Nursing: Admission Requirements

General Application and Admission Information

Interested in applying to the Registered Nurse or Practical Nurse program(s)?

  • Do you have a min. overall GPA of 2.5? 
  • Have a High school diploma or a GED? 
  • Meet the prerequisites or eligibility to register for Anatomy & Physiology (A&P)? 
  • Completed all basic skills courses as required by the Accuplacer test? 

Then you are meeting min eligibility requirements!
Students meeting the admission requirements and are interested in being considered for admissions into any of the nursing programs, must complete an Activation Form. For specific admission criteria, activation information or to activate your file, please click on the “Allied Health Activation” link below.

A completed Cumberland County College Application must be received by Admissions prior to submitting an activation form. If applicable, transcripts from any College/University OTHER than CCC you have attended or are currently attending must also be submitted to Admissions.  

Activation deadlines are as follows:

Entry into RN or PN program Oct. 1 - Apr. 1 for admission selection for the Fall class.
LPN to RN Transition Option, July 1 - Oct 1 for admission selection for the Spring class.

The CCC Nursing Program only accepts admissions into each program once per year. Further information can be obtained by looking at the program handbooks and by calling the Nursing Department (ext. 1304) or Admissions (ext. 1220)

Entrance Exam

Students applying to any of the nursing programs will be required to take the ATI TEAS V. This may be completed at Cumberland County College in the Center for Academic and Student Success (CASS).

Click here for FAQs on the ATI TEAS V. For additional information and to purchase a study manual, and/or practice exam, please visit

Admission Considerations

CCC endorses the concepts of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all, regardless of color, race, religion, gender, age, national origin, physical handicap, place of birth, marital status, or liability for military service.

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO), the primary accreditating body for our clinical agencies, has mandated Criminal History Background Checks for all individuals engaged in patient care. If the criminal background check prohibits clinical placement, the student will be unable to attend the program.

Students must be able to perform the duties and functions of a nurse.

Visit Resources for additional information.

Admissions Information

Cumberland County College offers the opportunity for those interested in allied health programs to learn about the program and academic requirements, deadlines and how to improve your chances of being admitted into one of our selective  admissions programs like Nursing and Radiography.  
To learn more about the options that Cumberland County College has to offer please attend an Healthcare Career Information Session. Click here to RSVP for a Healthcare Career Info session.