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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

Selection for nursing program admission is competitive and based on the Admission Score. Students that have have completed 15 or more credits at Lower Columbia College are given priority for admission. If space is available after admitting qualified LCC applicants, the non-LCC applicants will be selected in order of admission score.

Students are selected by admission score with LCC students given priority. Non-LCC applicants will be selected if space is available.

The Admission Score consists of points from: course completion, Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) composite score, healthcare work experience, international student status, and military service.

To be eligible for admission consideration, applicant must have:

  • Current certification as a nursing assistant (NA-C) 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 Exam:

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

Healthcare Work Experience points are awarded as follows:

  • 7 points for 500 hours of documented work experience in the last two years as a NA-C or in a healthcare position that requires certification as a nursing assistant (NA-C)
  • 4 points for 500 hours of documented work experience in the last two years in healthcare positions not requiring certification as a nursing assistant (examples: medic, corpsman, medical assistant, medical reception, medical records, pharmacy technician, and others)

International student points are awarded as follows:

  • 5 points for LCC students studying under and F1 or M1 student visa
  • Points cannot be received for both healthcare work experience and international student status

Military service points are awarded as follows:

  • 5 points are awarded to those who are currently serving in any branch of U.S. military or are veterans of any branch of U.S. military with an honorable discharge

LPN2RN - Campus Based Opt-in 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 completed all support courses with a grade of C (2.0) or above, documented by official transcripts
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 in all support courses
  • Achieve the minimum score of 68% correct on the Kaplan Transitions Exam
  • 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 on a space-available basis by total admission points. Admission points consist of the composite scores on the Nursing Admission Exams (Kaplan Transitions Exam, TEAS) and optional miliary points.

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
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 in all support courses
  • Achieve a minimum score of 68% correct on the Kaplan Transitions Exam
  • 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 on a space-available basis by total admission points. Admission points consist of the composite scores on the Nursing Admission Exams (Kaplan Transitions Exam, TEAS) and optional miliary points.

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

  Donovan Tate, Health Careers Specialist
  (360) 442-2351
  dtate@lowercolumbia.edu

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