Associate Degree Program Admission Requirements
In addition to the application forms submitted for admission to the College in general, students applying for the first time and those returning to nursing courses after a break in nursing enrollment are required to submit a separate application for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Application forms are available only on the web site under the nursing tab.
The Associate Degree Nursing Program has limited enrollment, and students are selected based on college course grades, completion of required nursing related coursework, pre-admission test score, and other qualifications related to academic and professional potential.
Students who wish to be considered for admission to the nursing program must submit a nursing program application to the Nursing Office by the published deadlines.
Consideration for initial admission or re-admission to the program will be given after it has been determined that all admission requirements have been fulfilled. Readmissions are based on available space.
Applicants accepted for a designated beginning nursing class who do not enroll in that class must re-submit an application to the Nursing Office to be considered for a subsequent class. Accepted applicants who fail to maintain admission standards will be dropped before beginning the nursing program.
Additional Admissions Requirements:
- Applicants must have completed required Learning Support courses.
- Applicants will complete the pre-admission test as part of the application process.
- Applicants must have an overall college GPA of 2.7 with a minimum of 3-5 of the general education classes by the semester deadline. (Anatomy & Physiology I and II, English 1101 and College Algebra or Quantitative Skills and Reasoning strongly recommended – preference will be given to applicants who have completed both A & P I and II).
- Only core courses required for the associate degree nursing program will be used to calculate the grade point average. Grades achieved in each attempt will be used in the calculation of this grade point average.
- Grade of “D”, “F”, and /or “WF” in core courses applicable to the nursing program older than ten years may not be calculated in the admission GPA.
- When faculty/student ratio limits the acceptance of all qualified students, preference may be given to students with the highest GPA and nursing pre-admission test score and have completed all required core classes.
- Transfer students will be evaluated based on the requirements outlined above.
- Students who have received two D's and/or F's in nursing courses at any other institution are not eligible for admission to the Darton College nursing program.
- Science courses taken more than five years prior to enrolling in the nursing program will be evaluated by the Nursing Division Chair.
- BIOL 2115K will not have to be repeated.
- All Biology 2111K and 2112K will need to be repeated if greater than five years if person is not an active healthcare professional. Healthcare Professional Students may elect to take both of these courses or BIOL 2112K as a refresher to meet the science requirements.
- Students in active healthcare practice do not have to re-take the sciences unless it has been eight years or more since the courses were completed.
- Students who have completed an LPN Nursing Program or the Advanced Naval Corpsman Hospitalman Course (NER-HN-001) and have one year of active practice within the past two years may challenge NURS 1101 and NURS 1111 for credit. Appointments to challenge these courses will be made after the application, a copy of PNE transcript and a copy of current Georgia license have been submitted.
- Students wishing to repeat NURS 1101 must submit a new application for admission to the nursing program. Readmission will be on a space-available basis.
- LPNs and paramedics who have been practicing as an LPN or a paramedic for at least one year may be eligible for the Healthcare Professional to RN bridge program provided all other admission criteria have been met.