Effective for the Fall 2019, Spring 2020 and admission class and all future classes, the Hepatitis B vaccine series will be required as part of the immunizations for the Nursing program. This is a 3-part immunization series:
- Initial immunization
- 2nd shot administered a minimum of 4 weeks later from initial
- 3rd shot administered a minimum of 8 weeks later from 2nd shot
Click the list below to view additional information about the application process for the Associate Degree in Applied Sciences-Nursing (ADN) program at SCC.
Students who will be transferring General Education courses into the ADN program should immediately request that transcripts be sent to the SCC admissions center for evaluation. It sometimes takes several weeks to process transfer credit. Transfer credit must be evaluated prior to acceptance into the ADN program. Therefore, the student should have transcripts sent now to avoid non-acceptance due to matriculation delays.
Students must have a 2.5 GPA or greater on the required college courses for the ADN program. The Weighted Criteria Scoresheet defines those courses required for the ADN program to calculate your GPA (download the weighted admissions information packet). Use the SCC GPA calculator, or if your computer is equipped with Microsoft Excel, you can use this spreadsheet.
Academic CriteriaApplicable to all Associate Degree in Nursing Students
View/download ADN Academic Criteria (PDF)
1. A 2.5 GPA is the minimum acceptable GPA for admission to the program. The GPA is calculated based on required general education course grades. A 2.0 GPA (80%) on all nursing curriculum will be required for program progression and completion.
2. After acceptance into the ADN Program, the student may not repeat more than one nursing curriculum course. After failing a course, the student must repeat and successfully pass the course with a grade of C or better before progressing to a subsequent nursing course. A second failure results in dismissal from the program.
3. A letter grade of W, W/F, D or F constitutes one (1) attempt in a nursing course. After the unsuccessful second attempt of any nursing curriculum course (W, W/F, D or F), the student is withdrawn from the ADN program and is not eligible to reapply for two (2) years. Excluded from this requirement are any co-requisites that the student is required to drop. If there are extenuating circumstances, the student may withdraw from the current semester prior to the course(s) exam week(s) and be allowed to repeat the course(s) one time only during the subsequent semester. Each case will be evaluated by the ADN faculty and SCC Administration to determine if the student will be eligible to return the subsequent semester without penalty. Written documentation from the student may be required. Students who choose to sit out of the program for two consecutive semesters will be required to prove competency of all previously completed courses.
4. The ADN student may be required to take standardized tests throughout the ADN program. The student is responsible for the cost of these exams.
5. Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) materials are required for all semesters of study and are purchased from the Book Inn.
6. Criminal Background Investigations (CBI) and a drug screen are required upon acceptance into the ADN Program. The host clinical healthcare site reserves the right to review the student clinical application CBI and to determine if a student may practice at their respective institution. If the host clinical healthcare site refuses to allow a student clinical practice at their facility, then the student is dismissed from the ADN program. Prior criminal or arrest charges may preclude the student from eligibility for taking the NCLEX - RN exam. Successful completion of this program does not ensure nursing licensure.
7. The ADN student must complete all nursing curriculum courses within six (6) consecutive program semesters (excluding any summer terms) from the initial Program admission acceptance date. (Reference Readmission Policy and Procedure).
8. ADN students are tested periodically for drug calculations and validation of knowledge of nursing practice standards for medication administration. The passing criteria are detailed within each course syllabus
Important Information Regarding Biology Attempts
Upcoming changes for Fall 2021 applicants:
Biology courses may only be attempted twice within a five (5) year period for students pursuing the ADN degree. A withdrawal is considered an attempt. Any attempt in a biology course beyond the 2nd attempt, will NOT be awarded points on the selective ranking sheet. There is a five (5) year limit on the biology courses within the curriculum and BIO 210, BIO 211, and BIO 225 must be completed by the time the student enters the program.
pt. Effective August 2012, there is a seven (7) year limit on the biology courses within the curriculum.