Nursing Program Application and Admission Process

  • All applicants are encouraged to attend a nursing student information session. These are generally scheduled monthly. 
  • You must have an MCC student I.D. number to apply to the nursing program and for preadmission testing. If you've never attended MCC as a credit student, apply now and pay your $15 fee online or at the Registration Office (A258).
  • Complete and submit the AAS in Nursing Program Application »
  • Nursing program applications are accepted twice a year.

    Submit applications for fall admission between March 1 and April 15.

    Submit applications for spring admission between August 1 and September 1.

    Your completed nursing program application must include documentation of good standing on the Illinois Health Care Worker Registry, a TEAS transcript, and an unofficial copy of your MCC transcript, if applicable.

    See a sample version of the nursing program application

  • If you've taken any general education or support courses at another institution, submit an official copy of your transcript from that college to the admissions office. Ask that the transcript be reviewed for the nursing program. We highly recommend that official transcripts and your evaluation request be submitted by March 15 for fall admission and July 1 for spring admission. See transcript evaluation information
  • See preadmission testing dates and procedures
  • If you're not accepted into the program, you may reapply for the next application period. We will not maintain a waiting list. You will not have to retake the preadmission assessment test (TEAS®).
  • If you wish to retake the preadmission assessment test (TEAS®), you may only retake it once. Your last score will be used in the application process.

Nursing admission decision letters will be emailed to your MCC student email the first week of June for fall admission and the first week of November for spring admission.

Factors Influencing Acceptance into the Program

The number of students admitted into the nursing program each fall is limited; therefore, admission is extremely competitive. The screening process is designed to select the most academically qualified students and will take into consideration the TEAS® score along with the general education and support courses' cumulative GPA. All general education and support courses must be completed before admission into the program.

Submit the following documentation one month before the first day of clinical:

  • proof of a recent physical exam
  • proof of current immunizations, influenza, and COVID vaccination
  • two-step TB test
  • drug screen*
  • copy of your health insurance card
  • background check*
  • CPR-healthcare provider

*Details about documentation submission, drug screening, background check, and CPR certification classes will be provided at the mandatory nursing orientation held on the third Thursday in June at 1 p.m. for fall admission and the first Friday in December for spring admission.