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Admissions Requirements

Criteria for admission into the Nursing program at CCBC are as follows:

 A. High School Requirements

All applicants must hold a high school diploma or GED. In addition, applicants must have successfully completed one year of high school biology, one year of high school chemistry, and two years of college preparatory mathematics with grades of C or better within the past 10 years.

In the absence of these high school requirements, placement in and successful completion of PREP021 (Pre-Algebra) and a grade of C or better in CHEM105 (Principles of Biological Chemistry) satisfies these requirements. College level courses in algebra, biology, and chemistry with grades of C or better are acceptable.

For applicants holding a high school diploma, the ten-year requirement is calculated from the date of graduation. For all other applicants, the date is calculated from the semester and year the course was successfully completed.


B. Entry Requirements

  • Nursing pre-admission examination score at the 75th percentile or greater; applicants will be ranked for admission based upon the examination score.
    Grades of “C” or greater in all courses required in the nursing program.
    GPA of 2.5 or greater in all courses required in the Nursing program.
    Mathematics Diagnostic Test (DT) for nursing applicants (administered on campus, free of charge). Math DT score may require applicant to complete the Math Review course prior to full admission to the program.


C. Full Admission Status

Full admission is contingent upon completion of the following:

Any required placement testing and developmental coursework.

Professional CPR certification course.

Physical examination which indicates that the applicant can undertake the program in nursing.

Criminal record and child abuse clearances, which allow the student to participate in clinical experiences in day care centers, public schools, and long-term care facilities.

Attainment of a GPA of 2.5 or greater in nursing core courses, which are taken at CCBC (transfer courses are not included in the computation of the CCBC grade point average).

Grades of “C” or greater in all courses required in the nursing progam.

Healthcare Insurance is recommended for all persons accepted into the nursing program. Applicants assume the costs of the above examinations, criminal record and child abuse clearances, and healthcare insurance.

Program Progression

  • GPA of 2.0 or greater (Only those courses that are included in the Nursing curriculum will be considered in determining the GPA.)
  • A grade of “C” or greater in all courses required in the Nursing program
  • Satisfactory clinical performance
  • Satisfactory completion of support courses

 Students must also schedule an admissions interview by contacting the Information and Registration Center at 724-480-3500.