For questions concerning nursing admissions contact:
Director of Nursing Admissions, Recruitment and Community Engagement
Spring Applicants: The application period for Spring 2021 opens July 1, 2020. The priority consideration deadline is August 15, 2020. The general application period will continue from August 16th - September 15th. All applications, transcripts, TEAS exam scores and other supporting documents must be submitted by the application deadline appropriate for your designation as either a priority applicant or general applicant. It is imperative to read all admission literature, requirements and other information provided below on this page. The TEAS section of this page has been updated with dates and information about our remote proctoring options. Please also consider attending our Virtual Nursing Admissions Workshop being held on the following day:
Fall 2020 Applicants: The Fall 2020 application review period officially ended on June 30, 2020. All re-evaluations and waitlist considerations have been finalized. No further placements for the Fall will be made. Please be aware that all applicants who were not admitted to the program initially were re-evaluated between May 1st and June 15th. Re-evaluations of every applicant were conducted automatically without appeal to ensure to that each applicant received a fair and accurate review given the shutdowns invoked by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many applicants experienced the inability to obtain documents and/or provide other proof of having met one or more of the admission criteria. Thus, extensions were provided and all applicants (even those without document issues) were re-considered. Spring 2020 grades were taken into account during the re-evaluation process. All outstanding notification letters have been sent as of July 1st. Please be aware this was a special provisional process for the Fall 2020 admission period only to assist applicants who may have been impacted by the COVID-19 shutdowns and will not be employed for future semesters. This includes the postponement of the TEAS
Admitted students who still need to take their TEAS exam must do so by July 31st as stipulated in your admissions letter. Failure to do so will result in removal from the program. Fall admits who receive below a 58.7% must contact the Director of Nursing Admissions at email@example.com to discuss next steps.
Application Assistance: Students experiencing technical difficulty with the application should contact the
CCAC Help Desk at 412-237-8700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students interested in applying must be accepted to the general college and have a student ID number. All applicants must meet all admission criteria by the deadline of the application period for which they are applying. Transcripts, exams scores, etc. must be on file with the CCAC registration office by that same deadline.
Students admitted into the program are admitted tentatively. Admission to the program is not fully granted until students pass a criminal background check, drug testing, a physical and other clinical requirements. The Nursing department cannot pre-review any charges.
Please check our Criminal Offense Chart for guidance.
Applicants should utilize the nursing checklist to help organize themselves during the application process. Additionally, all applicants should review the appropriate nursing flow chart and read the Nursing Information Packet to familiarize themselves with the admission guidelines and other pertinent information about the program.
|LPN-RN Transition (NUR 130/140)||NUR 110/120 (General, First Year)|
|Allegheny (day & eve/weekend)||Allegheny (day & eve/weekend)|
|Boyce Fast Track (eve/weekend only)||Boyce (day only – NO Fast Track)|
|North (day & eve/weekend)||CAL U (day only)|
|South (day & eve/weekend)|
Please note: ALL applicants are required to take the TEAS exam by the application deadline. This includes LPN-RN Transition Applicants applying for advanced placement. Students must receive a composite score of 58.7% or higher.
Please see the new schedule under the "TEST OF ESSENTIAL ACADEMIC SKILLS" Section below.
For more information about the TEAS exam and how to register for it, please review the Important FAQs about the TEAS.
Applying to the Nursing Program is a two-step process. Interested individuals must first apply to CCAC via the general application.
Students will then be required to provide official transcripts to the college, take placement tests as required, meet with an academic advisor and then complete the appropriate coursework. Once all admission criteria have been met, students may submit a nursing program application during one of the two designated application periods.
Get started today by contacting one of our enrollment services offices.
Applicants must submit a completed application package no later than 11:59 pm on the date of the deadline. Use the application checklist for assistance. Completed applications will be evaluated for the following:
All prerequisites must be met successfully prior to the application deadline for the semester in which the student is applying. Coursework that has not been completed by the application deadline will not be considered during the evaluation process.
Biology - Applicants must have completed a COLLEGE LEVEL biology/lab course with a grade of "C" or better prior to applying to the nursing program.
Chemistry - Applicants must have completed chemistry/lab course with a grade of "C" or better prior to applying to the nursing program.
English/Reading - Applicants must be eligible to register for English-101 by the application deadline in order to be considered for admission. Eligibility may be established by any one of the following:
*Please note that SAT/ACT and CLEP exam scores must be submitted to the college prior to the application deadline order to be used in the nursing program evaluation process.
Mathematics - Applicants must be eligible to register for MAT-108 -Intermediate Algebra or MAT-106 Mathematics for Health Science in order to be considered for admission. Eligibility may be established by any one of the following:
- Having completed a college level math course. Please note that mathematics courses are not
- SAT/ACT mathematics scores of 520/21, respectively;
- Having completed all prescribed developmental mathematics coursework with a grade of "C" or better.
LPN - RN Transition: In addition to the aforementioned prerequisites, LPN-RN Transition applicants must ALSO have successfully completed:
All applicants must meet the following GPA requirements:
Beginning with the Fall 2016 admission period, all students applying for entry into
NUR-110/120 must pass the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) with an Adjusted
Individual Total Score of 58.7%. The TEAS is a pre-admission exam used throughout
the U.S. and internationally designed to determine the readiness of students to enter
nursing and allied health fields.
As of June 2016, LPN-RN Transition applicants planning to enter NUR 130/140 are required to take the TEAS exam.
Students must register for the TEAS exam via www.atitesting.com. TEAS exam scores are good for two years from the date the exam was taken.
Important TEAS Updates
Summer 2020 TEAS remote exam session dates: (additional remote and on site exams forthcoming).
**Exams are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis and have limited enrollment. All remote exams are capped at 40. On site exams are capped according to the room size and social distancing measures which will likely be between 12 and 20 students.
|Thursday, Aug. 27th||5:30 pm – 9:30 pm||Remote|
|Wednesday, Sept. 2nd||5:30 pm – 9:30 pm||Remote|
|Wednesday, Sept.9th||5:30 pm – 9:30 pm||Remote|
|Saturday, Sept.12th||9:30 am – 1:30 pm||Remote|
||5:30 pm – 9:30 pm||Remote|
|Tuesday, Sept.15th||5:30 pm – 9:30 pm||Remote|
Preliminary admission decisions are made on the basis of academic merit as described
by our admission policies. However, all of the admission decisions are contingent
on the satisfactory and timely completion of criminal background checks, immunizations,
physicals, drug testing, and other requirements. After confirming their seat, accepted
students will receive a package with detailed instructions on how and when to complete
registration processes, clearances, medical information, etc. approximately 3 weeks
after the initial offer letter. Please do not begin this process prior to receiving
an official packet from your campus.
An unsatisfactory background check, inability to complete the requirements by the designated deadline, or the failure to report to mandatory registration and orientation meetings will result in the revocation of the admission offer. Students will be notified of the decision and will be instructed on whether or not they are eligible to re-apply at a later point in time.
Prospective applicants should utilize the Criminal Offense Chart for guidance