Q: How should I complete the CCRI Application for Enrollment?
A: Please select General Studies as your first choice, then pre-nursing as your concentration.
Q: When should I apply to the Nursing program?
A: Students who wish to begin classes in the fall semester must apply to the program in February. Students who wish to begin in the spring must apply in August.
Q: When and where are the programs offered?
A: The nursing program offers both day and evening/weekend courses on all four CCRI Campuses. In the fall, new students enter the program with day/afternoon classes at the Knight (Warwick) campus, day classes at the Liston (Providence) campus or evening/weekend classes in Flanagan (Lincoln) and Newport.
Q: How is placement in a particular program determined?
A: Applicants will be provided the opportunity to select either a day and/or evening program, as well as a choice of campus locations. Campus assignments will be based on PBHS points earned and space availability.
Q: What if I have a bachelor’s degree? Will you only accept high school or GED® transcripts?
A: Students with an advanced degree may choose to submit their college transcripts for consideration.
Q: What if I do not get the required score on the HESI A2 Test?
A: 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 that the original test was taken. A minimum of two weeks between exams is required.
Q: What if I do not meet the minimum grades in the prerequisite courses?
A: Students are allowed to repeat the prerequisite courses only ONE additional time. If a student does not achieve the required grades (in a maximum of two attempts) BIOL 1010: "B-" or better, ENGL 1010: "C" or better, and PSYC 2010: "C" or better - he or she will not be eligible to apply to the nursing program.
Q: I have taken a required in-program course such as BIOL 1020 or BIOL 2210 prior
to admission and did not achieve the required grade. May I still be accepted to the program?
A: Students will be given ONE additional opportunity to take the course while in the program. If in this SECOND attempt, the student does not achieve the required grade (B- or better in BIOL 1020 and/or C or better in BIOL 2210), the result will be dismissal from the Nursing program.
Q: I have taken a required, in-program course like BIOL 1020 or BIOL 2210 TWICE prior to admission and did not achieve the required grade. Can I still be accepted
to the program?
A: We recognize that this could be a possibility. Students will be given ONE FINAL opportunity to attempt the course while in the program. If in this final attempt, the student does not achieve the required grade (B- or better in BIOL 1020 and/or C or better in BIOL 2210), the result will be dismissal from the nursing program.
Q: Do any completed courses have a time expiration?
A: Yes, BIOL 1020. If you have previously taken BIOL 1020 more than five years prior to admission into the Nursing program, you will be required to repeat the course.