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.
Step 2 - Attend an online Nursing Program Information Session. No registration required. The session is available virtually 24/7. THIS INFORMATION SESSION IS FOR PRE-NURSING STUDENTS AND SHOULD BE COMPLETED AT THE SAME TIME YOU COMPLETE THE COLLEGE ORIENTATION. It's recommended you complete this before meeting with your nursing advisor or registering for classes as it covers everything related to what classes are needed and how our selective admission process works. 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 January - September. Currently, tests are done online on the student's personal computer with a remote proctor. Testing in person is scheduled to resume Winter 2022. Virtual NAT Prep Workshop registration is available on the Nursing News and Events page during Fall and Winter: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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. The admissions rubric is posted in the attachments area. The point range for the admitted Fall 2021 cohort was 134 - 173 and for the admitted Winter 2022 cohort 123-173 (out of a possible 205 points).
Step 6 - Nursing Program Applications must be completed and submitted electronically with all required attachments by the deadline. Incomplete applications are not considered. The online nursing application is available from May 1 - 30 for Fall applications (May 31 deadline for 2022 due to Memorial Day holiday) 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 email@example.com in Enrollment Services for assistance.
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: October 21, 2021
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Dearborn, MI 48128