Admissions: Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

Overview

The Associate Degree in Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and presently has "Approval with Warning" from the Board of Registration in Nursing of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (BORN).

The Nursing Program offers a specific sequence of courses that lead to the Associate in Science Degree. Upon successful completion of the degree program, the Director of the Nursing Program will furnish documentation to the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing verifying that a student has met the legal responsibilities to be eligible for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Cape Cod Community College Nursing program graduates become licensed as Registered Nurses upon successful completion of the NCLEX-RN.

For 2015 to 2017:

  • Program completion rates were 84.48% to 93.33%.
  • NCLEX pass rates for first time test takers ranged from 69% to 93.44%.
  • Job placement rates were 91% based on the responses to our Nursing Graduate Survey.

See also: Associate Degree in Nursing overview

Information Sessions

Information sessions are the best way for a prospective student to learn more about the ADN program, immunization requirements, and tips for submitting a competitive application. The Admissions Office and the Program Director are available at these sessions to answer specific questions you may have.

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How to Apply

Applicants for the Associate Degree in Nursing program (ADN) must submit all required application materials no later than 5:00pm on February 1 and meet the follow minimum requirements to be considered for admission:

Application Materials Required

  • Completed application
  • Submission of official high school transcripts or high school equivalency transcripts showing evidence of high school diploma and graduation
  • Submission of official college/university transcripts, if applicable
  • Submission of official score report for the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) TEAS Exam (for more information on this exam, please visit: https://atitesting.com/teas-exam.aspx)

Nursing Program Options

There are three Nursing program options for prospective students including day option, LPN to RN Transition, and evening/weekend option (offered only during even years). The application procedures including accepted, deposit and waitlist requirements are the same for each option. Below are the minimum admissions requirements for each.

Day Option: Minimum Requirements
  • Completion of a minimum of nine college credits of prerequisite courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 by time of application submission including the following courses
    • Chemistry for the Health Sciences (4 credits) or Chemistry 1 with a lab (4 credits)
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology I with a lab (4 credits)
    • Pharmacology Calculations (1 credit) must be taken within two years of application submission)
  • A score of “Proficient” or higher on the ATI TEAS exam at time of application submission (ATI TEAS exam will be available at CCCC, dates/times/cost will be available mid-September)

See also: Nursing Program Academic MapPDF document

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to RN Transition Option: Minimum Requirements

Completion of a minimum of 25 college credits of prerequisite courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 by time of application submission including the following courses:

  • Chemistry for the Health Sciences (4 credits) or Chemistry 1 with a lab (4 credits)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I with a lab (4 credits)
  • Pharmacology Calculations (1 credit) must be taken within two years of application submission)
  • English Composition 1 (3 credits)
  • General Psychology (3 credits)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II with a lab (4 credits)
  • Developmental Psychology: The Life Span (3 credits)
  • English Composition II or Human Communication (3 credts)

See also: LPN in Transition Option Academic MapPDF document

Evening/Weekend Option: Minimum Requirements
  • Completion of a minimum of 25 college credits of prerequisite courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 by time of application submission including the following courses:
    • Chemistry for the Health Sciences (4 credits) or Chemistry 1 with a lab (4 credits)
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology I with a lab (4 credits)
    • Pharmacology Calculations (1 credit) must be taken within two years of application submission)
    • English Composition 1 (3 credits)
    • General Psychology (3 credits)
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology II with a lab (4 credits)
    • Developmental Psychology: The Life Span (3 credits)
    • English Composition II or Human Communication (3 credts)
  • A score of “Proficient” or higher on the ATI TEAS exam at time of application submission (ATI TEAS exam will be available at CCCC, dates/times/cost will be available mid-September)

See also: Evening/Weekend Option Academic MapPDF document

Successful applicants are notified in April and are expected to accept or decline admission no later than May 15.

Please note: The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) credits may apply to non-professional classes such as English Comp 1. CLEP exam course exemption from a nursing program course is not allowed.

Waitlist

CCCC ADN program has extremely limited space available. Competitive applicants who we do not have enough space to admit will be offered a place on our waitlist. The waitlist is maintained until the first day of classes in the fall semester.

If an admitted student forfeits their offer of admission, the Admissions Office will contact the next person on the waitlist.

  • CCCC makes offers from the waitlist up until mid-August, where a prospective student can realistically meet compliance requirements necessary to begin the program. Compliance requirements include immunizations, CORI/SORI screening, completion of college courses currently enrolled in, etc.
  • The number of students placed on the waitlist varies year to year. Waitlists are limited to a number of students that is realistic in terms of how many spaces may become available.
  • If a space opens up, the Admissions Office will notify you immediately by phone and email. If you do not hear from CCCC, you can assume there is no space at this time. If your contact information changes from what you submitted on your application, be sure to let us know.

Accepted Students

Upon acceptance, accepted students must complete the following:

  • Submit deposit no later than May 15.
  • Submit completed CORI/SORI form by July 15.
    About CORI/SORI

    As a prerequisite for a clinical placement in the nursing program, all students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. In addition, repeat CORI/SORI checks may be required throughout the program. These checks are required due to potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly during a clinical experience. Students found to have certain criminal convictions or pending criminal actions will be ineligible for clinical placement and therefore ineligible for enrollment in the Nursing program.

  • Submit student immunizations records by July 15, including completion of the Hep B series or completed titer.
  • Document and maintain health insurance throughout the Nursing Program.
  • Sign a statement releasing the College and clinical agencies of responsibility for illness incurred while functioning in the clinical agency as a nursing student.
  • Students will be required to complete a drug screening at a testing site designated by Cape Cod Community College early in the first semester of the freshman year.
  • CPR Certification: Submit a copy of the card (front and back) and current certification. The following two courses are the only approved courses: “American Heart Association, Healthcare Provider” or “American Red Cross, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider.”
  • Maintain a cognitive grade of 77% or better in each Nursing course and a satisfactory clinical evaluation in order to proceed to the subsequent Nursing course.
  • Meet the Nursing Program Technical Standards.

Please note: failure to comply with the above by the specified dates may result in withdrawal from the Associate Degree in Nursing program (ADN)

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