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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).

Prerequisites:

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

Course Course Title Credits
BI 231  Anatomy and Physiology I* 4
BI 232  Anatomy and Physiology II* 4
BI 233  Anatomy and Physiology III* 4
BI 234  Microbiology* 4
MTH 105 or higher Math in Society 4
WR 121
Academic Composition
4

PSY 215

Developmental Psychology

4

FN 225

Human Nutrition

4

WR 122 or
WR 227

Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition
Technical Writing

4
4

CH 104 or
CH 221

Introduction to Chemistry*
General Chemistry I*

5
5

choose one of the following:

AH 115 or
COMM 115 or
COMM 218 or
COMM 219



Cultural Responsiveness in Allied Health
Introduction to Intercultural Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Small Group Communication

3-4

 

*The science 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 105 (or higher), BI 231, BI 232, BI 233 and BI 234.

Readmission Advanced Placement Transfer Student Policies