The Associate Degree of Science in Nursing (ADN) Program equips students for a profession as a registered nurse (RN). Registered professional nurses function in a variety of health care settings utilizing an up-to-date body of knowledge that helps all members of the public to receive safe and quality care.
The ADN program is dedicated to offering accessible, high-quality nursing training to meet the varied and evolving health care needs of the public. Graduates of the ADN course are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination towards becoming Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
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University of Charleston has since 1888 grown and extended to change with the training needs and prospects of students from around the world. With a focus on citizenship, creativity, critical thinking, communication, ethical practice and inquiry, UC equips students to be frontrunners in their chosen fields.
UC provides an array of exceptional majors and graduate courses to prepare students for their chosen career. It also boasts of a consummate and devoted faculty, top-notch facilities and research, and a residential campus in a great natural environment. There’s no better place to create, learn and live than at the University of Charleston.
UC is nationally renowned for its outcomes-based Learning Your Way syllabus, which embeds Communication, Citizenship, Critical Thinking, Creativity, Ethical Practice and Inquiry into paths in each major.
Total program cost is $13,400.
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
Students must gain admission to the University of Charleston prior to applying for admission to the ADN Program. The clinical facilities and the number of faculty available limit the number of students enrolled in the Associate Degree in Nursing Program. Applicants must be academically admissible or re-admissible.
Student applications will be reviewed using a point schedule that weighs GPAs, course work, and TEAS scores.
All applicants must take a standardized nursing entrance exam.
If you have taken the TEAS exam within 1 year of the application date and scored 62% or higher you do not need to retake the test. Applicants may take the TEAS Exam three times in one calendar year.
Complete and submit a Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), a nationally standardized nursing entrance exam that allows students to demonstrate academic competence in Reading, Math, Science, and English.
Students wanting to prepare for the TEAS exam prior to testing may order a study guide from http://www.atitesting.com.
Successfully complete and submit a Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). Scores below proficient level require remediation and retesting. Students may schedule a retest as needed and are limited to a total of three (3) attempts. If TEAS exam I is failed, it is expected that the student will remediate deficit areas prior to taking TEAS exam II.
Applicants who are recent high school graduates must:
Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 in all core academic subjects taken on the secondary level. Two units of high school math are required and one unit must be Algebra I. A minimum grade of “C” in both math units is required. High school science classes with labs are strongly recommended.
Earn a composite score of 21 or above on ACT test or a total score of 1000 or above on the re-centered SAT test.
Applicants who do not meet the requirements of the high school grade point average or ACT-SAT scores may have these requirements waived when they have completed 12 college level credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or above.
Transfer applicant requirements:
Must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or better on a 4.0 scale for minimum of 12 college level credits.
Credit earned from an accredited college is usually acceptable to the University of Charleston; however the ADN program reserves the right to decide what transfer credits will apply to a degree in nursing.
Applicants who do not meet admission requirements may develop an individual success plan of course work under the guidance of ADN faculty. Final decision regarding admission will be determined after requirements are met.
Students who have taken nursing courses at a community college or university must have a letter of good standing from the previous institution’s nursing program director.
Submit completed standardized testing requirements within accepted scoring levels.
Submit a letter of good standing and official transcripts. The department of ADN faculty reserves the right to evaluate all transfer credits.
Foreign language requirements:
Submit copy of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if a student for whom English is a second language. Must achieve a minimum score of 560.
- Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) 2.75 or higher
- Grade of “C” or higher in all Foundational, Health Sciences, and Nursing courses
- TEAS Adjusted Individual Test Score of 62% or higher
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