Admission to the PN Certificate Program

Enrollment in the PN Certificate program is determined on an annual basis and requires all interested students to formally apply for admission each year.

The application, free and available on our website, must be submitted prior to December 1st of the year before they are seeking Fall admission. (Ex. December 1st, 2020 is the deadline for Fall 2021 admissions)

**All students who wish to be considered for the RN program must first complete a LPN Program and be licensed as a Practical Nurse in the State of New York, whether or not the student is a recent NCCC graduate.

ADMISSION TO PN CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

All students must meet the following minimum requirements for consideration. Meeting these requirements will not guarantte admission to the program, which is highly competitive. 

  • LPN applicants may be required to take a Nursing Entrance exam.

First Year Admissions:

  • Completion of NYS/GED/TASC Diploma
  • Completion of NYS Regents Biology (Living Environment) with passing Regents score of 80 or greater
    • Where Regents exam scores are not available due to cancellations during pandemic, a course average of 83+.
  • Completion of NYS Regents English 11 (ELA) with a passing Regents score of 75 or greater
    • Where Regents exam scores are not available due to cancellations during pandemic, a course average of 78+.
  • Completion of two years of NYS Regents Math coursework with two passing regents scores of 75 or greater.
    • Where Regents exam scores are not available due to cancellations during pandemic, a course average of 78+.
  • Non-NYS graduates must have completed similar requirements at their previous institution. Out of state residents must score a minimum 450 Math and 450 Verbal on the SAT or 18 on Math and 18 on English portion of ACT.

Transfer/Re-admit/Continuing Student Admission:

  • Student must be in good academic standing at previous institution attended with a minimum GPA of 2.50 / 4.00 and meet the above requirements or their equivalent and have completed college level human biology (4 credits, with a lab component), with a grade of 2.75 (B-) or greater.
  • Demonstrated success in College-level mathematics and English Coursework.
  • Transfer students who have withdrawn from another college nursing program must also submit a transfer acknowledgement letter from the previous nursing school. For additional information regarding this requirement, please contact the Admissions Office.
  • A maximum of 17 credits may be transferred in toward the Certificate: Practical Nursing.

 

For additional information, please refer to the College Catalog or contact the Admissions Office at 888-TRY-NCCC ext 1686 or admissions@nccc.edu.