Special Admissions Information for Health Sciences Programs: Students seeking admission to one of the Health Sciences Programs should be aware that there are several additional procedures and policies. Some Health Sciences Programs are designated “limited entry,” meaning that class sizes are limited. Prospective students must submit an application to the Limited Entry Office and be selected to a program in order to register for classes in limited entry programs. Information on admissions, selection procedures and application deadlines are available through the Health Programs Advising Offices, located on the Charleston Campus in the lobby of Building K, North Las Vegas campus in Building N, Room 212, and Henderson campus in Building H, Room 234. Students must attend a Health Programs orientation to obtain detailed information on the limited entry application process and programs. There are also specific immunization, drug testing, and background check requirements for these programs.
Limited entry programs include:
- Cardiorespiratory Sciences, BAS
- Dental Hygiene, BS
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Cardiac/Vascular Ultrasound Track, AAS
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography: General/Vascular Ultrasound Track, AAS
- Health Information Technology, AAS
- Medical Coding, CA
- Medical Laboratory Scientist, BAS
- Medical Laboratory Technician, AAS
- Ophthalmic Technology: Ophthalmic Dispensing Technician, AAS
- Nursing, AAS
- Nursing: LPN to RN, AAS
- Physical Therapist Assistant, AAS
- Practical Nursing, CA
- Radiation Therapy Technology, AAS
- Surgical Technology, AAS
- Veterinary Nursing, AAS
Special Costs for Health Sciences Programs
There are special costs associated with admission and matriculation in some Health Sciences programs. For example, an instrument deposit is required for the Dental Hygiene program. Students whose program requirements include clinical assignments at local health care facilities are required to carry health insurance. Some facilities require that students have a Sheriff’s Card prior to beginning their clinical experience. Contact the Health Programs Advisors on the Charleston, North Las Vegas, or Henderson campus for current information on special requirements.
Immunizations and Other Special Requirements
A student enrolled in any of the following programs is a potential candidate for the special requirements policy, depending on the particular course of study. Consult with the program director or advisor for specific program requirements and deadlines.
Health Sciences Programs
- Cardiorespiratory Sciences
- Central Sterile Technician
- Contact Lens Technician
- Dental Assisting: Clinical Emphasis
- Dental Hygiene
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- Health Information Technology
- Healthcare Documentation Specialist
- Medical Assisting
- Medical Coding
- Medical Laboratory Scientist
- Medical Laboratory Technician
- Military Medic/Corpsman to LPN
- Nursing (BSN)
- Nursing (RN)
- Nursing Assistant
- Ophthalmic Dispensing
- Optical Laboratory Technician
- Physical Therapist Assistant
- Practical Nursing (PN)
- Radiation Therapy Technology
- Surgical Technologist
- Veterinary Technician
Non-Health Science Programs
- Culinary Arts Management
- Early Childhood Education
- Emergency Medical Technician and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
- Mental Health Services
- Paramedic Medicine
Nevada law and cooperative agreements with community partners requires the protection of students at high risk for exposure to vaccine-preventable diseases. Students in specific programs will be required to provide documentation of receipt of vaccination or proof of immunity through blood testing for any or all of the following:
- Hepatitis A via Health Card (Health Sciences, Culinary, Early Childhood Education)
- Hepatitis B
- Measles (rubeola), Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
- Chicken Pox (Varicella)
- Rabies (Veterinary Technician)
Tuberculosis: Once accepted into a healthcare program, the student is required to show proof of no active pulmonary tuberculosis present.
Physical Examination: Once accepted into a healthcare program, the student is required to complete a physical examination.
Health Insurance: Once accepted into a healthcare program, the student is required to show proof of major medical health insurance coverage.
Drug Screen: Once accepted into a healthcare program, the student is required to test negative for drugs and alcohol via a drug screen.
Criminal Background Check: Once accepted into a healthcare program, the student is required to have a criminal background check completed.
CPR: Once accepted into a healthcare program, the student is required to maintain certification in Healthcare Provider CPR/AED training.