LPN-RN Advanced Placement Application
LPN-RN applications are taken from October 20, 2017 – February 20, 2018. The challenge is done at the end of the Spring semester. Successful applicants begin Nurs201 in the Fall semester.
Information sessions are generally held the fourth Thursday of the month. They are held at 3:30pm in Grupp 442.
To attend an information session email ADNursingDirector@bucks.edu
You will need to enter the date you attended the information session on the application.
A few notes about applying to the clinical component in AD Nursing.
- Anyone can apply. Application does not guarantee admission however, you cannot be accepted if you don’t apply. You do need to meet high school requirements and request a 2035 major. You must have the co-requisite courses listed in order to be eligible to challenge.
- There are no paper applications. You do not need an appointment with a nursing faculty member to apply.
- Ask your assigned advisor for guidance
- Your application must be accurate
- Please check your Student Planning Module for correct grades and information
- Make sure you enter the number of your valid Pennsylvania Practical Nursing License
Applications are reviewed and ranked by the following requirements.
- Be currently enrolled in the College;
- Meet high school requirements;
- Be a curriculum Code of 2035 (Nursing);
- Have completed all prequisite/co-requisite courses;
- Have a grade of B or better in BIOL181, BIOL182, and BIOL228 prior to Challenging;
- Have a grade of C or better in ALL courses required in the Nursing Program of Study
- Have taken BIOL181, BIOL182, BIOL228, HLTH120N, and PSYC110 within the seven (7) years prior to acceptance;
- Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 at BCCC.
- Students who are Bucks County residents, have completed the highest number of credits in the Nursing Program of Study at BCCC with a final grade of C or better, will be considered first, after meeting all of the above criteria.
Challenge notifications are sent out mid-March by email to the @live.bucks.edu email account. Applicants are required to respond to the Director via e-mail by the date in the correspondence in order to be considered for the Challenge. The correspondence will include information on time and date of med administration exam, dates for the Challenge, and open lab times for practice.
Once the required response e-mail is received, applicants receive an e-mail detailing challenge information and receive dosage calculation practice sheets.