Associate Degree Nursing Department
Alternate Entry into the ADN Program for Graduates of the ACC LVN Program

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Eligibility for Alternate Entry Track

  • Alternate entry into the ADN Traditional Track is open to ACC VNG graduates. The applicant must begin the second level of the ADN Traditional Track within fourteen months (14 months) of graduating from the ACC VNG program.
  • Applicants who were withdrawn from and/or failed a VNG course for reasons of unsatisfactory clinical performance and/or personal behavior problems related to clinical performance (Fourth priority readmission to the ACC VNG program) are NOT eligible for the alternate entry. These applicants are eligible for entry into First Semester Traditional Track or Mobility Track.

Admission to the College

  • Gain admission to Austin Community College; follow instructions/process at
    Visit a campus advisor or counselor to determine need for ACC assessment testing.
  • Associate Degree Nursing requires that the TSI status be complete or exempt.

NOTE: Admission to Austin Community College does not guarantee admission to the ADN Program


Applying to the Program

  • STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE THE INFORMATION SESSION BEFORE REQUESTING A NURSING ADVISING SESSION. Review the Associate Degree Nursing website and complete a mandatory Information Session
    • Retain and submit copy of successful completion of online post-test with application.
  • Complete program required immunizations.
  • Complete all 5 prerequisite courses (see degree plan for complete listing) with a minimum GPA of 2.7 for these five courses only. We accept grades of “C” or better. GPA calculator (ACC makes no guarantee as to third party application reliability or accuracy) **ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY COURSE SEQUENCE MUST BE TAKEN TOGETHER, CAN NOT BE MIX MATCHED (eg. BIOL 2401 + BIOL 2402 OR BIOL 2304/2101 + BIOL 2305/2102) please see the Biology website for further information:
    • BIOL 2304/2101 (Anatomy), BIOL 2305/2102 (Physiology)
    • BIOL 2420 Microbiology and BIOL 2305/2102 Physiology
      • Must have been completed within 5 years of application deadline.
      • Completion of BIOL 2304/2101 is required.
    • HPRS 2300 Pharmacology for Health Professions
      • You must have completed BIOL 2304/2101 Anatomy with a minimum of “C”
      • See College Catalog for math prerequisite requirement
    • PSYC 2301
  • Submit ADN application during application periods only with:
    • Immunization documentation
    • Information Session Verification Form
    • Minimum GPA of 2.7 in 5 prerequisites
    • Transcripts/course description from colleges other than ACC, if applicable
    • Must begin Alternate Entry program within 14 months of graduating from ACC, LVN program.
  • Proficiency Review
    • After submitting the application packet, the student must demonstrate proficiency of the nursing process by completing the following on an assigned case study scenario:
      • PERSON Assessment
      • Nursing Diagnosis List
      • Nursing Care Plan
    • The department will contact you regarding this step in the process.

Selection into the Program

  • New classes start each fall and spring semester.
  • Competitive ranking based on GPA in prerequisites, co-requisites, HESI score. Bonus points are given to re-applicants.
  • Review Formula and Selection Process

Please note that to be compliant with clinical facility requirements, a mandatory criminal background check will be required prior to admission to the ADN Program. As specific timelines must be met, do not do this until instructed by the program.

Applications may be obtained/submitted to Health Science Admissions
Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Rd. Austin, TX 78702 (Building 8000, Room 8356)

Revised 1-27-15