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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR VOCATIONAL NURSING (VN)  

 THS requires all VN Program applicants to go through a multi-step admissions process as outlined below.  Students will not be permitted to enter class after the third day.

 STEP I.   Applicants are required to:

 Complete the THS Application Form.

  1. Pass the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (SLE) with a minimum score of 17.  If the applicant does not satisfactorily complete the test on the first opportunity, a substantially different test may be administered the same day.  An applicant must wait five (5) calendar days prior to retaking the same entrance test.  The applicant will be allowed three (3) attempts to achieve a passing score on the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam.
  2. Submit proof of a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) equivalency.  Applicants with foreign transcripts from international institutions must have their transcripts evaluated for equivalency to a U. S. high school diploma by an accredited evaluation service.   (Note:  An official high school transcript or official GED scores must be submitted to the THS if the student is accepted into the VN Program on or before the scheduled VN Student Orientation.)

THS will accept the following documents:

High school transcript indicating the date of high school graduation.

  • GED certificate or official notification that a GED has been earned.
  • College transcript indicating the date of high school graduation.
  • Foreign transcript evaluation.

Applicants MUST be able to read, write, speak, and communicate effectively in English (as evidenced by completed application and successful SLE score) and must be eighteen (18) years of age before graduation. Applicants must complete an initial criminal background check conducted by the school through its approved vendor.

The applicant must successfully complete all items in Step I before applying to the VN Program (Step II).

STEP II.  Applicants are required to:

  1. Complete the THS VN Program Application Form.
  1. Attend a mandatory VN Program Information Session (CHILDREN ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ATTEND).
  2. Pass the TEAS V® test (either before or after the VN Program Information Session) as defined by achieving:
    1. An minimum overall individual score of 58% AND
    2. The following minimum percentages (%) in the sub-sections:
  1. Math 60%
  2. Reading 64%
  1. Submit two (2) letters of recommendation from an employer(s) and/or teacher describing the applicant’s work ethic and probability of success in nursing.
  2. Submit immunization records showing the completion of the following:
  1. Hepatitis B (at a minimum the first injection of the three injection series)
  2. MMR (either a record or titer)
  3. Tdap
  4. TB (either a negative TB within the past six (6) months or chest x-ray within the past year)
  5. Varicella (either a record or titer)
  6. Meningitis
  7. Influenza
  1. Meet with the Financial Aid Department to learn about the financial assistance programs offered.
  2. Complete an Enrollment Agreement and submit it with the registration fee deposit.

STEP III.  Applicants are required to:

Complete an interview with the Nursing Selection Committee.  The Nursing Selection Committee includes the Program Director, one faculty member, and the school director or her/his designee.

 SELECTION PROCESS

 Admission to the VN Program is selective.  Applicants will be ranked for acceptance in the program based on their TEAS V® Exam Score, Selection Committee interview results, past academic and/or employment history, letters of recommendation, and completed application.  Meeting all of the admission requirements does NOT guarantee acceptance into the program.

ACCEPTANCE BY THE SCHOOL

Within six (6) weeks after submitting the completed VN application and required supporting documents, the applicant will be emailed and mailed a decision as either conditionally accepted, on the waiting list, or denied acceptance.  AFTER the VN applicant has received an offer of initial acceptance, the applicant must submit the following documents for final acceptance on or before the VN Student Orientation.

  1. Copy of the receipt from DPS/FBI background check center “IdentoGO Centers” including the official’s signature indicating the fingerprint was taken for the background check prior to the first day of class.
  2. Official high school transcript or official GED scores.
  3. Proof of all completed immunization records, including the first injection of the Hepatitis B series.
  4. Completed physical exam record.
  5. A satisfactorily completed drug screen conducted by a THS designated agency.

BACKGROUND CHECKS

Two (2) criminal background checks (CBC) will be conducted on ALL students.  The first CBC will be conducted by THS’s approved vendor as a condition of progression to step II of the admission process.  Note: Acceptance of this background check does not guarantee eligibility for licensure. 

The second CBC is based on a set of fingerprints provided to MorphoTrust and completed through the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  The results of the DPS/FBI CBC are sent directly to BON. The Texas BON will:

Mail a postcard, “blue card”, directly to the applicant who has a cleared CBC, or

    1. Correspond with the applicant who has a positive CBC and request a petition for a declaratory order; or
    2. Correspond with the applicant who has a rejected fingerprint scan and request another one.
Criteria for Admission & Credit Evaluation Policy for the Medical Assistant, Physical Therapy Technician, Nurse Aide and Medication Aide Programs
  1. Inquiring applicants are scheduled to visit the school.
  2. Inquiring applicants must have a personal interview with an admission representative.
  3. While visiting the school, an admissions representative explains the steps for enrollment requirements. Applicants complete an application for admission, receive an overview of the programs for which the student is qualified, and are given a tour of the campus.
  4. Inquiring applicant is scheduled for entrance examination.
  5. Upon making formal application to school, applicant will meet with financial officer to determine financial aide eligibility.
  6. Applicant attends program orientation prior to first day of lecture.

Applicants must be beyond the age of compulsory school attendance and must possess a high school diploma, or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or a Home School certificate that is equivalent to a high school level diploma school and is recognized by the students home state. Home school students are exempt from compulsory age requirements under Texas state law. Applicants with foreign transcripts from international institutions must have their transcripts evaluated for equivalency to a U.S. high school diploma by a recognized evaluation service. Exception: Medication Aide applicants must possess a high school diploma, or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or a Home School certificate that is equivalent to a high school level diploma and is recognized by the students home state, be at least 18 years of age, and be able to read, write, speak, and understand English.

