ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING (ADN) PROGRAM
The Chipola Associate Degree in Nursing prepares students for eligibility to apply for the Registered Nurse National Council Licensing Examination.
The Chipola nursing program is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Upon successful completion of the prescribed course of study, students receive an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing which enables them to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Upon successful completion of this examination, the Registered Nurse (R.N.) License is received.
Before beginning this program of study, students should obtain a program application packet from the Office of Enrollment Services and Registrar containing a current listing of admission and course requirements.
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 Office of Admissions and Records.
3. Submit all previous school transcripts (including high school/GED and all previous colleges) to the Office of Admissions and Records for evaluation.
4. Successfully complete, with a "C" or higher and a pre-requisite GPA of 2.5 the following courses: SLS 1101 (Orientation), MAT 1033 or MAC 1105 (Intermediate or College Algebra), BSC 1088 or BSC 1005 (Sur. Of Human A&P/Intro to Biology), BSC 2093 and BSC 2093L (Anatomy and Physiology I lecture and Lab), BSC 2094 and BSC 2094L (Anatomy and Physiology II lecture and lab) and MCB 2010 and MCB 2010L (Microbiology and lab).
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.
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.
(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: Tetanus (Td), Hepatitis B, TB/PPD (within last year), Varicella, MMRx2.
8. Students must provide proof of Health Care Insurance.
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, 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.