The Pierce College Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program was created to provide access for all students including underrepresented populations, males, international/foreign born, older students, and individuals with lower socio-economic profiles.
Our admissions process is unique. The Pierce College ADN Program seeks qualified applicants who are committed to the field of Registered Nursing and who can convey the following attributes - our "4 C's" - associated with the science and art of nursing:
Application packets for the traditional two-year program are available for download from this website around the middle of May. Application packets for the LPN-ADN Bridge Program are available on this website for download about the middle of February.
All forms and detailed instructions will be included in the application packet when it becomes available. They will be updated at these times each year to adjust dates and reflect any minor changes that may occur. The application periods and deadlines will be posted on the Nursing homepage - and applications will be accepted ONLY during those periods.
An application Workshop will be offered during the first week of the application period. Dates and times will be posted on the Nursing homepage. The admission process for both programs is a lengthy and intense process, broken down into three phases.
Phase I is designed to determine applicant qualification and, through a point system, establish the pool of candidates who will be allowed to participate in the interview process.
There are two components of the Phase I application packet:
Phase II is the first notification and interview process. Applicant status is established based on the scoring committee's points awarded.
Based on the number of original qualified applicants, a select number of top candidates will be invited to participate in the interview process, which will bear points toward admission. A criminal background check will be required before interview. As well as a statement signed by the applicant verifying that she/he is eligible for rehire at all previous places of employment and will work no more than 20 hrs a week.
Phase III is the selection notification and program preparation phase. Admission notification will be mailed and a small list of alternates will be established. Prior to the start of the program, incoming students must complete the following:
***The occupation of RN requires physical strength and stamina. The student may be expected to lift up to 60lbs and stand for long periods of time.
It is critical that prospective students communicate with a pre-nursing advisor regularly and keep abreast of changes related to the admissions process by visiting this site often and/or attending monthly information sessions.
Nursing Program Coordinator
Becky Piper RN, MN
Program Director/ Associate Professor
Eustenia Kasjan M.A.
Allied Health Manager Nursing Advising/Admissions
Ronda Durano MN, RN
Nursing Faculty, Clinical Liaison
Elizabeth Webber RN, MSN, CCRN
This nursing program is
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30326