In order to be considered for the Associate Degree Nursing (RN) or Practical Nursing (LPN) program, students must provide the Admissions office with official documents showing completion of all requirements. Appropriate documentation consists of:
- Official high school or GED/HiSET transcript
- Official college transcript (if applicable)
It is the student’s responsibility to:
- Monitor their progress towards meeting admissions requirements
- Notify the Admissions office when requirements have been met
- Provide the Admissions office evidence of meeting the requirements
- Keep their contact information up to date and to routinely check their Hawkeye email
Apply at Hawkeye
- Apply for admission at Hawkeye.
- Send official transcripts to Admissions.
- Demonstrate college readiness.
You can check the status of your application by logging into your Admissions Account.
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If you are a graduate of an accredited Practical Nursing program, please skip Step 2 and see Admission Requirements for Practical Nursing Graduates.
Students who do not have a Practical Nursing degree must successfully complete the following:
All Term 0 — Prerequisite courses with required minimum grades
Two semesters of high school chemistry or CHM-122 Introduction to General Chemistry with a minimum C- grade.
Students who have graduated from a Practical Nursing program must:
- Provide proof of successful completion of a Practical Nursing program via official transcript.
- Have successfully completed the following courses with required minimum grades:
- Two semesters of high school chemistry OR CHM-122 Introduction to General Chemistry (or equivalent) with a C- grade or higher.
- BIO-168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I with lab (or equivalent) with a B- grade or higher.
- BIO-173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with lab (or equivalent) with a B- grade or higher.
While Hawkeye Community College is accepting Pass/Fail grades as an institution, due to accreditation, Hawkeye is not accepting College or High School Pass/Fail grades for any admission criteria.
Application Status and Program Admittance
Applicants who have successfully completed all admissions requirements will be given an Eligible-Start Date to be Determined (ETBD) application status.
- The Eligible-Start Date to be Determined status date is according to the student’s prerequisite completion date. If students share the same prerequisite completion date, the registration date for the final prerequisite course will be used.
The Admissions Office will request Eligible-Start Date to be Determined candidates to confirm their eligibility interest once a year in September/October.
The Admissions Office provides Eligible-Start Date to be Determined candidates with an anticipated start term update two times a year, November and February.
The Admissions Office begins the admittance process for the following fall in March and in October for spring.
Prior to the First Day of Classes
Prior to the first day of classes, admitted students must be Healthcare Provider CRP certified and have a physical exam in Hawkeye Community College format. Admission to the Nursing program is not based on the physical examination. Students must also attend a Mandatory Compliance Training Session.
Changes are taking place within healthcare facilities nationally. These changes directly affect all health programs at Hawkeye Community College. The Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO), which accredits healthcare facilities across the country, enforced background screening September 2004 and has set requirements mandating that students in a healthcare field must now complete the same background check as hospital employees. As a Health student of Hawkeye Community College, you will be required to complete a criminal background check which includes fingerprinting that searches the following databases of sex offender, child abuse and dependent adult registry, and Medicare/Medicaid Fraud. The outcome could possibly affect your opportunities to participate in the clinical setting
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