Traditional Nursing

The application for the Fall 2025 cohort will open in March 2025 and close in May 2025. Exact dates will be determined soon.

Traditional Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) Program requirement checklist:

  1. Nursing program applicants must be unconditionally admitted to the college. Apply for Gadsden State admission here.
    • Nursing applicants must have a GSCC student A-number and access to their student portal to apply to the nursing program.
  2. Submit an online nursing program application by 8 a.m. on the posted deadline. Late applications will not be considered.
    • Apply for the summer semester day program at Gadsden State Cherokee in Centre from December to Feb. 1 each year. See application information for exact dates.
    • Apply for the fall semester day program at the Wallace Drive Campus in Gadsden starting in mid-March and due by mid-May of each year. See application information for exact dates.
  3. Submit supporting documents to the GSCC Admissions Office by the posted deadline:
    • Official high school transcript or GED scores
    • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities
    • Official ACT scores. A minimum composite score of 18 on the national or residual ACT test is required for program application. There is no time limit on exam scores for program application. NOTE: SAT scores may be converted to the equivalent of an ACT score and used for program application.
  4. Minimum of 2.5 GPA for nursing program core academic courses. This will be calculated from the highest grade of any of the nine academic courses taken on the nursing program curriculum. (The college GPA calculator at can be used to assist you with calculating this GPA.)
  5. A minimum of 2.0 cumulative GPA at Gadsden State or institution from which student is transferring if no courses have been completed at GSCC. (This GPA includes all college courses taken, not just the courses on the nursing program curriculum.)
  6. Nursing applicants must have successfully completed the following courses with a grade of C or better prior to application:

    • English 101
    • Math 100 or higher level. (MTH 116 does not count as a higher level math.)
    • Biology 201
    • Biology 202
  7. Must be in good standing with the College.
  8. Must meet the Essential Functions (see below) required for nursing students.

**Applicants previously enrolled in any nursing program other than GSCC must provide a Letter of Good Standing from the Dean or Director of the previous program. This letter will be submitted to the Program Director before the application deadline.

After acceptance to the nursing program students will be required to complete the following before registering for nursing courses:

  • Present a clear criminal background check and drug screen.
  • Complete a health physical.
  • Submit a completed health questionnaire and immunizations records.
  • Submit proof of health insurance. Students who do not show proof of insurance will not be allowed to attend clinical.
  • Complete CPR certification if needed.
  • Attend nursing program orientation.