Admission to the MATC Practical Nursing program is determined through a competitive selection process. Submission of an application does not guarantee a position in the program.
After the application deadline completed files will be scored utilizing the Practical Nursing scoring rubric and the top applicants with the highest scores will be notified in writing of their acceptance, alternate, or denied status. Applicants offered a seat in the program must complete a letter of intent indicating their plan to accept or decline enrollment in the nursing program by the date designated in the notification letter. In addition, a non-refundable $100 deposit must be paid when accepting a seat in the program and will be applied toward program tuition and fees at the start of classes.
Failure to respond will result in forfeiture of a seat in the Practical Nursing Program.
Admission Scoring Rubric
Since the Practical Nursing program is a selective admission program the scoring rubric (located below) will be used to determine the applicants selected. Additionally, students must score at least one point in each area of the rubric below to be considered for admission into the program. If an applicant does not have a score in a particular section, then the student does not qualify for admission.
*Any applicant utilizing a class higher then Intermediate Algebra on this rubric will score an additional bonus point in the math section.
Applicants who are not selected for admission are encouraged to submit a new Practical Nursing packet for the following year. Manhattan Area Technical College Admissions Applications are good for three (3) years. Those not selected for admission are encouraged to talk with their advisor about how to increase their admissions scores.