How to Qualify to Apply for Admission to the Nursing Program

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Programs

 

For specific degree requirements click the above button. Select the 'Nursing' tab, then click on the Program Planner for the degree you are interested in.

 

Nursing Assistant

No prerequisite courses are required. Student must be at least 16 years of age and meet clinical agency requirements.


 

Registered Nurse

Admission is competitive. Must have:

  • Current certification as a nursing assistant in Washington or Oregon
  • Completion of Required Support Courses with a grade of C (2.0) or above and a minimum 2.8 cumulative grade point on required support courses.
  • Minimum Test Scores on the required Nursing Admission Exams:

Course completion points for required support courses are awarded as follows:

  • 7 points for an A
  • 6 points for an A-
  • 5 points for a B+
  • 4 points for a B
  • 3 points for a B-
  • 2 points for a C+
  • 1 point for a C

For admission:

If the student meets the minimum required scores on both Nursing Admission Exams, the score from the Critical Thinking Exam and the total score from the TEAS are added to the Course Completion Points. Students are selected for admission based on total points earned. LCC students that have completed 15 credits or more are served first.


 

LPN2RN - Campus Option

Due to program changes we will not be admitting LPNs to the Campus Option until Fall 2017. The next admission cycle will be April 15, 2017 through June 30, 2017.

To be eligible students must:

  • Have graduated from a state board of nursing approved PN program
  • Hold a current unrestricted license as a practical nurse in Washington or Oregon
  • Have completed all support courses with a grade of C (2.0) or above, documented by official transcripts. 
  • Achieve the minimum score of 68% correct on the Kaplan Transitions Assessment
  • Achieve the minimum required scores on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
      • Reading: 69%
      • Math: 63.3%
      • Science: 45.8%
      • English: 60%

Qualified applicants are selected based on total points on the Nursing Admission Exams on a space-available basis.

For more information contact:

For advising contact:


 

LPN2RN - eLearning Option

To be eligible students must:

  • Have graduated from a state board of nursing approved PN program
  • Hold a current unrestricted license as a practical nurse in Washington or Oregon
  • Have worked a minimum of 1,000 hours as an LPN in the last three years
  • Have completed all support courses with a grade of C (2.0) or above, documented by official transcripts.
  • Achieve a minimum score of 68% correct on the Kaplan Transitions Assessment
  • Achieve the minimum required scores on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
      • Reading: 69%
      • Math: 63.3%
      • Science: 45.8%
      • English: 60%

Qualified applicants are selected based on total points on the Nursing Admission Exams and space availability.

For more information contact:

For advising contact:


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
  bylen@lowercolumbia.edu

Nursing Program Advising

  Leszek Cromwell, Education Planner
  360.442.2425
  lcromwell@lowercolumbia.edu

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