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Associate Degree Nurse Program Admission Guidelines

for Fall 2017 - Spring 2019

PRINT VERSION FALL 2017 - SPRING 2019(Effective July 1st, 2016)
Please refer to BCI Policy before applying

APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2017 - SPRING 2019

Fall Nursing Programs (Apply in February):

  • Warwick/Day
  • Lincoln/Evening-Weekend
  • Providence/Day
  • Newport/Day

Spring Nursing programs (Apply in August):

  • Warwick/Day
  • Lincoln/Evening-Weekend
  • Providence/Day
  • Newport/Day

Important: Applicants will be provided the opportunity to select either a day and/or evening program and a choice of desired campus locations. Campus assignments will be based on PBHS points earned and space availability.

Minimum requirements to apply to the Nursing program:

  1. CCRI Application for Enrollment into General Studies with a pre-nursing concentration.

  2. Official copy of a high school transcript, GED® transcript or baccalaureate transcript from an accredited institution, including date of graduation or completion.

  3. ACCUPLACER test issued by CCRI's Department of Advising and Counseling.

    • Score of 90 or above is required for reading comprehension ORENGL 0890: Critical Reading with a "B-" or better.

    • Score of 65 or above is required for Math (Arithmetic Section) OR MATH 0500: Fundamentals of Mathematics with a grade of "B-" or better 

  4. HESI A2 Test. Score 75 percent or better on each section.*

  5. Complete the following required prerequisite courses: (These courses are limited to two attempts

    • BIOL 1010: Human Anatomy with a grade of "B-" or better

    • ENGL 1010: Composition I with a grade of "C" or better

    • PSYC 2010: General Psychology with a grade of "C" or better

      Note: All attempts prior to Jan. 1, 2015, including transfers, are considered to be ONE attempt regardless of the number of times the class was taken. If a student fails to meet the satisfactory grade requirements within the two attempts, the student must wait five years from the last attempt to retake the course.

  6. A minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.7 is required to apply to the program and must be maintained until enrolled in Nursing.

  7. A minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.7 is required to apply to the program and must be maintained until enrolled in Nursing.


    All the above requirements must be met satisfactorily BEFORE submission of the performance-based Health Sciences application and does not guarantee acceptance. Students declining acceptance into the program for the semester offered must resubmit a performance-based Health Sciences application for the program and meet the current admissions requirements. Once accepted into Nursing I, the student must attend a mandatory orientation conducted by the Nursing Department.


  8. Complete and submit an online performance-based Health Sciences application at: www.ccri.edu/oes/admissions/performancebasedapplications.html. The deadlines are listed on the form.

  9. Conditionally accepted students are required to complete the following:
    • Submit a background check through CastleBranch.com when directed by notification from Enrollment Services. Results of BCI may prevent admission due to clinical agencies' requirements. For more information, see the Criminal Background Check Policy

    • Submit all health care requirements to CastleBranch.com by the deadline identified.

Final acceptance is based upon completion of the above criteria.

Please note: Requirements are subject to change.

For more clarifying information regarding any of the above, please visit www.ccri.edu/nursing/admissionfaq or contact the Office of Enrollment Services at:

Deb Watson, Newport County Campus: 401-851-1637, dwatson@ccri.edu
Rob Giovino, Knight (Warwick) Campus: 401-825-2288, rgiovino@ccri.edu
Adam Moreau, Flanagan (Lincoln) Campus: 401-333-7471, apmoreau@ccri.edu
Ariel Wilburn, Liston (Providence) Campus; 401-455-6104, awwilburn@ccri.edu

* HESI A2: If the student does not achieve a 75 percent on one or more of the tests, he or she may retake the necessary test(s) once within the next 12 months. Students are limited to two attempts within a 12-month period from the date the original test was taken. The better percentage score on each section will be considered. A minimum of two weeks between exams is required. Please note: HESI test scores do not expire.


 NURS Program Admission 
Criteria Point System

 

Cumulative GPA 27-40 points
(e.g., 2.7=27 points or 4.0=40 points)
Grade and GPA Point Allocation
  A (4.0)  40 points
  A- (3.7)  37 points
 B+ (3.3)  33 points
 B (3.0)  30 points
 B- (2.7)  27 points
Grade in BIOL 1010 Prerequisite GPA 27-40 points
(e.g., 2.7=27 points or 4.0=40 points)
Grade and GPA Point Allocation
 A (4.0)  40 points
 A- (3.7)  37 points
 B+ (3.3)  33 points
 B (3.0)  30 points
 B- (2.7)  27 points
Grade in ENGL 1010 Prerequisite GPA 20-40 points
(e.g., 2.7=27 points or 4.0=40 points)
Grade and GPA Point Allocation
A (4.0) 40 points
A- (3.7) 37 points
B+ (3.3) 33 points
B (3.0) 30 points
B- (2.7) 27 points
C+ (2.5) 25 points
C (2.0) 20 points
Grade in PSYC 2010 Prerequisite GPA 20-40 points
(e.g., 2.7=27 points or 4.0=40 points)
Grade and GPA Point Allocation
A (4.0) 40 points
A- (3.7) 37 points
B+ (3.3) 33 points
B (3.0) 30 points
B- (2.7) 27 points
C+ (2.5) 25 points
C (2.0) 20 points
HESI A² Preadmission Test HESI Categories Points
HESI Category Point Allocation
 Reading 7.0 - 10.0 points
 Vocabulary/General Knowledge 7.0 - 10.0 points
 Grammar 7.0 - 10.0 points
 Math 7.0 - 10.0 points

Example: If Reading score = 75, 7.5 points will be added. If Math score = 90, 9 points will be added.

Maximum Total Points.................................. 200 Points

In the event of a tie, the prerequisite GPA will be used as the tie-breaker.

Credits granted through AP, CLEP, challenge exams or assessment of prior learning will be recognized as satisfying course requirements and will be assigned points equivalent to a grade of “B”.

Please review the Department of Health website to learn about licensing requirements for the health sciences professions.

Please Note:
A Social Security number is required to begin the licensing process for the health sciences professions.

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Last Updated: 5/19/17