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Associate Degree in Nursing Admission Information

At San Jacinto College, we’re proud of our more than 50-year history of our Associate Degree in Nursing program. Ready to join our legacy? Let us guide you through the application process and get you started on the path toward a rewarding career.

ADN Quick Guide

The application dates for the Central and North Campus ADN programs are the same. The online application will close automatically at 5 p.m. on April 19, 2024. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions. You can find all the information you need right here to get you started quickly and easily.

Application Periods
Fall 2024
February 1 – April 19, 2024

Spring 2025
July 1, - September 15, 2024 

Associate Degree Nursing Student

Admissions Best Practices

  • We select students for the program based on how they score on the admissions rubric. You can find this rubric in your application packet and use it to strengthen your application.
  • You must complete the online application in one sitting. Have your documents ready in PDF form.
  • Any prerequisites not completed before applying will not be used in the scoring rubric. So we recommend you complete all prerequisites before applying.

Steps to Apply

Use this as a checklist to make sure you're completing every step to apply. Then keep scrolling to get more information on certain steps.
  1. Apply to San Jac

    If you’re not a current San Jac student, you need to first apply to the College. You can apply online through the ApplyTexas website. Or visit our admissions page for more information.

  2. Transcript Evaluation

    Submit your transcript to the Admissions Office and ensure that all transcripts submitted are received and evaluated. You will not be able to submit your ADN Application until all transcripts have been evaluated. You must also submit a copy of your current San Jacinto College GPS.

  3. Create a CastleBranch Profile

    We use CastleBranch for document tracking. When applying to the program, you’ll use CastleBranch to provide:

    • A background check
    • A drug screening
    • Proof of immunizations
    • Proof of CPR certification
    • Proof of health care coverage
    Once you are admitted to the program, you will use CastleBranch to provide additional requirements.

    Central Campus Code - NP76

  4. Take the Nursing Admission Assessment Exam (TEAS)

    Testing at Central Campus:
    Further testing dates will be posted online as they become available. The last Test Date will note "Final".


    Testing will take place at Central Campus in C-11.1025 on the dates and times below:

    • April 9, 2024 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (final TEAS date)

    Applicants registering for the ATI TEAS test are required to adhere to their selected test date. Failure to test on the scheduled date may lead to placement on the alternate list for upcoming test dates. Priority will be given to those who attend their initially selected test day. Any remaining spaces will be offered to alternates after confirming the attendance of initial testers. Please ensure you attend on the date you sign up for to secure your priority status.

    Alternate List: To optimize the number of students testing per application period, we have introduced an Alternate List Registration. This option becomes available once a testing date reaches full capacity. If you register for a Testing Date Alternate List, please note that you will only be able to test on the registered date if an opening becomes available.

    To make use of this option, ensure you arrive on time on the testing date and complete the registration process. After the exam's scheduled start time, if an opening becomes available, you will be notified. Openings will be allocated on a first-come basis, determined by the time of completion of your registration. Please be attentive to these procedures for a smooth testing experience.

    Testing at North Campus:

    In-Person Testing:
    Cost: $71 + tax

    Applicants will pay for the exam when entering the testing suite. You must have your ID and credit card as a form of payment.

    Remote Testing (Proctored by ATI):
    Cost: $120 + tax
    If choosing to do remote testing, applicants need to select San Jacinto College North Campus as the school to submit their scores.

  5. Attend an Information Session

    Applicants need to attend an information session to promote their success in completing an application. If you are applying to both North and Central Campus programs, you only need to attend one session. It can be on either campus. Further Information Session dates will be posted online as they become available. The last Session date will note "Final".

    Central Campus Sessions:

    Virtual:
    • April 5, 2024 at 10 a.m. - Only (1) spot per person*
    *This is the final information session.

    North Campus Sessions

    Virtual:

    • Feb. 29, 2024 at 2 p.m. via Zoom
    In-Person:
    • Feb. 21, 2024 at 2:45 p.m. in N17.1081
    • Feb. 26, 2024 at 1 p.m. in N17.1081

  6. Apply to the ADN Program

    Once you have completed the rest of the steps, you’re ready to apply to the program! Upload your completed application packet. Make sure to also include all required documents. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Central Campus Application
    North Campus Application

Required Documentation

Make sure you have the required documentation ready and you submit everything with your application. 

