Admission Procedures

All applicants are required to take the American College Test (ACT) and meet all College general admission requirements and Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program admission requirements. Nursing courses taken at another institution are not transferable.

The ADN Program admits one class annually in the fall. Applications for the ADN Program may be obtained online at www.eccc.edu/associate-degree-nursing-rn on October 1 of the fall semester previous to the upcoming fall generic program admission cycle. The application deadline for admission is January 31.

All entrance materials must be on file in the Office of Admissions and Records and the Office of Healthcare Education by January 31 for fall admissions.

Admission Requirements

  1. The applicant must apply for regular admission and be accepted by ECCC.
  2. The applicant must complete the Associate Degree Nursing Program application and submit to the Office of Healthcare Education.
  3. The applicant must submit proof of scoring a minimum of 18 composite score on the ACT.
  4. The applicant must have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher.
  5. All applicants are required to complete Anatomy & Physiology I with lab (or upper level equivalents with lab), Anatomy & Physiology II with lab (or upper level equivalents with lab), and Microbiology with lab (or upper level equivalent with lab) with a letter grade of “C” or higher in each course prior to taking the first nursing course. *An applicant may be accepted into the ADN program prior to completing courses, but all courses must be successfully completed prior to beginning nursing classes in the fall.
  6. All applicants are required to pay the College’s business office for pre-admission fees, which may include, but not limited to, pre-entrance examination and criminal history background fees. The receipt for payment of the pre-entrance examination is due to the Office of Healthcare Education by January 31 for fall admission of each year. Students that receive notification of candidacy acceptance must submit a receipt for payment of the criminal history background fee is due the Office of Healthcare Education by March 31.
  7. All applicants are required to take a pre-entrance examination test specified by the Office of Healthcare Education. Tests will be scheduled by the Office of Healthcare Education after the January 31st deadline. Each applicant will be notified of scheduled test dates via email from the Office of Healthcare Education.
  8. Applicants selected for admission into the program must submit documentation of the following by July 31st during the year of admission:
  • Satisfactory physical examination that includes the ability to perform the essential functions related to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) core standards, which must be completed by a licensed physician or nurse practitioner in June or July.
  • Proof of immunizations against measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), or rubella titer.
  • Hepatitis B vaccine, titer, or signed declination statement.
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support Provider Course only (completed in June or July of admission year).
  • Valid proof of age to be eighteen (18) years or older (Accepted forms of validation include current driver’s license, birth certificate, state-issued identification, or tribal identification).
  1. All applicants must submit to and satisfactorily complete a criminal history background check as scheduled by the Office of Healthcare Education.
  2. Students with a diagnosed disability who are unable to meet the essential functions related to ADA core standards are advised to contact the ADA coordinator prior to program admission.

The number of students admitted into the program will vary according to the resources available. Qualified applicants for the ADN programs will be given priority based on admission criteria and ranking by the Policy, Admission, and Progression committee members. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Any student accepted into the ADN program must agree to be randomly tested for drugs at any point and time while enrolled in the ADN program. The student is responsible for all expenses associated with testing. (Drug testing fees are included in the student’s lab fees assessed by the College).

Acceptance Criteria

The applicant’s files must be complete and submitted to the Office of Admissions & Records and the Office of Healthcare Education to be considered for acceptance into the program. The student is responsible for assuring all information and data is correct and received by both offices before the application deadline.

Students admitted into any nursing course must adhere to the policies in the current East Central Community College Catalog and the Nursing Student Handbook. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • All students will be required to have annual influenza vaccinations.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) testing is required for all admissions.

Admission Points Criterion

  1. Lives within ECCC’s district or previously enrolled at ECCC.                 POINTS: 1
  2. College GPA on PN curriculum courses or High School GPA with no college courses taken.

GPA

POINTS

3.5-4.0

4

3.0-3.49

3

2.5-2.99

2

2.0-2.49

1

  1. ACT Composite Score

ACT SCORE

POINTS

27 and Higner

6

24-26

5

21-23

4

18-20

3

Students who have received a grade of “D” or “F” in more than 6 hours in the ADN curriculum will receive a 10-point deduction.

  1. Each required science course: A=3 points B=2 points C=1 point

Sciences completed with labs.                                                                 POINTS

Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab or upper-level equivalents                      _____

Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab or upper-level equivalents                     _____

Microbiology with Lab or upper-level equivalents                                         _____

Total:                                                                                                         _____

*NOTE: Cumulative Points are not rounded.

  1. Preadmission examination.

PREADMISSION EXAMINATION CUMULATIVE SCORE

POINTS

81% and Above

4

71%-80%

3

61%-70%

2

51%-60%

1

50% and Below

0

Points Awarded

 

Total Points: _____