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Trenton, Savannah, and Online Associate Degree Nursing Programs:

1. Review Pre-Admissions Packet 

2. Be accepted as an NCMC student

  • Students can apply online through Admissions
  • Official transcripts from previous institutions must be submitted to the NCMC Admissions office

3.  Submit Nursing Application

4.  Complete the Pre-Entrance Test – ATI TEAS Test.  Previous results accepted but must be taken within the last 2 years.

  • Minimum score of 58.7% is required to be considered for acceptance for the Trenton and Savannah campuses
  • Minimum score of 67.1% is required to be considered for acceptance for the Online program due to the rigorous nature of the online learning environment.
  • Maximum number of attempts is 3 per calendar year
  • Applicants must wait 30 days between testing dates.  If a student tests more than one time in a 30-day period, the second test score will be void
  • The ATI TEAS may be taken online or at a site of the student’s choosing. Information on the TEAS test is outlined on page 26 of the pre-admission packet.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to ensure the nursing program receives the student’s TEAS test score. Directions are on page 26 of the pre-admission packet.

5.  Unencumbered current license as an LPN with IV certification

  • Students graduating from a PN program after June 1 of the current year have until November 1 of the PN-ADN program to submit proof of an unencumbered LPN license with IV certification.
  • If currently licensed at the time of application, applicants must provide proof of licensure and IV certification with their application

6.  Graduate of from a state-approved LPN program

  • Students currently enrolled in a PN program may be accepted contingent upon completion of the PN program by the start of the PN to ADN program

7.  Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0

  • Students must have a 2.0 GPA with NCMC and/or a cumulative 2.0 GPA including all college coursework

8.  Admission is contingent upon maintaining a 2.0 cumulative grade point average

9.  Applicant must be in good academic standing with NCMC

10.  Complete pre-requisite classes with a “C” or greater.  Students can be admitted to the program prior to fully completing the pre-requisite classes.  All pre-requisite classes must be completed by the semester prior to starting the nursing program.

  • Anatomy (BI240) – 4 credit hours with lab
  • Physiology (BI242) – 4 credit hours with lab
    • If applicant is transferring in credit from another institution and A&P is not equal to 8 credit hours with lab, the applicant will be required to complete a Biology or Chemistry class of 3 hours or greater to meet the 8 hour A&P requirement.
  • General Psychology (PY121) – 3 credit hours
  • Speech (SP175) – 3 credit hours
  • English I (EN101) – 3 credit hours
  • Speech or Interpersonal Communications (SP220) – 3 credit hours

11.  Admission is contingent upon completing a satisfactory background check, negative drug screening and completion of all required immunizations.  Admission to the program does not guarantee licensure.

  • Any applicant who has been convicted of felonies and/or misdemeanors must discuss this matter with the Program Director
  • Clinical facilities may restrict attendance based on felony.
  • If an applicant’s drug screen is positive, the student must submit written proof of a current prescription for the appropriate medication.  Failure to provide documentation will result in the student’s dismissal from the program. Legally prescribed medical marijuana is not allowed as it is against federal regulations and prohibited by clinical sites

12.  Review the Nursing Student Handbook 

13.  Review the MSBN PASS RATES