RN Program Application Requirements
Before applying to the program, students are encouraged to attend an Open House on the Nursing and Allied Health Campus in Dardenne Prairie (1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368) Call 636-922-8241 to pre-register or visit NAH Open House.
The demanding curriculum of the A.D.N. program prepares graduates for the national licensing examination (NCLEX) and to perform safe nursing care in clinical situations; therefore, admission is selective.
To complete the A.D.N. application, students must meet with a Career-Technical Counselor upon completion of the admission requirements listed below. To make an appointment with a Career-Technical Counselor, visit www.stchas.edu/appointment.
At the time of application:
- Students will be placed in an applicant pool.
- Students are expected to pay a $25 non-refundable application fee.
- Payments can be made at the Cashier's window (ADM 1117). If after hours, please pay with cash or check at the Welcome Desk in the main lobby of the Administration building.
Step I - Assessment
- Students must complete the assessment test (SC 133) and/or submit official transcripts for college level English and Math courses passed with a grade of "C" or better.
- Students must have all official transcripts on file and submit a "Request for Transcript Evaluation" form to firstname.lastname@example.org PRIOR to
- Students must successfully complete any developmental coursework required (RDG 085, 092, 093; ENG 095, 096; MAT 096, 098) or equivalent ESL required courses.
Step 2 - Grade Point Average
- Recent high school graduates within five years may present official high school transcripts with a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above. GPAs for high school students with 12 or more dual credit hours will be based solely on college-level coursework.
- Students with 12 hours of college-level credit (non-developmental) coursework must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above.
- College credits supersede high school GPA.
Step 3 - ACT Test
- ACT score requirement is based on current GPA (see sliding scale).
- ACT must have been taken within five years from program start.
- Register for the ACT through www.actstudent.org.
- St. Charles Community College is a testing site, but the ACT can be taken at any location.
- The ACT will be waived for students who meet the following criteria:
- Completed a Bachelor's Degree and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
- Completed an associate degree and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
- Completed 45+ transferable college-level credit hours, 30 of which must be in general education courses, and a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Sliding Scale ACT/GPA
Required ACT score correlates to a student's GPA range.
Step 4 - HESI A2 Exam
- Students must complete the HESI A2 and earn a minimum 75% on each of the following academic subject areas: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Math, and Anatomy and Physiology.
- For more details, see the HESI A2 Information Guide.
Admission to the Associate Degree of Nursing program is not final until the results from the mandatory drug screen and criminal background check are reviewed by the nursing department dean. Students who test positive on the drug screen will be denied admission for the current year. Students may be denied entry into the program based on criminal background results.
- Admission criteria and process are subject to change. -
Associate Degree of Nursing Admission Process
For entry into the Associate Degree
- Admission is selective. -
Beginning fall 2017, SCC will admit students to the Associate Degree
For further information on the Associate Degree