrolling in the Nursing program.
- The physical examination report must include a PPD (no more than one year old) and if positive, a chest X-ray (no more than two years). The cost of any required testing in preparation for clinical externship is the responsibility of the student. Some externship sites may require additional or updated examination reports prior to externship. Therefore, students are responsible for complying with these additional requirements.
- Fees for all physical examinations are the responsibility of the student. The results of the physical exam must be submitted within 30 days of the class start date. For students with extenuating circumstances, the Program Director may grant additional time to meet this requirement.
- Provide evidence of successful completion or the equivalent of one full-time academic semester (12 academic semester hours) or academic quarter (18 academic quarter hours) at an accredited college, university, or post-secondary school. Transcripts must show that the basis of admission to the institution is proof of high school graduation or General Education Development (GED) certificate, as well as prerequisites where applicable. Transcripts must indicate successful completion of Science and General Education prerequisites and Co-requisites or Equivalent; or student must demonstrate plans to satisfy outstanding prerequisites.
- Applicants presenting a non-U.S. high school diploma or transcript may be required to have their records translated and evaluated by a reputable and accredited third party translator and evaluator entity to determine if the record is equivalent to a standard U.S. high school diploma or transcript. Non-U.S. proof of graduation must be submitted within 15 days of the program start date.
- Provide a certificate of high school graduation or the recognized equivalency; or proof of being home schooled at a secondary level according to State regulation within 30 days from the start date of the program.
- Provide confidentiality Agreement form (signed and dated).
- Show evidence of the Admissions Entrance Exam results
- Provide a passport size photo for use as a School ID.
- Write a 300-word essay on the reasons for wanting to pursue a career in nursing.
- Complete a change of status form
- Provide two forms of identification (Driver’s license, Passport, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, Marriage License are all acceptable forms of identification)
Applicants who do not have proof of high school graduation or an equivalent GED will not be eligible to enroll into the program. Admission to North Broward Technical Center’s nursing programs is based on an entrance assessment and two letters of recommendation to strengthen an applicant’s position for admission. Applicants are accepted and placed in the program based on a first-come, first-served basis. The nursing programs have a competitive admissions process. Applicants with the highest entrance exam scores, previous work experience, and high interview evaluations will be given priority admission. A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 is required. It is very important for applicants with a criminal history to confirm clearance before acceptance into the program.
Clinical and Externship Requirements
Nursing programs require clinical/externship training for hands-on learning to complete the program. The clinical/externship training may take place in a hospital or long-term care facility. All students in the nursing programs must comply with the hospital’s criminal background and drug screening requirements before entering into a facility for the clinical/externship training.
A felony or misdemeanor conviction (other than a traffic offense) may disqualify graduates from taking important professional certification/licensure examinations. In some instances, these examinations are required for employment. Many certifying/licensing agencies have a review process for considering the nature of the conviction when rendering a determination as to an applicant’s eligibility to take the examination. The applicant/student is solely responsible for communicating directly with the appropriate certifying/licensing agency. North Broward Technical Center has no ability to influence the agency’s determination. Legislation, regulations, and certifications are determined by external agencies with criteria that are subject to change and are outside the control of North Broward Technical Center.
A criminal history, including but not limited to, felony or misdemeanor convictions may present a barrier to employment in a hospital and may present a barrier in other medical employment settings. Some employers, other than hospitals may consider the nature and circumstances of the conviction. North Broward Technical Center has no ability to affect the employer’s determination. The risk is borne solely by the student.
This is an equal opportunity institution that is dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment or training. Qualified students, applicants, or employees will not be excluded from any course of activity because of age, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, qualified mental or physical disability, or veteran status. All students have equal rights to advisement and training.
North Broward Technical Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, or national origin in educational and employment opportunities.