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Nursing Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet minimum program requirements for admission:

  • College retention GPA of 2.85 in required courses OR high school retention GPA of 3.5 if no college credits
  • Grade of C in required science courses
  • HESI A2 composite score of 75%

Applicants must be accepted to Northern Oklahoma College prior to acceptance to Nursing. [link to NOC application]


  •  Applicants must request all official transcripts be sent to NOC Registration
  • Applications for which official transcripts are not received by February 1 may not receive consideration
  • Any holds at other institutions will prevent release of official transcripts to NOC
  • Transcripts submitted by mail should be directed to:
    Attn: Kathy Riley
    Northern Oklahoma College
    1220 E. Grand, PO Box 310
    Tonkawa, OK 74653

Students are selected for the fall class each year based on qualifications and space availability. Admission to the nursing program is competitive. Applicants may be invited for an interview as part of the selection process. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

HESI Admission Assessment
The HESI Admission Assessment (HESI A2) is required for all applicants. The HESI A2 must have been taken in the past three years and must include:
• English Language (Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary & General Knowledge, Grammar)
• Basic Math Skills
• Biology or Chemistry

The HESI A2 is scheduled through the NOC Testing Center [link to page].
The Official study guide is available for purchase through the NOC Bookstore [link to Bookstore]

Additional Information
Drug Testing Policy
Estimate of Expenses
Minimum Technical Requirements
Minimum Physical Requirements
Health and Immunization Requirements

LPN Applicants please follow this link for your time line and application. [link to LPN to RN application]
Traditional Applicants please follow this link to the application. [link to application]