Associate Degree in Nursing - Fall 2018

 

 

Applications must be submitted to the Advising and Retention Office by February 15 of the year prior to the fall of entry to be considered. Applications may be submitted prior to this date, but will not be reviewed until after February 15.

ADMISSIONS INFORMATION

The John Wood Community College Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program prepares students to become Professional Nurses, providing holistic care in a variety of healthcare settings, and across the lifespan for diverse populations. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates qualify to take the NCLEX-RN exam for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).

Admission Criteria

Applicant must first apply and be accepted to John Wood Community College prior to applying to the JWCC ADN program.

To be considered for, and to progress through the ADN program, a student must maintain a minimum JWCC cumulative GPA of 2.7, as well as a 2.7 GPA in the required science/support courses (BIO 275, BIO 276, BIO 293, PSY 101, PSY 233 & MAT 109). Coursework may be repeated one time to meet minimum standards. Math and science courses must have been taken within 10 years of the application date to be considered. (excludes BIO 101)

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:

  • CMN 101 Introduction to Speech **
Upon the February 15 application date, applicants without an ACT score of 22 or better (ACT is NOT REQUIRED) 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% is required for entry into the program. Students are allowed to retest once per calendar year. 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. Community LPNs will be invited to take the NLN NACE exam. Performance on the NLN NACE exam will be used to assist in the ranking of qualified applicants.
Admission into the JWCC Nursing program is contingent upon the applicant meeting all prerequisite criteria, as well as maintaining a minimum JWCC cumulative GPA of 2.7, and a 2.7 GPA in the required science/support courses. Continuation to second year nursing is contingent upon the GPA requirements listed above, and maintaining a 2.7 nursing GPA.

Eligibility for admission to the ADN program does not guarantee admission. After the initial review, applicants will receive written notification of their status within the application process.

 

If you have any questions regarding the information provided, or regarding the ADN program, please contact Michelle Wright, Coordinator of Records, Registration & Selective Admissions at 217-641-4362.

 

* Math and Science courses must have been taken within 10 years of the application date to be considered.

 

** Due to the rigor of the nursing curriculum and schedule limitations, we highly recommend that all general education courses be completed prior to fall nursing courses.