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Nursing Select Admission Process

Admissions Requirements
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 75 percent 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
  • Q.P.A. of 2.5 or greater in nursing program courses
  • Mathematics Diagnostic Test (DT) for nursing applicants (administered on campus, free of charge)
  • Math DT score may require applicant to complete one of the following developmental courses prior to full admission to the program: Math Review; Arithmetic; or Pre-Algebra.


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 public schools, long-term care facilities, and hospitals.
  • Attainment of a Q.P.A. of 2.5 or greater in nursing program 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
Applicants enrolled in the Nursing Program
a. Q.P.A. of 2.0 or greater (Only those courses that are included in the Nursing curriculum will be considered in determining the Q.P.A.)
b. A grade of “C” or greater in all courses required in the Nursing program
c. Satisfactory clinical performance
d. Satisfactory completion of support courses
e. Satisfactory completion of HESI remediation

Applicants who are Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) seeking advanced placement
a. Satisfactory score on the NLN Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam
b. Score of 100% or greater on a drug calculation proficiency exam before the first scheduled class
c. The applicant must complete the following courses, or their equivalent, with a grade of “C” or greater prior to being considered for admission:

  • BIOL201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIOL202 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • PSYC101 General Psychology I
  • PSYC106 Human Growth and Development


Three additional courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or greater prior to beginning the fall semester of the second year:

  • WRIT101 English Composition I
  • CIST100 Introduction to Information Technology
  • BIOL215 Microbiology


d. Attainment of a Q.P.A. of 2.0 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 for admission and progression.)
e. LPNs must purchase their own Professional Liability insurance

Placement into Nursing III ADN will be on a SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS. The previously listed requirements are minimum criteria. Applicants who meet minimum criteria will be considered for admission into the program. However, meeting minimal criteria does not guarantee admission into the program. Available spaces will be divided equally between re-admission applicants and LPN advanced placement applicants.