Associate of Applied Science



Registered Nursing Program Admission Process

Completion of Pre-Nursing Prerequisite Requirements

A student is considered “pre-nursing” prior to acceptance into the Nursing Program. Prospective nursing students must complete 21 credit hours of prerequisite course work for the ADN (AASN) degree before being considered for the program. Please see an academic advisor for more information. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required.

Successful Completion of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

The pre-nursing student must take the most current version of the Test for Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) before the admission application deadline of May 20th for fall admission to the nursing program and ALL of the following benchmarks: Adjusted Individual Total Score (minimum): 58.7%; Reading: 72.8%; Math: 68.8%; Science: 58%; English: 66.8% *Note: The required TEAS scores may be adjusted based on student data trends and/or ATI recommendations.

Completion of Nursing Program Admission Application Requirements

The pre-nursing student must complete the nursing program admission application requirements by the May 20th application deadline for fall admission to the nursing program. Specific admissions requirements are posted on the NMJC nursing webpage.

Completion of Nursing Program Admission Eligibility Requirements

Initial admission eligibility is based on satisfactory completion of all pre-nursing requirements and Nursing Program admission application requirements by the May 20th deadline for fall admission to the Nursing Program. Current requirements and admission packets are available for download from the NMJC nursing webpage at

Nursing Program Selective Admission Process

The Nursing Program utilizes selective admission criteria. The selective admission criteria for the AAS program is contained within the Nursing Program Admissions Requirements document posted on the NMJC nursing webpage.

International Students

Minimally acceptable Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT) scores: Overall score of 84 with a minimum speaking score of 26.

NMJC RN Program End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes

It is anticipated that the graduate of the NMJC Nursing Program will:

  1. Engage in professional nursing practice that is patient-centered and culturally appropriate for individual, families, and communities.
  2. Integrate principles of quality improvement and safety into nursing practice within healthcare organizations and systems.
  3. Deliver nursing care that is evidence-based.
  4. Demonstrate leadership behaviors through the application of policies that apply to healthcare delivery.
  5. Engage in effective inter-professional collaboration in the delivery of healthcare for quality patient outcomes.
  6. Utilize technologies for the management of information and in the delivery of patient care.

General Education Requirements (Prerequisites)

A cumulative GPA of 2.75 must be achieved for all prerequisite courses. 

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Level 1, Semester 1

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Level 3, Semester III

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Level 4, Semester IV

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Curriculum Nursing Course Grading Scale:

  • 90-100 = A
  • 80-89.99 = B
  • 77-79.99 = C
  • 60-76.99 = D
  • 0-59.99 = F

All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

  • A minimum of 15 semester hours must be earned at NMJC. The remainder may be acceptable transfer credits. 
  • Students will not be permitted to graduate if they have unresolved incomplete (I) grades on their academic record. 
  • Although college officials will provide assistance, it is the final responsibility of the student to check all phases of his or her degree completion.


See Nursing Program addendum information here.

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