Associate Degree Nursing (AAS)
Advising & Planning Checklist
Completed prior to applying for admission to the ADN program
General Requirements
Submit a Durham Tech enrollment application
Submit official transcript(s) (high school or college)
Apply for Financial Aid
Attend a ConnectSession (Student Orientation)
Required for all new students; students with less than 12
completed credits; students with less than 12 transferred credits
Attend a Nursing Information Session (required)
Meet Course Placement Requirements
Students must demonstrate readiness for college-level
reading and math. Students can demonstrate that readiness
in the following ways:
Provide proof of an unweighted US high school GPA of 2.8
or higher within the last ten years
Transfer college credit for English and math (algebra)
Provide proof of completion of an associate’s or bachelor’s
Provide proof of satisfactory scores on ACT, SAT, GED,
the last ten years
Demonstrate mastery on RISE English placement test 2 and
RISE Math placement test 2; OR successfully complete
ENG 002 through Tier 2 (grade of P2) and MAT 003
through Tier 2 (grade of P2)
General Prerequisites
(1) ACA 122: College Success
(3) ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
(3) PSY 150 General Psychology
(3) PSY 241: Developmental Psychology
Natural Sciences
(4) CHM 094: Basic Biological Chemistry (required only if
taking BIO 168)
OR complete (passing with a grade of “C” or better or
numeric grade of 70 or better) one biology and one
chemistry course at the high school level within the past 5
years or have college credit for both a biology and
chemistry course with labs (no time limit)
(4) BIO 168: Anatomy & Physiology I
(4) BIO 169: Anatomy & Physiology II
(3) BIO 271: Pathophysiology
Admission to the ADN program is based in part on Allocation of
Points as listed below:
Quality points for grade in BIO 168:
A = ( 4 x 4 credits) = 16, B = 12, C = 8) _____
Quality points for grade in BIO 169:
A = (4 x 4 credits) = 16, B = 12, C = 8) _____
Completion of the following courses with A, B, or C grade:
o ACA 122 = 1 point (or waiver) _____
o ENG 111 = 3 points _____
o PSY 150 = 3 points _____
o PSY 241 = 3 points _____
o BIO 271 = 3 points _____
Resident of Durham or Orange County
= 5 points _____
Possible Total Points = 50
Total Points Accumulated =
Application packets will be made available online
beginning November 1 and must be submitted to the
Admissions and Advising office in the Wynn Center, room
10-200 by 5 p.m., February 1. Applying does not
guarantee admission. Re-entry students MUST reapply
and re-enter under the current plan of study at that time.
Other Requirements
Proof of Nurse Aid I listing on NC Registry
ATI TEAS Test (Adjusted Individual Score = 65%)
(Must be taken within the last 3 years)
Technology Proficiency Self- assessment
Meet English Language Requirement
(Students who meet the definition of ‘non-native speaker’
complete the requirements located on the Health
Technologies English Language Requirement web page.
Courses below can only be taken following formal application
and admission to the ADN program.
Nursing Core and Clinical Courses
(8) NUR 111: Intro to Health Concepts (Fall)
(5) NUR 112: Health-Illness Concepts (Spring)
(5) NUR 114: Holistic Health Concepts (Spring)
(5) NUR 212: Health System Concepts (Summer)
(5) NUR 113: Family Health Concepts (Fall)
(5) NUR 211: Health Care Concepts (Fall)
(10) NUR 213: Complex Health Concepts (Spring)
Courses below can be taken before or after formal application
and admission to the ADN program.
(3) Humanities Elective (View list on the plan of study)
(3) ENG 112: Writing/Research Disciplines
Revised 03/03/2020