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Nursing Program

Nursing Program

Applying and Admission to the Nursing Program

Before applying and being accepted into the Nursing Program you must first be accepted and registered as a student of Montgomery College. Students who plan to major in Nursing will be assigned the temporary code of pre-Nursing until they are officially admitted to the program. Students may take preparatory courses to fulfill the General Education requirements during this waiting period. As an alternative to being assigned a temporary code, students waiting for admission to the Nursing Program may choose to major in General Studies or any other open-admission program.

Students who have not been accepted into the program cannot take Nursing Program courses. Graduates of foreign nursing programs who are required to take specific courses for Board eligibility must contact the program for information about how to proceed. Please note that the Nursing Program does not collect or process applications for admission. Applications are submitted directly to the Office of Admissions at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus. For students who are interested in applying to the Nursing Program at Montgomery College there are several requirements and steps that must be taken. Please read through the following sections carefully and completely:

Student Status

To apply the Nursing Program, a student must be registered and enrolled at Montgomery College. For information on application and registration please contact the Office of Admissions.

Required GPA

A minimum grade point average of 2.5 is required for acceptance into the program. and no student with a GPA below 2.5 will be admitted. Students who have completed college course work at a different institution must have their official transcripts evaluated by the Office of Admissions to ensure that they the meet the Mandatory Minimum Course Requirements.  Students who have completed a college degree, or significant course work and credits towards a degree, should note that their degree may exempt them from the general education requirements of the Nursing Curriculum but it will not exempt them for the science requirements or accelerate the Nursing courses and curriculum.

Mandatory Prerequisite Course Work

Before applying to the Nursing Program a student must have completed the following courses:*

  • ENGL 101: Introduction to College Writing CE
  • BIOL 150: Principles of Biology I*
  • MATH 110: Survey of College Mathematics or any additional college level mathematics course or a formal assessment of eligibility to take math at the 110 level.

To be eligible for admission, these courses must be completed the semester prior to application.

Priority Courses

Priority courses are required for the Nursing Program’s education distribution, but not for application and admission. This means that students who have completed these courses before applying to the program are more competitive and receive priority admission consideration when applications are reviewed.

  • ENGL 102: Techniques of Reading and Writing II or English 109: Writing for Technology and Business
  • BIOL 212: Human Anatomy and Physiology I**
  • BIOL 213: Human Anatomy and Physiology II**
  • MATH 110: Survey of College Mathematics or any additional college level mathematics course

A GPA of 2.5 or higher is required and all course work must be completed by the semester prior to application to be considered.

*Students who have not taken English 101 or Biology 150 -or any college level course work- will be required to complete Assessment Testing before being able to enroll in these courses. For information about Assessment Testing, contact the Assessment Center. 

**Nursing applicants whose course work in Biology 212 and/or Biology 213 is older than five years from the date of application must take Biology 228: Pathophysiology. Students who transfer to Montgomery College with Biology 212 and/or Biology 213 do not need to complete Biology 150. For more information on educational requirements please contact the Health Sciences Counselor, Ms. Maureen Mirowski.


A copy of your official transcripts will need to be included with your Health Sciences Application for the Nursing Program if your college course work was completed at a different institution. The official copy will need to be included even if you have previously submitted your transcripts for admission or course evaluation.  Students whose course work and Mandatory Minimum Course Requirements have been completed at Montgomery College do not have to submit official transcripts with their application.

Test of Essential Academic Skills - TEAS Exam 

The TEAS exam is required for all application submissions to the Nursing Program. Applicants cannot be exempted from the requirement regardless of factors like educational background, prior course work, grade point average, or existing degrees. The exam must be taken before an application is submitted. The minimum recommended score requirements are:

Reading 70%

Adjusted Individual Total Score: 66%

Applicants who exceed the minimum score requirements are more competitive. For comprehensive information on the TEAS exam, including registration, tutoring and, Academic Support Centers, please visit the web page for the TEAS exam.        

Deadlines for Application Submission

Students interested in applying to the Nursing Program should always contact the program directly and/or check this web page to be certain of application deadlines.

Current Deadlines for Application Submission 

Deadline for Submission of ApplicationSemester of Entry into Program
Friday April 1, 2016
Fall Semester of 2016
Monday, August 1, 2016
Spring Semester of 2017
Monday, April 3*, 2017
Fall Semester of 2017
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Spring Semester of 2018

*Please note that April 1, 2016 will fall on a Saturday. The application deadline will be on the following Monday, April 3rd.

The application deadline for the LPN to ADN Transition Program and the Military Medic/Corpsman to ADN Option is always March 1st.

Courses and classes for the Nursing Program are scheduled on the same Academic Calendar as the rest of Montgomery College. Please refer to the calendar for the start dates of Fall and Spring semesters.

Submitting Application for Admission

Once a student has completed all the necessary steps, fulfilled the Minimum Mandatory Course Requirements, and taken the TEAS exam, a Health Sciences Application should be printed and filled out for submission. Applications and all accompanying materials should be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions and Records at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. Again, the Nursing Program does not accept or process applications. Use the Information Tool Box to view the Applicant Checklist, download a copy of the Health Sciences Application, get information on the program's starting costs and financial aid, etc.

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