Nursing Admissions at Larimer Campus


Applications for the Spring 2018 semester are now being accepted through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017.

Important to Know

  • Admission into the Front Range Community College/Larimer Campus Nursing Program is an application process. See the application ranking criteria.
  • Applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements detailed below and apply during the specified application period.
  • Applications are accepted twice a year, once for fall and once for spring admission.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed nor will the Nursing Department accept any additional materials after the posted deadline.

Steps to Apply

1. Apply to FRCC

2. Take the placement test through the FRCC Testing Center, or submit ACT 19/SAT 460 scores if taken within the past three years. Test into MAT 103 by completing MAT 050-Quantitative Literacy, or Elementary Algebra Assessment test score of 60 or better. (Higher level math courses are also accepted. Math 107 does not qualify.)

3. Complete the following prerequisite coursework with a letter grade of “C” or higher:

  • ENG 121 English Composition I
  • PSY 235 Human Growth and Development
  • HPR 108 Dietary Nutrition (1 credit) - or - HWE 100 Human Nutrition (3 credits) recommended for  BSN
  • BIO 201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits with lab)*
  • BIO 204 Microbiology (4 credits with lab)*

*All science courses must be within 7 years of entry into the nursing program.

A minimum GPA of 2.75 in the prerequisites is required. Nutrition is excluded from the calculation. If prerequisite coursework is repeated, no more than one ‘D’ or ‘F’ in each of these courses is allowed. No prerequisite coursework may be ‘in progress’ at the time of application.

If any prerequisite coursework was taken outside of the FRCC system, you must have your transcripts officially evaluated through the FRCC Admissions & Records Department. All prerequisites must be transferred to your FRCC transcript before making application. Evaluations take up to 30 days to complete after Admissions & Records receives the official transcript and the Transfer Credit Evaluation form. To be considered 'official' transcripts may not be issued to the student. Transcripts must be mailed directly from the previous college to the FRCC Admissions & Records department.

Optional Coursework:

  •  Complete BIO 202-A&P II with a grade of C or better before applying.
4. Take HESI A-2 Entrance Exam. The subject areas are: Reading Comprehension, Math, Biology, Chemistry and Critical Thinking. You must have a minimum cumulative score of 75% on the HESI to apply to the Nursing program. The exam may only be taken once in 365 days, and you may take it at the FRCC Larimer Campus Testing Center or a Prometric Testing Center. Learn more about taking the HESI exam.

5. Complete the online Nursing program application. Applications for Spring semester 2018 are now being accepted through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017. 

Required Documentation

You will need to upload electronic copies of the following documentation with your 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 your student email ( within 30 days after the deadline.