Lower Columbia College is thrilled to announce the Fall 2024 launch of our newest bachelor's degree program: a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

Applications are now open!

A few facts about the program:

  • The RN to BSN program is a post-licensure pathway designed for students who have obtained a Washington RN license by the time classes start in September.
  • The RN to BSN program is a selective admission program. Selective admission criteria are used when there are more applicants to the program than seats available.
  • Graduates of LCC’s associate degree nursing program (AN-DTA/MRP) may be able to complete the RN to BSN program in as little as one year (3 quarters) of full-time enrollment (15 credits per quarter, 45 credits total).
  • This is a hybrid program, with classes meeting in-person once a week.
  • Both full- and part-time pathways are available.

Apply for a bachelor's degree program today

Already Applied for the BAS Program? Make an appointment with your advisor.


Deadline to Apply:
May 1, 2024

Deadline to Apply:
May 1, 2024

Applications Open


  Important Notice

New and returning students (who have been away from LCC for 2 or more years) should apply to Lower Columbia College prior to applying for a BAS program. Current LCC students (and those returning within 2 years) do not need to apply to LCC.  Just complete your BAS application and make an appointment with your advisor. 

Bachelor's Degree Program Details


What is a Bachelor of Applied Science degree?

LCC's Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree programs are undergraduate programs designed to provide students with a practical and applied education in a specific field. Unlike traditional Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees, which often emphasize humanities or theoretical math and science, a BAS degree focuses on hands-on, real-world applications of knowledge. These programs are tailored to meet the needs of industries requiring skilled professionals with a strong foundation in both theoretical concepts and practical skills. The curriculum includes a combination of technical coursework, practical training, and general education requirements, ensuring graduates are well-prepared for immediate entry into the workforce. BAS degrees are particularly beneficial for individuals seeking career advancement or a transition to a new field, as they offer a targeted and career-oriented approach to education.

Sometimes referred to as a 4-year degree, Bachelor's degree programs at LCC can be completed on varying timelines to accommodate your schedule, full-time or part-time. These degrees admit students that have completed an AAS or AAS-T degree or 90 credits at an accredited institution.

LCC currently offers two Bachelor of Applied Science programs. Class types include in-person, online and hybrid. Learn more about our available programs below and apply today!


Contact Us

Director of BAS Programs

 Michaela Jackson

 mjackson@lowercolumbia.edu
 360.442.2623

Career Pathways Advisor

 Stacie Johnson

 sjohnson@lowercolumbia.edu
 360.442.2351

University Center Program Specialist

 Jenny Smith 

 jsmith@lowercolumbia.edu
 360.353.7802

General Questions

 bas.oltm@lowercolumbia.edu