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2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing (LPN to ADN) Admission Criteria

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  • Graduate from an accredited high school or possess a General Education Development (GED) certificate.
  • Meet the general enrollment requirements of Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) and the requirements for Health Sciences students.
  • Students must be admitted to Central Carolina Technical College prior to submitting the Nursing application (Seven easy steps to CCTC! ). The Nursing application can be requested from academic advisors via email at advisement@cctech.edu
  • Submit all official transcripts (including high school and college) to the Student Records Office no later than two (2) weeks prior to the Nursing application deadline. Transcripts must be received by March 15 and May 15.
  • Completion of the National League for Nursing (NLN) Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam - Foundation of Nursing I (NACE I) with a minimum score of 75.


Combining NACE I scores from different dates is not allowed. Test scores older than two (2) years will not be accepted. The test may be taken twice in a calendar year (January 1-December 31) with at least six (6) months between testing. The test may not be taken more than four (4) times.


  • Provide proof of graduation from a state approved practical nursing program by submitting official transcripts to the Student Records Office.
  • Provide proof of current licensure as a LPN.
  • A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in the following general education courses: BIO 210 , BIO 211 , BIO 225 , ENG 101 , MAT 110  or MAT 120 , PSY 201 , PSY 203  


The general education courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher. Grades from all institutions are subject to this policy.

Credit awarded as “E” to a student through Advanced Standing will not be calculated in the admission program GPA.

The applicant will be ranked based upon scoring of the GPA, NACE I, and county of residence.


Meeting the criteria does not guarantee admission to the program.