Military Medic to ADN | ACTC

Military Medic to ADN

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC), each applicant must meet the following admission criteria:

  • Submit a current application for admission to ACTC and meet ACTC admission requirements.  
  • Submit documentation of Level 10 status as a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)-68W (basic military medic). 
  • Send transcripts of post-secondary work completed at other institutions to ACTC’s admissions office. 
  • Submit results of ACT score or equivalent to ACTC’s admissions office.
  • Attend an in-person advising conference with the nursing program coordinator (or designee) OR submit a certificate of completion after viewing the online advising conference provided on the nursing programs website.   
  • Have a global GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. This calculation is completed by the admissions office and includes grades for all college course work. 
  • Register and take the NLN Preadmission Exam (NLN PAX). 
  • Submit required documents and application by March 31st. 
  • Pass NAA100 (or 75-hour equivalent nurse aide training course) AND pass the state nurse aide exam AND submit proof of active, good standing status on a state nurse aide registry by the first day of nursing courses. 
  • Pre-requisite courses must be completed prior to the first day of nursing courses (see semester plan). Math and science pre-requisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher. 

Information to consider when applying:

  • Applications and/or transcripts submitted after the deadline will not be considered. 
  • Be certain you apply for the correct nursing program. Applications submitted for the wrong program will not be considered. 
  • Test scores and course grades obtained after the deadline will not be considered in the application process. 
  • GPA calculations are not rounded. 
  • The registration and expense for taking the NLN PAX exam is the responsibility of the student. Registration should be completed on the nursing programs webpage. 
  • Students are encouraged to meet with their assigned advisor to ensure:
    1. All admission criteria have been met. 
    2. All pre-requisite courses will be completed as required. 
    3. Opportunities to improve chances for selection have been explained. 
  • Communication regarding acceptance to the nursing program will take place via email.  The applicant must provide an active, valid email address to be used for this purpose on the nursing program application. 
  • If selected to the program, students must attend the mandatory new nursing student orientation. The date and time will be announced by the nursing program administrator. 
  • If selected to the program, students must complete all clinical requirements by the designated deadline provided during mandatory orientation.  Clinical requirements include but are not limited to a background check, drug screen, submitting vaccination records, TB testing, etc. The expense of completing the clinical requirements is the responsibility of the student. 
  • A state board of nursing may deny a nursing graduate permission to sit for the national licensing exam (NCLEX-RN) if the individual has been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony involving acts that bear directly on the qualifications of the graduate to practice nursing. 
  • Admission is open to all qualified applicants regardless of economic or social status and without discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, sexuality, marital status, beliefs, age, national origin, or disability. 
  • The college will, in compliance with KCTCS regulations and in the manner and to the extent permitted by law, endeavor to provide opportunities to all students to promote diversity among the student population in the nursing program. 
  • The number of students admitted to the nursing program may be limited due to staffing and physical resources or restricted by licensing or accreditation boards. 
  • Students admitted to the nursing program will be required to follow standards, policies and guidelines contained in the nursing student handbook provided to students prior to the start of nursing courses.

Preference (selection points) will be awarded as follows to applicants who have met all admission criteria:

  • Applicants with an ACT score of 20 or higher (or equivalent).
  • Applicants with an NLN PAX score of 100 or higher (this exam may be taken twice during the application period of August 1st through February 1st and the higher score will be considered when awarding points).
  • Applicants who have completed 12 or more credit hours in the approved curriculum will receive selection points for a global GPA of 3.0 or higher (the global GPA includes grades for all college coursework). 
  • Applicants who have completed 12 or more credit hours in the approved curriculum will receive selection points for completing those credit hours on the first attempt with a grade of C or better. Points in this area will not be awarded if the applicant has received a grade of D, E, or W in any curriculum course(s) taken.  
  • Applicants who have completed 12 or more credit hours in the approved curriculum on the first attempt with a grade of C or better AND have a GPA of 3.0 for their grades in those completed curriculum courses will receive selection points.   

Semester Plan


Please Note: Application to a program does not guarantee acceptance.


To be considered for selective points, applicants must take exam prior to the application deadline. 

  • Testing Registration Page
    • Note: You will need to register for your exam on the Testing Registration Page by clicking “Begin Registration” on the exam date that you plan on taking the test. If you do not do this, you may not be able to take the exam at that time.


Cost - $62.50
Length – 3 hours
Begin Time – 9:00 a.m.

Testing Dates
  • January 26, 2024
  • February 2, 2024
  • February 9, 2024
  • March 1, 2024
  • March 8, 2024 (9:00AM and 1:00PM)
  • March 15, 2024 (Last NLN date until September 2024)

Advising Conference

Before applying for the Associate Degree Nursing program, review the Military Medic to Associate Degree Nursing Advising Conference. When you are finished, fill out and sign the ADN Online Advising Certificate of Completion. Please submit the certificate with your application.