Special Admission Requirements

The Health Science Programs identified below are designated as limited enrollment programs.  Factors for admission include, but are not limited to: clinical space availability, instructor-to-student ratios specified by the applicable accrediting/approving agencies and/or other limited instructional resources.  In addition, Health Science Programs may have additional student enrollment criteria including, but not limited to: 1) successful completion of required developmental courses; 2) minimum GPA requirements; 3) successful completion of clinical enrollment requirements (i.e., criminal and drug background checks); and 4) other content criteria.

Associate Degree Nursing
Advanced Placement Associate Degree Nursing
Nurse Aide
Practical Nursing
Basic Law Enforcement Training

After acceptance into a health sciences program students are required to submit health, immunization, and CPR documentation.

Additional requirements for the ADN, PN , and Advanced Placement Nursing programs are listed below by program:

Associate Degree Nursing Program

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is a two-year program (five semesters).  Prospective students must apply during the appropriate dates before the fall semester they wish to enter the program.  Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) which is required to practice as a Registered Nurse.

Because of limited enrollment, students must complete an admissions process that determines which students will be accepted into the program.  Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program is limited and based on a competitive ranking system. Students who have completed the application process and meet all requirements for admission will be placed in rank order according to the number of points accumulated.  Students who wish to transfer into the ADN program must contact the Director of Health Sciences.

After acceptance, students are required to submit health, immunization, and CPR documentation.  Students must consent to a criminal background check and urine drug screen prior to attending clinicals. Information about the required documentation is included in the acceptance packet and must be submitted to the Health Sciences Admissions/Retention Advisor prior to beginning the program.

The admission requirements for the ADN program include the following:

  1. Submit a current MCC Application for Admission.
  2. Review the ADN Information Packet and submit an ADN program application.
  3. Submit a high school transcript or state-approved equivalent education diploma.
  4. Prove proficiency with previous college courses or achieve minimum scores on the placement tests in algebra, reading, and English. The placement tests must be taken within seven years of application for admission to the nursing program.
  5. Prove proficiency in chemistry and biology with either previous college course work or proficiency exam. Student must earn a “C“or better.
  6. Take the required entrance exam and receive benchmarked scores.
  7. Have at least a 2.5 overall grade point average.
  8. Complete all algebra, chemistry, and biology courses within seven years prior to application.
  9. Any applicant who has a mental or physical disability or uses any drug to a degree that interferes with his or her fitness to practice nursing may be denied entrance into the nursing program, dismissed from the nursing program, or denied licensure.
  10. Students must present a certificate as a Nurse Aide I from a community college or from a North Carolina high school health occupations class, and be currently listed with the North Carolina Division of Facility Services with no substantiated findings.
  11. Students must prove proficiency in fundamental CNA nursing skills by return demonstrations within the first two weeks of nursing school.

Advanced Placement Admissions

The  Advanced Placement Associate Degree Nursing Program is for students that hold a current, unrestricted license to practice as a Practical Nurse in North Carolina and have graduated from an accredited program within the last 5 years. This is a four semester program starting in the spring semester.  Prospective students must apply during the appropriate dates during the fall semester they wish to enter the program.  Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) which is required to practice as a Registered Nurse. Because of limited enrollment, students must complete an admissions process that determines which students will be accepted into the program.

Advanced Placement Admissions to the ADN program includes the following requirements:

  1. Submit a current MCC Application for Admission. Current students DO NOT need to complete a new application.
  2. Review the Advanced Placement Admissions Packet and submit an Advanced Placement for Nursing Application.  Please use a valid email address that you check often for the application. All communication concerning your application and admittance will occur via email.
  3. Hold a current, unrestricted license to practice as a Practical Nurse in North Carolina
  4. Applicants must have graduated from an accredited program within the last five years.
  5. Complete preparatory courses described in the application packet. Packets are available in the fall semester.
  6. Take the required entrance exam and earn benchmark scores.
  7. Submit current documentation of IV therapy certification through a continuing education program such as MAHEC or documented IV therapy competency through the employment setting.Graduation from MCC’s Practical Nursing program within six months of application is acceptable in lieu of documented IV therapy competency.
  8. Have an overall grade point average of 2.5. All chemistry, algebra, and biology classes must be current within seven years prior to application.
  9. Students must prove proficiency in fundamental nursing skills by return demonstrations within the first two weeks of beginning classes.

