Thank you for considering our associate degree nursing (ADN) program! We are excited to help you achieve your dream of becoming a nurse.

Fall 2023 ADN Application Dates - 

January 30, 2023 - April 14, 2023

NOTE: Application will not be available after 4:00pm on April 14, 2023.

 

San Jacinto College offers ADN programs at the Central Campus and North Campus (extension site for Central).

Did you know our ADN program has produced great nurses for more than 50 years? Join this tradition of excellence by becoming a vital member of the health care community who started at San Jac. We have scholarships, grants, and other financial aid to help you along the way!

*SJC IMMUNIZATION STATEMENT*

Students enrolling into San Jacinto College programs with external learning experiences (i.e., clinical, practicum, externship, cooperative, etc.) will be required to comply with the immunization requirements and policies of the clinical/external learning sites to engage in all clinical/external learning experiences. Vaccination requirements at clinical/external learning sites are implemented pursuant to the independent authority of such facilities and are not mandated by San Jacinto College. Failure to meet the immunization requirements mandated by clinical/external learning sites may limit a student’s ability to complete the program and/or may delay the student’s graduation date. San Jacinto College does not process exemptions, and students should address potential vaccination exemptions directly with the clinical/external learning site.

 

Ready to apply for the ADN program? We’ll break it down for you.

ADN Online Application

ADN Admission Steps

Apply for free to San Jac! Visit www.sanjac.edu/apply.

Learn about the Fall 2023 ADN program during our Information Sessions.

 

Central Campus

Effective January 2023 - Information sessions are mandatory. They will be held via Zoom and Face to Face.

Register in advance for Information Sessions by selecting the following link: https://www.sanjac.edu/program/nursing/associate-degree-nursing-adn. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Zoom Information Session Guidelines:

  • Your camera must be on
  • Enter your name on the screen
  • You must attend the entire session
  • For safety, do not drive during the session
  • Maintain professionalism – Do not lay in bed

 

 

FALL 2023 APPLICATION DATES

January 30th - April 14th

for CENTRAL/NORTH CAMPUSES

Overview

  • Complete the ADN program application packet and upload all required documents to the online ADN Program Application. The program accepts applicants twice a year.
  • All uploads/attachments need to be in PDF format.
  • Have questions or want help with the process? Educational planners can help! Call 281-998-6350 ext. 1014 or 2317 to schedule an appointment. Or you can connect virtually.

 

Online ADN Program Application

 

Instructions for Online Application

You must complete the online application in one sitting. Have this information ready and in PDF format:

  • HESI A2 scores
  • Prerequisites (semester, year, grade, and college/university)
  • GPA (from college/university)
  • Unofficial transcripts for all previously attended University/College, including San Jacinto College. (Must be printed within 60 days of start of application period)
  • San Jacinto GPS report

Note: The ADN department won’t process your application until we receive your HESI reports and all transcripts.

Instructions for Fillable Application

  • Make copies of all documents you submit. We won’t provide copies after you’ve turned in your application.
  • Any prerequisites not completed before applying will not be used in the scoring rubric.

 

 

To be considered for admission and progression in the ADN program, you must pass a drug screen and background check. You must also have current immunizations (except flu shot), a CPR card, and a physical exam.

Required documents include completing immunizations, titers, and CPR card.

CastleBranch is the document manager for the ADN department.

Get Started with CastleBranch:

  • Create an account at www.castlebranch.com.
  • Set up your profile and upload all documentation to this website.
  • All documents are due to CastleBranch by the last day of the ADN application period.
  • Use code NP76/Central Campus or SQ23 for North Campus for the Drug Test & Medical Document Manager.

See below for more details on documents to include.

  • Request your transcripts ASAP rather than waiting until the end of the application period. (If you are using a different name on your ADN application, please identify former names used while attending prior institutions.)
  • Transcripts must show a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • ALL transcripts must be printed within the last 60 days, submitted in PDF format, and your name must be visible.

Overview

  • You must take an official Nursing Admission Assessment Exam (HESI A2). You must earn a score of at least 75 percent for each of the sections listed below, as well as the overall cumulative score.

HESI A2 Exam Requirements:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary 
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Mathematics

Although required, the Critical Thinking section is not used in determining admission.

Take HESI A2 Exam

HESI exam scores are valid for 2 years, from the date taken.
  • HESI registration information will be provided during Information Sessions.

