Health Program Admission

NTC uses a competitive admissions process for five different health programs: Dental Hygienist, Medical Laboratory Technician, Nursing, Radiography, and Surgical Technologist.

Petitioning is how you gain acceptance into the core classes for these health programs. When you are ready to get started in program specific courses and have met petition eligibility requirements, you will submit a petition and HESI test. Your score on the HESI test will determine your admittance to your program.

Petitioning Prerequisites

To be eligible to petition, you must be enrolled in or have completed any petitioning prerequisites for your program:

Nursing

  • CNA with a grade of "C" or better
  • Thinking Critically & Creatively with a grade of "C" or better
  • General Anatomy and Physiology with a grade of "B" or better.

Dental

General Anatomy and Physiology with a grade of "C" or better.

Medical Laboratory Technician, Surgical Technologist, and Radiography

There are no prerequisites to petitioning for these programs, however, we do recommend completion of General Anatomy and Physiology to prepare for HESI testing.

Ready to Petition?

Petitioning only happens once or twice per year, depending on your program. Once the petition window for your program arrives, it’s easy to complete your petition through our online form. You will have the opportunity to access the petition form here during the petition window.

Spring Petition (to begin program classes in Fall 2016):

Dental Hygiene, Medical Lab Technician, Nursing, Radiography, Surgical Technologist

  1. Petition Open: TBD Feb. 2016
  2. HESI Testing: March 2016
  3. Other Information: During the petitioning process you will be asked to choose a preferred HESI test date.

Fall Petition (to begin program classes in Spring 2016):

Nursing Only

  1. Petition Open: August 31 - September 4, 2015
  2. HESI Testing: Thursday, October 8 at 3:00 p.m. & Saturday, October 10 at 8:00 a.m.
  3. Other Information: During the petitioning process you will be asked to choose a preferred HESI test date.

Submit Your Petition

What’s Next?

We’ll review your submission and make sure you meet all of the petitioning requirements. Then we will send you a letter outlining your next steps including confirmation of your testing date and location.

Questions?

Email healthpetition@ntc.edu or call 715.675.3331, Ext. 5860.

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