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Frequently Asked Questions

Most Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can applications be mailed to the Nursing Department?
    No, because you are required to show your original social security card and original current, valid Texas Driver's License.

  2. How are points calculated?
    If you are currently working as a certified medical assistant, certified nursing assistant, EMT, LVN, paramedic, and/or patient care technician, you will earn an extra two points. You will need a letter from your HR department on letterhead stating that you work there and what your job is, along with your license certification or transcript showing training.

    Use the Ranking for Admission form found on the Application Packet page to calculate your total. The Ranking for Admission form must be filled out completely.
    • HESI A2 score + GPA + support course points + Medical Experience = Total
    All the above are verified by the supporting documents included in the Application Packet.

  3. Do all immunizations need to be completed before the application is submitted? 

    Effective May 2019, the following immunizations/titers are required to apply to the Brookhaven College Nursing Program:

    • MMR positive titer
    • Varicella positive titer
    • Hep B positive titer
    • Negative TB test
    • Tdap
    • Meningitis
    • Seasonal flu

  4. Should official transcripts be included with the application packet?
    Official transcripts are only needed if courses were not taken in, or evaluated by, the DCCCD. All other courses will show up on the unofficial degree plan. The Admissions office will provide a copy of official transcripts if they have been submitted. 

  5. When is a course substitution needed?
    Course substitutions are required when the course does not match the course on the degree. Example: BIOL 2421 does not match BIOL 2420 so a course substitution would be needed. Please stop by the Nursing Department for a transcript evaluation. 

  6. Will previously taken courses expire? 
    All science courses (chemistry, anatomy & physiology I and II and microbiology) must be no older than 5 years.

  7. How many times can the HESI A2 be taken? 
    The HESI A2 can be taken once every application period. The most current score is accepted. The HESI A2 can be taken anywhere; however, all the required parts must be taken including: Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Math, Anatomy and Physiology. 

  8. Is Dosage Calculations needed to apply? 
    Yes. A copy of the Dosage Calculation Workshop exam score with a minimum grade of 90% must be included in the application packet. 

  9. How many points are required to apply to the Brookhaven College Nursing Program? 
    The minimum points vary from semester to semester, so check the Ranking for Admission form located on the Nursing web site to determine minimum points needed to apply. 

  10. Should all support classes be completed before applying? 
    Not necessarily. However, support classes must be completed before graduating from the Brookhaven College Nursing Program. It is improbable to attain the minimum points without completing most of the support classes.