Beazley School of Nursing,
Admission into the nursing program is highly competitive and challenging.
Students who have not submitted all required supporting documents or completed admission steps will not be reviewed.
More detailed information on the admissions process for the Registered Nursing Program can be obtained from the Nursing Program Admissions Procedures and Information Booklet (pdf).
Applicants seeking admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program must satisfactorily complete the following requirements:
- Apply for Admission to Tidewater Community College
- Attend the mandatory Nursing Information Session
- Complete the Tidewater Community College Placement Tests for English, Reading and Mathematics
- Complete all required developmental courses indicated as a result of placement testing. Please see a Counselor or Academic Advisor to review your test results.
- Complete CHM 1 (or higher), BIO 150 or high school chemistry with a grade of "C" or better within the past six years prior to enrolling in the Nursing Program.
- Satisfactorily complete SDV 101 (Orientation to Health Care).
- Have the required minimum college or university cumulative grade point average of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
- Take the Nursing Admission Assessment Exam (HESI A2) within two years prior to application to the nursing program.
- Complete Application for Admission to the Registered Nursing Program. Applications may be obtained on the TCC website, from the information center by calling 822-1122 or at the counseling offices on each campus.
- Prior to the deadline date submit one official copy of your College/University transcript, high school transcript and/or GED to the Nursing Program Office along with your nursing program application. All required
documents must be submitted at the same time as your nursing application.
* The Nursing Admission Assessment Exam is not required for those students following the LPN to RN track.
Applicants selected for admission are provisionally accepted pending satisfactory
results from completion of the following:
Physical examination and laboratory testing
Criminal History and Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Background Checks
CPR for the Health Care Provider (HLT 105 American Heart Association) or CPR for the Professional Rescuer
- Obtain Nursing Liability Insurance
- Attend the Nursing Orientation Session.
- TRANSFER STUDENTS - Students transferring from other nursing programs must meet the admission requirements of the Tidewater Community College Nursing Program. Students who have failed two nursing courses at other programs will not be admitted. Specific instructions for transfer students can be found in the Nursing Program Admissions Procedures and Information Booklet.