Admissions: Nursing Program

The Associate Degree in Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commision for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and is approved by the Board of Registration in Nursing of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The Nursing Program offers a specific sequence of courses that lead to the Associate in Science Degree. Upon successful completion of the degree program, the Chairperson of the Nursing Program will furnish documentation to the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing verifying that a student has met the legal responsibilities to be eligible for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX). Cape Cod Community College Nursing program graduates become licensed as Registered Nurses upon successful completion of the NCLEX.

For 2013 to 2015:

  • Program completion rates were 83.33% to 96.88%.
  • NCLEX pass rates for first time test takers ranged from 82% to 93.44%.
  • Job placement rates were 89.36% to 100% based on the responses to our Nursing Graduate Survey.

See also: Associate Degree in Nursing overview

Information Sessions

Attendance at an information session is strongly encouraged for all applicants to the Nursing Program. The Director of Admissions and the Nursing Program Coordinator will be at each session to share up-to-date information about the day, evening and LPN to RN program and to answer questions about the curriculum, clinical assignments, support services and the admissions process.

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Application Procedures

  • Nursing applications are accepted only for the Fall semester.
  • Each applicant will be evaluated relative to all other applicants in the current pool.
  • Applicants must submit all of the following items to the Admissions Office:
    • Completed Cape Cod Community College application for admissions by January 25, 2018.
    • Official high school transcript or GED/HiSET diploma.
    • Official transcript(s) from all colleges or universities ever attended, if applicable.
    • Completed health requirements must be submitted by July 15 to fulfill the application requirements. All applicants must provide evidence that they will have the three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine completed by July 15, 2018 – this series takes 6 months to complete.

Note: If you are applying to the LPN to RN option, you will need to have official transcripts from you LPN school and a copy of your current LPN license.

Qualifications for Day Nursing Admissions

Satisfactory performance in the most recent educational experience is required and must include:

  • Successful completion of CHM109 Chemistry for the Health Sciences (or an equivalent college/university chemistry course).
  • Successful completion of Human Anatomy & Physiology I with a lab (BIO107 or the equivalent).
  • Successful completion of (NUR100 document) Pharmacology Calculations within the last two years.

Note: Nursing applicants with previous college credit may have fulfilled one or more prerequisites at another college or university. Transfer credit may be awarded if official transcripts show equivalent college-level course work required for the Nursing Program, from an accredited college or university, with a grade of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better.

Qualifications for Evening Nursing Admissions

The Nursing Evening Option is offered on only even numbered years. Satisfactory performance in the most recent educational experience is required and must include the successful completion of the following:

  • Pharmacology Calculations (NUR100) within the last two years.
  • Chemistry for the Health Sciences (CHM109 or an equivalent college/university chemistry course)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I with a lab (BIO107 or the equivalent)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II with a lab (BIO108 or the equivalent)
  • English Composition I (ENL101 or the equivalent)
  • English Composition II or Human Communication ( ENL102, COM103 or the equivalent)
  • General Psychology (PSY101 or the equivalent)
  • Developmental Psychology: Life Span (PSY233 or the equivalent)

Qualifications for LPN–RN Nursing Admissions

Satisfactory performance in the most recent educational experience is required and must include the successful completion of the following:

  • Pharmacology Calculations (NUR100) within the last two years.
  • Chemistry for the Health Sciences (CHM109 or an equivalent college/university chemistry course)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I with a lab (BIO107 or the equivalent)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II with a lab (BIO108 or the equivalent)
  • English Composition I (ENL101 or the equivalent)
  • English Composition II or Human Communication ( ENL102, COM103 or the equivalent)
  • General Psychology (PSY101 or the equivalent)
  • Developmental Psychology: Life Span (PSY233 or the equivalent)

Preferred Applicant

  • Completed the required science courses i.e. Anatomy & Physiology II and Microbiology
  • Completed the required general education courses i.e., General PsychologyPDF document, English Composition, etc.
  • Achieved a high level of academic success.
  • Graduated from the CCCC Tri-level Certified Nurse Aide program with a final grade of A and are recommended by the Nurse Aide program Director.

Waiting List

When the appropriate number of students have been accepted, the remaining qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list. Admission will be offered to applicants on the waiting list when an accepted student withdraws or is withdrawn by the Admissions Office. The waiting list is maintained until the first day of the Fall semester, then it will be released.

Note: It is strongly recommended that students take both ENL102 and COM103. Completion of COM103 fulfills the Humanities and Fine Arts elective if the student has also completed ENL101 and ENL102.

Assesment/Placement

The Skills Assessment is required of all entering students. These examinations help to assess achievement levels in mathematics, writing and reading skills. The test results will assist in placing students into the correct level courses. Students who are required to study developmental educational courses should anticipate a three year program of study.


If you are interested in the Evening Nursing Program, or the LPN to RN Program, please request additional information from the Office of Admissions: