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Admissions Requirements

practical nursingAdmissions Steps

1. Apply to Columbus State

Online Application

2. Academic Advising

Make an appointment with an Advisor

View the Plan of Study.

3. Apply to Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing Application form


  • May 31 for Autumn Semester
  • Oct. 31 for Spring Semester

Program Requirements

Students take 25 semester hours of nursing courses and 4 semester hours in arts and sciences for a total of 29 credits starting in AU 14. Students will participate in clinical in a variety of health care settings under the direction of a registered nurse. 

The program admission requirements include NURC 1101, MULT 1010, BIO 2300, ENGL 1100, Math 1050 or higher (meets), GED or HS transcript, 2.6 GPA and Good Academic Standing, and the TEASV entrance test results of 73% Reading, 63% English, 46% Science, and 60% Math.  HESI A2 (75% passing including Science) can also be used as an entrance exam but if continuing on to the RN program, please be aware that you only have two attempts to take the HESI A2 to pass.  Both tests need to be taken at Columbus State Community College.  For information about the TEASV or HESIA2 tests or to make an appointment to sit for the exam, please call 287-5750. 

4. Acceptance

Once admitted to the program, you will receive an acceptance letter. Complete a health records form with the Health Records office.