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Nursing Admission Criteria 


You can see the curriculum prerequisites here.

  • HCCs Nursing program is highly competitive. GPA in prerequisite courses is the basis of admissions; the class admitted for Fall 2012 had a minimum prerequisite GPA over 3.5.
  • Beginning with the January 15, 2015 application deadline, 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.
  • Overall GPA only to break a tie
  • 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 July 9, 2015 eab

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