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Nursing at Harford

The nursing program at Harford Community College is challenging, rewardingand selective.  

Students considering nursing are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor early in the process to ensure all admission criteria is met. Keep in mind that Harford's program is highly competitive and completion of the admission criteria does not guarantee admission to the program.  

Applying to the Nursing Program

admission criteria
Prerequisite courses must be completed and TEAS scores must be received, prior to the application deadline. The nursing admissions team has developed three worksheets to help prospective nursing students determine if they are ready to apply. We suggest printing each of these documents and discussing them with your academic advisor.

Technical Standards for Nursing
The technical and professional standards, as described in the Nursing Student Handbook (page 71), are non-academic skills—including the physical, cognitive and behavioral standards—required for satisfactory completion of the nursing program. These standards are not a requirement for admission into the program, however, individuals interested in applying should review them standards to develop a better understanding of the skills, abilities, and behavioral characteristics required to successfully complete.

Nursing student handbook
All prospective nursing students should also review the Nursing Student Handbook and become familiar with the expectations and information pertaining to Nursing and the application process.

Attend a Nursing Information Session

If you're interested in applying for the nursing program at Harford Community College, it is strongly advised that you attend a Nursing Information Session.

Each session covers the ins and outs of the program, and provides information needed to move forward. The sessions are open to everyone and no RSVP is required.

Topics include:

  • Requirements for the nursing program
  • Information about the TEAS exam and application process
  • Nursing selection process
  • Degree options for dual enrollment
  • Requirements for classroom, clinical, and lab

Prospective students will have the opportunity to meet with nursing faculty and students for a Q&A session. 

Choose the time that works best for you.

WED, JAN 25  |  1—2:15 PM  |  Darlington Hall, Room 210
THU, JAN 26  |  5:30—6:45 PM  |  Link to Virtual Session
NOTE: The above link will not work until the meeting is opened on JAN 26.

Associate-To-Bachelor's (ATB) degree partners will be available after the nursing information sessions. Come and learn about their ATB programs!

Our goal is to make all materials and services accessible. If you need accommodations to participate, contact DSIS at least 10 days in advance of the event.

Apply to the College

New students must complete a Harford Community College application and indicate Nursing Prep (NURP) as the intended program of study. Transcripts will not be evaluated if program of study is left blank. Currently enrolled Harford Community College students should NOT apply again.

Apply to the Nursing Program

Choose the nursing program for which you intend to apply and follow the instructions for that program.


  • Application for Spring is available JUL 15–SEP 15.
  • Application for Summer/Fall is available NOV 15–FEB 15

Nursing course progression for regular admissions includes four consecutive semesters in fall and spring semesters only. Summer attendance is not required. Classes are on weekdays and clinicals are typically weekday days or evenings and possibly some weekends.


  • Application for Spring is available JUL 15–SEP 15.
  • Application for Summer/Fall is available NOV 15–FEB 15

Licensed practical nurses (LPN) seeking to complete an associate degree and attain RN licensure must apply for the LPN to RN transition program.


If you have already completed a majority of the pre-nursing courses and are able to carry a full-time course load during the summer, you may apply for this accelerated option. Course progression for the accelerated option begins in May and concludes in August of the following year. Summer attendance is required.

F-1 (International) STUDENTS

Those NOT currently enrolled at Harford:
Contact the International Admissions Specialist.

Submit a paper (NOT online) application for admission and a paper (NOT online) international student application.

Provide valid I-20 and visa identification verifying current immigration status.

Those currently enrolled at Harford:
Follow general application procedures for applying to the Nursing Program.

NOTE: International students planning to transfer credit from a college or university outside of the United States must have your official, translated transcript evaluated by an accredited evaluation service. Harford Community College does not evaluate foreign transcripts. Allow adequate time for the requesting, translation and evaluation of academic credentials. All transcripts and evaluations must be received by the nursing application deadline.

Applications must be submitted either in-person to: Registration & Records located on the upper-level of the Student Center or via regular mail to:

Harford Community College
401 Thomas Run Road
Bel Air, MD  21015
Attention:  Registration & Records/Nursing Program.

(If submitting the application in-person, the non-refundable application fee must be paid first to the Cashiers Office located in the lower-level of the Student Center before submitting the application to Registration & Records).

Schedule and Complete TEAS Assessment

All nursing applicants must schedule and complete the TEAS Nursing Assessment and submit scores.

Request Transcripts

Official college transcripts must be sent to Harford by the transfer school(s).  Coursework from a prior college/university cannot be transferred on another college/university's official transcript. Official transcripts for coursework completed using AP, CLEP, IB, DANTES/DSST exams or military training are also required. In order to be considered for Harford's nursing program, all official transcripts must be received by the date indicated on the application.

NOTE: Transcripts are not required for courses taken at Harford Community College.

Submit forms to Registration and Records

The nursing application and all official transcripts (as applicable) must be submitted to Registration and Records prior to the deadline listed on the application. TEAS scores must be submitted to the Test Center by the deadline. Nursing applications are reviewed after the deadline and students are notified of the Nursing Department's decision approximately 6-8 weeks after the application deadline.