Fall 2018

A student who is academically ineligible to continue in the Nursing Program or who has exited the program for personal reasons, and who has not been in a nursing program more than two times, may apply for re-entry to the JCC program only one time. A student who  has not been enrolled in the nursing program for 36 consecutive months may request consideration for reevaluation.

Regular Acceptance Begins Fall each year
(Admitting approx 50-60 )*
Deadline 5:00 PM on
March 1st of admitting year

*Based on the maximum number approved by the State Board of Nursing.

Please note: JCC does not have an evening/alternative program. Clinical days vary each semester based on clinical site availability, therefore clinical rotations may include Saturday.

The student who wishes to re-enter the nursing program at the first semester must complete Phases I-II as stated in the Admission Policy. (Refer to Admission Policy in Nursing Student Handbook)
The student who wishes to re-enter the nursing program must:

  • apply within one year of their exit date,
  • must have completed all courses (including nursing and related courses) in the Program Plan of Study to the point of re-entry,
  • must complete Phases I and II below.

The student who wishes to re-enter the nursing program in any course beyond NUR 111, in addition to 1 – 3 above must:

  • must pass a competency exam and dosage calculations exam. 

 *Students who do not successfully pass the competency and dosage calculation exam will not be considered for readmission. 

Students who wish to re-enter will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may be required to audit previous nursing courses.  Utilization of point ranking may be required for readmission to the program in the second year depending upon the number of vacancies in the program.  The utilization of point ranking for readmitting second level students may also include audit courses.


PHASE I:  Application and Admission Process

  • Meet with a Counselor to verify College admission requirements are valid and on file. The interview must be completed no later than one week prior to the program application deadline date.
  • Have a current cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Attend a MANDATORY Health Sciences Information Session – dates and times  available on the College website at (Please bring a copy of the Program Admission Policy to the session.)
  • Complete or show enrollment in a North Carolina state approved Nurse Aide I course and current (active) listing on the NCNA registry by June 15th with no substantiated findings of resident abuse, resident neglect, or misappropriation of resident property in a nursing facility. Applicants should maintain active CNA listing through the first three semesters of the program.

Note: A copy of the certificate of completion OR transcript OR registration form showing current enrollment in an approved program OR a letter (on official letterhead) from the NCNAR showing completion of an approved program must be submitted with the nursing program application. An approved program will have classroom,  laboratory, and clinical components.

*Challenging the Nurse Aide I examination will not meet this requirement.

Note: Completion of a high school Medical Careers I & II course with a grade of "C" or higher and current employment may be used to meet this requirement. A letter from your employer (on company letterhead) stating you are currently employed as a CNA, and length of employment will be required. Both courses must have been completed and work experience current.

  • Complete a mandatory Written Nursing Competency Exam up to the point of entry inclusive of dosage calculations competency to the point of entry.

(Applicants must complete all of Phase I to advance to Phase II)

PHASE II:  Program Application and Health Occupations Test

Applicants are responsible for ensuring all required materials and documents have been submitted to the Office of Enrollment and Student Success by the deadline date. If the deadline date falls on a weekend, all materials and documents are due the Friday before the deadline. Incomplete packets cannot be processed.

  • Submit the program specific application (can only be received by attending the Information Session in Phase I). All requirements in Phase I must be met to submit the program specific application.
  • The following forms must be submitted to the Office of Enrollment and Student Success:
    • Program specific application and
    • Copy of CNA program certificate of completion or transcript showing completion of an approved program or registration form showing enrollment in an approved program
    • Copy of the Nurse Aide listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry if class completed. If class not yet completed, by June 15th.
  • Verify record of or complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS V). Please visit the website for additional information.
  • The testing fee of $45.00 (subject to change without notice) will be paid at the Cashiers Office prior to testing. A TEAS Testing Ticket is required to schedule the test and is obtained by submitting the program specific application.
  • Applicants are allowed to test twice per academic year (August to July of  the following year) with a thirty (30) day interval between testing dates.
  • Applicants should allow three and one half hours to complete this computer-based  test. The TEAS cannot be taken until PHASE I is completed.
  • Applicants must achieve a score of exemplary, advanced or proficient to be considered for admission to the nursing program. Testing can be done at JCC however, the College does accept transfer scores from ATI. Test scores are valid for two (2) years.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to prepare in advance for the TEAS test. Visit the Academic Enrichment Center for information on a free TEAS prep course. Additionally, study materials may be purchased in the College Bookstore or on line at

