As a part of our registered nurse admissions services, we provide financial aid advisement and personal advisement so that you can make the best decision for your future. We also offer placement services once you have been accepted into one of our programs! Our goal is to provide you with the resources and support needed to succeed in your educational endeavors. We have staff members who are ready to assist you with any questions or concerns that you may have.
- Applicants must submit a High School Diploma (or equivalent in their country of origin) or GED.
- Applicant must be 18 years of age.
- Kaplan (65) is one of SABER’s College's official entrance exams. The Kaplan exam will be offered no more than 3 times with waiting times as follows: 72 hrs. after the first exam and 30 days for the third exam. Applicants may be granted acceptance into the nursing program based upon equivalent entrance test scores on other qualifying exams, including ACT (18), SAT (1330 before 3/5/16), SAT (980 on or after 3/6/2016), and/or HESI A2 Exam (80), TEAS (58) and Kaplan (65). Score 11.0 in math, language, and reading on the TABE Test.
- Applicant must submit official school transcript documenting any previous work in the United States, with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (C) for each general education course, when requesting credit for courses previously taken at the associate degree level or higher. A student whose scores are below a 2.0 must take the course at SABER. Applicants requesting general education credit from foreign countries must submit an evaluation from Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. which specifies the academic content of the course to be waived. SABER will only waive general education courses that have the same academic content as the ones offered at this institution. Applicant requesting credit for the first core semester, must take an entrance exam to cover material for that course and must submit an official transcript for each core course with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in a 4.0 scale.
- Applicant must successfully complete a personal oral and written interview with the Program Team of the program to evaluate the applicant’s ability to communicate satisfactorily as required by the health care delivery system. The interviewer must recommend the applicant for admission.
- Student Orientation – Orientation of new students is conducted for each academic start. New students will learn about SABER College, including procedures, rules, and regulations. Students will receive their program schedule and get acquainted with the school facilities on the first day of class, when an orientation session will be provided. Catalogs and Handbooks will be provided one week before the beginning of class.
- For Students who are 16-17 years old, parent or guardian approval is required for enrollment.
- SABER College designates a properly trained individual to provide each of the following student services: academic advisement: provides information to new and continuing students about SABER College services and academic education and career goals. The department also provides information to transfer students, guides students toward an academic pathway, and helps students determine their eligibility to graduate.
- Financial aid advisement helps students choose a payment plan, obtain loans and grants to pay for school, and explains how to make payments on those loans. Financial aid advisors can help students understand the different types of available financial aid and determine which is right for them. Advisors can also assist students with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other forms to apply for financial aid.
- Personal advisement: We are here to help! We will be happy to refer you to a professional who can provide information, assistance, and guidance to students in resolving personal and social problems and difficulties. You may also refer yourself to community services as needed. The College is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy campus environment that supports the academic success of all community members. We provide confidential, professional counseling services for students experiencing difficulties related to academic performance, personal relationships, substance use, depression, and other mental health issues.
- Placement Services: All graduates can use placement services without additional charge. No placement guarantee shall be implied, though records of initial employment and continued job satisfaction shall be maintained. Students will be given a list of recommended companies to apply for. No guarantees are made for jobs with any of these companies, though the career center shall do its best to help students find positions in their field of study.
The size of our institution shall determine the extent of these services and the personnel assigned to our students.
- Applicant must undergo a 10-panel drug urine test.
- Applicant must undergo a background check. If the applicant has a recent history of chemical abuse, or an arrest record indicating the same, he/she will be required to contact the intervention Project for Nurses (IPN). Based on the evaluation results of IPN, the applicant may be asked to enter into a contractual agreement for services with IPN. Failure to enter the stipulated contract and/or to comply with any of the contract's requirements will result in denied admission into the program.
- Applicant must meet physical strength and function requirements as required.
- Applicant must submit proof of CPR certification from the American Heart Association.
- Applicant must meet personal health requirements stipulated in the SABER Physical Health Form.