ADN priority applications must be submitted by January 6, 2014. Final deadline for all applications is March 14, 2014
All students entering the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program must first be accepted into the Practical Nursing Program. See the Practical Nursing Program information for those requirements and the admission process. During the second semester of the Practical Nursing Program, those students who wish to become a Registered Nurse (RN) may apply for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program. Currently licensed LPN’s may receive credit for their first year of nursing courses (see Track 2 below).
Applications are available in the Career & Advising Office only.
Application deadline for priority consideration is Jan 6th. Final deadline for all applications March 14, 2014. Classes will begin the following summer. Applicants for the ADN program will enter through one of the following tracks:
TRACK 1: (Currently enrolled PN Students)
1. Successful completion of the Science and General Education courses required for the PN program.
2. Successful completion of the PN fall and spring semesters Core Program Sequence* prior to beginning summer transition to track #1.
3. Successful completion of BIO 293 and NUR 203 with a grade of “C” or above prior to beginning the fall semester of the ADN Second Year Core Program Sequence*.
4. Completion of PSY233, CMN101 and MAT109 prior to beginning the fall semester of the ADN Second Year Core Program Sequence* is highly recommended for continuing PN students
TRACK 2: (Currently Licensed LPN)
- LPN with a current license who has worked for at least 6 of the last 12 months as an LPN.
- Completion of PSY233, CMN101, MAT109, and BIO 293 prior to beginning the summer semester of the ADN Second Year Core Program Sequence* is required.
- Successful completion of NUR 203 and NUR 295 with a grade of “C” or above prior to beginning the fall semester of the ADN Second Year Core Program Sequence*.
Admission criteria for both tracks:
1. A minimum GPA of 2.7 in each of the following areas:
- Science/Support courses-BIO 275 and BIO 276; (and BIO 293 and PSY 233, if taken)
- All nursing courses
- All college level courses taken at any institution
2. A minimum ACT composite score of 22, or the required minimum score for each section of the Hesi A2 Reading Comprehension and Math exam (see #6 below).
*See JWCC College Catalog and Student Handbook for PN and ADN Core Program Sequence.
For consideration to the ADN program, complete the following steps:
1. Complete the JWCC Application for Admission and return to the Admissions Office. If you are currently enrolled at JWCC, you need to update your application to reflect pre-Associate Degree Nursing (HADN) or Health Services (HLSR) program status. Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to the program.
2. Contact the JWCC admissions office assistant at 217-641-4337 to register for a new student orientation and to schedule the college admission assessment (COMPASS) test. If you are a current JWCC student and have already completed orientation you will NOT need to attend another one.
3. Request official transcripts from each academic institution in which you have previously been enrolled (high school and other college(s)). A GED certificate is acceptable in lieu of high school transcripts. This is a requirement for admission to the college and to receive financial aid. If you have attended another college prior to attending John Wood, your official transcripts will be evaluated and appropriate credits will be posted towards your degree. (Transfer credits will depend on the applicability of the course and the grade earned.)
4. After the new student orientation and all of the above steps are completed, make an appointment to meet with an academic advisor to review testing scores and register for appropriate classes. Depending on COMPASS scores, there may be additional coursework to compete that is not listed on the criteria sheet.
5. Complete the Nursing Program Application and return to the Career and Advising Office located on the first floor of the Student Administrative Building.
6. Take the Hesi A-2 exam. After January 6th, you will be notified via letter when that test is available. If your compass scores in math, reading and writing are not at the required level, it is highly recommended that you take the necessary courses before taking the A-2 exam.
Steps 1-5 must be completed by January 6th to be eligible for the admission to the next class which begins in the summer session. It is your responsibility to make sure that all application information arrives at JWCC by the application deadline. Eligibility for admission to the ADN program does not guarantee that you will be admitted to the next available class. You will be notified of admission decisions in April. The ADN Curriculum Planning Worksheet lists the required General Education Requirements.
After admission into the nursing program, you will be required to show that the following are current: required immunizations, TB test, CPR (AHA Healthcare Provider or ARC Professional Rescuer), and physical exam indicating that you are physically able to perform the required skills. Nursing requires that you can perform several functions requiring lifting, bending and other physical activities. Additionally, you will be required to have a criminal background check and urine drug screen 30 days prior to beginning clinical.
If you have any questions regarding the information provided or the ADN program in general, please feel free to contact the admissions office at 217-641-4314 or 641-4338.