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.
No prerequisite courses are required. Student must be at least 16 years of age and
meet clinical agency requirements.
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 preference for admission.
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 course completion points, Test of Essential Academic
Skills (TEAS) composite score, and healthcare work experience points.
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
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)
LPN2RN - Campus Based Opt-in Option
The next admission cycle will be April 15, 2018 through June 30, 2018.
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
Achieve the minimum score of 68% correct on the Kaplan Transitions Exam
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.