Nursing Admission Criteria


You can see the curriculum prerequisites here.   

  • Your GPA in prerequisite courses is the basis of admissions.
    1. A minimum 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)