Nursing Application Process
Spring 2014 Registered Nurse Program Application - CLOSED!
Students interested in the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program and the LPN Exit Option will need to complete all of the following steps to be considered for admission.
* - Steps 1 & 2 are for NEW students. If you are already enrolled at PPCC, you do not need to re-enroll, or re-submit transcripts if already submitted.
*Step 1 - Fill out Pikes Peak Community College Admission Form in the Admissions office at one of the four campuses, or at http://www.ppcc.edu/prospective-students/application/. If you are already a student, you do not need to repeat this step.
*Step 2 - Request copies of official transcripts (including high school and any colleges attended other than Pikes Peak Community College) be sent to:
Pikes Peak Community College
5675 S. Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Verify that transcripts have been received by the Records office. If you have already submitted your transcripts to PPCC, you do not need to repeat this step.
: You will still need to include UNOFFICIAL copies of your transcripts (including PPCC) with your application.
Step 3 - Attend a Nursing Information Session. Dates are located on the Nursing Department webpage.
Step 4 - Complete, with a C or better, the following prerequisite courses. The 5 courses should have a minimum combined GPA of 2.5. ALL PREREQUISITES must be completed before applying.
- ENG 121 English Composition I
- PSY 235 Human Growth and Development
- BIO 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
- BIO 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
- BIO 204 Microbiology
All Biology (BIO) prerequisites must be completed within seven (7) years of entry into CCCS Nursing Programs. No more than one prior grade of D or F allowed in any of the prerequisite BIO courses in the past seven years.
Step 5 - Complete the Certified Nursing Assistant (NUA) coursework within the CCCS System, OR have an Active CNA certificate. (If Nursing Assistant Certificate is obtained through a private company or an out-of-state institution, student must obtain an Active CNA certificate).
- NUA 101 Certified Nurse Aid Health Care Skills
- NUA 170 Nurse Assistant Clinical Experience
- NUA 171 Advanced Nurse Aide Clinical
Step 6 - Take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Version 5 pre-nursing examination by making an appointment at the PPCC Testing Center, Centennail (719) 502-3370, Rampart Range (719) 502-3380. If you are not in Colorado Springs, the test can be taken at other educational institutions. The test takes approximately 3.5 hours and costs $40. A study guide is available in the PPCC bookstore and at the test website. Additional information can be found at http://www.atitesting.com.
The Adjusted Individual Score, Reading Score, and Mathematics Score must be at or above the current national mean, as noted on the student's individual final TEAS report. Applicants can take the exam a maximum of twice in the 12 months prior to application.
Step 7 - Complete ADN application form (Application will be released and due back approx. 6 months prior to the start of the semester. See nursing site for details and application.) Application must be returned to the Nursing Office located at the Rampart Range campus in room E213.
Applicants are required to submit unofficial transcripts from ALL previous college course work, including Pikes Peak Community College.
Any student who has not been successful in another nursing program within the past 5 years will not be eligible to apply to the PPCC Nursing Program, your application will be denied. Student may not have a current, active RN License in Colorado or any other state.
Hand delivery recommended. The Nursing Department is not responsible for misplaced application materials or failed delivery of application materials.
Applicants who have completed steps 1 to 7 will have their file reviewed by the ADN Admissions Committee. The Nursing Department will not accept any additional application materials after the deadline. Notification letters will be sent after the Admissions Committee has reviewed all applications. Please note that inquiries about the status of an application before the scheduled notification date will only slow down the process.
Provisional admission is based on a merit evaluation. Applicants meeting all admission criteria will be ranked on a point system. A maximum of 45 points will be awarded on the following criteria:
- GPA from prerequisites, a minimum of 2.5 (25-40 points)
- A previously awarded accredited degree (5 points)