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Nursing Admission Criteria 


You can see the curriculum prerequisites here.

  • Your GPA in prerequisite courses is the basis of admissions.
    1. A mininum prerequisite GPA of 2.8
    2. A minimum over all GPA of 2.0 (will be used for a tie breaker).
  •  Students applying for admission to HCC’s Nursing program will be required to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) entrance examination and earn a minimum score of 60% overall.
  • A clean background check
  • A negative drug screening
  • We do not consider other academic degrees or references.
  • There is no waiting list

For more information, please refer to the links below:

Here are two links to information about criminal background checks:

HCC's Informed Consent Form for Background Checks -

The Florida Department of Health Board of Nursing Information Brochure about Background Checks -


 PLEASE NOTE: Paramedics to RN transition is NO longer offered (5-6-2012) 






This page last updated March 8, 2016 eab

Please report any problems with this page to Eugene Broda gbroda@hccfl.edu