Work experience in healthcare field. Maximum points: 2 - 4
Applicants will be awarded 4 points for the following: at least 500 hours of work experience caring for human patients with
current unencumbered certification as an Oregon certified nursing assistant, or Oregon licensure or national certification as a
licensed practical nurse, respiratory therapist, emergency medical technician, paramedic, medical assistant (national
certification required), or service as an Armed Services medic or corpsman in the past four years, or,applicants will be awarded
2 points for an Oregon certified nursing assistant, national certification as a medical assistant, Oregon state licensed practical
nurse or state/national certification of emergency medical technician, paramedic, or respiratory therapist with less than 500
hours or work experience.
Applicants with work experience > 500 practice hours gained in other areas of healthcare may submit their evidence of
experience along with an explanation as to why they believe their experience should be considered for points. If allowed,
experience in roles other than those listed above will receive a maximum of 2 points.
Copy of active Oregon state certificate/license or national certification must be provided with application to receive points.
Foreign language fluency. Maximum points: 3
Applicants may receive 3 points for foreign language fluency, including American Sign Language (speaking and listening) as
determined by an official high school transcript from a school located in a foreign country or school for the deaf for use of
American Sign Language. An official transcript/certificate identifying “Advanced” (any subcategory) language proficiency as
defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) 2012 Proficiency Guidelines, or ASLPI Level
4 for American sign language is also acceptable. The OPI, OPIc and LPT assessments are acceptable language proficiency
exams administered by Language Testing International. Applicants must demonstrate both fluency in speaking and listening.
This will require two assessments: the OPI or OPIc AND the LPT assessment. See https://www.languagetesting.com/ for
language proficiency exam availability and https://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/actfl-proficiency-
guidelines-2012 for criteria indicating “Advanced” language proficiency as defined by the ACTFL 2012 Proficiency Guidelines.
For information about ordering a language proficieny assessment through Language Testing International follow this link:
There are fees associated with the above process set by and due to Language Testing International or other company used to
determine level of fluency.
Students are required to provide to Klamath Community College a proficiency certificate or high school diploma to documenting
language proficiency. Applicants must demonstrate both fluency in speaking and listening.
Applicants unable to validate fluency by above measures due to unavailability of proficieny exams for specific foreign languages
are encouraged to contact the nursing program adminstrator. Alternate measures for determining fluency are approved on a
case by case basis per program policy.
Phase 2 – Proctored Essay, Panel Interview and HSRT exam – applicants will be assessed using 50
points in the following:
Essay – Maximum 30 points: The top 20 applicants as determined in Phase 1 will be invited to participate in a proctored
essay. Up to 30 points may be awarded for a proctored essay based various attribute/experience criteria. The essay questions
will not be based on any specific prerequisites or other courses, but will address general attributes such as integrity, diversity,