Robeson Community College

Practical Nursing Admission Requirements

Practical Nursing Program adheres to the general admission requirements as set forth by Robeson Community College (See RCC Catalog and Student Handbook) and specific Practical Nursing selection requirements. Practical Nursing Program admission applications must be submitted in accordance with the Admission Checklist Date, in order to be considered for admission the next academic year. Applicants completing all requirements for the Practical Nursing  Program after the application deadline may resubmit their applications/packet for admission following the subsequent year. Students will be responsible for being in compliance with any changes that occur in the admissions process for the next enrollment cycle. Interested applicants should contact:

The Office of Admissions
Robeson Community College
PO Box 1420
Lumberton, NC 28359
(910) 272-3342 or Admissions

Practical Nursing General Admission Requirements

  1. Admission to all RCC Health Science programs is a competitive process. Applicants are evaluated based upon the following factors: academic performance, references and academic degrees.
  2. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.8 or greater in the Practical Nursing general education courses by the published deadline date for submitting complete program checklists to the Admissions Office. Applicants not meeting the cumulative GPA requirements will not be reviewed by the program area for admission. For the Practical Nursing program, the GPA calculation will be based upon grades earned in the following courses: BIO 168, BIO 169, ENG 111, PSY 150.
  3. A point system is followed to evaluate health science program applications. Applicants earn points based upon academic performance, references and academic degrees. Point distribution is outlined on the program checklist.
  4. Complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). Points will be distributed as outlined in the TEAS Point Sheet. Additional material and practice test can be accessed at
  5. Complete the Health Science Admission Checklist packet by the specific deadline.
  6. Students must be able to fulfill all essential functions as outlined in the health sciences admission policy.
  7. Provisionally accepted students must submit a criminal background check, drug screening and medical review/screen to include physical examination and immunizations. All fees associated with the criminal background check, drug screen and medical review will be the responsibility of the student.
  8. Provisionally accepted students previously enrolled in any other nursing programs must submit a letter from the program director.
  9. It is the student’s responsibility to review all program materials and to stay current with the program requirements, policies and procedures.