Nursing Application Online

Application Procedure for Nursing Program

The following steps are required to apply to the Otero Junior College Nursing (ADN AAS) Program


Apply to Otero Junior College

~ You will receive a Banner S number (example: S1112223).

**This step must be completed first, before filling out the online nursing application.


Apply to Otero Junior College’s Nursing Program must complete the following five (4) general education prerequisites or be in progress during spring or summer semester to apply to the program. Applicants must submit updated transcripts at the end of the semester.

~ All Pre-Requisite Courses complete or last semester with a C or better at time of application:

  • English Composition I (3 credits)
  • Human Growth and Development (3 credits)*
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits)*
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credits)*
  • Nursing Accuplacer (score 61 or higher in elementary math, score 80 or higher in reading) – please schedule with Kim Juul at 719-384-6948.

~ Required General Education Courses – must earn a C or better. Required courses may be completed prior to program entrance or during the program.

  • BIO 216 Human Pathophysiology (4 credits)* (must be completed prior to entry into second year)
  • MAT 103 Clinical Calculations (3 credits) (Must be completed by end of the first semester)
  • HWE 100 (3 credits) or HPR 108 (1 credit) Human Nutrient (Must be completed by end of the first semester)
  • Elective courses – Humanities or Social Behavior Science. Elective must be from the Guaranteed Transfer Course list. (Must complete by the end of the last program semester)

*All science courses must be completed within seven (7) years of entry to OJC Nursing Program.

~ Use the Banner S number assigned to apply to the application listed on the bottom of the page of Nursing Application Link. Nursing Application
~ Programs offered are Traditional Weekday or Evening/Weekend.
~ An email confirmation will be sent once the application is completed.

  • Check junk mail or spam if you do not see the email in your inbox.

~ Application Status check is done through the Online Application Link.
~ For inaccurate information or email not received: email

  • Include your “S” number, name you put on application, best contact phone number and email, and specify the information that is incorrect or date you applied to check if your application went through.

Deadline to Apply
~ Last Working Day of June prior to Fall enrollment.

  • Applications and All Required Documents Must be submitted to be considered a complete application.

Competitive Scoring and Acceptance Process.
~ Completed applications with all transcripts and all documentations required will be reviewed by an admissions committee and then a next steps notification will be sent out.

o Provisional acceptance is based on a merit evaluation. Applicants meeting all admission criteria will be ranked on a point system. A maximum of 74 points will be awarded on the following criteria:

  • Prerequisites courses GPA
  • Completion of recommended general education courses at the time of application
  • Education points
  • Healthcare work experience
  • Military (Poof of Honorable Service)
  • Accuplacer Reading and Math Scores
  • Residency (Living with in OJC service area)

~ Please check your online status for notification of acceptance after the 3rd business day of April, May, June and July. If you do not get a notification after two (2) weeks from application deadline, please call 719-384-6898.
~ Incomplete applications will NOT be processed and not considered for admissions.
~ Applicants Accepted will be given notification and next steps instructions.


*Any inquires about the status of your application before the notification deadline will only slow the application process.

**If accepted into Program – all drug tests are administer randomly on our campus.


To Request information on our various nursing programs please fill out the form below:

Pre-Nursing Request for Program Information


NOTE: If you have questions about the program, application assistance, or to schedule an appointment, please contact Lynette Ramirez, Coordinator of OJC Nursing and Allied Health Programs at 719-384-6898 or email

   To review your application status, you can select the Check Status button on the Nursing Application page (this page). It is recommended that you do so often.

Begin or Edit Your Online Nursing Application:

IMPORTANT: You must certify that you have read, understood and complied with the above steps and have filed the appropriate applications before beginning or editing this application.