Henry Ford College



Becoming A Student

Step 1 - Apply for admission to Henry Ford College online at https://www.hfcc.edu/steps/apply. Select "Pre-Nursing" as your program. (Students must be admitted to the Nursing program before they can declare "Nursing AAS" as their program of study.) If you have previously attended HFC, you need not re-apply. Students must satisfy admission requirements for the college. Interested in a tour? Check out the options offered by the Admissions office: https://www.hfcc.edu/tours

Step 2 - Attend an online Nursing Program Information Session. Info Session content updated on November 3, 2022 No registration required. The session is available virtually 24/7. (Firefox and Explorer work best for viewing the session. Safari and Chrome may show an error message.) IT IS EXPECTED THAT STUDENTS WILL COMPLETE THIS PRIOR TO THEIR FIRST ADVISING APPOINTMENT OR REGISTERING FOR CLASSES. You will need to include the date of completion on your Nursing application. Nursing will be given a list of students who have completed the session so you do not need to include proof of attendance with your nursing application. You must be an HFC student to complete the online session but there is a transcript available in the attachments section below.

Step 3 - Qualify for admission by achieving required scores on the Nursing Admissions Test (NAT 100). At HFC our Nursing Admissions Test is the HESI Admission Assessment. Register for the test in the registration system under NAT 100. Each section is a different testing date and time. The NAT 100 exams are typically offered February - September. Virtual NAT Prep Workshop registration is available on the Nursing News and Events page: https://nursing.hfcc.edu/news-and-events

Step 4 - Complete the prerequisite requirements, including the five prerequisite courses. To be eligible to apply, every class must be completed with final grades. All transfer information must be officially submitted to the HFC Registrar's Office and formally evaluated for credit transfer. All prerequisite courses must be on your HFC transcript before applying. This includes transfer credits and final grades for any classes taken at HFC. Official transcripts from other schools should be submitted to registrar@hfcc.edu a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the deadline to allow for processing time. Transcripts received after that timeframe may not be evaluated in time to meet the deadline. Students do not need to resubmit transcripts if the Registrar's Office has already processed the transfer credits.

Step 5 - Apply to the program by the application deadlines; May 30 for Fall admission, September 30 for Winter admission. Applications must be completed with supporting documents uploaded by 4PM on the date of the application deadline to be considered. There is no limit to the number of times you can apply. If you meet eligibility requirements, you may submit an application. You must submit a new application each time you apply to the nursing program. Applications are not carried over. The HFC Nursing program does not have a waitlist. We utilize selective admission which is explained in the information packet and the information session.

Step 6 - Nursing Program Applications must be completed and submitted electronically with all required attachments by the deadline. Incomplete applications are not considered. For 2023, the online nursing application will be available from May 1 - 30 for Fall applications and September 1 - 30 for Winter applications. Please review application instructions and FAQ's below in the attachments before starting the application If you are having technical issues such as uploading documents or making edits to your supplemental items, you can contact Keli Renda ksrenda@hfcc.edu in Enrollment Services for assistance.

Video Tutorial - Filling out the Nursing Application

Video Tutorial - Submitting supplemental items

Important note about the COVID-19 vaccine: To ensure full compliance with the new health system mandates, we are requiring that all nursing students be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to participate in clinicals. Clinical placements are considered an essential component of the College’s nursing program. Without a clinical placement, you will not be eligible to complete your program of study. Be sure you are willing to comply with this requirement before submitting your nursing application.

Last Updated: November 3, 2022

Julie Fountain
Henry Ford College
Welcome Center
5101 Evergreen
Dearborn, MI 48128
Email: jafountain@hfcc.edu