Registered Nursing Admissions at Larimer Campus

Before You Begin

  • Fall 2022 applications will be accepted February 28 - March 4, 2022.
  • Spring 2023 applications will be accepted September 5 - September 9, 2022.
  • Admission into the RN program is a competitive application process. Each applicant is ranked and the top 45 students are granted admission into the program each fall and spring semester. If two applicants tie, they are ranked in the order their application was received. The number of admitted students may be reduced due to COVID-related limitations in clinical experiences.
  • The online application is available below (steps to apply - step 7). All applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements or their application will be marked incomplete. Watch the admission requirements video for more information.
  • Immunizations, AHA BLS Provider card, drug screen, and a background check will be required once admission to the program is offered.

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 103 must be taken concurrently with NUR 109
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 121 English Composition I
  • PSY 235 Human Growth and Development
  • HWE 100 Human Nutrition - or - HPR 108 Dietary Nutrition
  • BIO 201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits with lab)
  • BIO 204 Microbiology (4 credits with lab)
  • Optional: BIO 202 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 7 years of entry into the RN program. We will only look at the first two attempts of science courses within those 7 years and will take the higher grade.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for ENG 121, PSY 235, BIO 201, and BIO 204 (HPR 108 or HWE 100 and BIO 202 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 exam is offered at the Larimer Campus Testing Center and Prometric Testing Centers. The exam cannot be taken on Saturdays at the Larimer Campus Testing Center.

The Fall 2022 application period is February 28 - March 4, 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