Frequently Asked Questions | Nursing
Once a student is admitted into the Nursing Program it will take 4 semesters to complete. For the traditional student, without interruption in progress, the program will take two years to complete. Courses will be completed during the fall and spring semesters, without summer nursing coursework. For the accelerated student, without interruption in progression, the program will take 15 months to complete. Coursework will be completed during the summer/fall/spring/summer semesters.
Classes for the traditional program and the accelerated day program are offered Monday through Friday during the day with some evening and weekend clinical hours. What if I already have an LPN license? You may be eligible for advanced standing in the LPN-RN Program. Complete an application to the college and have your official transcripts sent to the college. Complete an LPN to RN application and submit by February 15 for admission to the fall class or by September 15 for admission to the spring class. Once you are notified that the transcripts have been received, make an appointment with an academic advisor to help you plan a course of study.
Forty-eight students are admitted in the fall and spring semesters. Thirty-two students are admitted in the summer accelerated program. Ten LPN to RN students are admitted in the fall and spring semesters. What is the acceptance rate for applicants to your program? There are often as many as 250 applicants that meet the admission requirements each semester. Only 48 applicants can be accepted into the traditional program in each fall and spring semester. In the summer, an additional 32 students are accepted into the day accelerated program. Revised 02/07/2019
Apply to the college and have official transcripts sent to Records and Registration. You will receive notification that your transcripts have been received. Once you receive this notification, make an appointment to see an academic advisor to help identify which courses can be used toward your degree in nursing.
Should I repeat curses I have earned less than an A in, in order to be accepted? A 4.0 GPA is not necessary in order to be accepted in the Nursing Program; however, most students who are accepted into the program have above a 3.0 GPA. Sometimes repeating a Revised 02/07/2019 course helps the student to gain the knowledge, skill and abilities necessary to be successful in the Nursing Program. However, it is not generally advised to repeat courses unless it will provide a beneficial learning experience or is critical to being selected in the program.
No. Students are rank ordered based on the selection criteria. Once classes begin, the rank order is no longer operational and the process will be repeated with the next admission group.
Transfers and advanced placement are permitted on an individual, limited basis depending on space. Often a transfer student loses some of the nursing credit for previous coursework done at other nursing schools because nursing curricula differ a great deal. Students who have failed a nursing course at another nursing program are not eligible for transfer with advance standing but may apply to the Nursing Program as a new student.
Meet with an academic advisor to review the selection criteria and develop ways to strengthen your standing in the selection process.
To complete the entire program at HCC, including prerequisites, costs approximately $15,000 - $16,000 at current tuition rates.
Following is a rough breakdown of some expected costs; all figures are approximated and may be higher or lower based on a student’s needs: Tuition and Fees (in-county) $ 8,680 Consolidated fees $ 1,736 Course fees $ 1,449 Books $ 2,000 Uniforms and equipment $ 350 Graduation – NCLEX application, etc. $ 700 Physical, immunizations, etc. $ 400 TOTAL $ 15,315