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Traditional Nursing Admissions

 In order to apply, please read all of the following bullet points.

  • The Nursing program uses a merit-based, competitive admission process.
  • Applications for admission to the Nursing program are only accepted during open submission periods. 
  • Students taking courses at SLCC, must complete all courses that will be considered on your application by August 31 if you plan to apply for spring, December 31 if you plan to apply for summer, and May 31 if you plan to apply for fall.  Transfer students must be complete by May 31 and have transcripts sent to the Transfer Evaluation Office by August 1 if you plan to apply for spring. Transfer students must be complete by August 31 and have transccripts sent to the Transfer Evaluation Office by October 30 if you plan to apply for summer. Transfer students must be complete by December 31 and have transcripts sent to the Transfer Evaluation Office by March 15 if you plan to apply for fall.

Intended Start Date

Courses Completed By:
(Currently Enrolled at SLCC)

Application Submission Period

Transfer Credits
to SLCC by

Spring 2024

August 31, 2023

June 01, 2023 to Sept 30, 2023

August 01, 2023

Summer 2024

December 31, 2023

October 01, 2023 to January 15, 2024

October 30, 2023

Fall 2024

May 31, 2024

Jan 01, 2024 to May 31, 2024

March 15, 2024

Spring 2025

August 31, 2024

June 01, 2024 to Sept 30, 2024

August 01, 2024

  • If you do not receive an email confirming receipt of your application within 7 days or have any questions about the admission process, please call the Health Sciences Admissions Office at 801-957-6253.
    • All communication will be through your Bruinmail. If you are not checking it (or haven't forwarded it to your personal email) you may miss important information. If you are accepted to the program, a confirmation email will be required. Please read all emails carefully and thoroughly to make sure you don't miss any information.
  • If you are interested in enrolling in the Pathophysiology (NRSG 1230) course before you have been accepted to the Nursing program, or want to take it because you are applying to another nursing program you will need to complete all the prerequisites for Pathophysiology with a grade of C or better. Prerequisites cannot be in progress but must be complete before enrolling in this course. 

Apply for admission at SLCC (if you have not attended SLCC within the last three years). Declare Health Sciences as your Area of Study and Nursing as your Program of Study. Schedule an appointment to meet with an Academic Advisor to make sure you’re on track to complete all program prerequisites.


  • MySLCC
  • Click on "Discover" (Found on the top left under the 3 horizontal lines next to the SLCC logo)
  • Type in "Selective Admissions Forms
  • Click on "Health Science Program Admissions"
  • Nursing

(Nursing will only appear in menu during open application periods.)



Acceptances into the Nursing program will be given on a "conditional" basis.  Students must complete the following within the allotted time in their acceptance letter to receive a full acceptance:

  1. Order Complio compliance package.
  2. Order background check.
  3. Upload and enter documentation showing compliance for immunizations.
  4. Complete drug screening (directions will be provided in the conditional acceptance letter)
  5. Complete American Heart Association or American Red Cross BLS Healthcare Provider CPR certification.

Once all of the above items have been completed, the student will need to contact the Admissions Office for verification of compliance.  If compliant, a new acceptance letter will be sent with additional instructions for course registration, orientation information, books to order, etc.  Clinical placements for first semester will be scheduled in Canvas as soon as the Nursing program has received verification of compliance from the Admissions Coordinator.

Please do not initiate any of the compliance tasks unless you have received a conditional acceptance letter.

Background Check, Compliance and Drug Screen Packages

Students who do not receive favorable background checks, may not be able to sit for national certification exams or meet the requirements for clinical placement.  Students who do not receive favorable background checks should contact the Health Sciences Admissions Coordinator immediately.  An unfavorable background check may prevent acceptance into the program. The School of Health Sciences strongly recommends that prospective students take measures to have criminal offenses (felonies and or misdemeanors) expunged if possible.  Information regarding how to expunge criminal records may be found here:

To order Criminal Background Check and Compliance Packages:

  1. Go to Complio background check and compliance management system.
  2. Follow the instructions to set up an account.
  3. Order the Criminal Background Check Package ($29.00) the Drug Screening Package ($35) and the Compliance (Nursing) Package ($16.00). The compliance package is a 12 month subscription that will need to be renewed every 12 months while you are in the program at a cost of $16.00.

The clinical placement agencies make the final determination about accepting students for clinical placement.


Proof of immunization is required by clinical affiliates and must be completed upon acceptance into the program. Clinical affiliates mandate all students comply with program immunization requirements, as failure to immunize is not only a risk to patients but also students. Failure to immunize may result in the inability to place students at clinical sites, which would also preclude students from completing required clinical coursework.  Students that cannot comply may forfeit their placement in the program. Students claiming a religious exemption for an immunization should fill out this form . Students claiming a medical exemption should complete this form . Forms should be sent to the Health Sciences Admissions Coordinator. The School of Health Sciences does not guarantee that clinical affiliates will accept exemption requests.

In your Compliance Package, you must provide proof of the following immunizations:

  1. Annual Influenza Vaccination:

    Required annually, students must provide proof of receiving the Influenza vaccination between September 1 and October 31 or submit a signed exemption request form between September 1 and October 31. Students that begin their program in the Spring, must provide proof of the Influenza vaccination dated September 1 or after or submit a signed exemption request form as part of the conditional acceptance process.

  2. Tuberculosis Blood Test: Required Annually
    Proof of a negative 2-step PPD or QuantiFERON TB Gold test. If positive or if a past test was positive, student must submit a negative chest x-ray. This requirement also includes international students who have had the BCG immunization. X-ray results are good for one year.
  3. Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap) Booster:
    Tdap booster is good for 10 years. TD will be given subsequent to Tdap. If it has been more than 1 1/2 years since receiving TD, the student must have their tetanus updated with a Tdap.
  4. Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR):
    Two doses are needed or positive titer on all three. Equivocal results are not acceptable; students must test in the positive range. NOTE: If given to adult females, since this is a live virus, you cannot be pregnant at the time you receive the immunization and you must avoid pregnancy for 3 months after administration
  5. Varicella (Chicken Pox):
    Two immunizations or proof of positive titer. Stating you had the disease is not acceptable. Varicella immunizations are expensive, if a student had the disease it is recommended to start with a less expensive titer first for proof of immunity before starting the immunizations.
  6. Hepatitis B vaccination series:
    Must provide proof of a HEP B Surface Anti-body Titer HBsAB that proves immunity. (blood test)
  7. Hepatitis A vaccination series: Highly recommended but not required
    Two dose series or a positive titer. If a student starts the series, they must complete it.
  8. COVID Vaccine: Proof of complete doses or an approved Health Sciences exemption form on file. Unvaccinated students may not be eligible to be placed or complete a clinical requirement necessary for graduation. *Subject to change based on mandates*

The SLCC Center for Health and Counseling offers immunizations at a discounted rate.
Some clinical facilities may require additional immunizations.

All immunization information is subject to change. Please contact us at 801-957-6253 if you have questions.

CPR Certification

American Heart Association or American Red Cross Two-Year BLS Healthcare Provider will be accepted. Must be current throughout the program.