Admission Requirements

The John Wood Community College Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program prepares students to become Professional Nurses who provide holistic care in variety of healthcare settings, across the life span of diverse populations.  Upon successful completion of this program, students qualify to take the NCLEX-RN exam for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). The JWCC ADN program is a selective admission program. Applicant must first apply and be accepted to John Wood Community College prior to applying to the JWCC Nursing Program.

To be considered for, and to progress through, the ADN program, a student must maintain a minimum JWCC cumulative GPA of 2.7 (all coursework taken at JWCC), as well as a 2.7 GPA in required science/support courses (BIO 275, 276, 293, PSY 101 and 233, MAT 109). Coursework may be repeated one time to meet minimum standards.

The following courses must be completed with a C or better in order to apply to the ADN program in this application cycle:

  • BIO 101 General Biology
  • PSY 101 Intro to Psychology
  • ENG 101 Rhetoric and Composition I
  • MAT 109 Elementary Statistics

The applicant must have completed or be enrolled in BIO 275 Human Anatomy & Physiology I at the time of application.

The following courses must be completed prior to the start of NUR 108:

  • BIO 275 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIO 276 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • PSY 233 Developmental Psychology

The following course must be completed prior to the start of NUR 148:

  • BIO 293 Microbiology **

The following course must be completed prior to the start of NUR 203, or by the conclusion of NUR 190 to sit for PN licensure.

  • CMN 101 Introduction to Speech **

Admissions Testing

Applicants without a minimum composite ACT score of 22, or minimum composite SAT score  of 1070 (ACT/SAT is NOT REQUIRED) within the past five years will be invited to take the HESI A2 Admissions Assessment Test. This computerized test will be given on the JWCC Campus. Applicants will be scheduled for a specific date and time to test. A Reading, Math, and Composite score of 78% IN EACH AREA is required for entry into the program. Scores are valid for one calendar year; students are allowed two attempts to meet the required score with each application cycle. The applicant is responsible for all testing fees; testing fees are nonrefundable.

  • Community LPNs are required to meet above admission criteria, include their current LPN license and proof of employment as an LPN for at least 6 of the previous 12-month period.

Admission into the JWCC Nursing program is contingent on the applicant meeting all prerequisite criteria, as well as maintaining a minimum JWCC cumulative GPA of 2.7 and a 2.7 GPA in required science/support courses. Eligibility is calculated each semester, using the grades available at that point. If, at any point between the application date and the start date of NUR 108, the student’s GPA falls below the 2.7 requirement, the student will no longer be eligible for admission.

 Eligibility for admission to the ADN program does not guarantee admission.

If you have any questions regarding the information provided, or regarding the ADN program, please contact Michelle Wright in the Advising & Retention office at 217-641-4362.