Fill out a Pikes Peak State College (PPSC) Admission Form in the Admissions Office at one of the three campuses, or online at https://www.pikespeak.edu/admissions/apply.php
***If you are already enrolled at PPSC, you do not need to repeat this step.
Request that copies of official transcripts be sent to: Records@pikespeak.edu OR submit official sealed transcripts directly to:
Pikes Peak State College
5675 South Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
***if you have already submitted your official transcripts to PPSC, you do not need to repeat this step.
Include UNOFFICIAL copies of transcripts from all previous colleges attended, including PPSC transcripts.
Watch the Nursing Information Session Video and fill out the Attestation of Information Session Review Form. This must be completed and included with the ADN application.
Complete the following pre-requisite courses with a minimum grade of C or higher:
***These prerequisites MUST be completed with a grade awarded before the application period.
All Biology (BIO) prerequisites must be completed within the last seven-year period prior to the ADN application period. No more than one grade of “D” or “F” in the past seven years is allowed in any of the 200/2000 level BIO courses that are required for the Nursing Program.
Students accepted into the ADN Nursing Program must maintain a “C” or higher in each required course. MAT 103/1120 and BIO 202/2102 must be completed by the end of the 1st semester. BIO 216/2116 must be completed by the end of the 2nd semester.
Complete the Nursing Assistant (NUA) coursework within the CCCS system
These courses include:
Have an active Colorado Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certificate. If the CNA is obtained through a private company or through an out-of-state institution, the student must obtain an active CNA certificate.
Take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). TEAS information can be found at https://www.pikespeak.edu/admissions/testing-center/certification-testing/index.php
The individual Performance Profile provides the Total Score, Reading Score, and Math Score, each of which must be at or above the current national mean. Applicants may take the TEAS exam a maximum of 2 times in the 12 months prior to ADN application submission. An example of the TEAS Individual Performance Profile is provided with this ADN application packet. The student must submit their TEAS Individual Performance Profile score sheet with their application.
Complete the Associate Degree Nurse Program Application Form. The ADN application must be turned in in person to the front desk located on the first floor of the CHES Campus located at 1850 Cypress Semi Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80921. Hand delivery is required.
The ADN application will be accepted between the hours of 8am-5pm during the application period of June 5th through June 9th
Application review for content will not happen during submission of applications.
Application review will happen at a later date. The Nursing Department is not responsible for misplaced or failed delivery of application materials.
It is the responsibility of the student to ensure the application is complete at the time of submission. Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission.
Candidates will be notified via email through their PPSC student email accounts. Please watch for updates on the Nursing Department website.
For any questions, contact the Nursing Department at 719.502.3450 or by email at Nursing@pikespeak.edu.
Provisional admission is based on a merit evaluation of GPA in the 4 prerequisite courses, a previously awarded degree, and CNA/ER Tech work experience as noted in the criteria below. Applicants meeting all admission criteria will be ranked on a point system. A maximum of 44 points will be awarded on the following criteria:
Competitive ranking is based on a maximum of 44 points. In the rare case of multiple applicants with an identical number of points, selection will be randomized.
For example: If there is one slot left to fill and there are three applicants that are all competitively ranked with the same number of points, these three applicants will be randomized. The first applicant randomly drawn will fill the open slot. The remaining two applicants may have the option of becoming an alternate position holder for the Nursing Program if the opportunity arises.
PLEASE NOTE: For the purposes of the Nursing Program, students that have taken either (or both)
of the BIO prerequisites more than one time will have the letter grades from their
first two attempts at the course(s) in the current seven-year period ONLY averaged to receive the final letter grade/points awarded for the course. The Nursing
Department will average BIO grades ONLY.