2024-2025 College of Southern Nevada Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial) 
    
    Apr 21, 2024  
2024-2025 College of Southern Nevada Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial)

Limited Entry and Health Sciences Programs


Limited Entry

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 E, Room E-204, and Henderson campus in Building H, Room 234. Students must complete a Health Programs orientation to obtain detailed information on the limited entry programs and meet with a Health Programs Advisor. Students must also complete a Limited Entry Workshop prior to applying to a limited entry program to obtain information on the application process. Additionally, there are specific immunization, drug testing, and background check requirements for these programs.

Limited entry programs include: 

 

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 Health Programs Advisor for specific program requirements and deadlines.

Health Sciences Programs

  • Cardiorespiratory Sciences
  • Central Sterile Technician
  • Contact Lens Technician
  • Dental Assisting: Clinical Emphasis
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Hygiene: Education Specialist
  • Dental Hygiene: Public Health Specialist
  • 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 (RN)
  • Nursing (RN to BSN Bridge)
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Ophthalmic Dispensing
  • Optical Laboratory Technician
  • Phlebotomy
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Practical Nursing (PN)
  • Practical Nursing to RN Bridge
  • Radiation Therapy Technology
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Veterinary Nursing

Non-Health Science Programs

  • Culinary Arts Management
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Emergency Medical Technician and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
  • Mental Health Services
  • Paramedic Medicine

Immunizations

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 
  • Hepatitis B
  • Measles (rubeola), Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
  • Chicken Pox (Varicella)
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis
  • COVID 19 
  • Influenza
  • Rabies (Veterinary Nursing)

Tuberculosis: Once accepted into a health sciences program, the student is required to show proof of no active pulmonary tuberculosis present.

Physical Examination: Once accepted into a health sciences program, the student is required to complete a physical examination.

Health Insurance: Once accepted into a health sciences program, the student is required to show proof of major medical health insurance coverage.

Drug Screen: Once accepted into a health sciences program, the student is required to test negative for drugs and alcohol via a drug screen.

Criminal Background Check: Once accepted into a health sciences program, the student is required to have a criminal background check completed.

CPR: Once accepted into a health sciences program, the student is required to maintain certification in Healthcare Provider CPR/AED training.