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Admissions

Guided by the mission statement of Dallas Nursing Institute, the Nursing Admission Committee selects applicants—who meet the Specific Pre-Admission Educational Requirements—for admission to the Vocational Nursing and Associate Degree of Nursing programs.

Learn more about applying to DNI and our admission requirements for the RN to BSN program below.

General Pre-Admission Requirements

Applicants are admitted to the school on a term basis.

General requirements include:

  • Completed application form
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcript of all high school credits, or, if applicable, an official General Education Test (G.E.D.) certificate
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended
  • Be at least 17 years of age (in accordance with Texas laws, if under 18, a parent or legal guardian signature is required prior to enrollment)

 

Specific Pre-Admission Educational Requirements for the Vocational Nursing (VN) Program

  1. Standardized Test Requirements for Admission – All accepted applicants must achieve performance on one of the following tests:
    1. An American College Test (ACT) score within the last five years with a composite score of 19 or above or
    2. A Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score taken before 2016 within the last five years with a composite score of 1350 or a composite score of 990 or above if taken since 2016; or
    3. Passing of the entrance exam approved and offered by the school.
      1. Applicants who fail one or more sections on their first attempt must wait 4 weeks before retaking the failed section or sections
      2. Applicants who fail one or more sections on their second attempt must wait 12 months before retaking the failed section or sections
  2. Written essay to be scored by Director of Nursing or designee.
  3. All applicants must pass a drug screen (Texas Board of Nursing 213.29 Criteria and Procedure Regarding Intemperate Use and Lack of Fitness in Eligibility and Disciplinary Matters).
  4. All applicant background check must meet the Texas Board of Nursing 213.28 criteria regarding Licensure of Person with Criminal Offenses. Minor criminal offenses (Class C misdemeanor(s)) will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Decision of the Dean of Nursing or Director of Nursing is final.

All applicants must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S.

 

Specific Pre-Admission Educational Requirements for Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) Programs

  1. Standardized Test Requirements for Admission – All accepted applicants must achieve performance on one of the following:
    1. An American College Test (ACT) score within the last five years with a composite score of 19 or above or
    2. A Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score taken before 2016 within the last five years with a composite score of 1350 or a composite score of 990 or above if taken since 2016; or
    3. The entrance exam approved and offered by the school.
      1. Applicants who fail any section(s) on their first attempt must wait 4 weeks before retaking the failed section or sections
      2. Applicants who fail any section(s) on their second attempt must wait 12 months before retaking the ADN entrance exam
    4. No student will be admitted to the ADN programs if he/she has failed two attempts at BIOL 2401  Human Anatomy & Physiology I, BIOL 2402   Human Anatomy & Physiology II, BIOL 2420 , Microbiology for Non-Science Majors, HPRS 2300  Pharmacology, orHPRS 2301  Pathophysiology.  The CGPA of all the courses transferred into the institution must equal 3.0.
    5. For transfer credit to be granted, completion of the following general education courses must be within the past 5 years: BIOL 2401  Human Anatomy & Physiology I, BIOL 2402  Human Anatomy & Physiology II, BIOL 2420  Microbiology for Non-Science Majors, HPRS 2300  Pharmacology, and HPRS 2301  Pathophysiology.
    6. For transfer credit to be granted, completion of the following general education courses must be within the last 10 years: ENGL 1301  Composition I, PSYC 2301  General Psychology, and PSYC 2314  Lifespan Growth & Development.
  2. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above is required on a 4.0 scale for all transfer credits.
  3. Associate Degree of Nursing LVN to RN Transition students must also provide proof of licensure as a Vocational Nurse or Practical Nurse, current and in good standing, prior to enrollment.
  4. Two professional letters of reference (non-family members).
  5. Written essay to be scored by the Director of Nursing or designee.
  6. Applicant must pass a drug screen (Texas Board of Nursing 213.29 Criteria and Procedure Regarding Intemperate Use and Lack of Fitness in Eligibility and Disciplinary Matters).
  7. Applicant background check must meet the Texas Board of Nursing 213.28 criteria regarding Licensure of Person with Criminal Offenses. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S.

Once all requirements are met, then the completed admission packet will be forwarded to the Nursing Admission Committee for a panel interview and consideration. The committee is currently comprised of the Dean of Nursing, the ADN Director of Nursing, an ADN faculty member, and the Director of Student Affairs. Additional faculty and staff members may be appointed to the Committee as ad hoc members.

About the Texas Board of Nursing Background Clearance (Blue Card)

The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) requires all students to meet eligibility requirements before enrolling into a nursing school program. Students who meet these requirements and have a clear background check will be issued a blue card as proof of eligibility. For information on receiving a blue card please call DNI’s Office of Admissions at 888-201-8806.


RN to BSN Admissions Information

The Dallas Nursing Institute Admission Committee selects applicants who meet the specific pre-admission educational requirements for admission to the RN to BSN program.

General Pre-Admission Requirements

Applicants are admitted to the school on a term basis. General requirements include:

  • Completed application form
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended
  • Cumulative GPA for transferring credits of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale

Specific Pre-Admission Educational Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited associate degree from a nursing program with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 or higher
  • Registered Nursing (RN) license in good standing
  • Current resume
  • Statement of professional goals
  • Two (2) letters of professional reference

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