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Practical Nursing Readmission Policy

Any student who has been out of the program 15 months or greater will be required to repeat the entire program.  Any previous Holmes Community College PN student who did not complete the program successfully may reapply to the program, within 15 months, following the College’s readmission policies and the readmission policies of the program.  Special consideration may be given to those students who left the program for reasons other than documented disciplinary issues.  To be considered for readmission, the student must comply with the following by the prescribed dates.  Any student who does not complete any part of the readmission process by the prescribed dates will not be considered eligible for readmission.

  • A student who wants to re-enter the program must take all applicable courses at the time of re-entry.
  • A student requesting readmission into the spring and summer semester must have successfully completed all previous courses.
  • A student re-entering the program must meet all program requirements for admission and all prescribed deadlines.
  • A student requesting readmission into the program must submit a HCC application and be accepted by the college to be considered for readmission.
  • A student requesting readmission into the spring or summer semester will interview with a readmission committee.  This committee may consist of instructors, a counselor, and a director.  The applicant will be notified by email of the interview date.  Failure to attend the interview as scheduled will result in the student not being considered for readmission.
  • The student may be required to take and pass an exam with an 80 or greater.
  • If a student left the program for health-related issues, he/she must provide medical clearance from their healthcare provider.

Readmission Standards for Full Time Day Track

Spring Semester Readmission

  • A letter requesting readmission into the program must be submitted by the student to the campus PN instructors on the respective campus on or before the first Friday of November.
  • The applicant may be required to take and pass a Nursing Fundamentals/Body Structure and Function exam as part of the spring readmission process.  Passing is defined as an 80 or higher.
  • The applicant will be notified by email of the readmission committee decision.

Summer Semester Readmission

  • A letter requesting readmission into the program must be submitted by the student to the PN instructors on the respective campus by 12 noon on the first Friday of February.
  • The applicant may be required to take and pass a Nursing Fundamentals /Body Structure and Function/Medical Surgical exam as part of the readmission process.  Passing is defined as an 80 or higher.
  • The applicant will be notified by email of the readmission committee decision.

In the event more students apply for readmission than there are slots, the following criteria will be used to evaluate the readmission requests:

  • ACT composite score and math and reading subscores
  • Readmission exam scores
  • Entrance exam scores (if applicable)

Readmission Standards Hybrid Program

Any previous Holmes Community College PN hybrid student who did not complete the program successfully may reapply to the program, following the college’s readmission policies and the readmission policies of the program.  Any student who has been out of the program 15 months or greater will be required to repeat the entire program.  Special consideration may be given to those students who left the program for reasons other than documented disciplinary issues.  To be considered for readmission, the student must comply with the following by the prescribed dates.  Any student who does not complete any part of the readmission process by the prescribed dates will not be considered eligible for readmission.

  • A student who wants to re-enter the program must take all applicable courses at the time of re-entry.
  • A student re-entering the program must meet all program requirements for admission and all prescribed deadlines.
  • A student requesting readmission into the program must submit a HCC application and be accepted by the college to be considered for readmission.
  • If a student left the program for health-related issues, he/she must provide medical clearance from their healthcare provider prior to readmission.

1st and 2nd Semester Readmission

  • A student who is not successful in the first two semesters of the Practical Nursing Evening and Weekend or Hybrid Track must reapply to either the Practical Nursing Hybrid Track, Full Time Day Track, or Evening and Weekend Track.   

3rd or 4th Semester Readmission 

  • A student who is unsuccessful in the 3rd or 4th semesters must interview with a readmission committee to be admitted to the face to face class the following spring.  This committee may consist of instructors, a counselor, and a director.  The applicant will be notified in writing of the interview date.  Failure to attend the interview as scheduled will result in the student not being considered for readmission.
  • A letter requesting readmission into the program must be submitted by the student to the campus PN instructors on the respective campus on or before the first Friday of November.
  • The applicant may be required to take and pass a Nursing Fundamentals/Body Structure and Function exam as part of the spring readmission process.  Passing is defined as an 80 or higher.
  • The applicant will be notified by email of the readmission committee’s decision.

5th Semester Readmission

  • A student who is unsuccessful in the final semester of the Hybrid program must interview with a readmission committee to be admitted to the face to face class the following summer semester.  This committee may consist of instructors, a counselor, and a director.  The applicant will be notified in writing of the interview date.  Failure to attend the interview as scheduled will result in the student not being considered for readmission.
  • A letter requesting readmission into the program must be submitted by the student to the PN instructors on the respective campus by 12 noon on the first Friday of February.
  • The applicant may be required to take and pass a Nursing Fundamentals /Body Structure and Function/Medical Surgical exam as part of the readmission process.  Passing is defined as an 80 or higher.
  • The applicant will be notified by email of the readmission committee’s decision.

In the event more students apply for readmission than there are slots, the following criteria will be used to evaluate the readmission requests:

  • ACT composite score and math and reading sub scores
  • Readmission exam scores