Students who have completed the admission process and received official acceptance to the
Associate Degree Nursing Program need to complete the following:
- A Criminal Background Check. Incoming students should not submit a background check until instructed by the program to do so. Click here for more information.
- A Physical Examination by a physician with a signed Health Data/Physical Examination Form (http://www.austincc.edu/health/dmt.php) including verification of TB testing (negative skin test annually or negative chest x-ray).
- Health Data/Physical Form must be completed within six months of admission.
- If the TB skin test expires during the first semester, it must be repeated before admission.
- CPR training. Student’s need to provide evidence of current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Certification. For a list of potential providers click on: CPR training
- If your CPR certification expires during the semester, it must be renewed prior to admission. The certification must be current the entire semester.
- Meet all the Technical Standards
Health Sciences programs establish technical standards and essential functions to insure that students have the abilities required to participate and potentially be successful in all aspects of the respective programs. Students are required to meet technical standards and essential functions for the Nursing program. Click here to view technical standards.
Minimum abilities expected include but are not limited to:
- Safe performance of physically taxing tasks
- Adequate visual acuity (normal or corrected)
- Adequate auditory acuity (normal or corrected)
- Effective communication
- Sufficient hand/eye coordination
- Stable emotional health
In general, successful applicants possess qualities such as:
- A strong motivation to learn
- Well-developed study skills
- Good problem-solving and decision-making skills
- An ability to work with people with diverse backgrounds