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Nursing Petition Information

Next Petition Period: February 11 - 15, 2019 for Fall Semester 2019
& July 8 - 12, 2019 for Spring Semester 2020

Petition the Nursing Program for Entry

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Step 1: Meet Requirements for Petitioning
In order to be eligible to petition the program for entry, you must:
  • Complete the Application Process
  • Meet all Eligibility Requirements
  • Attend a Petition Meeting

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Required Courses (completed with a grade of "C" or better)
    • Chemistry - one year of high school chemistry with lab OR one semester of college chemistry with lab (Acceptable BTC Courses: 856-787 Chemistry Prep OR 806-134 General Chemistry OR 806-199 General, Organic, and Biochemistry.)
    • Written Communication
    • General Anatomy & Physiology
    • Basic Nursing Assistant - must be completed within five (5) years of petitioning to the Nursing Program. Consideration will be given for those who are or have been employed as a Nurse Assistant. 
  • Admissions Testing: TEAS for Nursing Students: Information regarding the TEAS for Nursing Students test scheduling and administration is found at BTC’s Admission Testing Page. Students may take the TEAS test wherever, as many times as they wish, but only the most recent test result will be considered.

Upcoming Petition Meetings: 

North Commons, Central Campus:
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 — 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 — 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 — 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 — 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 — 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 — 5:30 p.m.

Note: Petition meetings include program-specific breakout sessions that are typically two-hours in length (and may run longer). Any student considering petitioning more than one program for entry must attend a meeting for each program.

 
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Step 2: Petition the Program for Entry

After meeting the minimum requirements, you are now eligible to petition. It is your responsibility to submit a completed Petition Form and all required petitioning documents during the designated petition period (stated on the Petition Form) in order to be considered for entry into the clinical program. Also, this process requires petitioning students to complete a Criminal Background Check.

download icon Petition Form

As program entry is granted to only a designated number of students, the petitions are awarded points on the scorecard. Optionally, there are a number of additional factors that may be considered and awarded points for competitive entry for petitions. Some of these factors include: Completed General Education Courses & Grade, Completed Suggested Elective Courses & Grade, Work Experience (using the Verification of Occupational Experience form), etc. More information will be available at the petition information meeting. 

Please note: Continuous enrollment is not required in order to maintain a current application.
 
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Step 3: Wait for Petitioning Results

After you have submitted your petition request, expect to receive a letter in the mail (by the date specified on your petition application) with your results. 

The letter will define your petition status as: Accepted, Not Accepted, Alternate, or Invalid.

If you are not selected, you will be required to complete the petition process again (including attendance at petition information meeting and submission of all forms) for future entry. Additionally, you are strongly encouraged to meet with a program counselor/admission specialist if not selected to discuss strategies to improve your petition score.

Criminal Background Check

Wisconsin law requires background checks of persons who provide care for others or have access to people who receive care. This law applies to Blackhawk Technical College Health Sciences Division students. A completed background check as prescribed under Wisconsin’s law includes all of the following:

  • Completed Background Information Disclosure (BID) form
  • Status check of professional licenses and credentials through the Department of Safety and Professional Services 
  • Nation-wide criminal history search 
  • Review of Department of Health and Family Services records for any substantiated findings of abuse or neglect, and license restrictions or denials 
  • Nation-wide healthcare fraud and abuse search 
  • Tribal court criminal history search, check of relevant military records, and check of county or local records as warranted 

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