Fill out Pikes Peak State College Admission Form in the Admissions office at one of the three campuses, or an online Admissions Application. If you are already enrolled as a student, you do not need to repeat this step.
Request copies of official transcripts (colleges attended other than Pikes Peak State College) be sent to: Records@ppcc.edu --OR-- submit transcripts to:
Pikes Peak State College
5675 S. Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
You will still need to include UNOFFICIAL copies of transcripts of any college attended (including from PPSC) with the Nursing Program application.
Prerequisite courses for the Nursing Program MUST be transferred over to your PPSC transcripts.
Take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), (see information below regarding remote testing through atitesting.com.) The Adjusted Individual Score (the overall score), Reading Score and Mathematics Score must be at or above the current national mean, as noted on the student’s individual final TEAS report. A printed copy of the TEAS results is required to submit with the ADN application. Applicants will be allowed 2 attempts on the TEAS test per application cycle.
COVID-19 INFORMATION: For students that need to complete their TEAS exam to apply, the PPSC Testing secured the option for remote testing through the ATI testing platform. If you need to schedule the TEAS exam or you need directions and information about the remote testing option, please go to TEAS Exam Information. There is an additional $5 charge to take the TEAS exam remotely on top of the cost of the exam.
Complete, with a C or better, the following prerequisite courses. The following courses should have a minimum combined GPA of 2.5. ALL PREREQUISITES must be completed before start of summer semester.
• ENG 1021 English Composition I (3 Credits)
• PSY 2440 Human Growth and Development (3 Credits)
• BIO 2101 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 Credits)
• BIO 2102 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 Credits)
• BIO 2104 Microbiology (4 Credits)
All Biology (BIO) prerequisites must be completed within the most recent seven-year period prior to entry into Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Nursing Programs.
No more than one grade of D or F allowed in any of the 2000 level BIO courses that are required for the Nursing Program in the past seven years. Students accepted into the Nursing Program must maintain a "C" or better in each required course (nursing and non-nursing). ENG 122/1022 is NOT an acceptable substitute for ENG 121/1021.
Prerequisite courses for the Nursing Program MUST show as completed with the correct number of credits on your PPSC transcripts.
The following courses are also required to be completed, but can be completed before or concurrently to the program. These courses are not required for application and they will NOT be figured into the GPA for admission into the Nursing program:
• BIO 216/2116 Pathophysiology (4 credit hours)
• Elective Humanities/Social Science (3 credit hours)
(PSY 101/1001, a pre-requisite for PSY 235/2440, will fill this requirement)
Provide a Current and Active Colorado or Compact LPN License in good standing
BLS/CPR from the American Heart Association (AHA): Certification must be "Health Care Provider Professional" with " hands-on" training. Certification copy must be front & back of the card and card must be signed. Certification is valid for two years and cannot expire during the first semester of the program.
Health & Immunization Report Upon acceptance into the LPN to RN program, the health and immunization report must be completed by your physician and submitted to the PPSC nursing department prior to the start of classes. PPSC Health & Immunization form
Immunization Requirements and necessary titers/vaccines require proof of vaccines or titers, are at the student's expense and can be done by any healthcare provider of the student's choice. All Health Career programs at Pikes Peak
Community College require that a current immunization health form be completed. These include:
• TB skin, Quantiferon blood test or Chest X-ray (within the past 5 years)
• Rubella, Rubeola, Mumps (MMR): proof of 2 vaccines or titers (if no immunity exists, student must obtain
• Tdap booster (within the past 10 years)
• Varicella: proof of 2 vaccines or titers (if no immunity exists, student must obtain appropriate vaccinations)
• Hepatitis B: proof of 3 vaccines or titers (if no immunity exists, student must obtain appropriate vaccinations)
• Flu: (proof of yearly vaccine for the current flu season)
• COVID-19: proof of vaccine
Complete LPN-RN Program Application. Hand delivery is required at the Center for Healthcare and Simulation Education (CHES) Building at 1850 Cypress Semi Drive, Colorado Spring, CO. Nursing Department is not responsible for misplaced application materials or failed delivery of application materials.
Any student who has not been successful in another Nursing Program within the past 5 years will not be eligible to apply to the PPSC Nursing Program. Your application will be denied. If students have a double failure in the PPSC ADN program, you are not eligible to apply for the PPSC LPN to RN if you chose the LPN exit option.
Student may not have a current active RN License in Colorado or any other state.
When the application period closes, all applications received will be reviewed and ranked on a point system starting first with GPA. A point range from a minimum of 25 to a maximum of 42 points will be awarded on the following criteria:
All decisions are made by the Admissions Committee and are final.