Request a transcript evaluation from the admissions office. This evaluation will help us to better understand your completed courses from other schools. We recommend requesting your evaluation as soon as possible to ensure you get everything you need in time to apply. Once the evaluation is complete, you can access your GPS Report through My San Jac. To get your GPS Report:

  1. Log onto your My San Jac.
  2. Expand the Academic Support tab under Tools.
  3. Click on My San Jac GPS.
  4. Click on What If located under the first tab: Worksheets.
  5. Select Associates of Applied Science from the Degree dropdown.
  6. Select the desired year from the Catalog Year dropdown.
  7. Select Associate Degree Nursing from the Major dropdown.
  8. Click the Process What-If button near the top of the screen. This process may take a few minutes to generate the request.
  9. Click Print on the top right corner. Keep a copy and submit one copy in the application packet.

Please remember that all transcripts must:

  • Have been printed within 60 days of applying
  • Have your name and print date visible
  • Be submitted in PDF format

Log into My San Jac

We use CastleBranch to document and track immunization records, drug screenings, and more. The drug screen, BON, and physical exam are required after you are accepted into the program. You will receive information about these screenings once you’ve been accepted. It is also a good idea to obtain hard copies of your immunizations for your own records. Please create an account with CastleBranch and upload documentation for:

  • A background check
  • A drug screening
  • Basic Life Support (BLS), CPR, and AED Training for Health Care Professionals Certificate card from the American Heart Association (online courses are not accepted)
  • Proof of health care coverage
  • Proof of immunizations:
    • Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) series and a positive titer*
    • Varicella (Chicken Pox) series and a positive titer*
    • Hepatitis B series and a positive titer*
    • A TWINRIX series and a positive titer can be used in place of the Hepatitis B requirement
    • Hepatitis C negative titer
    • Tdap (within the last five years)
    • TB skin test (expires each year and has to be renewed)
    • Influenza (flu shot, must be current)
    • Chest X-ray results (if applicable)

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

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.

We also use CastleBranch for our background checks and drug screenings. You must have a clear criminal background to be eligible for a nursing license. If you have an issue in attaining your license, you can file a Declaratory Order. Declaratory orders allow the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) to make a decision on your eligibility before you enter a nursing program. Please note:

  • You can file a Declaratory Order if you answer yes to questions 3-5 on the licensure eligibility requirements.
  • Wait to file a Declaratory Order until you receive a letter from the BON telling you to do so. If you foresee incidents on your criminal background check, you should start gathering information, such as statements and court documents. But wait to submit anything until the BON requests a Declaratory Order.
  • At the end of San Jac’s application period, our nursing office will email qualified applicants with directions for completing the fingerprint background check. If the BON has approved your eligibility, you may go ahead and enroll in the program. You will need to provide proof of clearance by either the “Blue Card” or the “Outcome Letter” from the BON.

Declaratory Order

Requirements Upon Acceptance

There are a few more requirements you must meet once you’ve been accepted. 

The drug screen, BON, and physical exam are required after you are accepted into the program. You will receive information about these screenings once you’ve been accepted. You may schedule the exam with a private physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. Just make sure you use the forms the ADN program provides. 

The exam:

  • Should show that you are physically and emotionally fit to perform all the requirements of direct patient care
  • Should show you are free from communicable diseases
  • Are subject to review by the ADN department, medical opinion, or policy of hospitals and agencies that serve as extended campus sites for clinicals.

You must have health insurance when you are accepted into the ADN program, and maintain your insurance without lapses throughout the program. The Gold Card does not count as health insurance.

San Jac doesn’t participate in a specific College-sponsored health insurance plan. You may obtain insurance through private companies. Compare companies and study the terms of their policies before buying coverage. We are offering the following providers as a resource only, not as an endorsement:

We’re glad that you have chosen to be a part of our college community, and we’re committed to supporting your success. However, it is important to emphasize that we have established standards that must be upheld by all students. This applies both inside the classroom and during clinicals at external facilities.

Please be aware that failure to maintain these standards may result in dismissal from the College. This decision may be recommended by the department chair and/or nursing facility. You can find out more about our codes of conduct in:

 

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.

Contact Us - North Campus

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Cheryl Howard
Sr Administrative Assistant
Phone
(281) 998-6150x7717
Ashley LaFour
Sr Administrative Assistant
Phone
(281) 998-6150x7863

Contact Us - Central Campus

Please reach out to the assistant assigned to your last name.

Jocelyn Hinojosa - Last names A-K
Patricia Carter - Last names L-Z
Jocelyn Hinojosa
Sr Administrative Assistant
Phone
(281) 998-6150x1617
Patricia Carter
Sr Administrative Assistant
Phone
(281) 998-6150x1441