 

HESI Testing Guidelines:

  • Please bring receipt of payment and an unexpired Government Issued ID on testing day. No other items will be allowed in testing room. We will have lockers available, however, you will need to bring your own lock if you wish to use one. 
  • Bathroom breaks will be accompanied by a proctor and will come out of your time.

 

 

NORTH CAMPUS:

You must submit the results with your application (no emailed copies).

 

 

If you are accepted into the program, you must have completed all your immunizations (except the flu shot) by the acceptance date. You have a fast track/rapid series option for Hepatitis B, which reduces the wait between shots.

 

*SJC IMMUNIZATION STATEMENT*

Students enrolling into San Jacinto College programs with external learning experiences (i.e., clinical, practicum, externship, cooperative, etc.) will be required to comply with the immunization requirements and policies of the clinical/external learning sites to engage in all clinical/external learning experiences. Vaccination requirements at clinical/external learning sites are implemented pursuant to the independent authority of such facilities and are not mandated by San Jacinto College. Failure to meet the immunization requirements mandated by clinical/external learning sites may limit a student’s ability to complete the program and/or may delay the student’s graduation date. San Jacinto College does not process exemptions, and students should address potential vaccination exemptions directly with the clinical/external learning site.

 

According to Texas Administrative Code Rule 97.64, students may not participate in coursework activities involving direct patient contact until they have received the full vaccination series.

San Jac partners with CastleBranch for immunization tracking. Applicants must submit immunizations to www.CastleBranch.com by the acceptance date.

CPR and immunization requirements include*:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR and AED Training for Healthcare Professionals Certificate card from American Heart Association (online courses not accepted)
  • Varicella shot #1, #2, and a positive titer**
  • Hepatitis B series and a positive titer**
  • Hepatitis C negative titer
  • Or TWINRIX series and a positive titer
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) #1, #2, and a positive titer**
  • Tdap (within last 5 years)
  • Current flu vaccine
  • TB skin test (within last 12 months)
  • Chest X-ray results (If applicable)

*Clinical affiliates may request additional components.

**Titers for Varicella, Hepatitis B, and MMR must be on file in the student’s record before the end of the first semester.

 

  • You must have a clear criminal background to be eligible for a nursing license.
  • Students should not file a Declaratory Order until they receive a letter from the BON to do so. If you have a criminal background and foresee incidents on your criminal background check, you can start gathering information such as statements and court documents but NOT mail to the BON until they are requested by the BON. A Declaratory Order can be filed if the student answers yes to questions 3-5 on the Declaratory Order only. Learn more at www.bon.texas.gov.
  • At the end of the application period, the nursing office will email qualified applicants with instructions to complete the criminal background check through a designated company.
  • All applicants must show proof of clearance by either the “Blue Card” or “Outcome Letter.”

 

The ADN program accepts a limited number of students. Even if you meet minimum entry requirements, you are not guaranteed program admission.

Students are selected based on earning the highest scores on the admission scoring rubric. This rubric includes points for grades earned on prerequisite courses, HESI A2 results, overall GPA, and the completed admission packet.

 

After you are accepted in the program, you may register and pay for classes. Also, see below for additional requirements.

Submit physical exam results

  • The Drug Screen, Blue Card and physical exam are required only after you are accepted into the program. You will receive information later in the process.
  • You must show physical and emotional fitness upon admission and throughout the program. These are subject to review by the ADN department, medical opinion, or policy of hospitals/agencies that serve as extended campus sites for clinicals.
  • You must pass a physical exam before starting your coursework. You may schedule the exam with a private physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant using the forms the ADN program provides. This exam must show you are physically fit to perform all requirements of direct patient care and are free from communicable diseases

Personal Health Insurance

You must have health insurance when you are accepted into the ADN program – without any lapses during the program. The Gold Card does not count as health insurance.

San Jacinto College doesn’t participate in a specific College-sponsored health insurance plan. Health insurance is available through private companies. You should study the terms of any policy before buying any coverage. We are sharing these providers as a resource only, not endorsing them:

Student Health Plans:

Personal Property Insurance:

Code of conduct

  • All ADN students should maintain the highest personal and professional standards of conduct in class and in clinicals, according to College policies and procedures, the College student handbook, the ADN student handbook, and clinical facility policies and procedures.
  • We don’t want to dismiss any students, but the department chair and/or nursing faculty will review any information indicating that a student is not maintaining these standards. This may result in a recommendation to the College for dismissal from the program.

Thank you again for considering our ADN program!