ADN Program Information

ADN-Nursing

A generic student is a novice in health care generally does not have any formal nursing education. Successful completion of the generic ADN program by these students will qualify graduates to make application for the National Council Licensure Examination Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).

Students applying for admission to the Generic ADN program must submit the following items:

1) Application for Admission to San Jacinto College via our website at http://sanjac.edu/apply (provided online).

2) Completion of the Associate Degree Nursing Program Application (provided online) during application period.

3) Application Periods
The ADN program accepts applicants twice a year. Associate Degree Nursing Program Application can be obtained at https://www.sanjac.edu/adn-admission-information during the following application periods.

Fall Application Period: Check website for most current dates.
Spring Application Period: Check website for most current dates

Students are strongly encouraged to contact a Counselor or Educational Planner in the Educational Planning & Counseling Center to assist with the San Jacinto College and ADN Admissions process. Please call (281) 998-6150, ext. 1014 or ext. 2317 to schedule an appointment.

4) Selection Criteria
Students must apply for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program by submitting an Associate Degree Nursing Program application and packet with ALL required official documents at the same time to the ADN Office no later than the end of the application period.

Students who apply for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program will be selected on the basis of the highest scores on the Admission Scoring Rubric The rubric consists of points given for the grades obtained on prerequisite courses (see program specific prerequisites below), HESI A2 results, overall GPA, and the completed admission packet. Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee program admission.

5) Code of Conduct
All students admitted to the ADN Program are expected to maintain the highest personal and profession standards of conduct, in class and in clinical, in accordance with College policies and procedures, the College Student Handbook, the ADN Department Student Handbook and clinical facility policies and procedures, which are used as extended campus sites. Any information indicating that such standards are not adhered to is subject to review by the Department Chair and/or members of the Nursing department faculty, and may result in a recommendation to the College for dismissal from the program.

6) Official Transcripts must be submitted with the application packet to the Nursing office
(a) College transcripts – Applicants must have official transcripts from all colleges previously attended mailed or submitted  directly to the Central Campus Nursing Department. Transcripts should be requested as soon as possible. Do not wait until the application period  to request transcripts. All courses completed outside the San Jacinto College District must be evaluated by enrollment services.

(b) A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for all applicants.

(c) Submit all official transcripts sealed from other colleges, including San Jacinto College transcripts, with ADN application.

Note: To insure accuracy, identify all names used in attending prior institutions that differ from the name submitted on the ADN Program Request Form.

7) HESI A2 Admission Test
Applicants seeking admission must take an official Nursing Admission Assessment Exam (HESI A2). A composite score of 75 percent and a score of 75 percent in EACH section of Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary, Anatomy & Physiology,  and Math is required. The Learning Styles section is required, but will not be used in determining admissions. Submit all HESI A2 admission test scores with ADN application. Official test scores should be requested as soon as possible. Please visit http://www.sanjac.edu/node/6651 (Testing Center - HESI website) for test dates on Central Campus.

8) A Criminal Background Check and Drug Screening are required prior to enrolling in the Associate Degree Nursing Program, and is part of the application process. They must be completed by the company designated by the ADN program.  Applicants must have a clear criminal background to be eligible for licensure with the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
Applicants with a criminal background must resolve the issue with the Texas BON by submitting a Petition for Declaratory Order prior to enrollment. This process may take up to 1-year to complete so applicants with criminal backgrounds are encouraged to start the process early. Additional information may be found at www.bon.texas.gov. Applicants will not be admitted without clearance from the Texas BON.
BON Clearance: Qualified applicants will be required to complete a criminal background check (CBC) with the Texas BON. The nursing office will email qualified applicants, at the conclusion of the application period, regarding the specific instructions to complete the CBC with the BON. All applicants will be required to show proof of BON clearance by either the “Blue Card” or “Outcome Letter.” Additional information will be provided with the acceptance letter regarding this process.

CastleBranch.Com
San Jacinto College has partnered with CastleBranch to complete the drug screens and track immunizations, and additional clinical requirements (CPR Card, Physical, etc.)
Applicants will be responsible to submit immunizations to CastleBranch.com prior to the end of the application period. Late submissions may disqualify applicant from acceptance into the program.
The requirements for the RN application period are subject to change each semester;

 

9) CPR Card and Immunization documentation must be submitted with ADN application
In order for your ADN application to be accepted, you must have completed a minimum of:

• CPR card from the American Heart Association BLS provider (online courses are not accepted)

• Varicella shot #2 or titer

• Hepatitis A shot #1 or #2

• Hepatitis B shot #3 or titer

  • Hepatitis C blood test

• or TWINRIX shot #3

• Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) #2 or titer

• Tdap (administered 2005 or later)

• Current Flu vaccine

• TB Skin Test (within last 12 months)

• Chest X-Ray Results (If applicable)

The Texas Administrative Code Rule 97.64 states that enrolled students may not participate in coursework activities involving direct patient contact until the full vaccination series has been administered.

Titers for MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis A, and Hepatitis B are required to be on file in the student’s record prior to the end of the first semester.

10) Health – a Physical Exam is required
Evidence of physical and emotional fitness upon admission and throughout the program is expected and is subject to review by the Associate Degree Nursing Department and medical opinion, or policy of hospitals/agencies which are used as extended campus sites for assigned educational experience.

A physical examination must be passed prior to entry into the ADN Program after a student has been selected and accepted. Physical exams may be scheduled with a private physician utilizing the forms issued by the Associate Degree Nursing Program upon acceptance. The examination must demonstrate that the student is physically fit to perform full duty and be free from communicable diseases.