Admission to the AAS: Nursing (RN) Program

Admission to the AAS: Nursing (RN) Program

Students wishing to enter the AAS: Nursing (RN) program must complete an application by May 1st for the following Fall semester admission.

Students are expected to meet the following admission requirements prior to enrollment:

  1. Successful completion of an accredited PN program.
  2. Successfully completed the following courses (or transfer equivalent), and have a cumulative CORE GPA of 2.5 or higher:
    • BIO 109 Human Biology
    • BIO 201 Microbiology
    • NUR 101 Nursing I
    • NUR 102 Introduction to Pharmacology
    • NUR 108 Pharmacology II
    • NUR 104 Nursing II
    • ENG 101 English Composition I
    • PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
    • PSY 202 Developmental Psychology
  3. Complete a PN-to-RN Nursing Transition Exam. **There may be a charge for this exam**
  4. Hold a valid CPR (AHA or RC) card for infant, child, and adult. The date of certification must be the summer prior to the Fall admission.
  5. Be in good academic standing from previous institution.

The following criteria are used to determine admission to the program:

  • Successful completion of a State-approved practical nursing program. Completion of the practical nursing course of study DOES NOT ASSURE admission into the AAS: Nursing (RN) Program. Applicants are ranked for admissions based upon the CORE GPA as it is mentioned above.
  • Recent graduates of NCCC’s Certificate of Practical Nursing program may be provisionally accepted until successful completion of the NCLEX-PN licensure exam. Recent graduates must take the first possible NCLEX-PN exam to ensure licensure prior to the Fall semester of enrollment in the Registered Nurse program. Successful completion of this NCLEX-PN licensure exam must occur prior to August 1st and verified proof from the New York State Office of Professions for PN licensure must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office of the College.
  • PN License holders from states other than New York State must complete necessary paperwork with the New York State Office of Professions to be licensed in NYS.
  • BOCES/Vocational School Practical Nurse Students: Students who completed a BOCES Practical Nursing Program and have been admitted to the AAS: Nursing (RN) program, must successfully pass a comprehensive nursing exam. Students who successfully pass a comprehensive nursing exam will be
    granted 17 credits to apply toward their degree at North County Community College. This exam will stand in lieu of:

    • NUR 101 Nursing I
    • NUR 102 Introduction to Pharmacology
    • NUR 108 Pharmacology II
    • NUR 104 Nursing II
  • The following requirements must be on file at the College by August 1st: Nursing student insurance, Completed Health/Immunization Records and all students must have an official copy of their Practical Nurse License. Any student who does not have this information on file by August 1st will de-registered administratively for any RN nursing courses.

Please Note:

  • Students who do not meet any one portion of the requirements will be granted admission into A.S. Health Science, and may re-apply for future admission when the above requirements have been satisfied.
    Admission is limited based on space available.

For additional information, please refer to the College Catalog or contact the Admissions Office at 888-TRY-NCCC ext 1686 or