Requirements

Applying to Dixon

All applicants are required to submit all of the following before the appropriate deadline:

Please Note:

Only applicants who have completed one lab science prerequisite and four additional prerequisites will be considered for admission. If accepted, the remaining outstanding prerequisites must be satisfactorily completed before starting at Dixon in the Fall.

Please Note:
  • Effective immediately, the Dixon School of Nursing will no longer accept High School Seniors who apply before February 1st. All applicants must now complete the minimum number of prerequisites at an accredited college/university before the application deadline of February 1st to be considered for entry.
  • Applicants who have attended another nursing program MUST submit recommendations from the Director of the Nursing Program and a Clinical Instructor of the previous nursing program (Click here to download the recommendation form for students who have attended another RN program)
  • Applicants who are LPNs should submit a reference from the current employer and a faculty member of the LPN program attended.

Admissions Criteria

Applicants may be considered for Early Decision or Regular Decision based on the criteria listed below. An acceptance may be provisional based on completion of college prerequisites with a grade of “C” or better before starting classes at Dixon.

Deadline Submission of ALL MATERIALS!

Early and Regular Decision: February 1st

Comments: All materials must be received by this date

Decisions Made

Early Decision: Within two weeks of receipt of ALL application materials

Regular Decision: March 1st*

* Students may be accepted, provisionally accepted contingent upon successful completion of prerequisites, wait-listed, or not accepted.

Cumulative GPA

Early Decision: 3.00

Regular Decision: 2.50

Comments: If ALL college/university transcripts are not submitted, an application will be considered incomplete.

Completion of Prerequisites

Early Decision: At least one lab science prerequisite and four additional prerequisites with a grade of “C” or better

Regular Decision: At least one lab science prerequisite and four additional prerequisites with a grade of “C” or better

Comments: All remaining prerequisites must be completed with a grade of “C” or better prior to starting classes at Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing in the fall.

TEAS score – Overall

Early Decision: Overall Minimum score 70%

Regular Decision: Minimum score 60%

Comments: Preference is given to applicants who exceed these scores.

TEAS score – Subject Modules

Early Decision: At least 60% in each module required

Regular Decision: At least 50% in each module recommended

Comments: Preference is given to applicants who exceed these scores.

Acceptance of College Credits

Candidates must have obtained a grade of C or better in all college and a grade of C+ in all nursing courses for acceptance/continuance in the program.
  • Anatomy and Physiology I & II courses must be taken within five years of starting the nursing curriculum.
  • The Admissions Committee of the Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing will determine which courses are acceptable to meet these curriculum requirements.
  • Candidates may be requested to submit the course title, number, catalog description, syllabus and course outline for a specific course listed on a transcript.

LPN to RN Bridge Opportunity

Applicants who are LPNs are not exempt from any of the Admissions requirements for Post Secondary students and do not follow a separate admissions criteria. However, upon acceptance to the Dixon School of Nursing, applicants who are LPNs may have the opportunity to take an NLN challenge exam to place out of the required course Nursing 199, Fundamentals of Nursing. A current LPN license and at least 1000 work hours as an LPN are required. For more specific information, please attend an Information Session or contact the Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing directly.

Admission Policy

The Admissions Committee, representing the Faculty of the Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing, selects applicants who satisfy the admission criteria and demonstrate the capability of completing the program and becoming registered nurses. Click here for essential personal attributes and characteristics for admission.The number of students accepted is determined by the committee based on variables, which include the availability of adequate clinical facilities and the faculty to student ratio. Applicants are considered on an individual basis. Written notice of the committee’s decision will be mailed after the decision date.

Application/Acceptance Fees

When filing an application for admission to the Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing, each applicant pays an application fee. An electronic payment (through the Bursar tab), check or money order made payable to the Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing should be forwarded with the completed application. No refund is made after the application is filed. An acceptance fee is required after notification of acceptance in order to reserve a place in the class. An electronic payment (through the Bursar tab), check or money order made payable to the Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing should be forwarded by deadline provided. This fee is non-refundable and is not credited to future tuition payments.

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If you have questions about admissions, please email AMH-dixonSON@abingtonhealth.org or call 215-481-5500.

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