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How to Apply for Admission to the Nursing Program

Scroll down for application procedure, dates and forms.

Traditional RN Program

Students must have completed, or be enrolled in, the required support courses. A minimum grade of C (2.0) must be earned in all required courses, with an overall grade point average of 2.8 or higher. All must be completed before final admission to the program will be granted. It is recommended that all additional required support courses be completed before beginning the program. Only courses that have been completed count toward admission points.

LPN Entry

Students must have completed the required support courses with a minimum grade of C (2.0) and an overall grade point average of 2.8 or higher in these courses.

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.

Application Procedure

Print and complete the application, attach all required documents, include a check or money order for $10 made payable to Lower Columbia College for the Nursing Application fee (non-refundable), and deliver or mail between the posted dates to:

Bev Ylen, Health Programs Coordinator
Lower Columbia College
Health & Science Bldg. # 202
1600 Maple Street
PO Box 3010
Longview, WA 98632


Application Dates

Registered Nurse Program

  • August 15, 2020 through October 31, 2020 for Winter 2021 and Spring 2021 admission

LPN2RN eLearning Program Option

  • April 15, 2021 through June 30, 2021 for Fall 2021 admission

LPN2RN Campus-Based Program Option

  • April 15, 2021 through June 30, 2021 for Fall 2021, Winter 2022, and Spring 2022 admission


Application Forms


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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