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Courses & Programs

Nursing FAQs

frequently asked questions


Are you interested in applying for one of the nursing programs at Holyoke Community College? Do you have questions about the process, options, application, or other details? Please feel free to reach out to us:

Kimberly Slepchuk
Career Development Counselor
Health Sciences
Marieb 215


All nursing applicants must attend one of our online information sessions. This is a helpful time to ask questions, clarify options, and start the application process. We look forward to supporting you through this process!


Are you looking for a career in healthcare? Are you an FOH student at HCC interested in a selective health program like nursing? To learn more about selective and non-selective options within FOH, please click here. We encourage students to meet with an FOH advisor for selective program navigation, and health career pathway advising.

FOH also offers online information sessions. We encourage you to attend to learn about all of your selective and non-selective options.


Are you currently a nursing student enrolled at Holyoke Community College? Please feel free to reach out to your program chair with any questions:

Patricia Twining, MS, RN
Chair of Associate of Science in Nursing Program
Health Sciences
Center for Health Education 220

Tina Jacques, MSN, RN
Chair of Practical Nursing Program
Health Sciences
Center for Health Education 216


If you have questions or want someone to study with, HCC has a great tutoring center. This service is offered for free to current HCC students.

frequently asked questions

No, unfortunately your file will not go to the committee. Only those applicants who display completion of the math requirement at time of deadline will be reviewed.

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., Anatomy & Physiology I and II, English I and II, Math 095, etc.) and then apply to the program when you have met the requirements for consideration.

Yes; in fact, you are required to attend a nursing information session to meet with a representative from the programs. Learn more about online information sessions.

No, you are not guaranteed acceptance. You must reapply.

Nursing 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.

Nursing students are responsible for their own transportation to clinical sites which include healthcare agencies in and around western Massachusetts.

Yes. Please see the LPN2RN Applicant Checklist on this page.

No. If you would like your application considered for the PN certificate program, you must submit an application to the PN program.

We encourage students to apply for admission to four-year accredited colleges and universities. You may schedule an appointment with the Transfer Coordinator at 413.552.2498 to discuss your specific goals.

Yes. Please inquire with the Financial Aid Office at 413.552.2150.