Seek advisement from Counseling
Prior to requesting admission into a Nursing Program the following must be done:
- Complete the required pre-requisite coursework for the desired program and/or track.
- Please refer to the information packet and current college catalog for a complete list of program requirements.
- Applicants also need an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher, and the Division does not round GPAs.
The Division of Nursing will review the student’s admission and academic record after November 1, 2019. Following the Division’s review, the prospective applicant will receive an e-mailed response to their Tri-C email address.
All applicants are required to take either The Health Education Systems Inc. Admission Assessment Exam-A2 (HESI A2) or The Health Education Systems Inc. Admission PN-ADN Mobility Exam as part of the application process for entry into the Associate Degree Nursing program. Students can complete testing at any time during the application process.
Please visit http://www.tri-c.edu/programs/nursing/hesi-a2-entrance-exam.html for detailed information on the HESI examination as well as how to register for the exam.
Prospective nursing students, please be advised that for best consideration to enter a Fall 2020 nursing program, all admission requirements will be reviewed no later than May 31, 2020.
Meet criteria and request to be reviewed.
The criteria below must be met in order to submit a request to be reviewed. Please note, having one of these areas missing could result in a declined review.
Nursing Checklist Criteria
- I have transcripts from other schools on file
- I have a Bachelor's degree/high school diploma/GED on file
- I have met with a counselor and reviewed my records for the nursing program or track
- I have successfully completed all required pre-requisite coursework
- My overall GPA is 2.75 or higher
- I have passed the HESI entrance exam
If you meet the above criteria submit an: Online Request for Review
*The Accelerated Track and Practical Nurse Program will no longer be admitting students after Fall 2019.
*Fall 2020 Program Admission Requirements
Starting Fall 2020 the Division of Nursing will be transitioning to a one-plus-one curriculum. Effective Fall 2020, all Nursing students will need to apply to the Associate of Applied Science Degree program in Nursing. Students who successfully complete the first year of the program will be awarded a certificate of proficiency in practical nursing and are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN.
The new nursing curriculum is presented as a career ladder concept based curriculum designed to improve nursing career mobility and provide seamless progression from nurse aide certification to practical nurse certification to the associate degree in applied science in nursing. Students who successfully complete the two prerequisite nursing courses are eligible to sit for the ODH STNA (Ohio Department of Health State Tested Nurse Aide) examination and progress to the nursing program after meeting all admission requirements. Students who successfully complete the first year of the program will be awarded a certificate of proficiency in practical nursing and are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN. Students who complete the second year of the nursing program will be awarded an associate degree in applied science and are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN. All students are admitted using a common admission criteria.
Nursing placement is only offered when all the admissions requirements are met, including the HESI entrance exam. A background check is required four-six months prior to the start of a program. Nursing placement is offered via an emailed communication and is only sent to the students Tri-C email account. Please ensure that your account is active and accessible.
Acceptance is granted on a first-come space-available basis.
For questions, the Division of Nursing may be contacted at 216-987-4067, or e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder: As part of the admission process all students applying for Nursing and Health Career Programs must complete a background check that includes finger printing and court search (BCI). Background Check Information.
Students with a citation will have their record reviewed on an individual basis and this information will be kept confidential. In some instances a citation may preclude a student from being accepted into a health career program. Also, drug screening may be required for some training sites.