Associate Degree Nursing Program

 

Applications for Fall 2017 entrance through Fall 2019 entrance (NURS)

Application Timeline Campus Location
 Fall Enrollment - Apply in February Warwick - Day Lincoln - Evening/Weekend Providence - Day  Newport - Day
 Spring Enrollment - Apply in August Warwick - Day Lincoln - Evening/Weekend Providence - Day  Newport - Day
Admissions Guidelines
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.
    • Reading Comprehension Requirement:
      • Score of 90 or above in Classic Accuplacer is required in Reading Comprehension
        or score of 259 or above in Next Generation Accuplacer is required in Reading Comprehension
        or ENGL 0890: Critical Reading with a grade of "B-" or better
    • Mathematics Requirement:
      • Score of 65 or above in Classic Accuplacer is required for Math (Arithmetic)
        or score of 255 in Next Generation Accuplacer is required for Math (Arithmetic)
        or MATH 0100: Fundamentals of Mathematics with a grade of "B-" or better
  4. HESI A2 Test score of 75 percent or better on each section.*
  5. Complete the following required prerequisite courses. (These courses are limited to two attempts.)
    • Biology requirement: See below for description of Biology Department changes and how these changes affect admission requirements.
    • 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 January 1, 2015, including transfers, are considered 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 (5) 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 be maintained until enrolled in Nursing.

    All the above requirements must be met satisfactorily BEFORE submission of the Performance-Based Health Science (PBHS) application and does not guarantee acceptance.  Students declining acceptance into the program for the semester must resubmit a PBHS application for the program and meet current requirements.  Once accepted in the Nursing program, the student must attend a mandatory orientation conducted by the Nursing Department.

  7. Complete and submit an online PBHS application here.
    Deadlines are listed on the form.
  8. Conditionally accepted students are required to complete the following:
    • When directed by notification from the Office of Enrollment Services, submit a background check through CastleBranch.com.
      Results of BCI may prevent admission due to clinical agencies' requirements.
      Please refer to the BCI policy before applying.
    • Submit all health care requirements to CastleBranch.com by the deadline identified.

Final acceptance is based upon the completion of the above criteria.

Please note: Requirements are subject to change.
For more clarifying information regarding any of the above visit the CCRI Nursing website or call (401) 825-2162.  Students may also contact the Office of Enrollment Services at:

*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. A minimum of two weeks between exams is required. Please note: HESI test scores do not expire.


Nursing Program Admission Criteria Point System

Cumulative GPA 27-40 points (e.g., 2.7 = 27 points or 4.0 = 40 points) 
Maximum points  40 points 
   
Grade in BIOL 1010 / A&P 1  
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
Maximum points 40 points
   
Grades in ENGL 1010 and PSYC 2010 Each course's letter grade is converted to points and added
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+  (2.3) 23 points
C    (2.0) 20 points
Maximum points 80 points
   
HESI A2 Preadmission Test  
HESI Categories Points awarded for each of the four sections
Reading 7.5 - 10 points (e.g., 75% = 7.5 points or 100% = 10)
Vocabulary/General Knowledge 7.5 - 10 points
Grammar 7.5 - 10 points
Math 7.5 - 10 points
Maximum HESI A2 Preadmission Test Points 40 points
   
Maximum Total Points 200 points

In the event of a tie, the ENGL 1010 grade 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.

Biology Requirements - Changes to Anatomy and Physiology Courses

BIOL 1010 - Human Anatomy will be offered for the final time in Summer 2019.  This course is limited to two (2) attempts.

BIOL 1020 – Human Physiology will be offered for the final time in Fall 2019.  This course is limited to two (2) attempts.

Anatomy and Physiology 1 (A&P1) will be first offered in Fall 2019.  This course is limited to two (2) attempts.

Anatomy and Physiology 2 (A&P2) will be first offered in Spring 2020.  This course is limited to two (2) attempts.

What does this mean?
For students interested in the August 2019 application period (for Spring 2020 entrance):

You MUST have completed the BIOL 1010 entrance requirement prior to or during Summer 2019 AND you MUST complete BIOL 1020 prior to or during Fall 2019, as it will no longer be offered after that time.  If you do not successfully complete BIOL 1020 in Fall 2019, you MUST take an equivalent* course at another college or university during or prior to the first semester of the Nursing Program, when BIOL 1020/A&P2 is required.

If you do not successfully complete BIOL 1020 in Fall 2019 and do not pass an equivalent* course at another college or university in Spring 2020, you will not be allowed to progress to Semester 2 of the Nursing Program.

For students interested in the February 2020 application period (for Fall 2020 entrance):

Before submitting your application, you will need to have completed either of the two options below:

  • BIOL 1010 and BIOL 1020 at CCRI or equivalent courses at another college or university*.  Remember that BIOL 1010 is last offered in Summer 2019 and  BIOL 1020 is last offered in Fall 2019.

OR

  • A&P 1, which will first be offered in Fall 2019. Note: A&P2 is not a pre-requisite course, but is a program requirement.  You may choose to complete A&P2 prior to entrance into the Nursing Program, if desired.  Remember, though, that A&P2, like A&P1, is limited to two attempts.

 *The Biology Department at CCRI will determine which college/university courses are equivalent

For all potential applicants to the Nursing Program

Because we are constantly discovering new ways in which the human body works, BIOL 1020 or A&P2 MUST be taken within the five (5) years before your application to the program.  To put it more simply, if you have taken BIOL 1020 more than five years prior to admission into the Nursing Program, you will be required to repeat the course.

For any questions regarding BIOL 1010/BIOL 1020 or Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2 requirements, please contact Enrollment Services:

  • Deb Watson, Newport County Campus: 401-851-1637, dwatson@ccri.edu
  • Rob Giovino, Knight (Warwick), Flanagan (Lincoln), and Liston (Providence) Campuses: 401-825-2288, rgiovino@ccri.edu
  • Adam Moreau, Flanagan (Lincoln) Campus: (401) 333-7471, apmoreau@ccri.edu

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Last Updated: 10/25/19