Tompkins Cortland Community College

Enrollment Services

Other requirements

Nursing Program Application — Personal Statement

In addition to the Tompkins Cortland admissions application, nursing applicants must also submit the personal statement and return it with your application.

Health Certificate

A complete physical exam by a licensed practitioner is mandatory for all new students entering the nursing program. A PPD (tuberculosis test) current within six months is mandatory. In the event of a positive PPD test, a follow-up chest x-ray is required. Health certificate and complete instructions are provided by the Enrollment Services Center.


All students must have malpractice insurance while in the nursing program.


Students must be CPR/AED certified at the professional rescuer level before entering the nursing program. CPR/AED certification must be kept current while in the program.