Admission to the Nursing Program is competitive. Applicants must receive passing scores on the Nursing Admission Exams in order to be eligible for consideration.

Admission Exams

Campus-Based AN-DTA Registered Nurse

LPN Entry (LPN2RN) to Registered Nurse Program

  • Test of Essential Abilities (TEAS)
  • Kaplan Fundamentals Exam
    • This exam is 70 questions administered over 102 minutes, replacing the now retired Transitions Exam. To prepare for this exam, it is recommended to review any NCLEX-PN preparation guide.
    • Please note that Kaplan Transitions Exam scores from previous application cycles cannot be used for the current admission cycle.

For information about the TEAS preparation course offered at LCC, please contact Alejandra Sanchez, Health Careers Specialist,, (360) 442-2355.

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.

General Exam Information

  • Admission tests are scheduled by the Testing Center after the nursing application has been processed.
  • Prior test component scores from LCC, or another testing center, may be used to meet the required minimum subject area scores. Component scores from a single or multiple attempts may be utilized to meet minimum score requirements for all four subject areas.
    • Reading: 69%
    • Math: 63.3%
    • Science: 45.8%
    • English: 60%
  • In a situation where it is necessary to use the TEAS score to determine admission priority in a tie-breaking situation, the highest submitted composite score which falls within the permissible testing window (i.e., 2 years prior to application closing date) will be utilized.
  • The TEAS Version 7 has been offered since June 3, 2022. TEAS Version 6 scores may be utilized to qualify for admission as long as the exam was taken within two calendar years of the application closing date.
  • Testing dates are typically between April 15 and July 20 for cycle 1 (fall/winter admission); and August 15 and November 15 for cycle 2 (winter/spring admission).
  • If testing accommodations are required, this must be arranged before scheduling the exam.
  • Arrive 15 minutes early on the day of your exam.
  • Bring photo identification to the testing site.
  • Scores will be available immediately upon completion of the exam.

Special Accommodations

If you need accommodations for testing, contact Disability and Access Services.


Last updated 03-21-2024.

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