Nursing Program Admission Process
Step 2. Send official copies of your transcripts to the Enrollment Services Department.
Step 3. Once your transcripts have been evaluated, log in to your myFKCC account.
Select myFKCC Self Service, Student Records and Academic Transcript, to view or
print your unofficial transcripts.
Step 4. Download a copy of the Nursing Application, follow the checklist and include a
copy of your FKCC unofficial transcripts.
Step 5. Mail in, or walk-in your Nursing Application and non-refundable $30 application fee.
Acceptance into the Nursing Program requires completion of the Nursing Application Packet, application fee, copy of FKCC unofficial transcripts, TEAS examination (with a score of 70% or better), GPA of 2.9 or better, and a written essay. Admission is based on a competitive point system.
Please click here to view the TEAS testing schedule. Review the TEAS FAQ page for any questions regarding the TEAS examination. The TEAS test may be taken twice within a calendar year but must be at least 6 months apart. Contact the Community Education Department at 305-809-3185 to schedule a TEAS appointment.
All applicants, except high school seniors, must have completed the 3 required prerequisites prior to acceptance. These prerequisites are:
ENC 1101- English Composition I
MAC 1105- College Algebra
PSY 2012- General Psychology
Senior high school students must complete these prerequisites over the summer before the Fall start date.
Course substitutions for co-requisites will not be evaluated until after acceptance into the nursing program.
For any questions regarding English or Algebra course substitutions contact Student Services at 305-809-3196. The Nursing Program Director will make decisions regarding course substitutions for General Psychology. In addition, a medical clearance, completed immunization record/verification, acceptable criminal background check , OIG check, and a 10 panel urine drug screen must be completed (The drug screen is repeated randomly at least one other time during the program). Certain arrests could result in the inability to attend clinical experiences at our affiliated health care agencies. These clinical experiences are a required component of each nursing class. Falsification of any arrest record or medical record will result in dismissal from the program.
The following is State law effective July 1, 2009:
Health care boards or the Department of Health shall refuse to issue a license, certificate, or registration and shall refuse to admit a candidate for examination if the candidate has been:
1. Convicted or pleaded guilty or nolo contendre to a felony violation regardless of adjudication... unless the sentence or any probation or pleas ended more than 15 years prior to the application.
2. Terminated for cause from the Florida Medicaid Program unless the applicant has been in good standing for the most recent 5 years.
3. Terminated for cause by any other State Medicaid Program or the Medicare Program unless the termination was at least 20 years prior to the date of application and the applicant has been in good standing within the most recent 5 years.
Students are admitted twice a year for the Fall and Spring term. Admission is competitive. There typically is a maximum of 44 students (number may depend on space and clinical site availability) allowed to enter for each start date. Candidates for admission will be decided twice a year, after the twice yearly deadline. This acceptance is conditional based on all the above criteria being met and attendance at the mandatory on-site nursing orientation.
Classes and labs are held at the Key West and Coral Shores Campuses.
ATTENTION INTERESTED APPLICANTS: For program information and questions, contact
Jenny Hardin, Coordinator, CTWE
Ruth Gallagher, NP-C, PhD, CNE, Director, Allied Health and Nursing