Applicants1 are considered for admission when they meet General College admission requirements (see General College admission in the Admission Information section) and have:
- Submitted the Nursing Program Application once admitted to the College. The application can be accessed at http://my.adu.edu.
- Attended a Mandatory Pre-Nursing Information Session (see information listed below).
- A minimum college GPA of 2.70 on all prerequisite courses and a minimum college GPA of 2.70 on all cognate courses.
- Passing score(s) on the Test of Essential Academic Skills V (TEAS). Minimum scores acceptable for admission are : 71% in Reading, 69% in Math, 53% in Science, and 64% in English with a composite score of 64%. Applicants may take the TEAS a maximum of three times only, with at least 60 days between attempts, allowing time for purposeful remediation in preparation for their next attempt.
- Submitted two recommendations on FHCHS recommendation forms. Students who have completed at least 12 credits at FHCHS must submit an additional recommendation from any FHCHS faculty member, adjunct professor, tutoring coordinator, chaplain, or academic coach/advisor.
- Written an essay as part of the admission process. The essay should address each of the following: why the applicant wants to be a nurse; why the applicant chose the FHCHS Nursing Program, and why he or she chose to attend a faith-based institution; discuss any special interests or aptitudes the applicant has that would make him or her a good nurse; and describe his or her personal values related to caring for people. The essay must use correct spelling and grammar, be double-spaced, printed from a computer in 12-point font, and be one to two pages long.
- Remained eligible as defined by the following criterion: A student may repeat only two cognate courses one time each due to failure of the course (below a grade of “C”) to remain eligible to enroll in the Nursing program. This includes any courses taken at other institutions. Failed courses that fall outside of the Transfer of Credit time limits or courses retaken with passing grades in each attempt will not be counted against the applicant.
Students may apply to the Nursing program on or before the admission deadline. All cognate and prerequisite courses must be completed with a minimum 2.70 GPA to be eligible to enroll in nursing courses.
Mandatory Pre-Nursing Information Sessions
ALL students interested in the Florida Hospital College Nursing Program must attend a Mandatory Information Session prior to the trimester they are planning on enrolling in. Information sessions are the most accurate resource to have questions answered and are scheduled approximately once a month during the regular school year. Please call the Nursing Information Line at 407-303-7893 to register for a session. Applicants who have not attended one of these sessions will not be accepted into the program.
Admission into all professional programs is competitive. Each program has a maximum number of students who can be admitted each year. Students meeting the admission requirements for a given program qualify to be considered for admission to that program. However, due to the competitive nature of each program's admission process, meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Students may be given preferential consideration for admission to degree and certificate programs when they have successfully completed 12 college-level hours at FHCHS.
1Applicants who wish to transfer from another Associate degree nursing program will be evaluated individually, according to the Nursing Student Transfer Policy.