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Additional Admission Requirements for Associate Degree Programs

  • All Associate degree program applicants must obtain a background clearance at the time of enrollment. Information on how to obtain this clearance will be given to the applicant during the admissions process.
  • Health screening examinations, pathology tests (if applicable), drug testing and/or immunizations for the Associate Degree programs are conducted on campus prior to clinical assignments.
  • Applicants enrolling in the Associate Degree programs must provide a copy of their high school diploma, transcripts, or a copy of their official GED/HSE.

 

Requirements * ADN ST RT RAD OTA PTA
Background Clearance X X X X X X
HESI Entrance Exam X N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Standardized Entrance Exam X X X X X X
Program applicants will also be required to submit two (2) professional reference letters N/A N/A N/A X N/A X
Complete an interview with a program faculty member and/or the program director, respectively. X N/A N/A X N/A X
Requirements: Background Clearance
ADN X
ST X
RT X
RAD X
OTA X
PTA X
Requirements: HESI Entrance Exam
ADN X
ST N/A
RT N/A
RAD N/A
OTA N/A
PTA N/A
Requirements: Standardized Entrance Exam
ADN X
ST X
RT X
RAD X
OTA X
PTA X
Requirements: Program applicants will also be required to submit two (2) professional reference letters
ADN N/A
ST N/A
RT N/A
RAD X
OTA N/A
PTA X
Requirements: Complete an interview with a program faculty member and/or the program director, respectively.
ADN X
ST N/A
RT N/A
RAD X
OTA N/A
PTA X

*Other program specific factors such as previous course work, volunteer/work experience, etc. may be weighted during the admissions process.

 

HESI Entrance Exam minimum passing score (scores will be rounded to the nearest whole number):

 

Associate Degree Program Score
Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) * 75%

*HESI Exam for ADN program consists of three sections: Math, Reading Comprehension and Science.

 

HESI Testing Policy

 

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program applicants will be required to take and pass the HESI entrance examination in addition to passing the standardized entrance exam.

  • Program applicants must receive a passing score on the HESI exam (scores will be rounded to the nearest whole number).
  • Program applicants may use HESI exam scores from another college/institution. HESI exam scores are valid and may be used to meet entrance exam requirements if the results were obtained within three (3) years of the enrollment date. HESI exam scores taken at American Career College are valid for three (3) years.
  • Applicants who do not achieve a passing score on the HESI exam must wait a minimum of 7 calendar days before retaking the exam.¬†
  • If the applicant does not achieve a passing score on the second attempt on the HESI exam, he/she must wait 30 days¬†from the date of the last attempt to take the HESI a third time.
  • If applicant fails all three attempts, the applicant can begin the process after a minimum of 1 year from the first attempt.
  • Applicants applying for the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program that are retaking the exam will be required to retake all sections of the HESI exam.
  • Applicants who are not accepted for the current class can elect to be placed in the applicant pool for up to the next two class starts, ranked according to their initial combined test score.
  • If an applicant is not accepted within three successive applicant pools for three consecutive class starts, the application will be denied.

 

 

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