Clinical Nursing Application

Are you ready to Apply to the Nursing Program?

Please be sure you have reviewed all information on our Nursing website for Prospective Nursing Students.

Clinical Nursing Application Checklist

  • Matriculated Student at QCC (If you are not contact Office of Admissions)
  • Degree Audit Form (via CUNYFirst DegreeWorks-Online Advisement System)
  • Transfer Transcripts
  • PAX Exam
  • Successfully completed the Speech Placement Test or completion of the Speech 211 course (If a student has successfully passed SP-211 or its equivalent, they do NOT need to take the placement test-- their transcript with a passing grade is sufficient). Students may arrange for speech testing by contacting the Department of Communication, Theatre, & Media Production by email at: or (Subject on email: SPEECH PLACEMENT TEST).
  • Completed BI-301: minimum grade of C
  • Completed ENGL-101
  • Completed MATH-119 or MA-336
  • Completed PSYC-101
  • GPA 3.0 or greater from first grade earned in BI-301, PSYC-101, MATH 119 OR MA-336 and ENGL-101. GPA Calculator
  • Updated Documentation of Legal Status in the United States on file with QCC Registrar's Office

If you fail a pre-clinical course you are ineligible to apply to the Nursing Program (see above instructions).


  1. Complete application online

    • We will be accepting applications online from March 13 through March 24, 2023

  2. Upload:

    • Degree Audit form

    • Transfer Transcripts (if you have attended another College besides Queensborough- submit all transcripts from other colleges attended)

    • Speech Exemption Form or SP-211

    • PAX-RN Exam Report

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Nursing Admissions Information

Essential Competencies for Nursing

Communication skills, Interpersonal skills, Critical thinking, Motor skills, Sensory skills, Mobility, Good Moral Character.

Legal Status: As documentation of legal status in the U.S. is necessary to practice in the clinical agencies, applicants should have the necessary paperwork filed with the Registrar. The registrar notifies us if an applicant does not meet the requirements and your acceptance will be denied.

Curriculum Requirements

  • A Pre Nursing GPA of 3.00 in the first earned grades** in (EN-101, PSYC-101, MA-119 or MA-336, and BI-301) is a requirement for clinical application. It does not guarantee a seat. **Students are permitted to increase their application GPA by submitting a grade achieved in a higher level course. This substitution is allowed for one Pre-Clinical Course as follows: EN-102 for EN-101, PSYC-220 for PSYC-101, BI-302 for BI-301).

  • "C" or better in BIO-301, BIO-302 and 311 is required for progression in the Nursing sequence.

  • Evening Session is offered only in the fall semester.

  • Evening Session must complete all biological sciences (BI-301, BI-302, 311) and PSYC-220 before entering NU-101.

  • All required remedial course work as determined by placement tests taken when entering QCC (reading, writing, mathematics, and speech) must be successfully completed. (eg. MA010, MA013).

  • Completed the Speech Placement Test. Speech evaluation is required of all entering QCC students. Speech 007 may be recommended.

  • Time limits: 5 year limit for BI-311.

  • The Nursing department has no authority to award credit for transferred BIO grades you must contact the Biology Department.

Professional Certification and Prior Work Experience

In the specific case listed below, QCC will grant academic credit to students who have earned selected professional certifications or have specific work experience. The following opportunity is currently available:

Surgical Technicians: Students who are certified as a surgical technologist (CST) or surgical first assistant (CSFA) by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) or have specific work experience as surgical technicans may be eligible to receive credit for NU-110. These students must also:

  • Be admitted to the Nursing program at QCC (see Nursing A.A.S. admissions requirements for details)
  • Have at least 6 months of work experience as a Surgical Technician or Assistant

Interested students should contact the Nursing Department for more information.

Additional Concerns for Success in the Nursing Program

  • Students are offered a clinical seat in NU101 for one semester. If you withdraw or achieve a grade less than C, you will be unable to repeat. All applicants should plan accordingly, to ensure that they have the necessary time available to achieve the demanding curriculum requirements.

  • If you have other significant obligations of work and family, complete all other requirements prior to NU101, to increase your chance of success.

  • Students who work full-time are advised to save vacation time and be prepared to adjust work hours if possible.

Clinical Application/ Review

  • Transfer students must be an accepted matriculated Queensborough Community College student for application consideration.

  • All prior coursework and grades will be evaluated when considering GPA for admission.

  • No transfer credit of nursing courses are accepted.

  • All students’ transcripts are carefully reviewed, and acceptance is determined by a combination of academic performance, as reflected by the Pre Nursing GPA, NLN PAX score, and supporting required courses.

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