Associate Degree Nursing Program
This is an opportunity to meet the Director of the nursing program and ask any questions you may have about the program. This includes information about applying and being eligible for conditional acceptance to the program. Come to an upcoming information session on one of the days listed below:
- Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm
- Wednesday, March 1st, 2023 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm
- Wednesday, April 5th, 2023 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm
- Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 from 12:00 - 1:00pm
Each session will be held via Zoom through the following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/8913045219
The Nursing Program consists of courses in liberal arts and selected sciences, as well as nursing courses. Each required nursing course must be taken in a designated sequence as knowledge builds from less complex to more complex. Each nursing course is made up of a theoretical and a clinical component. Students must successfully meet the objectives of both of these components and demonstrate increasing proficiency on all drug calculation exams that start at a minimum of 80%, in order to achieve a passing grade (of at least a C, defined as 73%) in each nursing course.
Nursing students must comply with the rules and policies as presented in the AD Nursing Student Handbook and the Catalog, accessible in the links below. Students, who meet criteria for readmission into the program, must comply with the Nursing Student Handbook that is in place for the class to which they have been readmitted.
The Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649.
The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Bucks County Community College located in Newtown, PA is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326, P.(404) 975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
Clinical Applications for the Associate Degree Nursing Program are available November 15th – February 15th for Clinical Component start in the following fall semester. Clinical Applications for the LPN to RN Advanced Placement are available May 15th – July 15th for anticipated placement to the Clinical Component in the following spring semester.