We are excited you are considering becoming a Registered Nurse. Nursing is a demanding yet highly rewarding profession in the healthcare field. The faculty and staff of Jefferson State Nursing Education Program are dedicated to helping students achieve success. Each prospective student should consider the list below prior to applying. Admission to the nursing education program is highly competitive and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.
“Far and away, the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” – President Theodore Roosevelt
- Physical Requirements – Essential Functions
- Minimum academic admission requirements – ACT score of 18 or above, GPA of 2.5 or above.
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Admission Steps for Nursing Education Program
- Complete an Application for Admission to Jefferson State.
- Request that official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended be sent to Enrollment Services for evaluation.
- Take the math and English placement tests unless transfer credit is awarded or ACT scores are less than three years old.
- Contact the Testing Office for information about testing dates and time. Link testing office contact info
- Print Nursing Application Checklist and Ranking Score to make sure you’ve met all admission requirements.
- Make an appointment with a Pre-Nursing Advisor to determine eligibility. Click here for contact information.
- Submit an Application for Admission to Nursing Program.
- Application deadlines are as follows: Fall May – 12th, Spring – October 6, and Summer – February 6 (If the deadline date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, applications will be accepted until 4:30 pm on the following Monday only.)
- Applications should be submitted to enrollment services on any campus
After admission into the program, students are required to:
- Provide proof of CPR certification at the health care provider level from the American Heart Association. Online classes are not acceptable unless it contains an onsite skills demonstration.
- Provide proof of hospitalization insurance
- Purchase liability insurance through the college. Go to college cashier at any campus to purchase.
- Submit Initial Admission Medical Form.
- Submit to a random drug and alcohol testing for chemical dependency. This will be done on campus prior to clinical experience start date as well as randomly throughout the program at the expense of the student.
- Background screens are required by agencies utilized for clinical learning experiences. Clinical agencies may deny facility access based upon a student’s background screen. Acceptance to the nursing program is contingent upon an acceptable background screen. Information on how to complete the background screen will be included in your acceptance letter.
- Individuals with criminal charges who plan to apply to the program should contact the Associate Dean of Nursing to confidentially discuss their eligibility for program admission.