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ADN & LVN-RN Transition Application Requirements

Associate Degree Nursing

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

Submit the following to the Nursing Office:

  • Allied Health 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 within 5 years prior to admission. If BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, or BIOL 2420 are older than 5 years but less than 10 years, there is a comprehensive A & P and/or microbiology test available through our Testing Center that if passed on one (1) try will lead to acceptance of courses as long as courses meet the required minimum GPA for prerequisites. Cost of test is $25.00. Please call the Weatherford Campus Testing Center at (817) 598-6383 to make an appointment.
  • 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

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

Submit the following to the nursing office:

  • Allied Health 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 within 5 years prior to admission. If BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, or BIOL 2420 are older than 5 years but less than 10 years, there is a comprehensive A & P and/or microbiology test available through our Testing Center that if passed on one (1) try will lead to acceptance of courses as long as courses meet the required minimum GPA for prerequisites. Cost of test is $25.00. Please call the Weatherford Campus Testing Center at (817) 598-6383 to make an appointment.
  • 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.

Once selected for admission to the nursing program, the student must:

  • 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 (three dose series) or a positive Hepatitis B titer.
  • Have a physical examination by a M.D., D.O., APRN, or PA

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.