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Future Students

Information Packets

ADN Information Packet 

LVN-RN Information Packet 

 For more information please fill out the Intake Form

ADN Application

TE Application


Important Admissions Dates
Application Opens January 1st, 2024

Nursing program application opens.


Application Closes April 1st, 2024

Nursing application deadline

Must be fully or conditionally admitted to GC

All final transcripts and HESI scores must be turned in

Information Sessions:

The Nursing Department offers Information Sessions for prospective students.  These sessions include general information about the program, admission requirements, and discussing the application process.  

Nursing Information Sessions:
  • October 5th, 2023 at Noon in HS 210/ Irma Auditorium 
  • October 19th, 2023 at Noon in HS 210/ Irma Auditorium
  • November 10th, 2023 at Noon in HS 209
  • November 15th, 2023 at 4pm in HS 210/ Irma Auditorium
  • November 30th, 2023 at Noon in HS 209
  • January 18th, 2024 at 4pm in HS 210/ Irma Auditorium
  • February 1st, 2024 at Noon in HS 209
  • February 8th, 2024 at 4pm in HS 210/ Irma Auditorium
  • February 16th, 2024 at Noon in HS 209
  • February 22nd, 2024 at 5pm in HS 210/ Irma Auditorium
  • March 7th, 2024 at Noon in HS 209
  • March 20th, 2024 at 4pm in HS 210/ Irma Auditorium
  • March 28th, 2024 at 5pm in HS 210/ Irma Auditorium
  • April 17th, 2024 at Noon in HS 209

Nursing Information Session Presentation Download

Admission Information

Admission to the nursing program is selective, with registration in nursing courses by permission only.  Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the nursing program.  To be considered for acceptance into the program, applicants must submit all required application information by the deadlines posted in the RN Information Packet (see below). Minimum admission requirements include the following:

1) Application to Grayson College. It is recommended that you apply to the college first to avoid any delays in registration if accepted into the nursing program.

2) Application to the nursing program.

3) Review the information packet and complete application documents.

4) Completion of Anatomy and Physiology courses I & II (8 college credit hours) with a grade of C or better (including withdrawals).

  • Students will be ineligible for the nursing program if they have failed to earn a grade of C or better (including withdrawals)
  • Please be aware that if you have attempted any one of the required science courses more than the 3 allowed attempts (including withdrawals) you will receive zero points towards admission.
  • Science courses (both Anatomy and Physiology course & Microbiology) taken over 5 years (10 years for LVN to RN program) ago the applicant must earn a score of 75% or higher on the Anatomy and Physiology portion of the Evolve Admission test (HESI).

5) Completion of the pre-requisite math course (MATH 1314 – College Algebra) or (MATH 1342 – Statistics).

6) Evolve Admission test (HESI) average score of 74.5 or higher. The applicant is allowed two attempts in a 12- month period; and there must be 5 years or less from the time test was taken to the date of admission into the nursing program. Information on how to schedule the admission test, and required components are found in the packet.  Please review this document for an exam overview:

HESI A2 Information

7) Traditional ADN program: Pre-requisite College GPA (AP1, AP2, & Math) minimum of 2.5.

Pre-requisite College GPA for LVN to RN: (AP1, AP2, Math, Microbiology, Comp 1, General Psychology, Life Span Growth & Development) minimum of 2.5. 

Applications will not be accepted until the student has passed the HESI Admission Test. Detailed information about the test is provided in the RN Information Packet.

Selection and Acceptance Procedure (Point system)

Applications are reviewed for required documentation by the ADN Admissions Committee. Only those with complete files will be considered for admission. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure their file is complete.

The number of students that can be admitted to the ADN program is limited by classroom and clinical space and by qualified faculty availability. Therefore, a selection procedure is used to identify candidates who are the most academically prepared.

Applicants with complete files will be evaluated for selection by a point system. Remember that a grade of “C” or better must be obtained in all required courses.

Required science courses include Microbiology and Anatomy & Physiology I & II

* Legend for 4 credit hour Science courses (A/P I, A/P II, & Microbiology) only:

1st Attempt

2nd Attempt

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Maximum = 18 points. Points are for each four credit hour science course. If separate theory and lab courses were taken, the student’s points will be calculated for each component course:

* Legend for separated Lecture (3 credit hours) and Lab (1 credit hour) for above Science courses:

1st Attempt

2nd Attempt

3rd Attempt













Required academic courses receive one (1) point for each course completed with a “C” or better (English Composition I, General Psychology, Life Span Growth and Development, Creative Arts/Lang/Phil/ Culture core elective, and Algebra/Statistics) Maximum = 5 points.

Evolve Admission Test (HESI)

  • 89.5 – 100 = 3 points
  • 79.5 – 89.4 = 2 points
  • 74.5 – 79.4 = 1 point
  • < 74.4 = ineligible for admission into the ADN program ( Maximum 3 points)

1 point can be awarded for certified CNA or Patient Care Technologist currently working in a healthcare setting.

