A.A.S.-Nursing program application steps
The A.A.S-Nursing degree program begins each fall semester. For initial consideration, the internal nursing application must be received by the admissions office by February 1 of the year you wish to enroll (i.e. February 1, 2012 for the fall 2012 semester.) Applications are reviewed in March by the director of admissions and the nursing program director. Students may continue to apply for admission until May of the year seeking admission. A second review of applications will be completed in June. A waiting list will be maintained until the first day of classes in the fall. Students who are not granted admission one year must apply for admission the next year. The waiting list is not maintained from one year to the next.
- Complete JCC's online application.
- Request an official copy of your high school and any college transcripts be sent to the admissions office. The transcript must be received by February 1.
- Complete JCC's nursing program application. The application must be received by the admissions office by February 1.
- All new full-time students are required to take JCC’s placement test. New part-time students are strongly encouraged to take the placement test prior to enrolling in any course which has a reading, writing, or math prerequisite unless you qualify for one of the exemptions. The test consists of three parts. Two parts are composed entirely of multiple choice questions which are used to measure your ability in basic reading and mathematics skills. The third part is the English essay, in which you will demonstrate your ability to write a composition.
The nursing program is designed for full- or part-time study and may be completed in a minimum of two academic years of full-time study. The four semester sequence of nursing courses, which begins each fall semester, must be completed sequentially. Students who desire part-time study may complete the general degree requirements before seeking admission to the program.
Enrollment into the nursing program is limited. Therefore, application by February 1 is of primary importance. Applications will continue to be reviewed after February 1 on a space available basis.
- High school and college transcripts from all institutions attended should be filed in the admissions office prior to February 1 of the year seeking admission (i.e. February 2012 for fall 2012 admission).
- A grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 for current or previous college students.
- Placement in the top 25% of the class (with a minimum of an 90% average) for high school students or high school graduates with no college experience. If you are a high school student who was not in the top 25% of your high school class and/or did not have a minimum of an 90% average, you may still be considered for admission to the nursing program after you have completed general education courses required for the nursing program and obtained at least a 2.5 GPA. Prior to full-time enrollment at JCC, High School students should strongly consider enrollment in college course opportunities, i.e. College Connections.
- A passing grade in a high school or college chemistry course. A strong science-based high school curriculum is highly recommended for student success in the nursing program.
- Eligibility for placement in ENG 1530: English Composition II. Eligibility is determined by JCC’s placement test, or transfer credit, equivalent to the first course in college composition.
- A record of grades from credit bearing college courses must be established by applicants with a General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
- Must be 18 years of age by June 1 of the intended graduation year to be eligible to take the NCLEX exam for licensure as a registered nurse.