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Admissions Requirements

Re-Entery Policy

Admissions Requirements
High School Requirements

  • High school diploma or successful completion of the G.E.D. test

Entry Requirements

  • Nursing pre-admission examination at 70th 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 practical nursing program

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 Q.P.A. 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 quality point average)
  • Grades of “C” or greater in all courses required in the Nursing program
  • Healthcare Insurance is recommended for all persons accepted into the nursing program. Applicants assume the costs of the above examinations, criminal record & child abuse clearances, and healthcare insurance.

Program Progression

  1. Q.P.A. of 2.0 or better (Only those courses that are included in the Core Curriculum will be considered in determining the Q.P.A.)
  2. A grade of “C” or greater in all courses required in the Nursing program
  3. Satisfactory clinical performance
  4. Satisfactory completion of core curriculum courses

The number of re-admissions to the Nursing Program (inclusive of all levels) will be limited to a maximum of one (1) per applicant, in addition to their initial matriculation. Placement into the Nursing program will be on a SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS.
Re-admission is decided on an individual basis. All requests for re-admission should be made in writing to the Division Director, with the exception of first semester students. Students who fail or withdraw from NURS 150, Practical Nursing I, must reapply to the program. They will be ranked by Nursing pre-admission examination score with all applicants. This re-application will be considered the one re-admission application.

Students out of the program for three (3) years or more may be required to repeat selected courses on the guidance and direction from the Division Director.

Transfer Students
Transfer student admissions will be considered on an individual basis with guidance and direction from the Division Director. Placement will be on a SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS.

Program Policies
To complete the PN Option, the student must have met the 1,500 hour requirement of the Practical Nurse Act (Law).