Practical Nursing Program
Applications for Fall 2019 - Fall 2020 (NURP)
| Fall Enrollment - Apply in May
|| Warwick - Day
Minimum requirements to apply to the Practical Nursing program:
- CCRI Application for Enrollment into General Studies with a pre-practical nursing
- Official copy of a high school transcript (or its equivalent) or baccalaureate transcript
from an accredited institution, including date of graduation or completion.
- If applicable, submit copy of current CNA licensure to the Office of Enrollment Services. Additional admission points will be granted for current CNA licensure.
- 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
- Entry point into MATH 0100 is MATH0095.
- HESI A2 Test score of 70 percent or better on each section.*
- Complete the following required prerequisite course.
- ENGL 1010: Composition I with a grade of "C" or better
Note: This course is limited to two attempts. 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.
- A minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required to apply to the program and be maintained while enrolled in Practical
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.
- Complete and submit an online PBHS application here.
Deadlines are listed on the form.
- 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 by the deadline identified.
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
*HESI A2: If the student does not achieve a 70 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.
Practical Nursing Program Admission Criteria Point System
||20-40 points (e.g., 2.0=20 points or 4.0=40 points)
|Grade in ENGL 1010
|HESI A2 Preadmission Test
||Points awarded for each of the four sections
||7 - 10 points (e.g., 70% = 70 points or 100% = 10)
||7 - 10 points
||7 - 10 points
||7 - 10 points
|Maximum HESI A2 Preadmission Test Points
|Current CNA Certification*
|Maximum Total Points
In the event of a tie, an average of the HESI A2 Preadmission Test scores 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
* CNA certification is not required for entry into the program. These 12 points are
in addition to other points acquired and do not guarantee entry into the program.