LPN - RN Bridge Admission Option

For LPNs who have graduated within 3 years from one of the schools who have articulation agreements with BCC. These include: Diman Regional, Bristol-Plymouth, Upper Cape Cod Regional, Southeastern Regional Practical Nursing Program, or Tri-County RVTHS (subject to change).

You are eligible to apply after completing all pre-admission criteria.

Part I:    

Complete all pre-admission and pre and co-requisite courses to be eligible. See courses below: 

Pre-admission courses with a B- or better:

  • High school Algebra I, equivalent or higher
  • High school Chemistry with lab, equivalent or higher
  • BIO 233 (Anatomy & Physiology 1) or equivalent
  • ENG 101 (English Composition 1), ENG 102 or degree in the discipline
  • PSY 101 (General Psychology) or higher
  • CSS 101 College Success Seminar

Pre and Co-Requisite Courses:

  • BIO 234 (Human Anatomy and Physiology II) or equivalent
  • PSY 252 (Child Development) or equivalent

Meeting these minimum criteria places the applicant in the selection pool but does not guarantee admissions.

Qualified applicants are accepted to the LPN-to-RN Bridge Transition Course (Part II) on a space-available basis.

Part II:

After successful completion of the LPN-to-RN Bridge Transition Course (approximately 3 weeks), the applicant will be awarded 16 credits for NUR 101 and NUR 102 and is eligible for entrance into the third semester of the nursing program and the associated nursing courses. (NUR 201- Care of the Adult I and NUR 100- Introduction to Professional nursing). These LPN students are integrated into the existing second level student group who are also entering these courses.

Please note: Students must satisfy all curriculum requirements to obtain an Associate Degree in Nursing. Additional insurance, professional, and health screenings may be required to meet Nursing Program requirements. Please see the academic catalog for a complete listing of requirements.

Apply by April 1

Priority is given to students who apply by April 1 for the next academic year. Applications are only complete when all requirements listed above are fulfilled. Selection is competitive and based upon academic record and space available.

For questions or more information, contact:

BCC Admissions
Commonwealth College Center
777 Elsbree Street
Fall River, MA 02720
508.678.2811, ext. 2947