PHASE III:  Ranking and Notification of Admission Status

  • Only applicants who score exemplary, advanced, or proficient on the TEAS (V) will be considered in the point ranking.
  • Only courses completed by the deadline date will be used in the point ranking of applicants. A grade of A or B earned on the first attempt in courses will be used in the point ranking. NOTE:  If BIO 168, 169 and 175 are over five (5) years old the most current grade will be used in point ranking. Points will be given for BIO 168 and 169 ONLY if the two courses have been taken at the same college.
  • Points for BIO 168 and BIO 169 will only be given to seated or face-to-face laboratory instruction, not an online lab component (documentation may be required to award points). 
  • All applicants will be ranked according to the highest to the lowest points. The number of applicants accepted to the program depends upon availability of seats. In the case where two or more applicants have the same number of points, TEAS scores will determine point ranking.
  • Applicants may be placed on an alternate list or not accepted at this time. The alternate list is for the current admitting year. All lists and program specific  materials are destroyed after Fall classes begin – no waiting list is maintained. Applicants not accepted at this time may continue with college course work or schedule an appointment with a counselor to discuss other educational opportunities.
  • If admitted, your program code will be changed by the Enrollment and Student Success staff.

PHASE IV - Acceptance

  • Students accepted to the Associate Degree Nursing Program must:
    • Return acceptance to the Admission Office within five (5) days of the date of the letter.
    • Attend a mandatory 2-day program orientation on the designated dates. (accepted applicants should plan to attend the 2 days of orientation during the second week of June and the last week of June).   
    • Show documentation of physical and emotional health by the student's primary care provider. (College approved forms will be distributed at orientation).
    • Show evidence of current Healthcare Provider CPR certification (infant, child  and adult) through the American Heart Association.
    • *Submit to criminal background checks and initial and random drug screenings as directed by affiliating clinical agencies. Criminal background checks and drug screenings must be completed through the College's designated service provider. The student will incur the cost of the criminal background checks and drug screenings. Clinical agencies may require criminal background checks and drug screenings every six months while enrolled in the program.

The student is readmitted under the College Catalog and Nursing Student Handbook of record.

*Students admitted to the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Johnston Community College will submit to criminal background checks and drug screening upon admission to the program and random drug screening as directed by affiliating agencies. Information obtained from the criminal background check could jeopardize the student's ability to participate in clinical experiences and would result in the inability of the student to complete the program.

The application for licensure examination with the North Carolina Board of Nursing contains questions as to whether or not the applicant has ever been convicted of a misdemeanor/felony excluding minor traffic violations. If the answer is "yes" the applicant is asked to provide an explanation. This question is asked because of the legal requirements for becoming licensed as a registered nurse in North Carolina. Similar requirements exist in other states.

The Nursing Practice Act, Article 9 Chapter 90 of the General Statutes of North Carolina states that the North Carolina Board of Nursing may deny an application for licensure if the Board determines that the applicant:

  • Has given false information or has withheld material information from the Board in procuring or attempting to procure a license to practice nursing;
  • Has been convicted of or plead guilty or nolo contendere to any crime which indicates that the nurse is unfit to practice nursing; or that the nurse has deceived or defrauded the public.

The College reserves the right to change any restrictions or program requirements at any time. Every effort is made to provide a one year notice however, changes or revisions that occur as the result of accreditation or approval body standards and criteria may be implemented with limited notice.

10/87, Revised 3/14, 4/15, 9/15, 3/16, 5/17, 2/18; Reviewed 8/17