Attain a 15 composite score on the ACT;
Score a 40.0 or higher on the ACCUPLACER Reading Section and a 31.5 or above on the Arithmetic Section.

After program admission and prior to clinical experiences, students must receive CPR certification.  Students must provide proof of immunization for MMR.   A Mantoux Two-Step TB Skin Test and a Drug Screening Test will be scheduled after enrollment

All students admitted into the program will be required to pay for fingerprinting and background checks, which will be done after admission and prior to clinical laboratories.  These fees will be attached as registration fees.  There are certain convictions that will prevent an individual being eligible to participate in clinical experiences.  If a student is unable to participate in clinical experiences, he/she will be dismissed from the program.  For additional information, please contact the advisor for the HCA program.

If a student currently enrolled in nursing is prohibited from participating in clinical experiences by any clinical affiliate of Meridian Community College (e.g., positive drug screen, gregarious behavior, violation of patient safety, non-compliance with the college's "Student Behavior Code", etc.,) then the student will be dismissed from the program of study. The student is not eligible for program readmission unless the clinical restriction is removed.