Admission Requirements

Applications are available in the Career & Advising Office only.

To be considered for admission to the ADN program the applicant must met the following criteria:

Admission Criteria:       

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.7 in Science/Support and General Education courses:
  • BIO 101 General Biology
  • BIO 275 Anatomy & Physiology I*
  • BIO 276 Anatomy & Physiology II*
  • BIO 293 Microbiology*
  • PSY 111 Life Span
  • ENG 101 Rhetoric & Composition I
  • CMN 101 Introduction to Speech
  • MAT 102 Allied Health Math*


The above courses must be completed before applying to the nursing program and can only be taken twice to achieve a C or higher. In addition, the courses identified with an (*) must be taken within 5 years of the application date.

2.    Candidates qualified to continue in the process will be invited to complete one or more of the following:

  • Incoming students without LPN licensure will be required to complete the following:
    • Successfully pass the HESI A-2 Entrance Exam.


  • Community LPNs will be required to complete the following:
    • Successfully pass the NLN ACE Entrance Exams.
    • Submit a copy of your current nursing license.
    • Official letter signed by your employer, verifying employment for 6 of the last 12 months.

 3. A Professional Interview.

The NLN ACE & HESI A-2 RN Pre-Admission’s Exam may be repeated once per calendar year and is non-refundable.


1.  Complete the JWCC Application for Admission and return to the Admissions Office. Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to the AND nursing program.

2.  Once admitted to JWCC you can complete the Nursing Program Application and return to the Career and Advising Office located on the first floor of the Student Administrative Building.

3.   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), 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, as well as attend a mandatory nursing orientation session.

If you have any questions regarding the information provided or the ADN program in general, please feel free to contact the Health Sciences office at 217-641-4551 or 641-4542 or