Admission to the San Joaquin Delta College ADN Program for Spring 2010 Frequently Asked Questions
ADN Frequently Asked Questions, September 2009 Page 1
Q. Have the prerequisites to the ADN program changed for Spring 2010?
A. No. The prerequisite courses remain the same and include:
English 001A (Written Communications)
FCS 006 (Nutrition)
Biology 022 (Intro to Medical Microbiology) or Biology 023 (General Microbiology)
Biology 031 (Human Anatomy)
Biology 032 (Human Physiology)
Q. Has the admission criteria changed?
A. Yes. Due to changes in legislation and the Education Code, enrollment criteria have been changed to a multi-criteria
screening which includes previous degrees/relevant certificates, science prerequisite GPA, other prerequisite GPA,
degrees, science repeats, work/volunteer experience in healthcare, life/special circumstances, second language
proficiency or advanced coursework, and TEAS test score. All first semester spaces will be awarded by rank order
Q. Why has the admission criteria changed for Spring 2010 admittance?
A. On October 14, 2007, AB 1559 (Berryhill) was signed by the governor and chaptered. Section 78261.5 was added to the
Education Code, and it states that a school may admit nursing students under a random draw (lottery) process, a
multicriteria screening, or a combination of both. Delta chose to use the multicriteria screening process rather than
return to a lottery system. In addition to the need to implement the new criteria, and because the budget crisis has left
Delta with many cuts to staff, Delta decided to go to an online application process to reduce the number of personnel
required to handle paper applications. Entering an application process into an online format is very labor intensive and
it was decided to enter the new criteria prescribed by law to save resources. The Chancellor's office has approved this
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