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Chipola College ADN program admits students twice a year (Fall & Spring semesters).  Deadline for Nursing applications for Fall is during the month of June (see specific date on application).  Deadline for Nursing applications for Spring is during the month of September (see specific date on application).  Students must use current nursing application. 

The Associate Degree Nursing program is a limited enrollment, 72-credit-hour program, approved by the Florida board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). 

Students are admitted twice a year in the Fall and Spring semesters. The length of the program itself is 4 semesters.  Before beginning this program of study, students may either obtain a program application packet from the Vice President of Student Affairs or Admissions or print off and complete the appropriate semester’s online nursing application.  The deadline for nursing applications is listed on the online nursing application. 


The items below are listed only as a general guide. Students should obtain a current application packet for the complete listing of entry requirements.

1.     Application to Chipola College must be completed prior to applying for the associate degree nursing program.

2.     Submit the completed nursing program application to the Admissions and Record's Office.

3.     Submit all previous school transcripts (including high school/GED and all previous colleges) to the Admissions and Record's Office for evaluation.

4.     Successfully complete, with a "C" or higher and a pre-requisite GPA of 2.5 the following courses: SLS 1101 (Orientation), mandatory for students who have completed less than 12 semester hours, MAC 1105 (College Algebra), BSC 2085 and BSC 2085L (Anatomy and Physiology I lecture and Lab) and ENC 1101 (English Composition I).

5.     Successfully complete the nursing school Health Education Systems, Inc. entrance exam. (Registration process, study information, is located in the Testing Center).  A minimum Score of 75 % is required to apply to the program and scores cannot be more than two years old.

6.     Students wishing to transfer must provide a letter of good standing from the previous nursing program. (Student's who have twice earned a grade of D or F in any NUR course are NOT eligible for admission.

7.     Students will be required to submit a current physical with current immunizations.  Immunizations are as follows:  Tdap Adult within last 10 years (Tetanus, Diptheria, and Pertussis), Hepatitis B series or quantitative IgG titer showing immunity, TB/PPD (within last year), Varicella (proof of two vaccinations or quantitative IgG titer showing immunity), and MMRx2 or quantitative IgG titer for all three components showing immunity.  Students must submit copies of actual titers if used to demonstrate immunization compliance. 

8.     Students must provide proof of Health Care Insurance.  Students must maintain active Health Care Insurance throughout the nursing program. 

It should be understood that admission to the nursing program is a selective process. Selection is based on a point system. Points will include but are not limited to the following: HESI score, successful completion of BSC 2086 and BSC 2086L and MCB 2010 and MCB 2010L, Pre-requisite GPA, Overall GPA, Residence in Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty or Washington County, and obtainment of a previous college degree. The satisfaction of minimum requirements does not automatically guarantee admission. When space is limited, preference may be given to students within the community college's assigned district.

Deadline for Selection: All entry requirements, as outlined in the program application packet, must be completed by the appropriate deadlines for the two start dates each year. Please see corresponding application packets for deadlines.

Requirements after Conditional Acceptance:

Satisfactory fingerprint / criminal background check. Criminal findings may prohibit enrollment into the nursing program. 







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