Registered Nursing Admissions at Larimer Campus

The Spring 2025 application period will be open from September 30 to October 4, 2024


Please note that admission requirements are being updated to align with changes to the Registered Nursing (ADN) program of study that will go into effect with the new 24-25 FRCC Catalog (as of May 28, 2024).

Before You Begin

  • The Registered Nursing (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.
  • Use the School of Nursing Application Checklist to review all criteria and prepare your application materials before starting the online application. The complete Program of Study is included on page 3 of the checklist.
  • 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 (Step 6-Apply to the Larimer Campus Registered Nursing Program)

Steps to Apply

Step 1: Apply to Become a Student at FRCC

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

Tip: You will also need to apply to the Larimer campus Registered Nursing program (step 6). Students are admitted into the program each fall and spring.

Step 2: Meet with Advisors

We recommend all students meet with a Larimer Campus Health Science & Wellness academic advisor and a financial aid advisor (optional).

Step 3: Complete Prerequisites

Application Prerequisites

The following courses (or an equivalent transfer course) must be complete with a letter grade of "C" or higher and a minimum 3.0 GPA prior to application semester for the program. See Notes below for information about course repeats & withdrawals. 

  • BIO1010 Biology Foundations  
    BIO2101 Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/Lab
  • ENG1021 or ENG1022 English Composition I or II
  • PSY2440 (PSY235) Human Growth & Development 

In-Progress/Admission Prerequisites

The following courses (or an equivalent transfer course) must also be completed with a letter grade of “C” or higher and a minimum 3.0 GPA prior to final admittance to the program and registration for classes.  However, they may be in progress at the time of your application*.  

  • BIO2104 Microbiology w/Lab 
  • HPR1010 Dietary Nutrition (1 cr) OR HWE1050 Human Nutrition (3 cr)

*If BIO2104 and a Nutrition course are in progress, you must upload an instructor email stating a projected grade upon completion of the course (all instructor letters must be submitted with your application.) Final grades will be verified prior to final admittance to the program and registration for classes.  

  • Course Repeats/Withdraws/Fs or Ds: If a transcript reflects two Withdrawals (W) or course grades of D or F (or a combination of) in the same course, or a combination of required courses in the past 5 years, the applicant will be ineligible to apply to the FRCC Nursing program. This does not include Administrative Withdrawal (AW).
  • Prior completion of BIO2102 from a regionally accredited college, including FRCC, with a letter grade of 'C' or higher is worth points in the ranking system.
  • Credit from a transfer course must already be visible on your FRCC transcript for the application. Evaluations take up to 30 days to complete after the FRCC Registrar 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 Office of the Registrar.
  • All required science prerequisites must have been completed no more than 10 years prior to admission into the program. We will only look at the first two attempts of science courses within the previous 10 years and will take the higher grade. 

Step 4: Transfer Credit to FRCC (Optional)

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.

Step 5: Take the HESI A-2 Exam

  • Complete the HESI A-2 Entrance Exam with a minimum average score of 80% in the following required subjects: Reading Comprehension, Biology, Anatomy/Physiology*, and Math.   
  • *Anatomy/Physiology is a new required content area for the 2024/2025 catalog; if you took the HESI A-2 for the previous admission requirements in the past 15 months, to include Chemistry instead of Anatomy/ Physiology, we will still accept your scores for the current admission cycle. 
  • The HESI A-2 may be taken twice in 365 days.   
  • Reports can be used for up to 15 months.   
  • Exam offered at FRCC Testing Centers and Proctor U.  

Step 6: Apply to the Larimer Campus Registered Nursing Program

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

  1. Unofficial FRCC Transcript (no other transcripts will be accepted)

    • Prerequisites may not be in progress at the time of applying  
  1. HESI Admission Assessment Exam Report  

    • The HESI A-2 may be taken twice in 365 days.  
    • Reports can be used for up to 15 months. 

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. 



Feel free to reach out to our team.




Administrative Assistant
Emily Grand


Department Chair/Registered Nursing Program Director

Megan Walker, MSN, RN