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Practical Nursing (PN) Admission Requirements

  • The first step is to attend an information session. These informal sessions cover admission and academic requirements, the application and selection process, curriculum, and career opportunities.
  • Must satisfactorily complete all admission and academic requirements by the end of the fall semester of application deadline.
  • For the class beginning May 2017, the application due date is December 15, 2016. If the application deadline falls on a weekend, then applications will be accepted until close of business on the next business day. Applications are available online and in Florestano 100.
  • The one-year program begins each May. Clinical space is limited so AACC only assures consideration of applications submitted by the December 15th deadline.
  • Admission to the program is separate from admission to the college.
  • First consideration for selection will be given to candidates whose resident address is in Anne Arundel County for at least three months prior to the date the application is submitted (address verification required). Out-of-county applicants will be reviewed only when space is available.*
  • Conditional acceptance is given to qualified applicants who meet all admission and academic requirements.
  • Final acceptance in the program shall be contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background check, satisfactory completion of a health examination record, and submission of designated American Heart Association CPR card. Note: A urine drug screen may be required after admission.
*ALL applicants must complete an Address Verification for Health Sciences form and submit it to the college Records Office as part of the application process. Each applicant will be required to submit two proofs of residency as described on the Address Verification for Health Sciences form. Submit this form and supporting documents to:

Anne Arundel Community College
Records Office - SSVC 140
101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012


All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. The selection for the class will be made from applicants who have completed all four prerequisite courses and the academic requirements by the end of the fall semester. 

Course Credits
BIO 231-232*  Human Biology 1, 2




BIO 233-234*+ Anatomy and Physiology 1, 2


PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology      


Mathematics general ed. requirement  


* Recommend taking within the past five years.
+ BIO 101 is a prerequisite for BIO 233. Therefore, it will take three terms to complete this science sequence.