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Webpage revised 5/27/2020 (HESI exam update / online chat hours update)
Thank you for your interest in the Jefferson College Bi-level Nursing Program! Please take a moment to browse our website for answers about applying to our program. Though the campus may be inaccessible at this time, the Nursing Program is still accepting applications for admission.
The information presented within this website is Jefferson College Bi-level Nursing Department's official up-to-date policies and procedures. Nursing program information referring to Jefferson College that is found outside of the Jefferson College Nursing website is null and void.
NURSING NEWS - Stay Informed!
Nursing program application deadline: Fall 2020 LPN & RN Bridge applications due Monday, June 1, 2020 (4:30 p.m.) - applicants will be notified by June 15, 2020.
HESI TESTING (5/27/2020):
- Remote online HESI testing for the Fall 2020 nursing program has concluded (effective 5/27/2020).
- The Fall 2020 application deadline is June 1st. The Spring 2021 application deadline is September 8th.
- Summer 2020: The Jefferson College Hillsboro and Arnold testing centers will offer summer HESI exams by appointment only; exams are being scheduled after June 8th.
- Please note: Regardless of program exam and student status (third-party testing), the college will only permit 10 people in each Testing Center at a time (i.e. COVID-19 procedures).
Applications for Admission: Applications are posted online within the Application Process "Beginning Level I PN" and "Level II RN Bridge" (RN Bridge applicants must have a current LPN license) program links. Applicants must complete the HESI entrance exam (if not taken within the last two years).
Online Chat Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Jefferson College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
The Jefferson College Practical Nursing program holds pre-accreditation status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20037. Holding pre-accreditation status does not guarantee that initial accreditation by NLN CNEA will be received.
The Jefferson College Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program holds pre-accreditation status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20037. Holding pre-accreditation status does not guarantee that initial accreditation by NLN CNEA will be received.
Pre-Accreditation Candidacy Defined: Pre-accreditation is a formal accreditation activity, in which evidence exists to support a reasonable conclusion that programs granted pre-accreditation candidacy by CNEA will achieve full compliance with CNEA accreditation standards within a three (3) year timeframe. Holding pre-accreditation status does not guarantee that initial NLN CNEA will be received. Applying for NLN CNEA Pre-Accreditation Candidacy Video
Admission Information & Progression
The Bi-level Nursing Program admits all beginning nursing students to Level I/PN, with students progressing to Level II/RN after graduation from Level I/PN. A limited number of already practicing LPN's are admitted to Level II/RN on a space available basis only. All students progressing within the program must meet progression requirements, including licensure as an LPN by midterm of the first semester of Level II/RN. Once progression requirements are met, admission to Level II/RN is automatic; reapplication is not necessary. 2019-20 Bi-level Nursing Student Handbook
Clinical Practicum Requirements
Level I/PN evening/weekend students are required to attend the occasional weekday clinical practicum. On campus simulation clinicals in the NEST (Nursing Educational Simulation Technology) are only scheduled Monday through Friday. Level I PN Day / Level I PN Evening/Weekend
Clinical and Immunization Requirements
All clinical/immunization requirements are due by the first day of class. Students who have not completed the requirements by this time, will not be allowed in class. Any class time missed, will count as an absence and is subject to the attendance policy found in the nursing student handbook. Clinical Requirement Checklist
Jefferson College’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is now available. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for Jefferson College. The policy statements address Jefferson College’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, for example, policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses.
Additionally, this report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, Jefferson College Campus Police Department enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. Also included are crime statistics for three previous calendar years which were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the school, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus.
This report is available online at: https://www.jeffco.edu/sites/default/files/IR/ConsumerInformation/annsecur-firesafetyrpt.pdf.
You may also request a paper copy from the Jefferson College Police Department by phone at 636-481-3500 or at Jefferson College Hillsboro-802 Mel Carnahan Drive, Apartment 214, Hillsboro, MO 63050; Jefferson College Arnold-1687 Missouri State Road, Arnold, MO 63010; or Jefferson College Imperial-4400 Jeffco Boulevard, Arnold, MO 63010.