Should an applicant not possess a high school diploma or its equivalent, he or she is required to take a test to determine the students ability-to-benefit (A.T.B.) from the program. NOTE: Students admitted on the basis of ability-to-benefit and who first enroll in a program of study on or after July 1, 2012 will not be eligible for Title IV financial aid funding. Students who were enrolled in a Title IV financial aid eligible program prior to July 1, 2012 may establish financial aid eligibility under one of the previous ability-to-benefit student alternatives. Students qualifying for Title IV financial aid eligibility under one of the ATB alternatives are requested to contact the schools financial aid office.

All applicants eligible for enrollment must take a validated admissions test (Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam) and a short-answer essay to determine their eligibility in their selected programs. If the prospective student does not satisfactorily complete the test on their first opportunity, a substantially different test may be administered the same day. An applicant must wait five calendar days prior to retaking the same entrance test.

Applicants for the Nurse Aide Program must sign a statement they do not have a criminal record and must be verified through the Nurse Aide Registry they are not listed as unemployable.

Applicants for the Medication Aide Program must currently be employed in a facility as a nurse aide or non-licensed direct care staff person on the first day of class, and have been employed in a facility for 90 days as a non-licensed direct care staff person. (Certified Nurse Aides employed in a Medicare skilled or Medicaid nursing facility are exempt from the 90 day requirement.)

Applicants for the Medication Aide Program must sign a statement they do not have a criminal record and are free of communicable diseases and in suitable physical and emotional health to safely administer medications. Medication Aide Students must possess a high school diploma or have a GED equivalent.

Acceptance By The School for the Medical Assistant, Physical Therapy Technician, Nurse Aide and Medication Aide Programs.

Upon completion of the previously referenced items, the school reviews the application and informs the applicant of its decision in a timely manner. If the applicant is denied admission, all fees paid to the school are refunded.

Acceptance For Texas Health School in Houston TX

Credit For Previous Education for the Medical Assistant, Physical Therapy Technician, Nurse Aide and Medication Aide Programs,

Credit for previous education and training may be granted for students enrolled in the program, based on a personal interview with the student and an analysis of an official transcript from the previous school attended indicating a grade of “C” or better in a course that is comparable in content and length. The applicant or student must make the request within thirty days following the start date of the student’s program, but not later than two days after the start date of the module in which the course for credit is being requested. The School President or appropriate designee will review official transcripts from previous institutions to determine what credit, if any, will be granted. Maximum allowable credit for previous education is 50% of the total credit in the program. Transfer credits cannot be funded with Federal Title IV financial aid.

The institution does not have a policy for testing for credit. (CLEP). For more information about the Admissions requirements, call us (TEL: 713-932-9333) or email us txhealthschool@gmail.com

Admission for Massage Therapy Program in Houston TX

Criteria for Admission & Credit Evaluation Policy for Massage Therapy Students

Steps for Admission Requirements

  • Inquiring applicants are scheduled to visit the school.
  • Inquiring applicants must have a personal interview with an admission representative.
  • While visiting the school, applicant receives a tour of the campus, completes an application & admissions representative explains the steps for enrollment requirements, receives an overview of the programs for which student is qualified.
  • Inquiring applicant is scheduled for entrance examination.
  • Upon making formal application to school, applicant will meet with financial officer to determine financial aide eligibility.
  • Applicant attends program orientation prior to first day of lecture.

Applicants must be 18 years of age and must possess a high school diploma, or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or a Home School certificate that is equivalent to a high school level diploma school and is recognized by the student’s home state. Applicants with foreign transcripts from international institutions must have their transcripts evaluated for equivalency to a U.S. high school diploma by a recognized evaluation service.

Should an applicant not possess a high school diploma or its equivalent, he or she is required to take a test to determine the students ability-to-benefit (A.T.B.) from the program. NOTE: Students admitted on the basis of ability-to-benefit and who first enroll in a program of study on or after July 1, 2012 will not be eligible for Title IV financial aid funding. Students who were enrolled in a Title IV financial aid eligible program prior to July 1, 2012 may establish financial aid eligibility under one of the previous ability-to-benefit student alternatives. Students qualifying for Title IV financial aid eligibility under one of the A.T.B. alternatives are requested to contact the school’s financial aid office.

All applicants eligible for enrollment must take a validated admissions test (Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam) and a short-answer essay to determine their eligibility in their selected programs. If the prospective student does not satisfactorily complete the test on their first opportunity, a substantially different test may be administered the same day. An applicant must wait five calendar days prior to retaking the same entrance test.

Ability-to-Benefit applicants must achieve or exceed minimum scores in each sub-test area of the A.T.B. test within the massage therapy program. An applicant will be retested if the current score is not indicative of an examines current knowledge and skills in accordance with the rules and regulations of the publisher of the test.

Acceptance By The School

Upon completion of the previously referenced items, the school reviews the application and informs the applicant of its decision in a timely manner. If the applicant is not accepted, all fees paid to the school are refunded within 30 days.

Applicants must be aware that a prospective student is ineligible for registration as a massage therapist if the student has been;

  1. Convicted of or entered a plea of nolo contendere, or guilty to, or received deferred adjudication to crimes or offenses involving prostitution or sexual offenses; or
  2. Convicted of a violation of the Texas Civil Status Act 4512K within the past five years.

Credit For Previous Education

If a student wishes to be granted credit for previous training they have completed, they must submit an official transcript to the Texas Department of State Health Services, Massage Therapy Licensing Division for evaluation. Upon written confirmation from the Texas Department of State Health Services, approval for coursework, and the written confirmation will be placed in the students file. If coursework is approved, this may result in the program length being shortened and the cost being reduced. All course-work to be evaluated must be submitted to the school at least two weeks in advance of the starting date of the program.

For more information about the Admissions requirements, call us at (713) 932-9333 or email us at txhealthschool@gmail.com

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