Requirements for Admission (ADN)
Students must meet the following requirements for acceptance into the Judson College ADN program:
- Unconditional acceptance to Judson College.
Admission to Judson College does not imply admission to the ADN Program.
- Nursing applicants are required to score:
- A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.
- Background Screen Checks
In order to participate in required courses that have a clinical component, each nursing student is required to have a background check at her own expense. The college may randomly require background screenings throughout the length of your involvement in the program.
- Pre-Clinical Drug Screen
In order to participate in courses that have a clinical component, each nursing students is required to have an initial pre-clinical drug screening, which is conducted at the student’s own expense, prior to her entering the nursing program. The college may require random drug screenings throughout the length of your involvement in the program.
It is also important to understand that ADN students should expect some evening (nontraditional work hours) and weekend assignments.
View general admission requirement details and transfer criteria by clicking on the headings below.
- Minimum composite ACT score: 18, OR
- Minimum SAT score: 940
- Minimum GPA: 2.0
- Only nursing courses with a minimum grade of “C” and taken within the past five years will be considered for transfer.
- If a transfer student has failed two or more semesters of nursing courses from another nursing program, the student is not eligible for advanced placement. The student will be advised to take nursing courses beginning in LEVEL I.
- The transferring student must:
- Be eligible to begin the Judson College ADN Program within one year of request.
- Meet minimum admission standards for the Judson College ADN Program (example: TEAS/ACT, GPA, physical, drug test, background check)
- Provide a letter of good standing from the dean or director of the previous nursing program in which the student was enrolled.
- Comply with all program policy requirements at Judson College.
- Meet acceptability criteria for placement at clinical agencies for clinical experience.
- Complete pre-requisites/general studies required by Judson College ADN Program with a “C” or better.
- Submit syllabi from previously taken nursing courses for which the student requests evaluation for transfer credit.
- Submit skills checklists from previously taken nursing courses for which the student requests evaluation for transfer credit.
- Submit evidence of scoring a 90% or greater on a dosage and calculation exams from previously taken nursing courses for which the student requests evaluation for transfer credit.
- Submit all of the documents requested no later than 60 days prior to the term for which the student is requesting admission.
- The Nursing Director in collaboration with the Nursing Admission and Progression Committee and the College Registrar will evaluate submitted transcripts and documents to determine transfer credits.
- Acceptance of transfer students into the Judson College ADN Program is limited by the number of faculty members and clinical facilities available. Meeting minimal standards does not guarantee acceptance.