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Apply to the Nursing Program

Revised February 22, 2018   

The application for the Associate Degree Program is closed. Prospective students may apply to the Licensed Practical Nursing Bridge Program and the Advance Certication in Practical Nursing Program by 

City Colleges of Chicago is pleased to announce two program changes.                            
  1. Eligible students may apply to the Practical Nursing program and the AAS program throughout the year.
  2. The AAS program will admit students twice a year—fall and spring semesters. The PN program and the LPN Bridge pathway admission will admit once a year.
How to Apply?


Prospective A.A.S. Degree and LPN Bridge students complete the A.A.S. Degree in Nursing online application.        

Prospective Practical Nursing students complete the Practical Nursing online application .        

How Does The Application Process Work?           

All prospective students must apply via a centralized, online application form, located on the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) nursing web page. The online application is reviewed by the Office of the Registrar and the CCC Nursing Program Admissions Committee.                      
Step 1: Review the program admission requirements.           

Step 2: Complete the online application form.           

Step 3: The Office of the Registrar will review the application to determine eligibility.           

Step 4: An email will be sent to the CCC email account notifying you about your admission status.            

If the Office of the Registrar confirms the application as qualified:           

Step 5: The Office of the Registrar will send an information packet about how to apply for the ATI TEAS exam. Please do not register for the exam until directed by the Office of the Registrar. ATI TEAS exams must be taken at one of the City Colleges of Chicago.           

Step 6: Once the ATI TEAS exam scores are at or above the required scores, an email will be received containing a clinical information packet and a welcome letter from the City Colleges of Chicago School of Nursing (CCCSON).           

Step 7: An email will be received from the CCCSON with information about mandatory orientation dates.            
Submission of an application to the Nursing program does not guarantee admission. Applicants who meet all admission criteria will be considered for admission into the nursing program.           

Additional Information           
  • Acceptance into the City Colleges of Chicago School of Nursing (CCCSON) is competitive and requires prior admission to CCC.
  • Nursing pre-requisites can be completed at any one of the seven City Colleges of Chicago or an accredited institution.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher is required for admission into the AAS Nursing Degree Program.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher is required for admission into the Practical Nursing Program.
  • Review the "Nursing Student Handbook" link in the "Nursing Resources" section of this page to obtain a better understanding of the time commitment, academic, and functional expectations if extended acceptance into the CCCSON Program.
  • Students completing the final semester of pre-requisite courses may apply for admission.
  • LPN Bridge Program Update: LPN Bridge Program students must complete the application process by the end of the spring semester.    Proof of unencumbered licensure as an LPN is required.  Accepted students will be enrolled in a designated section of Nursing 102.
  • Proof of certification as a CNA is required at the time of application to the Nursing Program.  
  • Successful completion of the ATI TEAS exam at one of the seven City Colleges of Chicago within 12 months of application. Applicants should not schedule the TEAS exam until directed by the Office of the Registrar. 
  • Successful completion of the ATI TEAS test: General minimum score of 65% and a Reading score minimum of 73%.
  • Tutoring services are available at Malcolm X College to prepare for the initial ATI TEAS exam or retake exams. Contact the Malcolm X College Tutoring Center at 312-850-7473 to schedule an appointment.
Weekly Information Sessions

Please inquire at the main entrance Security Desk about room location.  
  • BNA Program every Monday, 9:30 am - 10:30 am and Thursday, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • A.A.S. Nursing program and Practical Nursing program every Monday, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm





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