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.

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
CHEM 104, or
CHEM 221
Introduction to Chemistry 1*
General Chemistry I*
MTH 105 or higher
Math In Society
WR 121  Academic Composition
WR 122, or
WR 227
Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition
Technical Writing
FN 225, or
HHP 240
Human Nutrition
Science of Nutrition
 PSY 215  Developmental Psychology 4
CIS 120, or
Computer Concepts
Pass 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 105 (or higher), BI 231, BI 232, BI 233 and BI 234.

Readmission Advanced Placement Transer Student Policies