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, 2014 or later that are on file with the JSCC Admissions Office will be used for Fall 2019 program admissions. Upcoming national test dates that can be used are:  

  • October 27, 2018
  • December 8, 2018
  • February 9, 2019

For the 2019 Summer LPN to RN Career Mobility Track Program, national ACTs taken February 1, 2014 or later that are on file with the JSCC Admissions Office can be used for admission.   These upcoming national ACT dates meet the Summer 2019 LPN to RN Mobility Track nursing application deadline: 

  • April 14, 2018
  • June 9, 2018
  • July 14, 2018
  • September 8, 2018
  • October 27, 2018
  • December 8, 2018
  • February 9, 2019

Test Preparation

The Nursing Program recommends preparation for the ACT. A partial resource list to assist you with test preparation is listed below.  Please use additional/other test preparation resources you find helpful.  To access a free online ACT preparation site go to jscc.edu/library

  • Click Testing & Education Reference Center
  • Then click:
    • Practice Tests & Courses
    • College Prep
    • Click ACT
  • ACT Test Prep Website:

http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation.html

  • ACT study guides purchased at local bookstores or on-line

Other resources include: