Registered Nursing Admissions at Larimer Campus

Before You Begin

  • Fall 2022 application period has closed.
  • Spring 2023 applications will be accepted September 5 - September 9, 2022.
  • Fall 2023 applications will be accepted February 27 - March 3, 2023.
  • The RN program has a competitive admission process. Each application is ranked and the top 45 students are granted admission into the program each fall and spring semester. If two applicants tie, their applications are ranked in the order they were received. The number of admitted students may be reduced due to limitations in clinical experiences.
  • Immunizations, an AHA BLS Provider card, drug screen, and a background check will be required once admission to the program is offered.
  • The online application is available below (Steps to Apply - Step 7).

Steps to Apply

Apply to become a student at FRCC. Choose A.A. in Health Sciences as your major.

Tip: You will also need to apply to the Registered Nursing program (step 7). Students are admitted into the program each fall and spring.

Complete the Pre-Registration form to determine if you need to take an academic assessment before registering for classes. For more information, visit the Testing Center page.
  • MAT 1120 must be taken concurrently with NUR 1009
We recommend all students meet with a Larimer Campus Health Science & Wellness Pathways Advisor and a Financial Aid Advisor (optional).

Complete the following prerequisite coursework with a letter grade of C or higher:

  • ENG 1021 English Composition I
  • PSY 2440 Human Growth and Development
  • HWE 1050 Human Nutrition - or - HPR 1010 Dietary Nutrition
  • BIO 2101 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits with lab)
  • BIO 2104 Microbiology (4 credits with lab)
  • Optional: BIO 2102 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credits with lab). However, applicants receive two additional points on application if a grade of “C” or better is earned prior to applying.


  • If prerequisites are repeated, no more than one D or F in each course is allowed in the previous 5 years.
  • All required science courses must be completed within 10 years of entry into the RN program. We will only look at the first two attempts of science courses within those 10 years and will take the higher grade.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for ENG 1021, PSY 2440, BIO 2101, and BIO 2104 (HPR 1010 or HWE 1050 and BIO 2102 are excluded from the calculation).
  • Prerequisites may not be in progress at the time of applying.

Credit must be transferred to FRCC prior to submitting an application to the RN program.

  • If any prerequisite coursework was taken outside of the FRCC system, you must have your transcripts officially evaluated through the FRCC Office of the Registrar. All prerequisites must be transferred to your FRCC transcript before applying.
  • The transfer credit evaluation can take up to 30 days once all documentation is received. Learn more about the transfer process

Complete the HESI A-2 Entrance Exam with a minimum average score of 80% in the following required subjects: Reading Comprehension, Math, Biology, and Chemistry. 

The HESI A-2 exam may only be taken once in 365 days. Test scores are valid for 15 months. The HESI A-2 is offered at FRCC Testing Centers. The exam cannot be taken on Saturdays at the Larimer Campus Testing Center.

Spring 2023 applications will be accepted September 5 - September 9, 2022.

Applicants must upload electronic copies of the following documentation with their application:

  • Unofficial FRCC Transcript (no other transcripts will be accepted)
  • HESI A-2 Summary Page

Retain a copy of all documentation for your records. You will be notified of your placement status via the email(s) used when applying no later than 30 days after the application deadline.

Incomplete applications will not be processed nor will the Nursing Department accept any additional materials after the posted deadline.

Apply to the Registered Nursing program