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.


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

December:  Take the Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam (NACE I Foundations of Nursing) The cost for the exam is $60.00.  A minimum score of 74% is required to be considered.  Placement into the Nursing III ADN course is on a SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS.   To obtain the NACE I - 20 Page information bulletin is available by calling NLN testing services at 1-800-732-8656

 January: Notification of Acceptance

Once accepted the following must be completed:

Nursing III ADN begins in May:

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 the Information and Registration Center for program details *