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What Do I Need to Get Into the Nursing Program at GCC?

Before you apply to the GCC Nursing program, you will need to complete the following pre-requisites:

  • A minimum GPA of 2.75 (this includes ALL prereqs and support courses applicable to the Nursing program)
  • Attend a mandatory nursing information session
  • Chemistry 100 with a minimum grade of “C” OR a 75 or better on the New York State Regents Chemistry exam
  • Biology 104 with a minimum grade of “C” OR a 75 or better on the New York State Regents Biology exam
  • Math 092 (algebra) OR place out by taking GCC Math proficiency test
  • Pass the GCC reading proficiency test
  • Pass the GCC writing proficiency test and place into English 101

I Am an LPN. What Do I Need to Get Into Your LPN to RN Program?

See FAQs for LPNs

Once I Meet the Pre-Requisites, How Do I Apply?

The first step in the admissions process is to attend a mandatory information session. Representatives from Nursing, Advisement and Admissions will be available to provide information, answer questions, and meet individually with attendees. The session lasts approximately 1 ½ hours. You can also call the Nursing Enrollment Specialist at (585) 343-0055, X 6162 for more information.

Once I Apply, When Will I Hear if I Have Been Accepted or Not?

Deadlines for application are July 1st for Spring admission, January 15th for Fall admission. Once we receive your application and required documentation, a file will be created by our Enrollment Specialist. The Nursing Admissions Committee meets in late August or early September and late February to review applicant files. You will hear by October 1st for January admission and April 15th for fall admission.

How Many Students Do You Admit? Do You Admit Once or Twice a Year?

We admit approximately 75 students in August and again in January.

Do You Have a Waiting List and How Long Is It?

We have a waiting list every semester BUT it does not carry over. If a student on the waiting list for a particular semester does not get in, he or she has to reapply for the next semester.

I Have Classes From Another College. Will They Transfer?

It depends. General education and science courses (such as English) from a community college or university usually transfer over.  Some courses, however, may not be equivalent. Transcripts are looked at individually to determine what courses will transfer.

I Went to Another Nursing School and I’d Like to Transfer to GCC. Will I Have to Start Over?

It depends. Unfortunately, we cannot accept students who failed out of another nursing program. If you left in good standing (passing), you would need to meet all of our requirements prior to the semester in which you would like to enter. You must submit transcripts and all nursing course syllabi before a decision can be made as to where you would place in our program.

What Expenses Will I Have Besides Tuition?

You will have to purchase a uniform, lab supplies, a PDA and software, and required textbooks. Prices will be reviewed in orientation classes for accepted students before the semester begins.

Can I Take My Classes at a Campus Center?

Pre-requisites and support courses are available at some campus centers. At present, all nursing courses and nursing labs are at the Batavia campus.

Do You Have Nursing Classes in the Summer? Do You Have an Evening Program?

You can take pre-requisite and support courses in the summer but at present, we have no nursing courses in the summer. We do not have an evening program although there are some classes and clinical rotations that meet in the afternoon or evening.

Where Do Your Students Go for Clinical Experiences?

We have clinical sites all over the Western New York area such as Batavia, Rochester and Buffalo and in between. While we do try to assign students within a reasonable distance from their homes, it is not always possible due to needed patient populations for clinical experience.

How Many Students Are in a Hospital Group?

We Have a Maximum of 8 Students in a Hospital Group With One Instructor.