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Program Requirements

Enrollment into the program’s discipline courses is limited.

Selection is based on completion of the requirement courses. Graduates become licensed after graduation.

To request a milestone review to determine eligibility to start discipline courses, you must have completed the requirement courses below with a grade of “C” or higher or be currently enrolled in them. Students currently enrolled in these requirements must complete them by the start of the Fall semester.

Top priority is given to students that have completed all of the required general education and science courses by the target review date of May 1st. GPA is also a factor in the selection process.

Pre-Requisites

Strength and Endurance
Course Number Course Title Required Credits
BSC 2085 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3 credits
BSC 2085L Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab I 1 credit
BSC 2086 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3 credits
BSC 2086L Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab II 1 credit
ENC 1101 English Composition I 3 credits
MGF 1107 Mathematics for Liberal Arts 2 3 credits
CHM 1033 Chemistry for Health Sciences 3 credits
MCB 2010 Microbiology 3 credits
MCB 2010 L Microbiology Laboratory 1 credit
HUM 1020* Humanities 3 credits
AMH 2020 ** History of the US Since 1877 3 credits
HSC 0003 Introduction to Health Care 2.5 credits
HSC 0003L Introduction to Health Care Lab .5 credits

*Hum 1020 may be substituted with ARH 1000, LIT 2000, MUL 1010, PHI 2010 or THE 2000
** AMH 2020 may be substituted with POS 2041

The general education courses (i.e., HUM & AMH) can be completed while in program.
Have passed the Computer Competency Test (CCT) or taken CGS 1060C - Introduction to Computer Technology & Applications.

Florida residents will be given preference over non-residents. Final selection will be based on the submission of all required documents received at the mandatory discipline orientation session.

If you have previously attended any college or university other than Miami Dade College, you must arrange for that institution to send official transcripts to MDC’s Transcript Evaluation department located at the Kendall campus prior to the target date of May 1st for an August acceptance.

Background Checks

Students enrolled in the clinical portion of the program are required to complete the Miami Dade College Student Health Record and criminal background check process.

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate’s eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted for any crime are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

Transfer Students

If you have previously attended any college or university other than Miami Dade College, you must arrange for that institution to send official transcripts to MDC’s Transcript Evaluation department located at the Kendall campus prior to the target date of May 1st for an August acceptance.

Students who have attended foreign colleges must submit original transcripts and a certified English translation before February 1st to the Registrar at the Medical Campus for evaluation. For details, please call 305-237-4141. Students who have attended a foreign allied health or nursing program should consult the Miami Dade College catalog for more information about how to have their transcripts, diplomas, and credentials evaluated for U.S. equivalency.