Applications for all School of Health Professions programs, except Dental Hygiene and Physician Assistant, are processed in a Central Application Service called CCBC CAS. The link to the CAS and the application instructions are located in the program admissions packet at the School of Health Professions website. You will need a CCBC student ID number and a CCBC student account password to complete the application. If you have questions about the CCBC CAS process, contact the School of Health Professions Admissions Office at (443) 840-2810 or read the FAQ selections at the bottom of each page inside the CAS application.
Admission to the nursing program is a separate process from admission to the college. Admission is competitive, selective, and based on established criteria. Information about admissions processes and the application packets are available online at the
Admission to the nursing program is a separate process from admission to the college. Admission is competitive, selective, and based on established criteria. Information about admissions processes and the application packets are available online at the Nursing Admissions website . This information is also available in the Admissions office on each campus.
The associate degree nursing program is a selective admission program and is offered at the Catonsville and Essex campuses. Students seeking admission to the nursing program must submit a selective admissions application and indicate the campus of interest. Students will be ranked for program admission based on specific selection criteria. (See Admissions Criteria for specific information.) A minimum of 18 preclinical credits (courses designated under admission criteria) are required for eligibility to apply for admission to the Nursing program. Students are encouraged to complete as many of the general education (pre-clinical) requirements in science, humanities, and liberal arts as possible before enrolling in clinical nursing courses. This is especially true when students have limitations on the time they can devote to study.
Detailed information for admission into the Nursing Program is available in a separate Admission Packet. All courses required for the nursing program must be completed with a grade of C or better. Additional admission requirements include: achievement of a GPA of 2.50 or higher, calculated from courses that are required for completion of the Nursing program; and a minimum overall CCBC GPA of 2.00, to meet CCBC graduation requirements. All students must complete and submit scores for the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). Students must have access to a computer and basic knowledge for Internet access.
A. Criteria for consideration for admission into the DAY Nursing Program:
1. For College-Ready students who are not employed: the following are the minimum courses requirements for admission:
a. BIOL 110 – Biology I: Molecular and Cells
b. BIOL 220 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I
c. ENGL 101 – College Composition I
d. MATH 125 – Finite Mathematics and Modeling (or other general education MATH class that is equivalent or higher)
2. For students progressing through prerequisites part-time, it is highly suggested that all non-nursing courses be completed for admission, including:
B. Criteria for consideration for admission into the Evening/Weekend and Online-Blended Nursing Program:
- Students must have completed all the general education, prerequisite courses and program required courses prior to starting the nursing courses (see the list of courses in numbers 1 and 2 above)
Admitted Student Requirements
ExamSoft® is a testing platform used by the CCBC Nursing Program. Tests in the nursing program will be administered through ExamSoft and the software Examplify.
All Nursing Program students are required to purchase access to ExamSoft and supply a personal laptop computer that meets minimum requirements as published by ExamSoft. Technical requirements can be found on the ExamSoft website: https://examsoft.com/resources/blog/what-does-it-need-to-know
All students accepted into the nursing program at CCBC must adhere to the following College and clinical facility requirements:
- Completion of the Student Health Profile (CCBC Nursing Physical Examination form).
- Documentation of tuberculosis skin test,required vaccination titres and/or immunizations*
- Documentation of current CPR from the American Heart Association Health Care Provider or other approved equivalent.
- Proof of Health insurance coverage, which must be maintained throughout the clinical program.
- Completion of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements and modules required by clinical agencies. (The college will make provision for all clinical students to meet this requirement.)
- Completion of complete criminal background checks and drug screening through a vendor determined by CCBC.
*Note: No student shall be exempt from the requirements for immunizations.
Admission into the Nursing Program is competitive and takes place in the fall and spring each year. Selective admission applications must be completed by January 31 for the fall semester and August 15 for the spring semester. All applicants must register to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) prior to the application deadline. A new selective admission application must be completed for each new admission request.
Application for the evening/weekend program occurs only once a year. Application for the blended program occurs twice a year, in spring and fall. Selective admission applications must be completed by January 31 for fall admission for evening/weekend and blended.
Financial Aid students are encouraged to make a financial plan prior to entry since full-time employment is definitely not recommended during the clinical nursing sequence. Information relative to scholarships and loans is available from the Financial Aid office. Scholarship opportunities can be found on the Maryland Board of Nursing website at www.mbon.org.