Associate Degree Nursing

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What Is Nursing?

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program is a Selective Admission program; potential nursing applicants must complete an application packet, which will be reviewed by the ADN Selective Admission’s Committee. Application to the college is a separate process from application to the nursing program. Nursing applications must be received in the Nursing Division office (Health Sciences Hall (HSH), room 442) by April 15 for the following Fall semester classes or by September 25 for the following Spring semester classes. Those who have completed all of the criteria required for Priority Admission may submit an application at any time to be considered for the next available opening; however, it is best to submit the application by the deadline.

What are my career options?

A few examples of workplaces in your local area:

  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient surgery centers
  • Community clinics
  • Home healthcare
  • Rehabilitation and nursing care facilities
  • Schools
  • Correctional facilities
  • Serve in the military
  • Business and industry
  • Travel companies

Information links:

NLN Pre-admission Exam:

Register at

  • Testing is in the Assessment Center located on the Downtown Campus at:
    • John T. Smith Library, building B, room 215
    • The library is located at 622 S. First Street; however, the front entrance actually faces Second Street)
  • No additional dates will be scheduled and seating is limited; therefore, we recommend registering early.
  • Must register to take the exam at least two day before the day of testing.
  • Sign-in begins 15 minutes before the start of the exam.

PAX-RN Testing schedule:

Registration Period Testing Date Testing Times (Arrive 15 minutes early to sign in)
Register now through 12/10/2018 12/12/2018 9:00am–12:00pm or 1:00pm-4:00pm
Register now through 12/15/2018 12/17/2018 9:00am–12:00pm or 1:00pm-4:00pm
Register now through 12/18/2018 12/20/2018 9:00am–12:00pm or 1:00pm-4:00pm

An associate degree is an undergraduate academic degree awarded upon completion of a course of study usually lasting two years.


The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Jefferson Community and Technical College is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN),

Jefferson Community and Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

  • Graduates’ success on the licensure and/or certification examination:
    • 2017:  85%
  • Students’ completion of the nursing program: 72%
  • Graduates obtaining a job:
    • Graduate Job Placement Rates, 2017:  97% of respondents, 6-12 months post-graduation were employed as an RN.

Program of Nursing Benchmarks (PDF)

Program Contact

Evelyn Lichtsteiner
Administrative Assistant Supervisor