Nursing Program Application Tip Sheet

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Pre-requisites classes

Pre-requisites classes for Nursing that must be completed before applying for admission to the Nursing Program include the following.

  • ENG 101
  • ENG 102
  • MAT 140 (or higher)
  • BIO 201 (pre-requisite is BIO 181)
  • BIO 202
  • CHM 130 (or higher)

General Education Classes

The following general education classes are included in the AAS in Nursing degree and may be in
progress while applying for admission to the Nursing Program. It is strongly recommended that these classes are completed prior to applying to the nursing program.

  • PSY 240 (PSY 101)
  • BIO 205
  • BIO 218
  • NTR 135
  • Arts and Humanities Elective


Additional Requirements

Other requirements needed to apply for admission to the Nursing Program for Fall 2023 include

  • Completion of the Nursing Program application.
  • Grade of “C” or higher in all required pre-requisite courses.
  • Pre-requisite grade point average of 3.0 on a four-point scale or higher.
    • Please note that this GPA is calculated only from the pre-requisite courses.
    • The average pre-requisite GPA for the Fall 2023 admission cohort is 3.72.
  • Verification of current Arizona Nursing Assistant (LNA) license.
    • A CNA license is not accepted.
    • Please see application instructions regarding pending LNA licenses.
  • Unofficial transcripts from the institutions that granted all pre- and co-requisite courses.
    • This includes CCC unofficial transcripts for courses taken at CCC.
  • ATI TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) exam completed with a total minimum score of 66.1%.
    • No other nursing entrance exam will be accepted.
    • Study guide and resources are available on the ATI website.
    • The average TEAS score for the Fall 2023 admission cohort is 83.5%.
    • CCC hosts TEAS testing dates. To register for TEAS testing at CCC, please visit the following website: Nursing webpage.
  • Attend a Live Nursing Application Information Session OR meet with the Nursing Department regarding application materials.
    • The information session dates are posted on our website.
    • Your attendance will be tracked.


Other Information

  • A felony conviction and sentence must be completed 3 years before an LNA or RN license can be approved by the AZBN. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the AZBN for details and information.
  • In addition to 16 hours per week of lecture and lab/clinical, students should expect about 20 hours per week dedicated to clinical time and studying. Students must plan around scheduled class, clinical, and lab days.
  • If accepted to the Nursing Program, a letter of intent (which is sent with the acceptance packet) will be required. Verification of these additional requirements will be required at a date posted before the beginning of the semester:
    • Confidential Health Records Form
    • Current American Heart Association BLS Provider CPR certification card
    • Arizona DPS Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance card (non-IVP).
    • Evidence of a negative TB skin test (TB tests need to be renewed every year)
    • Proof of full COVID vaccination status
      • 2 full weeks after 2 doses of Moderna or Pfizer OR 1 dose of J&J; boosters not
        required at this time.
    • Proof of 2 Varicella vaccines or positive titer read by a healthcare provider.
    • Proof of 2 MMR vaccines or positive titer read by a healthcare provider
    • Flu shot for the current flu season (flu season is August - April each year)
    • Government-Issued ID


Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP)

  • CCC is partnered with ASU, GCU, and NAU for students interested in earning the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree while attending CCC’s Nursing Program. Students accepted to CCC’s Nursing Program can take online classes through one of the three universities.
  • For students interested in NAU CEP, the Arizona general education curriculum (AGEC) is required. Please contact an academic advisor to discuss.


For detailed instructions regarding the Nursing Application, please see the Nursing Application Instructions webpage. You are welcome to reach out to the Nursing Department regarding general questions that you have regarding our program or our application process.


Please note that CCC is not responsible for publications by other colleges and universities regarding admission requirements to the CCC Nursing Program.


Jennifer Shenk
Program Specialist II
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Katherine Costa
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