Nursing Pre-Admission Conferences
Students ready to apply to the ADN program must attend a mandatory PAC within six (6) months of their desired application deadline. If you are not yet ready to apply to the ADN program or if you have transcripts from another college to be evaluated, please see an advisor in the Advising Center and they will let you know which classes will transfer, that are required for the nursing program. However, it is ultimately the Admission’s Office that approves transfer credits. The Advising Center office hours are posted on their web page. Appointments with the advisors can be made by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Advising Center is located in the John T. Smith Library, Building B, room 215, (physical address is 622 S. First Street; however, the front of the building faces Second Street).
- Register no later than 8:00 AM the day of your conference.
- Bring your Student ID or another proof of identification.
- Bring your Nursing Academic Program Plan (APP), which can be prepared by Academic Advising.
- Students who arrive 10 or more minutes late will NOT be admitted and will have to attend another PAC.
- NOTE: Please attend a Pre-Admission Conference at the campus where you hope to be accepted.
|Wednesday, July 19||2:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday, August 2||4:00 p.m.|
|Friday, August 18||2:00 p.m.|
|Saturday, August 19||10:00 a.m.|
|Wednesday, September 6||4:00 p.m.|
|Friday, September 15||2:00 p.m.|
|Friday, July 21||6:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday, August 9||6:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday, August 30||6:00 p.m.|
|Saturday, September 9||10:00 a.m.|
Regular Admission vs. Priority Admission
To qualify for regular admission complete of all preadmission requirements with at least a 2.75 Nursing GPA. Priority admission requires all of regular admission plus completion of all prerequisite and corequisite classes with at least a 3.0 Nursing GPA.
The HESI is a computerized test used to assess the academic ability of perspective nursing students. The cost of the HESI is approximately $58 (subject to change). LPNs (Licensed Practical Nurses) do NOT have to take the HESI.
|Tuesday, August 22||9:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, August 24||9:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, August 31||9:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, September 7||9:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday, September 12||9:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, September 14||9:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday, September 19||9:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, September 21||9:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.|
|Friday, September 22||9:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.|
To register and pay for the HESI A2 Entrance Exam, please follow the steps below:
- Sign up as a student on Evolve Elsevier.
- Register for HESI Assessment Payment Link.
- Make your payment with HESI Assessment Student Access. If you’re taking the exam for the 1st time, please use Payment ID: TBD.
- After completing the Checkout process, please select your exam date at the Downtown Campus.
If you require special assistance please contact the Access*Ability Resource Center email@example.com
- BIO 137: Anatomy & Physiology I (grade of ‘C’ or better).
- Must be completed within 10 years of first semester of ADN program.
- Transfer credits must include a Lab and be approved by the ADN program coordinator.
- PSY 110: General Psychology or transfer equivalent (grade of ‘C’ or better).
- Quantitative Reasoning/Math course at AA/AS level – such as MAT 146: Contemporary Math or MAT 150: College Algebra or transfer equivalent (grade of ‘C’ or better).
- Currently listed as a State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA) with KBN or completion of HST 104: Basic Skills Clinical I (includes CPR certification).
NOTE: Students can be enrolled in prerequisite courses during the Fall (or Spring) semester and still be eligible to apply for the upcoming Spring (or Fall) semester.
In addition to program prerequisite courses, new ADN students will complete the following courses:
- NRS 101: Nursing Care I (9 credit hours)
- BIO 139: Anatomy & Physiology II (grade of ‘C’ or better); completed within 10 years
- NRS 102: Nursing Care II (10 credit hours)
- ENG 101: Writing I (grade of ‘C’ or better)
LPN to ADN Transition
- NRS 200: LPN-A.D.N. Transition (3 credit hours)
- Prerequisites: BIO 137 & 139; ENG 101; PSY 110; Quantitative Reasoning/Math course at AA/AS level (all with grades of ‘C’ or better)
- NRS 203: Nursing Care III (9 credit hours)
- BIO 225: Medical Microbiology (grade of ‘C’ or better); completed within 10 years
- NRS 204: Nursing Care IV (10 credit hours)
- Heritage/Humanities course of student’s choice (grade of ‘C’ or better)
Attending a PN Preadmission Conference is required and allows eligible students to apply to the PN program. Students who are ready to start the PN program in the upcoming semester must attend a Preadmission Conference. After attending a Preadmission Conference, students will be emailed a link to apply to the PN program.
When: Preadmission Conferences begin promptly as listed below and generally last one (1) hour.
Where: Preadmission Conferences are held in-person. Students can attend a Preadmission Conference at both campuses (Downtown and Carrollton). However, it’s recommended that students attend a Preadmission Conference at the campus they want to attend.
|April 7, 2023||6:00 PM - 7:00 PM||Register for Downtown PAC on April 7|
Carrollton Preadmission Conferences are on the second floor in room A212.
|April 5, 2023||5:00 PM – 6:00 PM||Register for Carrollton PAC on April 5|
These classes must be completed by May 2023.
- FYE 105: Achieving Academic Success
- BIO 137: Anatomy & Physiology I OR BIO 135: Basic Anatomy & Physiology
- AHS 115: Medical Terminology OR CLA 131: Medical Terminology from Greek & Latin
- ENG 101: Writing I