Northeastern Junior College

Frequently Asked Questions

How many nursing programs are there at NJC?

NJC has four program options:

How do I apply to the nursing programs?

The first step to apply to the nursing program is to apply for admission to Northeastern Junior College. Applying is free.

Can I apply for these programs anytime?

Yes applications are accepted at any time for the nursing programs with the exception of the nurse aide program. Students who have applied on or before June 1st will receive preferential consideration for the August start. Selection of the class is competitive and based on a point system. Points are awarded based on the following:

Nurse aide course registration follows the registration dates set up by the college for each term.

Do I need to take a test before getting accepted to the nursing program?

NJC’s nursing students need to show that they are ready for college course work in reading, math and science. One way to show this level of skills is by a standardized test such as ACT or SAT. See the nursing office for more information.
All nursing students need to take a pre-nursing test. NJC’s counseling office gives the Kaplan pre-nursing test. The test evaluates skills in English, reading, math and science. Payment of $25 is required at the time you schedule the test. Call the counseling office at (970) 521-6663 to set up an appointment. Study guides are available.

Do I need to complete the nursing prerequisite courses before applying to the nursing program?

Yes, prerequisite course must be completed before applying to the nursing program and the GPA for prerequisite courses needs to be a 2.5 or higher. Prerequisites include:

Note: BIO courses are valid for 7 years from the time of completion to the start of the nursing program

Do all general education courses need to be completed before entry into the two-year ADN nursing program?

No, general education courses can be completed while in the two-year ADN program; however, nursing faculty recommend you take as many general education courses before entry into the nursing program as possible. General education courses include:

Note: All general education courses need to be completed before entry into the LPN to ADN program
Note: BIO courses are valid for 7 years from the time of completion to the start of the nursing program

Is CNA (Certified Nurse Aide) required for entry into NJC’s nursing program?

No having your certification as a CNA is not required; however, you do receive points on the competitive admission criteria if you are a CNA. Often times completing the CNA course helps students gain basic skills that gives them confidence in nursing courses. It is also a great way to help determine if the nursing profession is for you.


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