March 1 is right around the corner, so if you are interested in applying to one of Parkland’s Health Professions programs, now is the time!
To enter most of our programs, students must go through a “Selective Admissions” process. What does this mean? Here are the main points:
- Each program has specific admission criteria and minimum requirements.
- A student must specifically “apply” to one particular program.
- Program-specific classes can only be taken by students admitted to the program.
- Application deadlines are specific.
- Admissions are competitive; even though you meet minimum requirements, you may not be accepted.
The best way to learn more about our Selective Admissions process is to visit our website and watch our “Get the Facts” presentation at www.parkland.edu/healthprofessions.
While you’re at the website, take a look around and check out our different Health Professions programs. When you click on a program, it will take you to that program’s website for more information.
So, are there any programs that are not Selective Admissions? Yes; the Nurse Assistant and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic are one-semester courses that will only be available to sign up for during our normal registration periods. However, both of these classes have requirements, so please take the time to visit those websites. The Nurse Assistant program has state requirements that need to be completed before registering.
These are the programs with March 1 deadlines:
Emergency Medical Services: Paramedic
Nursing: ADN – Registered Nursing
Nursing: LPN – Practical Nursing
Nursing: LPN to ADN Bridge
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Please visit our website for more information and handy “Are you ready to apply?” checklists for each program: http://www.parkland.edu/healthprofessions
For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you around campus!
Vice Chair Health Professions Student Affairs