ADN Application Dates

Spring Semester:

Applications to the Associate Degree Nursing program are accepted the first business day of May through the last business day of August for the class beginning in the spring semester. Watch website for possible extensions.

Fall Semester:

Applications to the Associate Degree Nursing program are accepted the first business day of December through the last business day of March for the class beginning in the fall semester. Watch website for possible extensions.

LVN-RN Application Dates

Summer Semester:

Applications to the LVN - RN Transition Nursing program are accepted the first business day of November through the last business day of January each year for the class beginning in the Summer. Held on Weatherford Campus only.

Spring Semester:

Applications to the LVN-RN Transition Nursing program are accepted the first business day of May through the last business day of July each year for class beginning in the spring semester. Held on Wise County Campus only.

ADN Evening/Weekend Program

Both campuses will accept students for the 4 sequential semesters (fall/spring/summer/fall) fast track program.  These classes are offered in the evening and/or weekends.  This program will only be offered in the fall.  All other information regarding the application time frame (follow the fall guidelines) and fees/costs are the same as the ADN program.  

Associate Degree Nursing

Submit the Weatherford College application via the Apply Texas website and official transcripts to the Office of Student Services. Student must meet TSI requirements.

Application Requirements:

  • Health & Human Sciences application with official transcripts from all colleges attended and passing TEAS scores.
     
  • Completion of all prerequisite courses: BIOL 2401, ENGL 1301, PSYC 2301, PSYC 2314.
     
  • GPA of 2.5 or above on prerequisite courses.
     
  • Science courses (BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, and BIOL 2420) must have been taken in the last 10 years. 
     
  • Completion of the TEAS entrance exam with a minimum score of 70% on the reading section. Additionally, the Adjusted Individual Total Score must be equal to or above the Mean-National Average Score.
     
  • Proof of first Hepatitis B immunization or positive titer with application.

LVN-RN Transition Program

The course of study is comprised of 48 semester credit hours and upon completion of the curriculum; students will be awarded a total of 12 credits for previous LVN courses. Work experience as an LVN and proof of licensure as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in the State of Texas is required.

Submit the Weatherford College application via the Apply Texas website and official transcripts to the Office of Student Services. Student must meet TSI requirement.

Application Requirements:

  • Health & Human Sciences application with official transcripts from all colleges attended and passing TEAS scores.
     
  • Completion of all prerequisite courses: BIOL 2401, BIOL 2420, PSYC 2301, PSYC 2314.
     
  • GPA of 2.5 or above on prerequisite courses.
     
  • Science courses (BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, and BIOL 2420) must have been taken in the last 10 years. 
     
  • Completion of the TEAS entrance exam with a minimum score of 70% on the reading section. Additionally, the Adjusted Individual Total Score must be equal to or above the Mean-National Average Score.
     
  • Proof of first Hepatitis B immunization or positive titer with application.

TOEFL iBT

Before being accepted into any Allied Health/Nursing program, an applicant who's native language* is not English must submit an acceptable score on the TOEFL iBT by the end of the application period in which applicant is applying. Please review English Proficiency Requirement.

Associate Degree Nursing 

Apply to Weatherford College via the Apply Texas website and meet TSI requirements. You must also provide the Office of Student Services with official transcripts from any other colleges attended. It is highly recommended that you consult with an academic advisor to review your transcripts prior to application. 

Submit the following as a packet via mail and/or hand delivery to the Nursing Office during the application period (the address to submit is on the application):

  • Health & Human Sciences application 
  • Official college transcripts (This is in addition to the copy you provided Student Services and will accompany your application)
  • ATI TEAS official test scores (itemized breakdown). All ATI TEAS exams must be taken through the Weatherford College Testing Center.
  • Proof of first Hepatitis B immunization or positive titer.
  • Proof of Residency, if applicable.
  • Official TOEFL iBT scores, if applicable. Must be received by application deadline.

LVN - RN Transition Program

Apply to Weatherford College via the Apply Texas website and meet TSI requirements. You must also provide the Office of Student Services with official transcripts from any other colleges attended. It is highly recommended that you consult with an academic advisor to review your transcripts prior to application. 

Submit the following as a packet to the Nursing Office during the application period:

  • Health & Human Sciences application 
  • Copy of LVN licensure
  • Official college transcripts (This is in addition to the copy you provided Student Services and will accompany your application)
  • ATI TEAS official test scores (itemized breakdown). All ATI TEAS exams must be taken through the Weatherford College Testing Center
  • Proof of first Hepatitis B immunization or positive titer.
  • Proof of Residency, if applicable.
  • Official TOEFL iBT scores, if applicable. Must be received by application deadline.

 

The nursing programs select their classes based on the following scoring methods listed below. This scoring system is used in an effort to be objective and to identify students with the clearest set of strengths to undertake the program. Students acquire points based on academic achievement and the entrance exam. Students satisfying entrance requirements with the highest cumulative scores are accepted until the available positions are filled.

