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ADN (RN) Program

140 students are accepted every Fall Semester

Prior to Enrollment

  • Application to CCBC
  • High School Transcripts or GED
  • College Transcripts (If applicable)
  • Placement Test or qualifying SAT/ACT Scores (within 5 years) or Math/English at College level from accredited institution
  • Admissions Interview with Enrollment Services Representative - schedule by contacting the Information and Registration Center at 724-480-3500.

Prior to Applying for Clinical

  • Applicants must have successfully completed one year of each High School Biology and Chemistry, and two years of college preparatory mathematics with a grade of "C” or better within the past 10 years.
  • In absence of high school requirements, completion of and a "C" or better in:

PREP  021  Pre-Algebra                  CHEM 105 Principles of Biological Chemistry 

                          or  any College level course in Algebra, Biology, and Chemistry

  •  2.5 GPA in courses required for nursing major by end of Fall semester
  • “C” or better in courses required for nursing major by end of Fall semester

November - January

  • Pick up In-House Application and Information Packet (available at the Information & Registration Center).
  • Submit In-House Application with attached high school transcript (submit at the Information & Registration Center).
  • Attend mandatory nursing meeting in the Health Sciences Center Auditorium (6-010).
  • Register for HESI Exam (offered in December and/or January), cost $34.00
    • Purchase Preparation Book (recommended) Admission Assessment Exam Review 3rd Edition by HESI; Publisher- Elsevier (Bookstore price $42.00 + tax)
      • Each section of the study guide is on the test with the exception of physics.
      • The test has a 4 hour time limit.
      • There is a calculator built into the math portion of the test.

February – March

  • Nursing Admission Committee meets and reviews 3 criteria for admission
    • 2.5 GPA in courses required for nursing major, by end of Fall semester
    • “C” or better in courses required for nursing major, by end of Fall semester
    • Must score a minimum of a 75th percentile on HESI test; be one of the top 140 scores

April - May

  • Notification of Acceptance or Non-Acceptance
  • Math Diagnostic Test (no cost)
  • Math Courses (if needed)
  • CPR, Physical, Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Clearance, and FBI Fingerprints (Forms will be provided the day of Math Diagnostic Test.)