How to Apply to Nursing

Follow these steps to apply to Nursing:

Step 1: Apply to TCC

Apply online with ApplyTCC (use Firefox or Chrome for the best experience)

Once you are accepted as a student at TCC, you will get a TCC Student ID number.

You need a TCC Student ID number for your application to Nursing.

Admission to the Nursing Program is a separate process and is not automatically guaranteed by admission to TCC.

Step 2: Make sure you are eligible to apply

What are the requirements?

Read before you submit your application:

Step 3: Get current official transcripts

You will need to submit your official college transcripts from all colleges and schools you have attended to the TCC Admissions and Registrar Office.

If you have not attended college or if you will have fewer than 12 college semester hours by the application deadline, you will need to submit your official high school transcript(s).

International Students

You must submit a transcript evaluation if you are an international student.

Find out more about about international admissions.

Step 4: Take the required admissions exam

Before you apply to Nursing, you must take the Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) A2 Assessment.

You can take the HESI A2 exam online through ProctorU or in-person at the Trinity River Campus Testing Center.

Find out how: See HESI A2 Admission Assessment

Step 5: Meet an English readiness requirement if English is not your first language

You must meet one of the following:

Take 1 of these 2 tests before applying to Nursing:


Hold 1 of these credentials before applying to Nursing:

  • U.S. associate degree
  • U.S. healthcare license

Step 6: Review the information session slides

Read Nursing Information Session Presentation (PDF)Listen.

Have questions about this presentation?

Step 7: Plan to attend a Group Advisement Information Sessions

We will post Group Advisement Information Session dates as soon as they are scheduled.

Step 8: Submit your Nursing application and immunization form by the deadline



Trinity River Campus

Health Care Professions
Advising Resource Hub

Choose your Career Advisor by the first letter of your last name:

  • A–K: Adrienne Ballard
  • L–S: Janette Keen
  • T–Z: Kimberlyn Moore-Debrossard

Call 817-515-1484


Advising by Appointment

Fall & Spring Hours
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Summer Hours
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Trinity River Campus East

Associate Degree Nursing Program

Visit TRHN 3211
245 East Belknap Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Call 817-515-2339



Updated November 20, 2023