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Nursing Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

To be considered for the Clinical Component of the Nursing Program, a student must comply with the following:

  1. Meet English and math proficiency as determined by the CUNY Proficiency Index, unless otherwise exempt, or successful completion of any required developmental course(s)
  2. Complete the four (4) courses in the Pre-Clinical sequence: ENG 1200, PSY 1100, BIO 1100, and SCI 2500, with at least a grade point average of 2.8 and earn at least two (2) B’s (one of which must be in SCI 2500 or BIO 1100). Students must earn a minimum of “C” in the other pre-requisite courses.
    1. Applications of students who have repeated and/or withdrawn from any of the Pre-Clinical courses at KCC or elsewhere are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and may not be considered for admission to the Nursing Program
    2. All grades received for courses taken in the Pre-Clinical sequence will be included in the Pre-Clinical average computation; letter grades received in Pre-Clinical sequence courses at other colleges will be calculated in determining eligibility for admission
  3. Student must earn a minimum of “C” in all co-requisite courses inclusive of BIO 1200, BIO 5100, ENG 2400, PSY 3200, and SOC 3100
  4. Any biological science course more than 10 years old will not be accepted for exemption or credit; Students must repeat the course for program consideration
  5. Pass all individual parts of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam and earn at least an overall proficient score.
  1. Students are only allowed to apply for the Clinical Nursing Program twice. Students are only permitted to take the TEAS exam twice and it may only be taken once per semester during the KCC appropriate testing period. All attempts are counted and tracked regardless of where the TEAS exam is taken, and whether or not the transcript is sent to Kingsborough Community College.
  2. A student who is on academic probation or has been administratively dismissed from a Nursing program at a previous school is not eligible for admission to the KCC Nursing Program.