Registered Nurse Quick Guide
Want to become a Registered Nurse (RN)?
Registered nurses provide direct patient care as part of a healthcare team in a variety of healthcare facilities including, but not limited to hospitals, home health care, extended care facilities, physician’s offices and schools. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).
What You Need Before You Apply
High School Courses
- High School Diploma or GED
- One unit each of High School Biology & Chemistry with labs and one unit of High School Algebra with minimum “C” average.
Pre-Admission Testing Requirements
- Computer competency test or within five (5) years prior to application, completion of a college computer literacy skills course.
- Placement tests for college-level reading, writing and math courses. Applicants with previous college courses may be exempt from the placement test requirement.
- Nursing Tests of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) within three (3) years of application.
Meet With Nursing Advisor
- Signed student/advisor worksheets on file in the Nursing Office prior to application.
Criminal Background Check
- All applicants are required to obtain a Certified Criminal Background Check and Drug Test prior to application
View more detailed information about the RN Prerequisites
Application Deadlines: April 1 - November 1