Frequently Asked Questions (Program Information)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I apply to the Nursing program?

What prerequisites are required for entry into the program?

Is there a minimum number of points required for admission?

How do I take the TEAS version V or ATI TEAS test?

When are students admitted into the Nursing program?

When does the next application period start?

How many students are admitted?

How long is the waiting list?

What is the cost of the Nursing program?

What if I am missing information or submit the application late?

How will I be notified if I am accepted for admission?

What are the Essential Functions of  Nursing students?

What are the additional requirements upon ACCEPTANCE into the Nursing program?


 


 

How do I apply to the Nursing program?

First, you must be a student at CPCC.  The nursing program has a separate competitive admission process.
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What prerequisites are required for entry into the program?

  1. Completion of state approved Nurse Aide I training or an active unrestricted LPN license. Attach proof of Nurse Aide I training (transcript or certificate) or LPN license to the application.  Nurse Aide I training can be obtained at CPCC or any state approved program.
  2. Current listing as a Nurse Aide I without findings on the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry.  Attach a copy of the listing to the application. Nurse Aide I listing information is available on the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry website.
  3. You must complete the TEAS version V or ATI TEAS test.

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Is there a minimum number of points required for admission?

  • Yes, there is a minimum requirement.  Students admitted to the Nursing program must have minimum TEAS version V or ATI TEAS scores of math 70; reading 80; and adjusted individual total score overall of 74 or an ATI Academic Preparedness Level of "Advanced".

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How do I take the TEAS version V or ATI TEAS test?

  • The TEAS version V or ATI TEAS test must be scheduled with CPCC Testing & Assessment Center.  Follow the directions provided and complete the TEAS permission form for Nursing.  Take the TEAS version V or ATI TEAS test early. Do not wait until the application deadline as you may encounter increased volume and possible wait times in the Testing Center.
  • You will receive the TEAS version V or ATI TEAS results immediately after testing.  A copy of your TEAS version V or ATI TEAS test results must be attached to the application.
  • A study guide is available at www.atitesting.com.
  • Please note: Students who complete MAT and BIO general education coursework prior to testing generally score higher on the TEAS version V or ATI TEAS test.

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When are students admitted into the Nursing program?

A new class of nursing students is admitted in August (Fall semester) and January (Spring semester) every year.

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When does the next application period start?

  • Application periods are October 1 – January 31 and April 1 - July 31.  The application packet may be revised in September and March of each year so be sure you are using the latest application version.
  • Applications received by the January deadline will be considered for August (Fall semester) admission.
  • Applications received by the July deadline will be considered for January (Spring semester) admission.

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How many students are admitted?

Fifty students are admitted each semester.

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How long is the waiting list?

There is no waiting list.  All eligible complete applications received during the application period for that specific admission will be considered.

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What is the cost of the nursing program?

The cost for the two years is approximately $8000.00

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What if I am missing information or submit the application late?

Incomplete applications or applications submitted after the stated deadline will not be considered for admission unless there are unfilled admission slots.

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How will I be notified if I am accepted for admission?

  • Applications are processed and evaluated by the Nursing Admission committee. Please allow us up to 5 weeks after the application deadline to receive notice of admission.  Admission status notices are sent to your CPCC student email account.
  • Applicants who are not admitted are encouraged to reapply. It is important to keep copies of your application and transcripts so you can resubmit them when you reapply.
  • If you are not accepted for admission or decline your admission seat, your application will be shredded.

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What are the Essential Functions of  Nursing students?

    All accepted students must be able to meet the requirements of the Essential Functions of Nursing Students.

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      What are the additional requirements upon ACCEPTANCE into the Nursing program?

      Additional requirements for ADN students exist because clinical experiences are a required part of the nursing curriculum.  Costs for these requirements are the student's responsibility.

      • Medical exam and immunization records.
      • Health insurance
      • Criminal Background Check and Drug screen: All accepted students are required to undergo a criminal background check and drug screen.  Procedural information concerning these requirements will be provided upon acceptance.
      • **Note:  Criminal background checks (CBCs) and drug screens are required by clinical agencies/healthcare systems.  If a student is refused access to clinical experiences because of a positive CBC or drug screen, the student will be unable to complete the clinical component of the course.  Inability to complete the clinical requirements will result in a failure to progress in the program.**

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