Nursing Smart Start Orientation

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.

At Nursing Smart Start 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 academic advising, career services, academic support coaching, wellness services, etc.

Fall Sessions

The Fall 2022 Nursing Smart Start sessions will be held in person at TCC Metro Campus Phillips Building. To attend, please register using the appropriate link below:

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 one of these fields.

Contact Your Academic Advisor

If you have questions or concerns email your assigned academic advisor or

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.