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How to get into Nursing?

  1. All applicants must have a high school diploma or a GED Certificate on file with the Office of Admissions and Records.
  2. Applicants must request that the official high school and prior college transcripts (if applicable) be mailed directly to the Office of Admissions and Records, Northern Marianas College.
  3. Applicants must successfully complete all credits in prerequisite courses before entering the nursing program. Refer to Program IDP.
  4. Applicants must have earned a GPA of at least 2.5 or higher in order to enter the nursing program. Students earning a “D” or “F” grade in any prerequisite courses or in any course in the nursing program IDP must repeat the course and earn a “C” grade or better.
  5. For prior college science course credits to be accepted by the Nursing Department, the course(s) must have been completed within the five years immediately prior to application.
  6. Applicants must have an annual physical examination prior to entering the clinical area. The student must provide proof of current immunizations and of having had an examination for tuberculosis.
  7. Applicants must be currently certified in CPR before entering the clinical area.
  8. Students are expected to provide their own uniforms (dress code for lecture; dress code for clinical) and medical equipment (wrist-band watch with second hand, stethoscope, bandage scissor, pen light, BP cuff, and hemostat for the clinical area).
  9. Students must provide their own transportation to and from the clinical area, either in the hospital, outpatient clinics, public health, private/government agencies and the schools.


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