Smart Start Orientation provides prospective Nursing students with a realistic view of competitive admission processes and the commitment required to be successful in the TCC Nursing program. Completion of the Nursing Smart Start Orientation is mandatory before you enroll for the upcoming semester or apply to the Nursing program.

Smart Start Nursing Orientation

You can expect to learn about the following:

  • Essential functions in the registered nurse occupation
  • Drug testing
  • Academic and professional ethics
  • Immunization requirements
  • Clinical course completion
  • Student support services at TCC, such as career services, academic advising, wellness services, etc.

The TCC Smart Start Orientation for Nursing Applicants is required for anyone applying to the TCC Nursing Program. All students are welcome to attend, even if they are just interested in exploring this field.

A view of a pond with TCC Southeast Campus Building in the back ground and the shade of an oak tree in the foreground.

Spring 2024 Orientation

Self-Paced Orientation

We’re sorry we missed you at our live Spring 2024 Smart Start Orientations! However, you can still complete our self-paced online Nursing Smart Start. Please save the certificate you receive upon completion and present it to your Academic Advisor.

Begin Your Self-Paced Orientation

Contact Your Academic Advisor

If you have questions, please schedule a Starfish appointment with your assigned academic advisor. If you do not have an assigned advisor, then please visit with academic advising.

You can find instructions about making an appointment with your assigned advisor and meeting with academic advising on a walk-in basis at academic advising.

You can find your assigned academic advisor through Starfish:

  1. Log in to Starfish.
  2. From My Success Network, click the triangle beside your advisor’s name, then select Schedule Appointment.
  3. Select the type of appointment, adjust the date range as needed to find days and times that work for your schedule, then select a time from the list.
  4. Complete your sign-up by choosing your location (in-person, virtual, or phone appointment) and add a description of why you want to meet.
  5. Click confirm to finish scheduling the appointment.