Nursing Program Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to the Nursing Program's most commonly asked questions.

FAQ Questions


Yes, the following must be submitted to the Nursing Program on or before the first day of class of entry year and then continuously updated.

  1. Evidence of a negative TB status.
  2. Proof of current immunity against rubella, measles, mumps, diphtheria tetanus, varicella, hepatitis-B, and flu vaccine.
  3. Proof of original approved COVID-19 Vaccine series (2-dose Pfizer or Moderna or 1-dose Johnson & Johnson).
  4. Current American Heart Association healthcare provider BLS.
  5. Proof of major medical insurance.
  6. A negative background check.
  7. A negative drug screen.
  8. See Nursing Program Steps to Apply for more information.

Yes, background checks, fingerprints and drug screens are a requirement of some clinical facilities with which TMCC has a contract for nursing student clinical experience.

If a student declines, or if the background check or drug screen is unsatisfactory to the facility, the student will not be permitted to participate in the clinical portion of the program. Current and prospective students are advised that they will be withdrawn from the program if clinical requirements are not able to be met for any reason.

TMCC will not be responsible for obtaining background checks or drug screens and will not receive the results of any background investigations.

Yes, students should apply for scholarships prior to being admitted to the Nursing Program as the scholarship deadline is March 1. Many scholarships are earmarked for nursing students only and are available through the TMCC Financial Aid and Foundation offices. Apply through TMCC's Financial Aid Office.

Yes, general education support courses should be taken prior to acceptance into the program if at all possible. Students may benefit by completing support courses prior to entering the program, as the time requirements of the program are considerable. The course schedule outlining both nursing and non-nursing courses is located in the TMCC College Catalog.

For students who wish to apply to the Nursing Program who have completed online lab courses, a COVID-19 exception time period is available for the following courses and semesters:

Online labs in BIOL 223, BIOL 224, or BIOL 251 taken in Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 will be accepted. Online labs for these courses from semesters prior to Spring 2020 or after Spring 2021 will NOT be accepted.  

BIOL 223, BIOL 224, and BIOL 251 must be taken for credit (not S/U) and can only be taken twice within a five-year period unless taken during the COVID exception period. BIOL 223, BIOL 224, or BIOL 251 taken in Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 do NOT count towards the two attempts per course in five years. For further information, please contact Academic Advising.

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Students who physically reside outside the state of Nevada and who take online classes only for our RN to BSN Program, may be eligible for a special distance education rate. To apply, students should submit the Distance Education Special Tuition Rate Request to the Admissions and Records Office.

Yes. The TMCC Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Yes. Accepted students must attend a mandatory orientation session prior to the start of the semester of entry into the program. Students will be notified of the date, time and location of the session.

See Nursing Program Steps to Apply for more information.

F-1 students who wish to seek admission to the Nursing Program must first be admitted to TMCC in an associate of science, an associate of arts or associate of science, community health science - pre-nursing track. F-1 students accepted to Nursing must complete a change of major with International Student Services to receive an updated I-20. For more information, please contact International Student Services.

Licensure information is available in the Nursing Program Handbook. See also: the Nevada State Board of Nursing.

The TMCC Maxine S. Jacobs ADN Nursing Program operates on a differential tuition model: Nursing Program students pay an additional $120 per credit.

Fee schedules and refund policies are listed in the TMCC College Catalog. All costs are approximate and subject to change.

College Admission Fee (one time only) $20
Background Check, Drug Screen, and Immunization Tracking $100
Immunizations Varies
CPR Certification Health Care Provider Card $65
Health Insurance Varies
Uniforms, including shoes $200
Clinical Equipment $50 
Textbooks $2,300

TMCC students may wish to discuss career options and other concerns with a TMCC academic advisor, counselor or career advisor. These services are free to all TMCC students.

Please also visit our Nursing Program Support Services website.