LPN to RN Advanced Placement Requirements

Requirements for applicants who are Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) seeking advanced placement into CCBC’s RN program:

Apply to CCBC and follow the Admissions process.

If questions call 724-480-3504.

Have all transcripts from previous Colleges and High School sent to:

Community College of Beaver County/Admissions
1 Campus Drive
Monaca, PA 15061

Schedule an Admissions interview by calling 724-480-3504

Once all transcripts and your current LPN license are on file with admissions, you are required to schedule an appointment with counseling by calling 724-480-3421.

If accepted, students must take NURS 200. This is two credit course and must be paid for at the time of registration. For questions about financial aid contact 724-480-3501.

The applicant must complete the following four courses, or their equivalent, with a grade of “C” or greater prior to being considered for admission: These classes must be completed by the end of the fall term in which you are applying to the LPN to RN program:

The remaining three courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or greater prior to beginning the fall ADN semester. Note: If you already completed the course/s the grade must be a "C" or greater.

In addition, you will be required to complete these two classes: Note: If you already completed the course/s the grade must be a "C" or greater.


October/early November: Receive information to come in and test for CCBC’s LPN to RN program.

November:  Take the Practical Nursing to ADN Bridge Program Pre-entrance Exam. The cost for the exam is $25.00.  A minimum score of 74% is required to be considered.  Placement into the Nursing III ADN course is on a SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS.  This is a medical-surgical nursing exam (similar to the PN NCLEX exam). 

January: Notification of Acceptance

Once accepted the following must be completed:

Nursing III ADN begins in May:

CPR Certification, Physical Exam, Evidence of Immunizations, PA Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Clearance, FBI Fingerprint Clearance.

The ADN program is accredited by:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020

Note: Placement into Nursing III ADN will be on a SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS.  The previously listed requirements are minimum criteria. Applicants who meet minimum criteria will be considered for admission into the program. However, meeting minimal criteria does not guarantee admission into the program. Available spaces will be divided equally between re-admission applicants and LPN advanced placement applicants.

  * This information is subject to change - please contact Admissions and Registration for program details *