Admission to Nursing Program

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The Health Sciences programs have limited enrollment and a selective review process. Students requesting admission to the nursing program must first meet the requirements for general admission to the college, including eligibility to take college level English and Math without support and be admitted to the college.

In addition to meeting all general admission criteria for the college, students must complete a separate Health Sciences application, provide an official copy of their high school transcript and any prior college transcripts, and complete the pre-nursing admission exam.

Applicants to the nursing program must be eligible to meet the requirements for licensure in the state of West Virginia as stated in West Virginia Code §30-7-6. These conditions include:

  1. Be a high school graduate or equivalent.
  2. Be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

Admission to and graduation from the nursing program does not guarantee that the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses will endorse the graduate as a candidate to sit for the licensure examination.

The Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses may deny testing to any applicant proven guilty of certain infraction such as, but not limited to fraud, felony, or moral misconduct. (West Virginia Code §30-7-11.)

Additionally, the applicant must be able to engage in educational and training activities in a manner that does not endanger themselves or others. Technical Standards required for Admission, Progression, and Graduation can be found on the Health Sciences Division website.

Requirements for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program

  1. High school graduate or equivalent (USA GED).
  2. English proficiency
  3. Cumulative 2.5 GPA from high school and college coursework
  4. Eligible to take college English and Math
  5. Complete the HESI exam with the required benchmark of 75 or higher. The HESI admission exam may be completed one time per semester for a maximum of three times for consideration for admission.

Application Procedure
Applications will be accepted year round. Application forms are available in the Health Sciences Division office or can be downloaded here:


It is important to note that completion of the application process does not imply that the applicant will be admitted to the nursing program.

Admission Limitations
Due to space limitations, qualified applicants are ranked according to pre-nursing admission entrance test scores, and cumulative grade point averages.

The highest ranked students who meet the admission requirements by March 15 for a fall admission or September 15th for spring admission are admitted first; other qualified applicants will be placed on a waiting list. The first day of class the waiting list is deleted. Because of competition for space, it is possible qualified applicants may not be selected for admission.