Nursing Smart Start Orientation

The TCC Smart Start Orientation for Nursing Applicants is required for anyone applying to the TCC Nursing Program. Live orientation events are offered twice a semester. Our Spring 2023 Orientations have concluded, however you also have the option of completing the self-paced orientation.


Unable to Attend? Complete the Self-Paced Online Orientation

If you were unable to attend the live orientation, you can still view the Smart Start content by completing the self-paced orientation. Please save the completion certificate you receive upon completion. You will upload it with your nursing application.

Complete Your Smart Start 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.


If you have questions, please make an appointment with your assigned academic advisor. If you do not have an assigned advisor, then please visit with academic advising on a walk-in basis, on campus or virtually, or email

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 for why you want to meet.
  5. Click confirm to finish scheduling the appointment.