School of Health Professions -- Nursing
 
 
 

Day | Evening | Online/Hybrid

Prerequisites for RN

Day Program

Academic Requirements:
These courses must be completed prior to beginning the RN program. Applicants may be enrolled in BIOL 221 and/or BIOL 230 when they apply, but must successfully complete both courses for full admission.

Prerequisites:

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

BIOL

220*

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

BIOL

221*

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

BIOL

230*

General Microbiology

4

ENGL

101*

College Composition I

3

PSYC

101

Introduction to Psychology

3

 
*Must complete these courses with a minimum grade of “C.”

BIOL 110 may be a prerequisite for BIOL 220 and 230. The option to challenge or receive a waiver for BIOL 110 is available. Contact the Biology department for information.

The courses listed below are also required for completion of the associate degree. Students are strongly encouraged to complete all of these courses prior to beginning the nursing program.

General Education and Nursing Requirements:

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

ENGL

102

College Composition II

3

MATH

111

Ideas in Mathematics, or any other college math course that meets General Education requirements, except MATH 131, 132, and 133

3

PSYC

103

Principles of Human Growth & Development

3

SOCL

101

Introduction to Sociology

3

SPCM

101

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

3

GPA Requirements:
Applicants must have a minimum overall CCBC GPA of 2.00. Students must have a minimum GPA calculated on the prerequisites, general education, and nursing requirements of 2.50 and a calculated GPA of 2.50 in the math and sciences.

Non-academic Requirements:
Preadmission Examination - All applicants to the Nursing program must register for the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) prior to the application deadline. The approximate cost for this test is $40.00. The Nursing Department recommends that if a student scores less than 70% for the total composite score and/or less than 90% for the Reading sub-test, consideration should be given to repeating the test to raise the score. Students may take the TEAS examination only two times. For testing schedules, go to the TEAS page.

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Evening/Weekend

Academic Requirements:
Due to the time constraints for students in the evening/weekend Nursing program, all prerequisites and general education courses must be completed prior to beginning the program. Applicants may be enrolled in BIOL 221 and/or BIOL 230 when they apply, but must successfully complete both courses for full admission.

Prerequisites:

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

BIOL

220*

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

BIOL

221*

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

BIOL

230*

General Microbiology

4

ENGL

101*

College Composition I

3

PSYC

101

Introduction to Psychology

3

*Must complete these courses with a minimum grade of “C.”


BIOL 110 may be a prerequisite for BIOL 220 and 230. The option to challenge or receive a waiver for BIOL 110 is available. Contact the Biology department for information.

General Education and Nursing Requirements:

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

ENGL

102

College Composition II

3

MATH

111

Ideas in Mathematics, or any other college math course that meets General Education requirements, except MATH 131, 132, and 133

3

PSYC

103

Principles of Human Growth & Development

3

SOCL

101

Introduction to Sociology

3

SPCM

101

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

3

GPA Requirements:
Applicants must have a minimum overall CCBC GPA of 2.00. Students must have a minimum GPA calculated on the prerequisites, general education, and nursing requirements of 2.50 and a claculated 2.50 GPA in the math and sciences.

Non-academic Requirements:
Preadmission Examination - All applicants to the Nursing program must register for the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) prior to the application deadline. The approximate cost for this test is $40.00. The Nursing Department recommends that if a student scores less than 70% for the total composite score and/or less than 90% for the Reading sub-test, consideration should be given to repeating the test to raise the score. Students may take the TEAS examination only two times. For testing schedules, go to the TEAS page.

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Online/Hybrid

Academic Requirements:

Applicants for the Online/Hybrid Nursing program must have all prerequisites, general education, and program requirements completed prior to beginning the Nursing program courses. Applicants may be enrolled in BIOL 221 and/or BIOL 230 when they apply, but must successfully complete both courses for full admission.

Prerequisites:

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

BIOL

220*

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

BIOL

230*

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

BIOL

101*

General Microbiology

4

ENGL

101*

College Composition I

3

PSYC

101

Introduction to Psychology

3

*Must complete these courses with a minimum grade of “C.”

BIOL 110 may be a prerequisite for BIOL 220 and 230. The option to challenge or receive a waiver for BIOL 110 is available. Contact the Biology department for information.

General Education and Nursing Requirements:

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

ENGL

102

College Composition II

3

MATH

111

Ideas in Mathematics, or any other college math course that meets General Education requirements, except MATH 131, 132, and 133

3

PSYC

103

Principles of Human Growth & Development

3

SOCL

101

Introduction to Sociology

3

SPCM

101

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

3

GPA Requirements:

Applicants must have a minimum overall CCBC GPA of 2.00. Students must have a minimum GPA calculated on the prerequisites, general education, and nursing requirements of 2.50 and a calculated 2.50 GPA in the math and sciences.

Non-academic Requirements:

Preadmission Examination - All applicants to the Nursing program must register for the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) prior to the application deadline. The approximate cost for this test is $40.00. The Nursing Department recommends that if a student scores less than 70% for the total composite score and/or less than 90% for the Reading sub-test, consideration should be given to repeating the test to raise the score. Students may take the TEAS examination only two times. For testing schedules, go to the TEAS page.

Interview – The most competitive candidates for the online/hybrid program will be invited to participate in an interview. The interview is scored and the score will be considered as part of the application packet.

Patient Care Experience – Successful applicants for this program will be able to document recent, direct patient care experience. The length and quality of the patient care experience will be scored and will be considered as part of the application packet.

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