Nursing Advanced Placement Program

To qualify as a candidate for Advanced Placement (LPN to RN) you must have the following:

  • Current resident status for the COCC college district. See the COCC website for residency requirements.
  • Current State of Oregon LPN license that must be active and unencumbered.
  • 400 hours of direct patient care experience in an acute or long-term (skilled) setting, or 600 hours of direct patient care in other nursing settings such as clinics, home health, or assisted living as an LPN within the last two years. 
  • Official copy of transcripts showing completion of the required prerequisite and support courses (or their equivalent).


 You must complete all of the Nursing prerequisites before entering the program.

  • BI231 - Anatomy and Physiology I*
  • BI232 - Anatomy and Physiology II*
  • BI233 - Anatomy and Physiology III*
  • BI234 - Microbiology*
  • GS 105, CHEM 104 or CHEM 221 - Chemistry*
  • MTH95 - Intermediate Algebra or higher
  • WR121 - English Composition
  • WR 122 or WR 227 - English Composition
  • Human Nutrition: FN 225
  • Developmental Psychology: PSY 215 or PSY 215N
  • CIS 120 or pass the computer competency exam*

 *The science and computer courses must have been completed within 5 years prior to admission.  Older course work may be accepted by petition process on a case-by-case basis.

In addition to completing all prerequisites with a "C" grade or better, applicants must  have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher between WR 121, Math 95 (or higher), BI 231, BI 232, BI 233 and BI 234.

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