*Attention: ACT Change* – For students applying for spring 2022 admission the ACT test must be taken within five years of the application deadline.
Before considering applying for admission to a nursing program, there are some essential functions that are necessary for the provision of safe and effective nursing care. Click the link to download the Physical Requirements & Essential Functions Outline.
Traditional Nursing Program Admission Process
- Complete an Application for Admission to Jefferson State.
- Request official transcripts from all high schools, colleges/universities you have attended to be sent to Enrollment Services for evaluation.
- Contact a Pre-Nursing Advisor to determine eligibility.
- Minimum ACT composite score of 18 is required. The ACT test must be taken within five years of the application deadline. Contact the Testing Office for information about registering for the ACT dates.
- After being accepted in to Jefferson State, submit an Application for Admission to Traditional Nursing Program.
- Print Traditional Nursing Application Checklist and Ranking Score to make sure you’ve met all admission requirements.
Traditional Nursing Program Application Deadlines
- Fall: May 12
- Spring: October 6
- Summer: February 6
- Jefferson Campus admits students in the Spring, Summer & Fall semesters
- Shelby Campus Day Program admits students in the Spring, Summer & Fall semesters
- Shelby Campus Evening Program admits students only in the Fall semester
- St. Clair-Pell City Campus admits students only in the Fall semester
- Chilton-Clanton Campus admits students only in the Fall semester
After Acceptance Into the Traditional Nursing 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.