Associate Degree in Nursing

(49 points maximum)

Prerequisite courses (BIOL 2401, ENGL 1301, PSYC 2301, and PSYC 2314) and co-requisite courses (BIOL 2402, BIOL 2420, and Humanities or Creative Arts elective) receive the following points: A = 4 points, B = 3 points, C = 1 point

The cumulative GPA of the prerequisite courses must be a 2.5 GPA or above.

Scores on the TEAS entrance exam receive the following points. The TEAS entrance exam must have a minimum score of 70% on the reading comprehension section. Additionally, the Adjusted Individual Total Score must be 65.6 or greater. TEAS scores must be within two years of application date. All TEAS exams must be taken through the Weatherford College Testing Center.

Adjusted Individual Total Score
65.6 - 69.9 = 1 point 83.0 - 86.9 = 8 points
70.0 - 77.9 = 2 points 87.0 - 89.9 = 11 points
78.0 - 82.9 = 5 points > 90 = 15 points

Three bonus points will be given for completion of 15 or more hours towards the BSN-track courses with a “C” or better and four bonus points will be given for completion of 25 or more hours towards the BSN-track courses with a “C” or better: ENGL 1302 or ENGL 2311, HIST 1301, HIST 1302, GOVT 2305, GOVT 2306, MATH 1342, SOCI 1301, SPCH 1311/1315/1321 or EDUC 1300, BIOL 1322, or CHEM 1411 or CHEM 1406, PSYC 2314, ELECTIVE X3XX (Creative Arts), Elective X3XX (Language/Philosophy/Culture).

NOTE: One of the ADN co-requisite courses is either a Humanities or Creative Arts. Both are needed for the BSN track, so points will only be given if both courses are completed (one course as an ADN co requisite course, and the other towards the completion of the BSN-track).

Residency points will be given as follows: 2 points for Parker or Wise County; 1 point for Palo Pinto, Jack, or Hood County. Proof of residency will be required.

LVN - RN Transition Program

(49 points maximum)

Prerequisite courses (BIOL 2401, BIOL 2420, PSYC 2301, and PSYC 2314) and co requisite courses (BIOL 2402, ENGL 1301, Humanities or Creative Arts elective) receive the following points: A=4 points, B=3 points, C=1 point.

The cumulative GPA of the prerequisite courses must be a 2.5 GPA or above. 

Scores on the TEAS entrance exam receive the following points. The TEAS entrance exam must have a minimum score of 70% on the reading comprehension section. Additionally, the Adjusted Individual Total Score must be 65.6 or greater.  All TEAS exams must be taken through the Weatherford College Testing Center.

Adjusted Individual Total Score
65.6 - 69.9 = 1 point 83.0 - 86.9 = 8 points
70.0 - 77.9 = 2 points 87.0 - 89.9 = 11 points
78.0 - 82.9 = 5 points > 90 = 15 points

Three bonus points will be given for completion of 15 or more hours towards the BSN-track courses with a “C” or better and four bonus points will be given for completion of 25 or more hours towards the BSN-track courses with a “C” or better: ENGL 1302 or ENGL 2311, HIST 1301, HIST 1302, GOVT 2305, GOVT 2306, MATH 1342, SOCI 1301, SPCH 1311/1315/1321 or EDUC 1300, BIOL 1322, or CHEM 1411 or CHEM 1406, PSYC 2314, ELECTIVE X3XX (Creative Arts), Elective X3XX (Language/Philosophy/Culture).

NOTE: One of the ADN co-requisite courses is either a Humanities or Creative Arts. Both are needed for the BSN track, so points will only be given if both courses are completed (one course as an ADN co requisite course, and the other towards the completion of the BSN-track).

Residency points will be given as follows: 2 points for Parker or Wise County; 1 point for Palo Pinto, Jack, or Hood County. Proof of residency will be required.

Once selected for admission to the nursing program, the student MUST submit documents in pdf format:  

  • Complete a criminal background check and provide clearance from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
  • Obtain a TB screen test or chest x-ray (must be current within one year).
  • Obtain a urine drug screen.
  • Have a back/spine examination by a licensed physical therapist.
  • Submit proof of up-to-date immunizations including TDAP (within the last ten years), MMR, influenza, and varicella.
  • Submit proof of major medical health insurance.
  • Provide proof of current American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR.
  • Provide proof for Hepatitis B vaccines (two or three dose series) or a positive Hepatitis B titer.
  • Have a physical examination by a M.D., D.O., APRN, or PA
  • Proof of COVID vaccine (1-2 doses, determining on manufacturer)

Information and forms needed for obtaining the above criteria will be available to the student upon acceptance to the program.

*A native language is a language that is acquired naturally during childhood and is usually spoken at home, as opposed to a language that is learned later in life, for example, as a part of a person's formal education.

 

 

Contact

Marvella Starlin
Program Director
wcadn@wc.edu
817-598-6309
Associate Degree Nursing
Number of Credits
60