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Three-Year RN Program

Three-Year RN Program

Three-Year RN Program

Program Requirements

Program Literature


How do I apply to the Nursing Program?

In addition to the general admission criteria, a student must also:

  • Have an overall GPA of 2.0 for all completed college coursework
  • Have a 2.5 GPA for the Nursing Program general education requirement courses
  • Complete the supplemental application for the program
  • Complete and submit TEAS test scores to the Office of Admissions
  • Have all official transcripts (college and high school) submitted to HCC
  • Have all official AP test scores submitted to HCC
  • Have all official SAT scores, if completed in the past 5 years, submitted to HCC
  • Watch the Nursing Preview Program

For a fall semester start into the program, students must complete these tasks by the final January 15 deadline. For a spring semester start into the program, students must complete these tasks by the final July 15 deadline. Completing these tasks would classify a student an eligible applicant to the program. Admission to the program is selective and competitive.

What classes do I need to take to apply for the RN program?

HCC students must complete or have BIO-203 (Anatomy and Physiology I) in progress at the time of the application deadline. To do this, you must have fulfilled the following prerequisites:

  • Place into MAT-101 or MAT-109 or complete MAT-100 before applying
  • Place into ENG-101 or complete at least ENG-100
  • Complete BIO 113 or BIO 119 or pass HCC’s Anatomy and Physiology placement test

What classes will best prepare me to complete the RN program in the shortest amount of time?

Acquiring credit for any of the following courses will be helpful for any prospective RN Program student:

  • ENG-101* +
  • ENG-102*
  • PSY-101* +
  • PSY-204
  • SOC-101
  • BIO-203 +
  • BIO-204 +
  • MAT-101* or MAT 109*
  • Arts/Humanities Courses, such as:
    • ART-101 Introduction to Visual Arts
    • MUS-101 Music Appreciation
    • Any foreign language class*

*Courses marked with an asterisk can be fulfilled by a score of 3 or above on the appropriate Advanced Placement (AP) test.

+ Required for LPN Program

Can I take college classes while still in high school?

Yes, HCC has a special program designed for ambitious high school students who wish to get an early start on college. The Early College Access Program allows high academic achievers to earn up to 12 college credits at discounted tuition rates. To learn more, speak with your high school guidance counselor or visit

Will my high school anatomy and physiology or chemistry class count towards my nursing degree?

Unfortunately, no. High school-level anatomy and physiology classes cannot be used to replace college-level anatomy and physiology. Taking anatomy and physiology at your high school will certainly help your understanding of the human body, but it will not reduce the amount of time it takes to complete a nursing program at HCC. This applies to high school chemistry as well.