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Click Here for PDF copy of Practical Nursing Checklist

(It is encouraged to use this checklist along with the Information Packet & Application)

Prospective Practical Nursing students must:

  • Submit a Manhattan Area Technical College Admissions Application online and meet all institutional requirements for admission.

    Manhattan Area Technical College's application can be found at the link provided below:

    College Admission Application - Submitted with a $40.00 non-refundable application fee.

  • Obtain Kansas CNA certification.

    Applicants who hold an active CNA license from another state must complete the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) Interstate transfer application and have a schedule time to test prior to the application deadline. Contact the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) at 785-296-6877 to receive more information about this option. Active certificates can be viewed from the KDADS website at ksnurseaidregistry.org. Courses for CNA and CNA Update run every semester at MATC. Contact for more information.

  • Send Official high school transcript or GED Certificate with graduation date.

    Transcripts must be official and sent directly from the high school to be accepted by the registrar. Below are the methods by which MATC will accept High School/GED transcripts:

    • Your High School can email it to registrar@manhattantech.edu.

      Your High School can fax it to: 785-587-2804

      Your High School can mail it to: 3136 Dickens Ave

                                                           Manhattan, KS 66503

      Please apply to the college before sending transcripts.

  • Send Official transcripts from ALL current and previously attended colleges/universities.

    Transcripts must be official and sent directly from the institution to be accepted by the registrar. Below are the methods by which MATC will accept post-secondary transcripts:

    • Send electronically to registrar@manhattantech.edu.

      Mailed to: 3136 Dickens Ave

                        Manhattan, KS 66503

      Please apply to the college before sending transcripts.

  • Complete Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).

    The test must be taken within three (3) years of applying to the program. Students that complete their TEAS test at MATC will not have to provide results. The Office of Admissions will verify the TEAS test scores. However, students that complete their TEAS test at another institution will have to follow ATI’s process for ordering a TEAS transcript and have it sent to MATC.

  • Complete the following prerequisites (must attain a minimum grade of “C”).

    Course Number

    Course Title

    Credit Hours

    Notes

    BSC 125

    Anatomy and Physiology

    5

    Course has a prerequisite of Biology

    PSY 125

    Human Growth and Development

    3

     

    NTR 105

    Nutrition

    3

     

    MAT 110

    Intermediate Algebra or higher

    3

    Prerequisite of College Placement/ACT scores

  • Schedule an advising appointment.

    We recommend early advising—there’s nothing more frustrating than finding out too late that all requirements won’t be met. Schedule your advising appointment after all transcripts have been received by MATC and evaluated for transfer credit. Students can schedule by contacting MATC at 785-587-2800.

  • Submit proof of completion for the following Immunizations.
    • MMR Documentation - Two (2) doses or proof of immunity by titer
    • Chickenpox (Varicella) - Two (2) doses or proof of immunity by titer (Will NOT ACCEPT HISTORY OF CHICKENPOX)
    • Tetanus (TDAP) - One (1) dose less than 10 years’ old
    • Hepatitis B (Hep B) - Three (3) doses or proof of immunity by titer

     

    For additional assistance refer to the Explanation of Immunization Requirements (PDF)

  • Have a Healthcare Provider Sign-Off on the Nursing Essential Skills and Functional Abilities

    Click Here for the Nursing Essential Skills and Functional Abilities (PDF)

    The Practical Nursing Program is a practice discipline with cognitive, sensory, affective, and psychomotor performance requirements. Based on these requirements the Nursing Essential Skills and Functional Abilities have been developed. Each standard has an example of activities which a student will be required to perform, with or without an accommodation, while enrolled in the PN program at Manhattan Tech. The Nursing Essential Skills and Functional Abilities should be used as a guide to assist applicants in determining whether or not accommodations or modifications are necessary in order to meet program participation requirements.

    Applicants who identify potential difficulties with meeting the Nursing Essential Skills and Functional Abilities should communicate their concerns to the Director of Nursing. If the concern is related to a documented disability, applicants are responsible for contacting the Student Retention Specialist. Determination of reasonable and appropriate accommodation will be made on an individual basis in consultation with the Student Retention Specialist. Additionally, applicants should assess their aptitude and ability to perform professional duties by reviewing the Nursing Essential Skills and Functional Abilities and discussing them with
    their healthcare provider.

  • Submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), if applicable.

    Practical Nursing applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency before being accepted into the Practical Nursing program. The test used to measure English proficiency as set by Manhattan Tech, is the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):

    • Writing: 20
    • Speaking: 20
    • Reading: 19
    • Listening: 20

    Each area must meet the minimum requirements in the categories listed above. Registration forms for testing may be obtained from the Office of Testing of Programs and Services (Room 101) of Holton Hall on the campus of Kansas State University. A student can reach their office at 785-532-6492 or email them at testing@k-state.edu.

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