Post-Admission Requirements: Nursing
Attend Nursing Student Orientation
If you are a newly admitted applicant, you must attend Nursing Student Orientation, a 1-day information seminar that will give you information and tips to help you successfully complete the program.
We send you the date, time and location of Nursing Student Orientation in your admission letter.
Attendance of Nursing Student Orientation is mandatory.
We will post the next orientation dates as soon as they are scheduled.
Fulfill Additional Requirements
Once you've been accepted into the program, you must also meet the following requirements:
- CPR Certification
- American Heart Health Care Provider CPR Certification
- Online CPR courses are not accepted.
- Physical Exam
- Health Insurance
When appropriate, we'll give you information about when, what, and where to do with your additional requirement documentation.
CastleBranchTM is an online system that helps us keep track of your immunization information. You will learn how to use CastleBranchTM when you attend Nursing Student Orientation.
You must submit your documentation of the following to CastleBranchTM:
- Photo for ID badge
- Physical exam
- Tuberculosis screen
- Required immunizations
- CPR certification
- Health insurance coverage
- Texas Board of Nursing (TBON) blue card or letter
Criminal Background Check / Drug Screening
After being accepted to the program, but before classes begin, you must undergo and pass 2 criminal background checks and urine drug screening at your expense. There are no exceptions.
Admission is conditional pending verification of screening results.
Texas Board of Nursing Requirement
An FBI background check and fingerprinting are required for entrance into the program and are conducted after you apply and have been notified that you are accepted to the program or are an alternate.
Purchase Program Supplies
Textbook information is given at Nursing Student Orientation.
You may buy your scrubs at the Trinity River Campus bookstore, or for a 15% discount at Dorothy's Scrubs Etc.
Updating Your Name
Your my.tccd.edu email address is the official method of communication for the TCC nursing program.
It is based on your first and last name. If you need to update your name with the College's records, submit a change of name request to the Registrar's Office. Once your name change is complete, you are issued a new email address.
Updating Additional Personal Information
If you need to update your home address or phone number, make those updates via WebAdvisor.
After you've made the updates in WebAdvisor, email firstname.lastname@example.org so the nursing department database can be updated.
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Advising by Appointment
Fall & Spring Hours
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Updated September 20, 2021