GC Service Area residency (Maximum = 2 points) Based on college criteria.

The total maximum number of points that can be earned is 29 points for Service Area residents and 27 points for out-of-service-area residents.

Final Acceptance Requirements (Following notification of admission)

  1. Complete background checks required by the Board of Nursing within the time frame specified in the acceptance letter.  Failure to do so will result in loss of accepted status.
  2. Return form verifying intent to accept or decline admission.
  3. Complete mandatory orientation requirements which includes attendance at scheduled orientation day.
  4. Pass a urine drug screen (as stipulated by the nursing program).
  5. Pass an additional background check (as stipulated by the nursing program).
  6. Obtain CPR certification.  (American Heart or Red Cross; Basic Life Support Provider level with a face to face demonstration check off).
  7. Submit all required immunizations, and proof of a current negative TB (tuberculosis) test or negative chest x-ray.
  8. Obtain annual influenza vaccination as recommended by the CDC in the fall of each year.
  9. Obtain a physical exam from a healthcare provider (form provided with acceptance packet).

Required Immunizations

All students must provide a copy of the following immunizations with a valid stamp or signature, signed statement from a physician, or lab report indicating serologic immunity. Please note that some of these immunizations take up to six months to complete.  Immunizations must be started in time to complete the series before the FIRST DAY OF CLASS.  If unable to complete the series before beginning of class, the applicant is not eligible for admission. 

  1. Tetanus / Diphtheria / Pertussis  (Tdap) - One dose of the Tetanus / diphtheria / pertussis (Tdap) immunization within the last 10 years.
  2. Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)  (Immunization or blood test proving immunity) - If born after January 1, 1957, must have proof of two doses of the MMR vaccine administered on or after the 1 st birthday and at least 30 days apart – or – proof of serologic immunity. 
  3. Varicella (Chickenpox) (Immunization or blood test proving immunity) - Series of two Varicella vaccines at least 30 days apart – or – proof of serologic immunity. History of the disease is not acceptable.
  4. Hepatitis B (Immunization or blood test proving immunity) - Series of three Hepatitis B vaccines – or proof of serologic immunity. This series takes 6 months to complete.
  5. Influenza Vaccine - Annual influenza immunization as recommended by the CDC in the fall of each year.

Due to compliance with clinical facility requirements and the Texas Department of Health recommendations, GC Health Science programs may not waiver immunization requirements.  If immunizations are not complete, application to the program may be delayed.

Copies of records from physician’s offices, public health department, public schools, other colleges and the military are acceptable.  Students should provide a copy of the records.  Please do not turn in the originals.

Here are some local providers that will provide immunizations and titers:

Immunization Providers

Forms must be uploaded and emailed to 

Core Performance Standards for Admission & Progression

In order to accomplish the objectives of the program, students must be able to meet certain core performance standards/requirements:

  1. Visual acuity with/without corrective lenses to identify cyanosis, absence of respiratory movement in patients, and to read small print on medication containers, healthcare provider orders, monitors, and equipment calibrations.
  2. Hearing ability with/without auditory aids to understand the normal speaking voice without viewing the speaker’s face and to hear monitor alarms, emergency signals, call bells from patients, and stethoscopic sounds originating from a patient’s blood vessels, heart, lungs, and abdomen.
  3. Physical ability to stand for prolonged periods of time, perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, lift patients, and move from room to room or maneuver in limited spaces.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form. Ability to speak clearly and succinctly when explaining treatment procedures, describing patient conditions, and implementing health teaching. Ability to legibly and correctly document.
  5. Manual dexterity to use sterile techniques, insert catheters, and prepare and administer medications (IV, PO, and IM).
  6. Ability to function safely under stressful conditions, adapting to ever-changing clinical situations involving patient care.
  7. Must be able to meet the performance, physical, and/or lift requirements of the assigned clinical agencies.

Transfer of College Coursework

Students who desire admission via transfer to GC must adhere to the GC course transfer policies outlined in the GC Catalog. This includes submitting official copies of transcripts from each college or university previously attended to the Office of Admissions and Records and a copy of the transcripts to the ADN program. The Office of Admissions and Records will not send a copy to the ADN office. Prerequisite and co-requisite general education courses will be accepted for transfer and application toward the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing if the course is evaluated as equivalent to the required course at GC. Nursing courses are accepted for transfer only with prior approval of the ADN Admissions Committee. Students wishing to transfer nursing courses should request an Information Packet through this form. Copies of course syllabi from all previous nursing courses must be submitted to the ADN Program Director to determine eligibility for transfer.  Applicants must also provide a letter from the previous nursing program director stating that the applicant is currently passing and in good standing. Applicants who have been unsuccessful in another nursing program are not eligible for admission to the GC nursing program. 

Course Syllabi

For more information about the program, please click on the links below to view the the Course Syllabi.

RNSG 1119

RNSG 1144

RNSG 1360

RNSG 1423

RNSG 1461

RNSG 2404

RNSG 2414

RNSG 2435

RNSG 2462

RNSG 2463