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Nursing Admissions Decision Process


The Nursing Admissions Review Committee is composed of Faculty from the Nursing and Science Divisions and Admissions staff. Applications will be considered until the application period is complete and all requested materials have been received in the Admissions Office. Admission decisions affecting students currently enrolled in Spring coursework may be deferred until final grades are received. The committee reviews completed applications, reviewing all records of previous coursework including grades and exam scores, the personal essay, and references. The applicants are ranked by a systematic measurable scoring metrics.

Criteria for Admissions Decisions

Click here for the  Nursing Admissions Applicant Flow Chart which clearly maps out the process from application to acceptance.

Successful applicants are notified in March with an acceptance letter to the two-year Nursing program. Accepted students must submit the $50 tuition deposit by the assigned date (noted in the acceptance letter) and commit to attending the mandatory Nursing orientation held in June. If there are remaining seats available after decisions are made in March, wait listed applicants may be accepted by the Admissions Office until the fall class is filled.

Students not accepted into the Nursing Program are invited to re-apply for a future Nursing program or to pursue other career options offered by the College.  Current Clinton students are encouraged to contact their Academic Advisor, or the Career Planning and Counseling office will offer advising regarding alternative choices.

Alternate Pathways to Nursing

The Filing Period for All Nursing Program Applicants for the Entering Fall Semester is: October 1 – February 1. Applications Received After This Period Cannot Be Guaranteed Review.