Pre-requisites and Application

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ADN Program Pre-requisites

Yearly modifications can be made to program requirements. Students that maintain continuous enrollment at Chaffey College may use the requirements at the time of their enrollment. Please meet with a Chaffey College Counselor for more information.

The biology science pre-requisites for the ADN Program are listed below. A minimum of a 2.8 GPA in the biology science courses is required to apply to the program. A minimum of a 3.0 GPA in the general education courses is also required to apply to the program.

Recency Policy: The biology science pre-requisites must be completed within the last ten (10) years.

Repeat Policy: Effective fall 2019, students may repeat only one biology science course within the last five (5) years.

Online Science Labs: Biology science online courses and labs taken during spring 2020 through present day will be accepted.

Required biology science courses included:
Course Code Course Name
BIOL 20 Human Anatomy
BIOL 22 Human Physiology
BIOL 23 Microbiology
BIOL 23L Microbiology Lab


Required general education courses included:
Course Code Course Name
ENGL 1A Composition
MATH 401 Math for Health Sciences
PSYCH 25 Developmental Psychology
SOC 10 Intro to Sociology or ANTHRO 3
Cultural Anthropology or COMSTD
74 Intercultural Communications
COMSTD

Communication Studies 2, 4, 6 or 8

ARTS/Humanities

One course from either Arts or Humanities from the Chaffey College GE.

Ethnic Studies

One course from the Chaffey College GE

Math

Satisfactory grade (“C” or better) in a math course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra (e.g. Algebra 2, Integrated Math 3 or higher from high school or college level. 

STAT 10 (Elementary Statistics) or SCSCI 10 (Statistics for Social Sciences)  is recommended.



Nursing: ADN Program Maps

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Academic Career Communities/Health, Wellness & Athletics/Nursing, ADN

ADN Pre-requisite Advising

Use the ADN pre-requisite advising check sheet in consultation with a Chaffey College Counselor.

LVN to RN Advanced Placement Pre-requisites

Students interested in applying to Chaffey’s LVN to RN Advanced Placement Program must meet the same pre-requisites that traditional ADN students meet. A minimum of a 2.8 GPA in the biology science courses and a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in the general education courses are required to apply to the program. Students are also required to enroll and pass NURADN 3 and 3L:
There is no recency or repeat policy for the LVN to RN Advanced Placement.

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Use the LVN to RN Advanced Placement Pre-requisite Advising Check Sheet in consultation with a Chaffey College Counselor. To arrange an appointment with a Counselor, visit the Counseling Department website

ADN Multi Criteria Screening Worksheet

Screening:  Admission criteria to the ADN Program follows a multi criteria screening and ranking. Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements (GPA of 2.8 minimum in the biology science courses, and GPA of 3.0 minimum in the combined general education courses, and TEAS score of 62% or higher before being considered for the program.

Ranking: Students are ranked using the following ADN Multi Criteria Screening Worksheet.

Application Process & Required Documents

Fall 2022 Application Instructions

ADN Multi Criteria Request Form: (The ADN Multi Criteria Evaluation Request Form will only be processed during the following evaluation period: August 1st, 2022 8:00 a.m. through September 23rd, 2022 by 4:00 p.m.)

ADN Application Form: (The application will only be processed during the following application period: September 1st, 2022 through September 30th, 2022 for Spring 2023.)

LVN – RN Advanced Placement Application Form: (The application will only be processed during the following application period: September 1st, 2022 through September 30th, 2022 for Spring 2023.)

Downloadable forms to be submitted with ADN application (if applicable):


For further assistance, please arrange an appointment with a Chaffey College Counselor by visiting the Counseling Department website.

For ADN Program related questions, please email adn@chaffey.edu.

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