Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Advising Opportunities

Receiving advising is strongly encouraged for all persons interested in admission to the Nursing Program. Please call the nursing office to schedule an appointment (361-698-2860).

Admission Information

If you are seeking a waiver for the CNA/CMA requirement or needing the LVN verification form, please send an email requesting the form to You may also request the Program GPA calculator using this same email.

Nursing program track options

Applying to the Nursing Program

  • NursingCas

    All prospective Del Mar College nursing students must complete and submit applications for admission to the nursing program through NursingCAS. NursingCAS is an internet-based, third-party application service and is not affiliated with Del Mar College.

    The links below are provided to assist students with completing applications.

    If you are a student applying to the Del Mar College nursing program and have additional questions regarding the NursingCAS website or completing the online application, contact NursingCAS Customer Service using one of the following:

    Phone: (617) 612-2880
    Contact Form

    The student must provide their NursingCAS ID Number and name in all communication. Allow up to 3 business days for NursingCAS to respond to your inquiry. NursingCAS will only discuss an application with the applicant. NursingCAS staff will not discuss an application with a parent, spouse, relative, friend, or employer.

  • ATI TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills)

  • Background Check

    After admission and prior to the start of classes, each student must submit record of the following to comply with clinical agency requirements:

    1. Verification of completion and clearance of the BON DPS/FBI Criminal Background Check. Students will be given specific instructions on how to obtain a criminal background check once admitted to the program.
    2. Nursing applicants who have been arrested, convicted of a crime other than a minor traffic violation, diagnosed with, treated, or hospitalized in the past five years for schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders, bipolar disorders, paranoid personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, or borderline personality disorder, or addicted to or treated for the use of alcohol or any other drug within the past five years, must petition the Texas Board of Nursing for a declaratory order concerning their eligibility to take the licensing examination, the NCLEX-RN. The Texas Board of Nursing (TBON) can be reached at (512) 305-7400. The application for a declaratory order can be downloaded from the TBON website. This declaratory order must be completed and cleared before the student starts the nursing program. A clearance from the Texas Board of Nursing is required prior to the enrollment in program courses. If a student does not receive TBON written clearance prior to the start of classes they will have one year to return to the program. After one year the student must reapply.
    3. Students are required to take a drug screen prior to the beginning clinical rotation. Details on drug screen will be provided once student is accepted.
  • Immunizations

    After admission and prior to the start of classes, each student must submit record of the following to comply with clinical agency requirements:

    1. Health Screening

    • Negative PPD or chest X-ray with the last 12 months.
    • Negative PPD yearly thereafter while enrolled in the program
    • Students with a positive PPD and a negative chest X-ray on admission into the program must complete a TB screening questionnaire annually while enrolled in the program.
    • Students whose responses indicate possibility of TB infection must submit documentation of medical evaluation and treatment, if applicable.
    • Students with a negative PPD on admission who convert to positive while enrolled in the program must submit documentation of medical evaluation and treatment.

    2. Immunizations [Texas Administrative Rule 97.64 and CDC 2005 recommendations]

    • Provisional admission with at least one dose of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine
    • One dose of diphtheria-tetanus toxoid (Td) vaccination within the past ten years.
    • Complete Hepatitis B series or serologic confirmation of immunity to Hepatitis B. (It takes 6 months to complete the series of 3 injections.)
    • One dose of rubella vaccine.
    • Two doses of varicella vaccine are needed.
    • Persons born 1966-1997 who have self or parental reports of disease are considered immune.
    • If born on or after January 1, 1957:
      • Two (2) doses of measles-containing vaccine administered since January 1, 1968.
      • One (1) dose of mumps vaccine.
    • Serologic confirmation of immunity to measles, rubella, mumps, hepatitis B or varicella is acceptable. Evidence of measles, rubella, mumps and varicella consist of a laboratory report that indicates either confirmation of immunity or infection. A copy of the immunization record should be submitted to Admissions secretary Ms. Perring as a process for admission. During the nursing program, each student will be asked to submit evidence of current immunization requirements to the office. If there are further questions regarding this requirement, call the main office at 361-698-2860.

    3. CPR Course

    Current CPR course completion card from American Heart Association Health Care Provider or American Red Cross Professional Rescuer. The CPR card expiration date must fall beyond the last day of clinical for the semester.

    4. Physical Exam

    A standard departmental physical examination to provide evidence of good physical and mental health. Failure to reveal prior or present physical or emotional illness will place a student as subject to dismissal. While information will be held in confidence there are certain circumstances that, for the student's protection as well as others, make health information disclosure a necessity.

  • BSN-Bound Articulation Agreements

    • Midwestern State University
    • Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
    • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
    • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center-El Paso Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing
    • University of Houston
    • University of Texas at Tyler
    • RN to BSN Online - A comprehensive directory of RN to BSN programs online
  • Educational Alliances

    • American Sentinal University
    • Chamberlain College of Nursing
    • Grand Canyon University
    • University of Phoenix
    • Western Governors University

Page last updated February 12, 2019.

Program Resources

Contact Information

Nurse Education
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, Tx 78404
(361) 698-2860