Community College of Allegheny County
595 Beatty Road
Monroeville, Pennsylvania 15146
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
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ADN Program Details
Admission to the nursing program is selective and requires that students have a high school diploma or GED. In addition, applicants must have successfully completed one year of high school chemistry with a lab with a “C” grade or better. To complete this chemistry requirement, college chemisty may be taken. Students will be required to take the college placement exams in reading, English and math unless the placement testing is waived by prior college course work or SAT scores. These developmental courses must be completed with a C grade or better to be admitted to the Nursing Program. Successful completion of a computer (CIT) course is also required prior to entry to the program. Students will also be required to take a PAX (pre-admission exam) prior to submitting their application to the program. PAX workshops are offered at the Learning Center at the North Campus and South Campus.
The Professional Nursing Law permits the Nursing Board to consider the moral character of any license candidate. The college, in its admission process, will consider information regarding criminal convictions and /or crimes of moral turpitude. Admission is conditional pending receipt and evaluation of a criminal /child abuse background check to determine whether there is any conviction which may bar the student from the nursing program.
In addition, a current physical examination record, including current immunization status must be submitted before any student can begin the Nursing Program.
Drug screening is required prior to admission and within the nursing program. If a student tests positive, the student will not be permitted to continue in the nursing program.