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


Career Pathways Advisor

 Stacie Johnson


University Center Program Specialist

 Jenny Smith 


General Questions