ACT Testing for Nursing

Applicants must submit national ACT scores to JSCC in order to apply to the Nursing Program.  Go to www.actstudent.org to select a testing date, location, and register for the ACT exam.  Register early as some test dates and locations might fill a month or more prior to the testing date. The program uses the highest subscore in English, math, reading and science reasoning sections of the national ACT.    

Only national scores dated March 1, 2013 or later that are on file with the JSCC Admissions Office will be used for fall 2018 program admissions. Those national test dates are:  

  • December 9, 2017
  • February 10, 2018

For the LPN to RN Career Mobility Track Program, national ACTs taken February 1, 2013 or later that are on file with the JSCC Admissions Office can be used for admission.   These upcoming national ACT dates meet the Summer 2018 LPN to RN Mobility Track nursing application deadline: 

  • December 9, 2017
  • February 10, 2018

Test Preparation

The Nursing Program recommends preparation for the ACT.   A partial resource list to assist with test preparation is listed below.  Please use additional/other test preparation resources you find helpful.

To access a free online ACT preparation site from the JSCC Library website, go to www.jscc.edu/library

  • Click Learning Express Library
  • Use arrows to find College Prep Center
  • Click Prepare for your ACT

Other resources include: