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Apply to the Nursing Program

Depending on which program you are entering, there are different steps you will need to take when applying to the Nursing program.

Once you apply to TTC, you will be given access to the my.tridenttech.edu student portal. A section of your student portal is devoted to academics and your academic site is Nursing. Within the Nursing academic site, all students wishing to enter a Nursing program should review the Nursing Program Admission Requirements and Application Process, which explains how to apply to one of our programs and other important points. After reviewing this information, students may use the online application found in the portal under My Education > Academic Programs and Sites to apply for the Nursing program of choice.

There is no deadline for applying to the Nursing program. Admission to the Nursing program is on a first-qualified, first-admitted basis.

Pre-Nursing

Students using the Pre-Nursing Certificate as their admission option must complete the Pre-Nursing Certificate courses before applying to the PN or ADN program.

Apply to Generic Programs (Practical Nursing, Associate Degree Nursing, ADN Accelerated Option)

Students applying to one of the Nursing programs must meet the general nursing admission requirements prior to submitting an application. Once these requirements are complete, students may submit an online Nursing Application to the Nursing Admissions Coordinator.

After you have been accepted, return the form accepting your seat in the Nursing program either in person or by certified mail to the address in your acceptance letter and pay the $100 seat reservation fee to the Business office in Bldg. 410 on Main Campus by the deadline stated in your acceptance letter.

Additional requirements

Prior to enrolling in the first clinical Nursing course, all students must:

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and not be on academic or disciplinary suspension at the date of entry into the program.
  • Show evidence of a criminal background check and drug screen completed within six months prior to starting the Nursing program. Only criminal background checks and drug screens that are conducted through the agency designated by the college will be accepted.

Important Note: Instructions for obtaining criminal background checks and drug screens will be given to students the semester before the date of entry to the Nursing program. Students will be assessed a processing fee.

Apply to Advanced Placement Programs (LPN to ADN)

Students applying to one of the Nursing programs must meet the general nursing admission requirements prior to submitting an application. Once these requirements are complete, students may submit an online Nursing Application to the Nursing Admissions Coordinator. Please see the current Catalog for additional requirements for Advanced Placement Program.

After you have been accepted, return the form accepting your seat in the Nursing program either in person or by certified mail to the address in your acceptance letter and pay the $100 seat reservation fee to the Business office in Bldg. 410 on Main Campus by the deadline stated in your acceptance letter.

Additional requirements

Prior to enrolling in the first clinical Nursing course, all students must:

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and not be on academic or disciplinary suspension at the date of entry into the program.
  • Show evidence of a criminal background check and drug screen completed within six months prior to starting the Nursing program. Only criminal background checks and drug screens that are conducted through the agency designated by the college will be accepted.

Important Note: Instructions for obtaining criminal background checks and drug screens will be given to students the semester before the date of entry to the Nursing program. Students will be assessed a processing fee.

Merit Placement (Generic ADN Students Only)

Merit placement is an opportunity for students already admitted to the Nursing program as Generic ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) candidates to be considered for an earlier start date. Students who must re-apply in order to be readmitted to the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program are not eligible for merit placement. Students who request consideration for merit placement will be awarded points based on the published criteria, and ranked according to the total number of earned points. Students with the highest number of earned points will be selected to move their start date forward as space becomes available. Check the criteria for merit placement below. The dates, application and information on merit placement can be found on the student portal under Menu > My Education >Academic Programs and Sites > Nursing.

Criteria Ranking
Points
College Degree Bachelor's or higher degree with cumulative GPA of 4.0
5
   
  Bachelor's or higher degree with cumulative GPA of 3.5 - 3.999
3
   
  Bachelor's or higher degree with cumulative GPA of 3.0 - 3.499
1
   
NLN Pre-Admission Exam (PAX-RN) Composite score at the 80th or higher percentile
5
   
  Composite score at the 76th - 79th percentile
3
   
  Composite score at the 70th - 75th percentile
1
   
   
Pre-Nursing Certificate Completion of pre-nursing certificate courses with a 4.0 GPA
5
   
  Completion of pre-nursing certificate courses with a 3.5 - 3.999 GPA
3
  Completion of pre-nursing certificate courses with a 3.0 - 3.499 GPA
1
   
   
Lab Science Courses (BIO 210, 211 and 225) or equivalents taken within the last 5 years Completion of lab sciences with a combined GPA of 4.0
5
   
  Completion of lab sciences with a combined GPA of 3.5 - 3.999
3
   
  Completion of lab sciences with a combined GPA of 3.0 - 3.499
1
   
   
English and Math Courses or equivalents Completion of ENG 101 and MAT 120/110 with a combined GPA of 4.0
5
   
  Completion of ENG 101 and MAT 120/110 with a combined GPA of 3.5 - 3.999
3
   

Completion of ENG 101 and MAT 120/110 with a combined GPA of 3.0 - 3.499

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