ADN Track Program Requirements


Application Process  
Selection Requirements  
Selection and Acceptance  






ADN Application Process

The following must be completed by the application deadline:

  1. Apply to San Juan College if not a SJC student, and complete the enrollment process as a SJC student.
  2. Complete all prerequisite courses (17 credit hours) by the end of the semester prior to application deadline.
  3. Submit a current complete SJC ADN Nursing Program Application to the Nursing Department. Nursing applications can be obtained in the nursing department or on the SJC Nursing Program webpage during the open application period. Applications can be submitted in person during business hours or by postal mail and are accepted only during an open application period.
  4. Submit official transcripts for all previous course work to the San Juan College Enrollment Services Office (Admissions) for evaluation of course transfer credit. If completing prerequisite courses during the current application semester at a school other than SJC, request updated official transcripts  indicating course completion grade(s).  Do not submit official transcripts to the nursing department.
  5. Complete the ATI TEAS V (Test of Essential Academic Skills V) exam and submit score result(s) to the nursing department. All applicants are required to have current test scores for the application period. Previous scores may be eligible if the exam was taken in the prior application period but only the two most recent scores between prior and current periods will be considered for eligibility. Students re-applying to the program are rquired to retest if test scores are not within the eligible dates or below the minimum eligibility score. The exam can be taken once per test period through the SJC Testing Center. Refer to the appropriate On-Campus or Off-Campus testing instructions as applicable. Topics for this exam include reading, math, science, English and language usage. Study guides are available in the SJC Bookstore or can be ordered on the ATI (Assessment Technologies Institute) website. Additional preparation resources include practice exams available through the ATI website and tutoring assistance in the San Juan College Student Success Center. Review application packet for further detail regarding testing requiements, instructions and scheduling the exam.
  6. Activate San Juan College email.


ADN Program Selection Requirements

To be eligible for the nursing program selection process, the following program requirements must be completed by the current application deadline:

  1. Enrolled as a San Juan College student.
  2. Taken the ATI TEAS V (Test of Essentail Academic Skills V) exam and obtained the minimum eligible Adjusted Individual Total Score. Only official testing transcript score results will be used for selection point calculation. Refer to current application instructions regarding eligible testing dates and minimum score.
  3. Submitted a current complete nursing program application. Note: If reapplying for selection, a new nursing application is required. Applications received in the nursing department after the application deadline will not be eligible for the selection process.
  4. Achieved a minimum overall  cumulative GPA of 2.0. The GPA requirement must be fulfilled at the end of the semester prior to application deadline.
  5. Completed all ADN prerequisite courses (17 credit hours).
  6. Achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of  2.75 in the following 17 credit hour prerequisite courses. The GPA requirement must be fulfilled at the end of the semester prior to the application deadline. All prerequiste courses require a minimum grade of 'C'. 

Prerequsite Course


Credit Hours


Basic Science Course: Minimum 1 of 3 4
  •    BIOL 121 Introductory Biology I or
  •    BIOL 224 Microbiology or
  •    CHEM 110 or higher
ENGL 111 Freshman Composition 3
PSYC 120 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSYC 230 Human Development 3
BIOL  252 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4


ADN Program Selection and Acceptance 

Selection of students to the San Juan College nursing program is based on a point system. Students are ranked according to total points. Nursing Program slots are filled beginning with the highest ranking students. Completing all requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the ADN program.

Selection points are awarded based on the following:

  1. GPA - GPA is calculated from grades received in the required 17 credit hour prerequsites.  A maximum of 40% of points will be awarded based on the cumulative 17 credit hour prerequsite GPA.
  2. ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills V (TEAS V) score.  A maximum of 50% of points will be awarded based on the highest eligible Adjusted Individual Total Score.
  3. Residence Status:  A maximum of 5% of points will be awarded based on San Juan County residence status.
  4. San Juan College Student Status: A maximum of 3% of points will be awarded to San Juan College students who have completed a minimum of 12 of the required 17 prerequisite credit hours at San Juan College.
  5. Science GPA: A maximum of 2% of points will be awarded for a combined 3.5 GPA or higher based on 8 credits in basic and health science courses.


Students will be notified of acceptance into the nursing program by postal mail in spring for a fall program entry and fall for a spring program entry. Applicants who have not met the basic program eligibility requirements will also be contacted by mail regarding their status.

When selected students have confirmed program acceptance, a detailed information packet will be mailed with specific instructions and guidelines regarding the requirements (i.e. , immunizations, CPR, etc.) to be completed prior to starting the Nursing Level 1 Semester courses.

Students accepted into SJC Nursing Program maintain selection status by completing all post selection program entry requirements and maintain the minimum GPA of 2.0 post selection for entry into the Nursing Level 1 Semester. A grade of "C" or higher must be achieved in every course in the nursing curriculum.



Contact Us:
Nursing Department 505-566-3224

For more information, please call Department of Nursing at (505) 566-3224. Or send an email to