Advanced Placement for Military Trained Healthcare Personnel

Dominican University of California

Advanced Placement for Military Trained Healthcare Personnel Policy

Response to SB 1348, Cannella 2016

After meeting all general entrance requirements to the Sophomore 1 semester, individuals who have held an occupation in the military may apply for advanced placement into the second semester of the DUC undergraduate traditional nursing program (contingent upon space availability). Specifically, those with the following ranking and honorable discharge from their service:

  1. Basic Medical Technician Corpsman (Navy HM or Air Force BMTCP)
  2. Army Health Care Specialist (68W Army Medic)
  3. Air Force Independent Duty Medical Technician (IMDT 4N0X1C)

Advanced placement must include success in the following areas:

  1. Successful skills competency testing on all required learning objectives and skills for Fundamentals in Nursing
  2. 100% success rate on a fundamental medication examination
  3. 77% or above on a Challenge exam for Fundamentals of Nursing Practice
  4. 77% or above on a Health Assessment Challenge Exam
  5. Successful completion of a full health and physical assessment
  6. Successful written application of the nursing process assignment
  7. Successful completion of all Sophomore 1 Nursing and co-requisite courses (i.e., Pathophysiology, Pharmacology 1, Microbiology and Lifespan Development)

The candidate for application for advanced placement must have:

At least one year experience working as Basic Medical Technician Corpsman (Navy HM or Air Force BMTCP) or an Army Health Care Specialist (68W Army Medic or an Air Force Independent Duty Medical Technician (IMDT 4N0X1C).

Applicants must have proof of active military service in the above roles within the last five years. Students who have been disqualified from another program are not eligible for admission to Dominican's Nursing program.

These guidelines are subject to change. For the most current information and guidelines, please contact the nursing department at Dominican University of California.