ADVANCED PLACEMENT (PRACTICAL NURSES) FROM PN TO ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING PROGRAM

The LPN to ADN Transition program at BCCC offers students who have completed the Licensed Practical Nursing diploma the ability to utilize their education and work experience to finish the Associate Degree Nursing program in four semesters.

Course Credit Hours
**BIO 168 Anatomy & Physiology 4
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
Placement out of or completion of DMA 10-50 is required to submit an application to the ADN Program.to RN transition program.

LPN to ADN Transition

The LPN to ADN Transition program at BCCC offers students who have completed the Licensed Practical Nursing diploma the ability to utilize their education and work experience to finish the Associate Degree Nursing program in four semesters. To be considered for the program, students must have completed a regionally accredited Practical Nursing Program within two years of application date (official transcript required) or have verification of 12 months of employment within the past 2 years as a LPN functioning in a role requiring practical nursing skills. Each applicant will be evaluated and awarded points using the specified criteria that can be found on the Allied Health Admissions page. Those applicants with highest rank will be selected to continue in the admissions process. Space is contingent upon how many seats are available because that number fluctuates every year. Students accepted into the program are given credit for NUR 111 and complete ADN course sequencing with their cohort.

Admission to a nursing program is competitive and based upon the selection of those candidates who possess the ability to succeed in a demanding academic program. The number of students accepted in the nursing programs cannot exceed the maximum number approved by the NC Board of Nursing and available clinical space.

Each applicant will be evaluated and awarded points using the criteria below. Those applicants with highest rank will be selected to continue in the admissions process including a physical, immunization records, and CPR requirements. If two or more students have the same rank, GPA will determine admission. Nursing application date will be the determining factor if rank and GPA are the same.

Academic Performance (200 points) 

  • Grade from NUR 101 (or first semester PN class).

GPA

  • GPA from first semester non-core general ed classes (BIO 168** and PSY 150)
  • Divide GPA by .02
  • Any of the following classes can be added to the application for additional GPA points: BIO 169**, PSY 241, CIS 110, Humanities elective, ENG 111, ENG 112 (or 114).

Students in nursing programs must achieve a ā€œCā€ or above in all curriculum courses. This includes all nursing and nonnursing courses in the Associate Degree Nursing and Practical Nursing curriculums.

**5 year time limit.

Course Completed Class Lab Clinical Contact Credit
SPRING, FIRST YEAR: . . . . .
NUR 112 Health Illness Concepts 3 0 6 9 5
3 0 6 9 5
Total . . . 18 10
Summer . . . . .
NUR 211 Health Care Concepts 3 0 6 9 5
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 3 0 0 3 3