An RCC nursing program can help you improve your chances of being admitted to a nursing program at an accredited university or nursing school. The program is intended to be four years of full time study, with an additional two years dedicated to prerequisites/preparatory classes (30-credit minimum), required for entrance into the limited (limited) eligibility nursing program.
You will complete coursework in the RCC nursing program with at least one year of clinical experience, or satisfactory completion of the prerequisite/preparation courses from the university/nursing program. At the end of the program, you will be eligible for admission into an approved nursing program at an approved university or nursing school. The limited eligibility program can be considered “limited” because of the stringent standards that govern admission to the program.
Unlike most nursing programs, in the RCC nursing program, the prerequisites and pre-clinical experience are so stringent that only the most talented students are considered. You must pass the NCLEX-RN exam to participate in the RCC nursing program, but you may still participate in other prerequisites and pre-clinical courses that your nursing program uses as an evaluation tool. If you want to continue to use these courses as a pre-requisite for continuing education credits, you must submit a new application for enrollment in the RCC nursing program. In addition to having the NCLEX-RN license, those who are accepted for the program must also meet the eligibility requirements for enrollment in a specific program that has been authorized by the University of Rochester Medical Center, also known as URMHC, and are registered nurses.
The RCC nursing program has a unique application process. Your application will be evaluated by faculty members and staff from the University of Rochester Medical Center to ensure that you meet the prerequisites and requirements for participation in the program. After your application is reviewed, it will be reviewed by URMHC to determine whether or not you meet the eligibility criteria for enrollment in a specific program.
The University of Rochester Medical Center is recognized as one of the national medical centers for the evaluation and assessment of the competencies of eligible applicants for RCC nursing programs. This national accreditation is one of the most important requirements for eligibility in this competitive program. You will also need to demonstrate evidence of a strong academic record of coursework, particularly on areas related to nursing care. in order to be accepted into the program.
Once you have met the requirements for enrollment in the program, the University of Rochester Medical Center evaluates the competencies demonstrated by the applicant and prepares an admission essay. It is a complex document, and it is one of the most difficult requirements for acceptance. The admission committee considers many things including your ability to work as an independent professional, your commitment to continuing your education and the academic success of the student, and your . . . . . . willingness to participate in the community. A candidate who have an active interest in the field of nursing, and a strong academic record, will likely be accepted by the admission committee.
The University of Rochester Medical Center requires candidates to complete a nursing coursework in a hospital or healthcare facility where the applicant has worked in the past two years. It also requires a two-year minimum of work experience in a facility that has at least 24-hour access to a hospital or health care services.
In addition to completing the full program, the University of Rochester Medical Center will conduct a pre-employment interview with applicants for the RCC nursing program to determine eligibility and suitability for the program. If you pass this interview, you are placed on an application review committee, which will interview you and interview the nursing program's staff to determine if you meet the necessary standards. If you are approved, you will be scheduled for an orientation session, and a medical career counselor for continuing education, job placement, and job placement assistance.