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General Admissions Requirements

  • All prospective students must be at least 16 years old and 18 by the time they graduate.
  • Meet with an Admissions Representative.
  • Apply and pay the non-refundable application fee.
  • Submit Two Reference letters and a Current Resume.
  • Two forms of identification (ID), and one must be a picture ID
  • All student applicants must be high school graduates or possess a GED.
  • Successfully pass a qualifying entrance examination where applicable, and a Basic Computer Skills Test
  • All applicants must pass a Criminal Background Check
Programs Nursing Entrance Examination Score (Where Required)
Practical Nursing Program 50%
Associate of Science in Nursing 60%
Associate of Science in Nursing (Telehealth) 60%
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 68%
Master of Science in Nursing N/A

General Clinical Requirements

  • 1. Applicants must undergo a complete physical examination to ensure that they are in good physical health.
  • 2. Submit proof of vaccinations before enrollment. Applicants must be up-to-date with their vaccinations, including Hepatitis B or declination form, Mumps, Measles, Rubella (MMR), Varicella, and Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (TDap/Td).
  • 3. A recent PPD/TB test must be presented, with negative results obtained within the last month, or a chest x-ray report with negative results obtained within the last 12 months.
  • 4. A CPR card.
  • 5. Health insurance.
  • 6. They must complete and pass a 10-Panel Drug Screening.

Please Note:Other clinical affiliates may require you to get a COVID vaccine or a COVID Clearance before participation in clinical rotations at their facility.

Transcript Evaluations

To start the process of determining the transferability of academic credit, the student must submit an official transcript to the Office of Registrar from the institution(s) where they originally earned the credit. The institution where the student is planning to transfer to reserves has sole discretion on whether to accept or award credit for academic work completed from another institution.

All transfer credits must meet the same rubric, content, and credit criteria as the corresponding Tampa Medical College course they are enrolling in. Additionally, it must come from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by either the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the United States Department of Education (USDE). The information documented on the transfer credit evaluation will become a part of the student’s permanent record.

Transcripts from Foreign Schools

If you provide a transcript from foreign schools, it must be reviewed by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), or Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE) approved evaluation agency.

Tampa Medical College reserves the right to accept or deny any course based on their evaluation of submitted transcripts. Please refer to our catalog for more information on our transfer policy. The equivalency lists that populate are indicative of courses that have previously been submitted and reviewed. However, this may change from time to time, and the courses may be specific only to select years and not all offerings.