Associate Degree Nursing


 


PRIORITY POINT SYSTEM
Non-Nursing Curriculum Coursework
Grade Point Average


3.01 priority point

3.52 priority points

4.03 priority points

BIOL2401 Anatomy & Physiology I Grade:

A3 priority pointS

B2 priority points

C1 priority point

Non-Nursing Coursework Completed
with a "C" or better:


24 hours3 priority points

16 hours2 priority points

8 hours1 priority point

BIOL2401 Anatomy & Physiology II Grade:

A3 priority pointS

B2 priority points

C1 priority point


NOTE: Non-Nursing Coursework includes:

 

3 HoursMath Statistics

4 HoursAnatomy & Physiology I

4 HoursAnatomy & Physiology II

4 HoursMicrobiology

3 HoursDevelopmental Psychology

3 HoursComposition I

3 HoursHumanities or Fine Arts

 

Maximum priority points possible = 12

 

Due to the competitiveness of the ADN program, generic students must have a minimum of 9 points to apply. The typical applicant with 9 priority points has an "A" in one of the A&P's (3 points), a "B" in the other A&P (2 points), has almost all of the non-nursing courses completed (3 points), and at least a 3.0 GPA (1 point). There are other combinations that add up to 9 or more points but this is the most common.

 

Since there is not as much competition for the Transition Program, Transition students must have a minimum of 7 points to apply.

 

 

HOW TO FIGURE PRIORITY POINTS

 

Grade in A&P I                          A = 3 pts.         B = 2 pts.         C = 1 pt.

Grade in A&P II                         A = 3 pts.         B = 2 pts.         C = 1 pt.

Grade Point Average                  4.0 = 3 pts       3.5 = 2 pts.       3.0 = 1 pt.  

Hours toward Curriculum            24 = 3 pts        16 = 2 pts.          8 = 1 pt.

 

To figure GPA, multiply each credit hour of A’s X 4, B’s X 3, and C’s X 2.  (The second number of the course number indicates the number of credit hours.   Example:  BIOL2401 is a 4 hour course.)


Example # 1

 

ADN COURSEWORK

 

Credit Hrs.

 

A&P pts.

BIOL2401    Anatomy & Physiology  I

A

4

X 4= 16

A = 3

MATH1342  Math Statistics (no course substitutes)  (3 hrs.)

B

3

X 3 = 9

 

BIOL2402     Anatomy & Physiology II

B

4

X 3 = 12

B = 2

BIOL2420     Microbiology

B

4

X 3 = 12

 

PSYC2314    Developmental Psychology

B

3

X 3 = 9

 

ENGL1301   Composition I

C

3

X 2 = 6

 

3 Hours  Philosophy/Literature or Creative Arts

A

3

X 4 = 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

Totals

 

24

76

5 pts

 

GPA = 76 divided by 24 = 3.16 = 1 pts.           24 hours toward curriculum = 3 pts.

Total =9 pts.

 
  Example # 2 (with courses taken at a college where the A&P lecture and lab courses
  receive separate grades)

ADN COURSEWORK

 

Credit Hrs.

 

 A&P pts.

Anatomy & Physiology  I                lec                                                                   lab

A              C

3            1

X 4= 12  X 2 = 2

A/C = 2.5

MATH1342  Math Statistics (no course substitutes)

C

3

X 2 = 6

 

Anatomy & Physiology II             lec                                                                  lab

B               A

3            1

X 3 = 9   X 4 = 4

B/A = 2.25

BIOL2420    Microbiology               (4 hrs)

Hasn’t taken

 

 

 

PSYC2314   Developmental Psychology

B

3

X 3 = 9

 

ENGL1301   Composition I  

C

3

X 2 = 6

 

3 Hours Philosophy/Literature or Creative Arts   

C

3

X 2 = 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Totals

 

20

54

4.75 pts.

 

GPA = 54 divided by 20 = 2.7 = 0 pt.           20 hours toward curriculum = 2 pts.

Total = 6.75 pts.



Note:  Anatomy & Physiology courses that have separate lecture and lab grades are calculated as follows:   

A/A = 3 pts.                 A/B = 2.75 pts.              A/C = 2.50 pts

B/A = 2.25 pts.             B/B = 2 pts.                  B/C = 1.75 pts

C/A = 1.5 pts.               C/B = 1.25 pts.             C/C = 1 pt

 


 









Department of Health Sciences

 


 

Nursing Pin

 

Associate Degree Nursing Program

North Central Texas College

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Gainesville , Texas   76240 - 4699

Telephone:   940/668-4264

email:   cwillis@nctc.edu

 

 

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