Nurse Aide Program

The admission requirements for the Nurse Aide program include the following:

  1. Must be a high school graduate or hold a state- approved high school equivalency certificate;
  2. Complete MCC’s Application for Admission;
  3. Submit a high school transcript or a state-approved equivalency education certificate;
  4. At the first class meeting, students must bring their Social Security Card and a photo ID (Driver’s License or passport);
    AND
  5. Students must have a TB Skin Test within the past twelve (12) months and bring the results to the first class meeting;
  6. Other requirements such as criminal background checks, drug screens, physicals, or immunizations  which may be dictated by clinical agencies, may be required.

Practical Nursing Program

The Practical Nursing Program is a one-year program (three semesters).  Prospective students must apply during the appropriate dates before the spring semester they wish to enter the program.  Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) which is required to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Because of limited enrollment, students must complete an admissions process that determines which students will be accepted into the program.  Admission to the Practical Nursing Program is limited and based on a competitive ranking system. Students who have completed the application process and meet all requirements for admission will be placed in rank order according to the number of points accumulated.

After acceptance, students are required to submit health, immunization, and CPR documentation.  Students must consent to a criminal background check and urine drug screen prior to attending clinicals. Information about the required documentation is included in the acceptance packet and must be submitted to the Coordinator of Health Sciences Admissions & Recruiting prior to beginning the program.

The admission requirements for the PN program include the following:

  1. Submit a current MCC Application for Admission. Current students DO NOT need to complete a new application.
  2. Review the Practical Nursing information packet and submit a Practical Nursing program application.  Please use a valid email address that you check often for the application. All communication concerning your application and admittance will occur via email.
  3. Submit a high school transcript or state-approved equivalent education diploma.
  4. Prove proficiency with previous college courses or achieve minimum scores on the placement tests in reading, and English. The placement tests must be taken within seven years of application for admission to the nursing program.
  5. Take the required entrance exam and receive benchmarked scores.
  6. Have at least a 2.0 overall grade point average.
  7. Any applicant who has a mental or physical disability or uses any drug to a degree that interferes with his or her fitness to practice nursing may be denied entrance into the nursing program,      dismissed from the nursing program, or denied licensure.
  8. Students must present a certificate as a Nurse Aide I from a community college or from a North Carolina high school health occupations class, and be currently listed with the North Carolina Division of Facility Services with no substantiated findings.
  9. Students must prove proficiency in fundamental CNA nursing skills by return demonstrations within the first two weeks of nursing school.

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)

The North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Training (“BLET”) is a State accredited program designed to prepare entry level individuals with the cognitive and physical skills to become certified police officers and deputy sheriffs.

The requirements for admission to Basic Law Enforcement Training are:

  1. Must be a citizen of the United States;
  2. Must be twenty years of age;
  3. Must provide to the School Director a medical examination report, properly completed by a physician licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina, a physician’s assistant, or a nurse practitioner,      to determine the individual’s fitness to perform the essential job functions of a criminal justice officer;
  4. Must have a high school diploma or GED®. High school diplomas earned through correspondence enrollment are not recognized toward the educational requirements.
  5. Must take a standardized reading comprehension test and score at the tenth grade level or higher within one year prior to entrance into Basic Law Enforcement Training.
  6. Must provide the School Director a certified criminal record check for local and state records for the time period since the trainee has become an adult and from all locations where the trainee has      resided since becoming an adult. An Administrative Office of the Courts criminal record check or a comparable out-of-state criminal record check will satisfy this requirement (the applicant must not      have been convicted of any felony or certain other crimes);
  7. Must provide the School Director a Letter of Sponsorship from a law enforcement agency (form is provided in the BLET Application Packet).

Priority admission is given to individuals holding full-time employment with criminal justice agencies. Please see the BLET school director prior to enrollment in BLET.

Due to Federal Regulations, if you are in a certificate or diploma program then clock hour to credit hour conversions are required which could reduce the Pell amount awarded

The Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) certificate program is a one time, one semester Pell award.