Admissions to the Nursing Program

The Associate Degree in Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission 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 2015 to 2017:

  • Program completion rates were 84.48% to 93.33%.
  • NCLEX pass rates for first time test takers ranged from 69% to 93.44%.
  • Job placement rates were 91% based on the responses to our Nursing Graduate Survey.

In preparing your application, the Admissions Office and Nursing Program recommend that you review the following information:

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 The LPN in Transition course and to answer questions about the curriculum, clinical assignments, support services and the admissions process.

  • All sessions begin promptly in the Admissions Office, Nickerson Administration Building, ground floor.
  • If you are interested in viewing or scheduling a full information session, please register here.

Application Procedures

Qualifications for Admissions

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

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- (1.6 on a 4.0 scale) or better.

Priority will be given to applicants who:


  • All candidates will be considered relative to the applicant pool.
  • Students applying for the Evening Option will be prioritized based on academic excellence in the required pre-admission courses.

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.

Nursing Curriculum

*It is strongly recommended that students take both ENL102PDF document and COM103PDF document. Completion of COM103 fulfills the Humanities and Fine Arts elective if the student has also completed ENL101PDF documentand ENL102. 


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 Option or The LPN in Transition course, please request additional information from the Admissions Office at 774.330.4311 or