Nursing Application Requirements

  • Unconditional admission to the college.
  • Receipt of a completed application for admission to the nursing program before the published deadline
  • A minimum of 2.5 GPA for nursing required academic core courses (ENG 101, MTH 100 or higher, BIO 201,  and BIO 202)
  • A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA at a current, native institution or cumulative 2.0 at the institution from which the student is transferring
  • For students WITHOUT PRIOR COLLEGE COURSES, a minimum of 2.5 GPA cumulative high school GPA (GED will be used if applicable)
  • Meet the Minimum Eligibility Criteria for nursing
  • Eligible for ENG 101, BIO 201, and MTH 100

There is no expiration date on general education courses (ENG, BIO, MTH).
Requirements are subject to change.

Selection Criteria for Nursing Programs

  • ACT score. Possible 36 points with no time limit on when the test was taken OR:
  • HESI A2 score, taken at Calhoun Testing Center. Only one test per application cycle is allowed.
  • Points from Nursing required college core courses (ENG 101, MTH 100 or higher, BIO 201 and BIO 202)
  • Points for grades are as follows: A=3 points, B=2 points and C=0 points
  • Additional 10 points awarded as determined by the individual college policy and procedure.

Minimum Admission Requirements for RN Bridge for LPN/Paramedic

In addition to the general admission requirements for the College, admission to the RN Bridge requires:

  1. Meets all nursing program general admission requirements. (See Minimum Admission Requirements)
  2. An unencumbered or unrestricted license as a Practical Nurse or Paramedic in Alabama.

Requirements subject to change.

Prerequisites for RN Bridge (must be completed prior to application):

  • MTH 100 Intermediate College Algebra (or higher) 3 hours
  • ENG 101 English Composition 3 hours
  • BIO 201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 hours
  • BIO 202 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 hours
  • PSY 210 Human Growth & Development 3 hours
  • SPH 106 or SPH 107 Speech 3 hours

Total Prerequisites: 20 credit hours

**If you have attended another nursing program prior to applying to our program, the nursing program director at your prior college must provide a letter of Good Standing on your behalf.  It is your responsibility to contact your prior college nursing program director and request the letter of Good Standing.

Admission to the nursing program is competitive, and the number of students is limited by the number of faculty and clinical facilities available.  Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.

Calhoun Community College is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education. The College does not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or any other protected class.