Complete your Nursing Bachelor's Degree. Program 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 will be a hybrid program, with classes meeting in-person one evening a week.
  • Both full- and part-time pathways will be available.
  • We are pursuing national accreditation as soon as possible for the RN to BSN program through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Applications open

If you have not attended Lower Columbia College within the past two (2) years, please apply now.

  Lower Columbia College (LCC) cannot currently enroll international students in the Bachelor of Nursing (BSN) program, because the BSN is not yet certified for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). We are pursuing certification with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to issue and maintain the Form I-20 for this program. We encourage you, prospective international student, to stay in touch and revisit this webpage in early 2025 for an update.

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Our Approval

The RN to BSN degree program at Lower Columbia College is initially approved to accept students by the Washington State Board of Nursing.

Contact Nursing Programs

We are located on the second floor of the Health & Science Building. Stop by during regular office hours, or call (360) 442-2860 to make an appointment. For a full list of all nursing faculty and staff, please see our Contact Us page.

General Healthcare Program Inquiries

  Health & Science Building, 2nd floor
   (360) 442-2860
Fax: (360) 442-2879

Nursing Program Inquiries

  Bev Ylen, Program Coordinator
  (360) 442-2860

Pre-Nursing Education Planning/Advising

  Alejandra Sanchez, Health Careers Specialist
  (360) 442-2355