Departments and Offices

School of Nursing

Nursing Admission Criteria

  1. Applicants must meet all admission criteria for Danville Area Community College and must have an official high school transcript or GED. I.B. Students desiring to enter the program in the Fall 2013 semester: The School of Nursing will start distributing and accepting applications beginning January 7, 2013. Deadline for accepting applications is April 1, 2013.

    1. Complete the application to Danville Area Community College. Nursing Students
    2. Complete the School of Nursing application required for entry into the program from the School of Nursing office (Mary Miller Office 172). 

  2. College Math Assessment:

    Applicants must complete the College placement testing in math and complete the necessary course work prior to admission. This testing may be math scores from ACT, SAT, or the Asset/Compass Test, which is a free test given on Campus. To register for this free testing, call the Assessment Center at 217.443.8708. Since math/logic skills are utilized extensively in the nursing program and profession, current ability must be verified. All nursing students must be at the following level of math prior to admission.

    Successful completion of Math 105 (Intermediate Algebra) or higher level algebra-based math course within five (5) years of the desired admission date.


    ►Placement into Math 111 (College Algebra) or higher level algebra-based math course by placement testing within three (3) years of the desired admission date.

    1. General Education Requirements
      1. Students who have successfully completed general education courses on the FIRST attempt will be given priority consideration for admission into the program. If a student has repeated a course, it is recommended that he/she submit an explanation as to circumstances that might have contributed to the retaking of the course/courses.
      2. Those students who meet requirement A, and have successfully completed all program general education courses will have priority consideration for admission into the program.

        General Education Courses:
        SPCH 101 - Oral Communications (Public Speaking not interchangeable)
        PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychology
        ENGL 101 - Rhetoric I
        BIOL 136 - Anatomy & Physiology I*
        BIOL 137 - Anatomy & Physiology II
        BIOL 140 - Microbiology*
        * Prerequisite required: BIOL 102 or appropriate score on Biology Placement Test.*

        One Humanities Elective - must choose only IAI approved Humanities or Fine Arts Course

        ARTS 105 - Theater Appreciation
        ARTS 111 - Art History I
        ARTS 112 - Art Appreciation
        FREN 104 - Intermediate French
        HUMN 101 - Intro to Humanities
        HUMN 103 - Fantasy & Mythology
        LITR 101 - Intro to Poetry
        LITR 102 - Intro to Drama
        LITR 103 - Intro to Fiction
        LITR 104 - Afro-American Literature
        LITR 105 - Intro to Film
        LITR 106 - Women in Literature
        LITR 109 - The Bible as Literature
        LITR 111 - Non-Western Literature
        LITR 113 - American Literature I
        LITR 114 - American Literature II
        LITR 121 - English/Writers prior to 1800
        LITR 122 - English/Writers 1800 to present
        LITR 131 - Intro to Shakespeare
        MUSI 115 - Music Appreciation
        MUSI 120 - Intro to American Music
        MUSI 121 - Ethnic Traditions in American Music
        MUSI 124 - Music History I
        MUSI 125 - Music History II
        MUSI 126 - Non-Western Music
        PHIL 101 - Intro to Philosophy
        PHIL 102 - Logic
        PHIL 103 - Ethics
        PHIL 104 - World Religions
        SPAN 104 - Intermediate Spanish II

        Recommended Courses:
        HLTH 102 - First Aid and Personal Safety
        BOFF 140 - Medical Terminology
        HITT 115 - Patho-Physiology and Pharmacology

      3. Applicants will be rank-ordered according to grade point averages in the required general education courses
      4. Required science courses must be taken within five (5) years of the desired admission date.
      5. All required general education courses must be passed with a "C" or better.

    2. Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). This is a multiple-choice assessment of basic academic knowledge in reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage. The objectives assessed on the TEAS exam are those deemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry level skills and abilities of nursing program applicants. Information on taking the test will be included in the School of Nursing application packet.
    3. Residency
      1. Applicants who are legal residents of Community College District 507 will be given priority for admission provided all admission criteria are met. This is contingent on the completion of general education courses as stated above.
      2. Applicants who are residents of the Indiana "7-county" special tuition area will be considered next for admission provided all admission criteria are met. This is contingent on the completion of general education courses as stated above. Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who have completed most, if not all of the general education courses at DACC.
      3. Non-residents of District 507 will be considered for admission after all qualified and eligible in-district and Indiana "7-county" applicants have been offered admission.
      4. Official definition of residence and description of District 507 boundaries are available in the Registration and Student Services offices.

    4. Additional requirements for Level II ADN Applicants:
        LPNs who graduated from an approved practical nursing program must have documentation of at least 1040 hours of work experience as an LPN in the past year and must have a current and valid LPN license that has never been disciplined.

    5. Drug screening is done annually. Any student will a positive drug screen will be considered ineligible for the program. Consideration for readmission or any admission after a positive drug test will require three negative screens after one (1) year of application. Testing is at the student's expense. Current immunization status must be completed prior to the first day of classes. A physician’s exam must also be completed indicating the applicant meets the technical requirements of the nursing program regarding physical, emotional, and mental skills and abilities, or that reasonable accommodations will be requested. In addition, students must submit documentation of current Healthcare Provider CPR certification and maintain such certification throughout the Program. Proof of annual flu immunization is required
    6. Applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the Program, and must therefore, meet the Technical Requirements of the Program.
    7. Students must adhere to DACC's drug free policy and must meet criteria of each clinical site utilized by the Program.  Being under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, or any other behavior altering substance during class/clinical/lab instruction is grounds for immediate dismissal from the nursing program. If an instructor suspects a student is under the influence, the instructor has the right to request a drug screen at the student's expense.
    8. Applicants accepted into the Program must submit the Criminal Background Check Form by the date specified on the acceptance letter. Failure to submit the form by the due date will be considered a declination, and the seat will be offered to the next qualified applicant.
    9. If all seats are filled for the current year, remaining qualified applicants must submit another application the following year. Applications and waiting lists of qualified applicants will not be maintained from year to year.

    10. Students considering application to the program need to be aware of criminal background checks and potential legal limitations on licensure.

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