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Nursing Program Readmission Policy

(Adopted May 2013; revised January 2020)

The information on this page is for students who have been accepted to the TMCC Nursing Program and are current students.

Progression through the Nursing Program

  • The TMCC Nursing Program may be re-entered twice; any Nursing course may not be repeated more than once.
  • Nursing Program courses may not be repeated for a better grade.
  • Students who withdraw for any reason, either academic or non-academic reasons including events, such as, illness, or family issues, must apply for readmission.
  • Responsibility for success is required by the student. The student must be an active participant in the learning process.

Reapplication Policy (for First Semester Students)

This applies to any student unsuccessful in the first semester of the Nursing Program only.

  • Students unsuccessful in any first semester Nursing course will need to apply to be admitted to the Nursing Program. The student will be enrolled only in the course(s) the student was unsuccessful in during their previous enrollment.
    • Each Nursing cohort remains capped at 40 students.
    • Initial program admission criteria will be utilized in the application process for placement and acceptance to the Nursing Program.
    • The second application to the Nursing Program will constitute 1 of 2 readmissions into the Nursing Program.
    • Students must submit letters to the Director of Nursing stating their intent for potential readmission by the first business day in January for Spring Semester and first business day in June for Fall Semester. Letters submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • All Nursing Program requirements (immunizations, CPR, insurance, etc.) must be current prior to returning to the Nursing Program.

Readmission Policy (for Second, Third and Fourth Semester Students)

Student can only be readmitted once in the same course, for a total of two readmissions to the Nursing Program. All program requirements (immunizations, CPR, insurance, etc.) must be current prior to returning to the Nursing Program.

Students who withdraw for personal reason(s), or are academically withdrawn from any Nursing course with a clinical component, will be required to repeat the same clinical component. The structure and content of the clinical course may be modified to accommodate student learning needs.

Students unsuccessful in a given course(s) can request readmission to the course(s) the next available date courses are offered, on a space available basis. Any Nursing Program course cannot be taken more than two times. If unsuccessful with the second attempt in the same course, the student will be academically withdrawn from the program and will not be eligible for readmission.

Readmission is only on a space available basis; each Nursing cohort is capped at 40 students.

  • Upon readmission to the Program – this constitutes one readmission.
  • If student is again unsuccessful, the student will be withdrawn from the Program.
  • If student is successful, student will progress to the next level of program courses and have one more opportunity to be readmitted. If student is unsuccessful at this level, the student will have one more opportunity to apply, which constitutes the second and final readmission attempt.

Students may withdraw from one or more courses and continue with any co-requisite program courses that they are currently passing, but must notify (in writing) all course faculty and the Director of Nursing within five business days of their plan to either continue with concurrent courses or to withdraw from all courses. If no notification is received, the student will be administratively withdrawn from all program courses.

  • The written intent must be submitted as a hard copy with a date and time stamp to the Program Administrative Assistant(s) at the Health Science Center (HSC 153) who will distribute the letters to the appropriate faculty and Director of Nursing.
  • This written intent does not constitute request for readmission at the next time courses are offered.
  • Students who are withdrawn must apply for readmission on or before the due date as stated.

Applying for Readmission or Reapplication

  1. Students must submit letters to the Readmission Committee by the first business day in January for Spring Semester and first business day in June for Fall Semester. Letters submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  2. All application letters for readmission are reviewed by the Readmission Committee, comprised of tenured and non-tenured faculty and the Director.
    • Letters must formally request admission.
    • Letters must be typewritten and include the date in which the letter is created.
    • Letters must include the following:
      • Current student contact information (cell phone, land phone, address, email)
      • The semester and course in which readmission is requested.
      • The remediation plan provided by faculty at the exit interview (include form given to student).
      • A self-assessment of areas for improvement: the factors that the student feels led to academic failure.
      • A remediation plan and progress made toward completion. Address items that will increase the chance of success.
  3. Documentation of any of the following:
    • Transcripts of courses taken.
    • Letters from employer or counselor regarding steps taken.
    • Participation in test anxiety or test-taking skills program.
  4. The committee will make recommendations to the faculty as a whole and may contact the applicant for additional information.
  5. The Nursing faculty will make the final decision based on recommendations from the Readmission Committee.
  6. Upon readmission to the Nursing Program, a contractual agreement for success will be created by the course faculty, along with input from the Readmission Committee, which outlines the requirements for the student. This may include additional course work.


  1. No more than two calendar years can elapse between withdrawal and readmission.
  2. "F" "W" or "I" grades will be issued according to TMCC Policy.
  3. Readmission is not guaranteed, being contingent on space available.
  4. If there is not space available for all students requesting reentry/readmission, a lottery will be conducted for non-academic withdrawals.
  5. For academic withdrawals, student plans and documentation will be rated based on appropriateness of plan and actions completed and ranked for readmission.