No, unfortunately your file will not go to the committee. Only those applicants who display the math requirement at time of deadline will be reviewed (see minimum requirements for consideration).
YES! Students are encouraged to enter the college as a "Foundations of Health" student. In this major, you will be identified as a potential Nursing applicant and will be assigned to an advisor that will assist you in establishing an educational plan. As a student in this major, you may complete any of your non-Nursing courses (e.g. A&P I and II, English I and II, Math 095, etc.) then apply to the program when you have met the requirements for consideration.
Yes, you are required to attend a Nursing Information Session to meet with a representative from the programs. Check the website www.hcc.edu for upcoming information sessions.
The A.S. Nursing Program and the Practical Nursing Certificate program cohorts are selected from a pool of applicants who have displayed the minimum academic requirements for admission to the program. Space is limited and not all applicants are accepted. Applications will be reviewed and candidates will be notified of the admissions decision by mail on or about April 15. The process is competitive and your file will be ranked using the following:
1. Grade Point Average (GPA) for those courses applicable to the nursing curriculum (e.g. English, Psychology, Anatomy & Physiology, etc.).
2. Two or more years of work/volunteer experience in the field of healthcare.
3. Credits completed at HCC.
4. Educational background (prior degrees completed).
5. PAX results.
No, you are not guaranteed acceptance. All applicants must reapply.
Coursework is complex and requires a personal commitment. Part- time employment may be appropriate, but will need to be flexible in order to accommodate school requirements. Students are encouraged to balance their employment and school responsibilities.
Ask your MD to perform antibody titer tests for the diseases, and submit a copy of the actual lab reports (not flow sheets) to Health Services by February 1.
Prospective applicants will be allowed to take the NLN PAX once during each application cycle. Score is valid for two application cycles.
No, we do not take applicants who have been previously enrolled in a nursing program.
Nursing students are responsible for their own transportation to clinical sites which include healthcare agencies throughout the Pioneer Valley.
Recommendations are not accepted.
Currently the A.S. Nursing Program does not offer a bridge program for LPNs.
No. If you would like your application considered for the Practical Nursing Certificate Program, you must check the appropriate box in the application, and take the PN PAX.
Yes! You may apply for admission to four-year accredited colleges and universities, including the Elms and AIC, among others. You may schedule an appointment with the Transfer Coordinator at (413) 552-2498 to discuss your specific goals.
Yes. Inquire at the Financial Aid Office, (413) 552-2150. We encourage all applicants to apply for financial aid.
• It is up to the applicant to read the essential functions standards and understand that it is his/her responsibility to discuss any accommodation that he/she may need by contacting the Office for Students with Disabilities and Deaf Services at (413) 552-2417.
• The applicant is responsible for ensuring that his/her application file is complete and that all items are received by the deadlines. No applications will be accepted after the February 1 deadline.
• The applicant must read the statement in the A.S. Nursing Program and Practical Nursing Certificate Program application regarding the CORI/ SORI policies. All Nursing students are required to complete a form. A positive finding may prevent a student from entering or successfully completing either program due to clinical site requirements and/or may prohibit them from taking the NCLEX-RN.
In compliance with the Clery Act (20 U.S.C. 1092(a) and (f), all prospective students are entitled to review the HCC Annual Security Report. Also, this report may be requested through the Office of Admissions.