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Associate Degree Nursing

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 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.

Downtown Campus Pre-Admission Conferences are held in the Health Sciences Hall Auditorium (#166) unless otherwise noted.

Sign Up for a Downtown Campus Conference

Fall 2024 Downtown ADN Pre-Admission Conference Schedule
Date Time
Thursday, February 22 2:00 pm
Friday, March 8 3:00 pm
Wednesday, March 20 4:00 pm
Saturday, March 23 10:00 am
Friday, March 29 2:00 pm
Thursday, April 4 4:00 pm
Tuesday, April 9 5:00 pm

 Sign-Up for a Shelby County Campus Conference

Fall 2024 Shelby County ADN Pre-Admission Conference Schedule
Date Time
Thursday, February 29 4:00 pm
Saturday, March 9 10:00 am
Tuesday, March 19 4:00 pm
Tuesday, April 2 4:00 pm

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.

Applicants are required to take the HESI A2 exam. Below are the 15 upcoming HESI exam dates/times for Fall 2024 applicants as well as the Sign-up Link to schedule it. NOTE: LPNs do not have to take the HESI.

These steps must be completed before students register for a testing timeslot:

  1. Create a student account with a Username & Password.
  2. Go to the homepage and click "Register for Results and Remediation".
  3. Register for HESI.
  4. Proceed to checkout and payment.
  5. Use Payment ID: 27115.
  6. After completing checkout, you can reserve a date and time to take your test at the Downtown Campus.
HESI Test Dates
Date Time
Tuesday, March 12 1:00 pm
Thursday, March 14 9:00 am
Tuesday, March 19 9:00 am
Thursday, March 21 1:00 pm
Monday, March 25 9:00 am
Wednesday, March 27 1:00 pm
Friday, March 29 9:00 am
Monday, April 1 9:00 am
Wednesday, April 3 1:00 pm
Friday, April 5 9:00 am
Monday, April 8 1:00 pm
Tuesday, April 9 9:00 am
Wednesday, April 10 1:00 pm
Thursday, April 11 9:00 am
Friday, April 12 9:00 am

Sign-Up for the HESI A2 Exam

If you require special assistance please contact the Access*Ability Resource Center

  • 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:

First Semester

  • NRS 101: Nursing Care I (9 credit hours)
  • BIO 139: Anatomy & Physiology II (grade of ‘C’ or better); completed within 10 years

Second Semester

  • 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)

Third Semester

  • NRS 203: Nursing Care III (9 credit hours)
  • BIO 225: Medical Microbiology (grade of ‘C’ or better); completed within 10 years

Fourth Semester

  • NRS 204: Nursing Care IV (10 credit hours)
  • Heritage/Humanities course of student’s choice (grade of ‘C’ or better)


Practical Nursing

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.

Downtown Preadmission Conferences are held in the Health Science Hall (HSH), Room 253.

Sign-up for a Downtown Campus PN Pre-Admission Conference

Spring 2024 Downtown PN Preadmission Conferences
Date Time (EST)
January 18 3:00–3:30 pm
February 1 4:00–5:00 pm
February 23 1:00–2:00 pm
March 7 5:00–6:00 pm
March 14 1:00–2:00 pm
April 7 6:00–7:00 pm
April 14 2:00–3:00 pm

Carrollton Pre-Admission Conferences are on the second floor in room A212.

Sign-up for a Carrollton Campus PN Pre-Admission Conference

Spring 2024 Carrollton PN Preadmission Conferences
Date Time (EST)
January 16 4:00–4:30 pm
February 13 3:00–4:00 pm
March 14 5:00–6:00 pm
March 26 3:00–4:00 pm
April 5 5:00–6:00 pm
April 16 3:00–4:00 pm

Prerequisite Classes

These classes must be completed by May 2024.

  • 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