Associate Degree Nursing General Admission Requirements

1.  Submit a completed admission application with the $35 application fee, and be accepted by Claredon College Health
     Center to P.O. Box 221, Vicksburg, MS 39180.
2.  Submit official transcripts from high school or GED transcript with satisfactory scores, and college transcripts for all
     college courses attempted to Claredon College Health Center, P.O. Box 221, Vicksburg, MS 39180. Transcripts
     cannot be stamped “issued to student.”
3.  Satisfy one of the following three categories for admission before qualifying to submit an application 1) minimum ACT
     score of 18 (15 if taken before October 28, 1989) if entering college for the first time or 2) minimum ACT score of 16
     to 17 (12 to 14 ACT score if taken prior to October 28, 1989), 3) overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.00, and 4)
     18 or higher composite on the ACT with an18 Reading subscore; a 17 Math subscore or have passed a 3-hour College
     Algebra or higher math course.
4.  Students must have access to a computer with internet connection for the Web-based programs and email that meets
     the minimum technology features, software and hardware systems configuration to complete course work online.

Note: Students with no ACT scores, or ACT scores below 18 (if taken prior to October 28, 1989) in reading are required to complete the COMPASS placement test or retake the ACT.

 Applicants will receive notification by letter of their acceptance/denial to the program

Program Requirements after Acceptance

Students who have received official acceptance to the Associate Degree Nursing Program must complete the following Health Documents:

  • Submit proof of a Physical Examination by a physician or nurse practitioner within six months of admission with a
      signed Health Assessment Physical Examination form verifying physical and mental fitness.
  • Submit proof of the following items: 1) two Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccinations or positive MMR titer; 2)
      two Varicella (chicken pox) vaccinations or positive Varicella titer; 3) TB skin tests (two-step), negative skin test
      annually or negative chest x-ray) and 4) Hepatitis B Vaccine or signed declination statement.
  • Submit a Criminal Background Check when instructed to do so that is clear of felony charge(s). Note: Applicants with felony
     convictions are ineligible for admission to the program.
  • Submit a negative Drug and Alcohol Screen.

Academic Course Requirements (72-75 credits)

The Student must successfully complete and pass with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher, an “S” (satisfactory), or a “P” (pass for courses graded pass/fail) all General Education (36-39 credits) and Prerequisite Nursing courses (36) for admission in the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Claredon College Health Center:

Anatomy & Physiology I & II, Microbiology, College Algebra or higher math course, Nutrition, English Comp I; English Comp II; General Psychology I; Human Growth & Development; Intro to Sociology; Humanities/Fine Arts Elective; Public Speaking/Interpersonal Communication.                                                  

Note:  Students can take prerequisites for admission at any accredited college or university. College Algebra waived with             ACT Math subscore of 17.

              General Education Courses                                                                                               
 Credit Hours

a.  BIO 2511/2513 (Anatomy & Physiology I)                                                                                                    4
b.  BIO 2521/2523 (Anatomy & Physiology II)                                                                                                   4
c.  BIO 2923/2924 Microbiology                                                                                                                             4
d.  MAT 1313 (College Algebra) or higher math course Waived (ACT Math subscore of 17)           3
e.  FCS 1253 Nutrition                                                                                                                                                3
f.   ENG 1113 English Composition I                                                                                                                     3
g.  ENG 1123 English Composition II                                                                                                                    3
h.  PSY 1513 General Psychology                                                                                                                          3
i.   EPY 2533 Human Growth and Development                                                                                              3
j.   SOC 2113 Introduction to Sociology                                                                                                              3
k.  SPT 1113 Public Speaking I                                                                                                                               3
l.   Humanities or Fine Arts Elective  

                                                                                                                                                                      Total   36-39

Nursing Courses                                                                                                                                    Credit Hours

     Nursing I                                                                                                                                                                      9 
     Nursing II                                                                                                                                                                     9
     Nursing III                                                                                                                                                                    9
     Nursing IV                                                                                                                                                                     9

                                                                                                                                                                   Total Hours   36