Admission Requirements - Practical Nursing


Admission to Mayland

Student must obtain admission to Mayland. (The application to MCC is separate from the application to the Practical Nursing program.) Acceptance to MCC is the first step for application to the Associate Degree Nursing (Practical Nursing) program.


Practical Nursing Application Package

Student must submit a completed application packet for the ADN program by the published deadline.


Minimum GPA

Student must have a minimum GPA of 2.0


Pre-requisite Courses

Student must be eligible for college level English and Math courses; placement determined by high school GPA or placement test scores.


Abilities Statement

Student must be able to meet the essential functions required for nursing.


Kaplan Admission Test

Kaplan’s Admission Test is a tool to determine if students have the academic skills necessary to perform effectively in a school of nursing. The Admission Test is a 91-question, multiple-choice test that evaluates the basic reading, math, writing and science skills of students seeking entry into a nursing program.

All students who wish to be considered for the nursing program must complete the Kaplan Admission Exam at Mayland and meet the designated benchmark scores. Students will schedule an appointment to take the exam during or following the application period.

Scores from other testing facilities are not accepted. There is no fee for the Kaplan Admission Exam. There is one testing session consisting of multiple test dates per semester (fall and spring); students are only permitted to take the exam once during each testing session. Scores are valid for 2 years from test date.

Achieve minimum scores below:

  • Reading - 55%
  • Overall benchmark - 48%


Health Examination

Students will be required to submit completed medical forms once accepted into the nursing program. Forms will be given to students at their first orientation and include:

  • Medical History
  • Family and Personal History
  • Immunization Record
  • Physical Examination
  • Dental Evaluation


Vaccination Record

The following vaccination information is required

  • Measles: One dose on or after 12 months of age; second at least 30 days later. Must repeat Rubeola (measles) vaccine if received even one day prior to 12 months of age.
  • Two measles doses if entering college for the first time after July 1, 1994
  • One dose on or after 12 months of age. Only laboratory proof of immunity to rubella or mumps disease is acceptable if the vaccine is not taken. History of rubella or mumps disease, even from a physician, is not acceptable.
  • Hepatitis B: must have the series of vaccinations or declination of the vaccine.
  • Varicella vaccination (two doses) or blood titers are required. History of disease is not proof of immunity.
  • TB skin test must be current within the past year. If you have a positive PPD, chest x-ray and/or treatment is required and documentation provided.
  • Flu vaccination – yearly vaccination is required by our clinical agencies for students.


Background Check & Drug Test

The clinical facilities require a Background Check and Drug Test. It may be required more than once during the program. Instructions for obtaining background check and to drug test will be given to students at their first orientation.


Nursing Assistant Certification (CNA)

For more information, please contact Christy Cooper (828) 766-1356 or