Associate Degree Nursing Fact Sheet & Selection Process Effective Fall 2022
(Pending Texas Board of Nursing approval)
Applicants will be ranked for acceptance selection via a point award system. Maximum points awarded are
56 points as indicated in the designated criteria below:
Point Award Criteria
Pre-Nursing Workshop: Dosage Calculations
Prerequisite Course Cumulative GPA (3.0 minimum required)
Potential Points Per Criteria
Max 5 Points
ENGL 1301 English Composition I – 3 credit hours
BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I – 4 credit hours
RNSG 1301 Pharmacology OR RNSG 1311 Pathophysiology – 3 credit hours
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR MATH 1342 Elementary Statistics – 3 credit hours
3.00 – 3.49 = 4 points
3.50 – 4.00 = 5 points
Support Course Cumulative GPA (minimum grade of “C” required)
For each support course, you can earn 3 points for an A, 2 points for a B and credit for a C.
PSYC 2301 Gen. Psychology OR PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development – 3 credit hours
BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II – 4 credit hours
BIOL 2420 Microbiology – 4 credit hours
Humanities or Fine Arts Elective – 3 credit hours
NOTE: BIOL 2402 must be completed before or with the first semester. BIOL 2420 must be completed before or with the 3rd semester of the Nursing Program.
HESI A2 Test – Points are awarded for each of the following sections:
Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary, Math, Anatomy/Physiology Must have a score of 80 or higher in each of the areas.
80 – 84 = 1 point
85 – 89 = 2 points
90 – 95 = 3 points
96 – 100 = 4 points
Optional courses completed with a minimum grade of “C”
RNSG 1311 Nursing Pathophysiology
* OR RNSG 1301 Nursing Pharmacology
* = 1 point
SPAN 1300 Medical Spanish = 1 point
If an applicant has taken the HESI A2 between 12/1/2020 and 12/31/2022, their scores will be accepted for the admission process. If they take the HESI A2 after 1/1/2023, it will not be accepted. TEAS will be accepted starting 1/1/2023.
TEAS Test – Points awarded for each of the following sections:
Reading, Mathematics, Science, English and Language Usage. Must score 55 or higher in each of the areas.
55 - 60 = 1 points
61- 70 = 2 points
71 – 80 = 3 points
81 – 90 = 4 points
91 – 100 = 5 points
Phi Theta Kappa membership = 1 point
Current employment with credential as: CNA, MA, PCT, PCA, Paramedic or EMT = 2 points
Courses toward RN to BSN transition programs ** – 1 point per course:
ARTS 1301 - Art Appreciation
BIOL 1322 - Principles of Nutrition
BIOL 1406 - Biology for Science Majors
CHEM 1405 - Introductory Chemistry OR CHEM 1411 - Chemistry I
ENGL 1302 - Composition II
ENGL 2311 - Technical Writing
GOVT 2305 - Federal Government I
GOVT 2306 - Texas Government
HIST 1301 - US History I
HIST 1302 - US History II
HUMA 1311 - Mexican Am. Fine Arts Appreciation OR HUMA 1315 - Fine Arts
MATH 1342 - Statistics
PHIL 1301 - Intro to Philosophy OR PHIL 2306 - Intro to Ethics*
SPAN 1300 - Basic Medical Spanish
SPCH 1311 - Intro to Communication
SPCH 135 - Public Speaking
RNSG 1301 - Pathophysiology OR RNSG 1311 - Pharmacology
** Transferred courses which do not match the Dallas College course numbers on the original transcript or on an advising report must have a Course Substitution completed prior to submission of the application.
Nursing Program Requirements
- Immunizations must be submitted at the time of application.
- Valid Texas Driver’s license and Social Security card submitted with application.
Application packet is forthcoming and will be located on the Dallas College Health Sciences website.
For more information please contact the Allied Health Occupations Admissions office at