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
GS 105, or
CHEM 104, or
CHEM 221
Physical Science: Chemistry*
Introduction to Chemistry I*
General Chemistry I*
5
5
5
MTH 95  Intermediate Algebra or higher 4
WR 121  Academic Composition
WR 122, or
WR 227
Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition
Technical Writing
4
4
FN 225, or
HHP 240
Human Nutrition
Science of Nutrition
4
3
 PSY 215  Developmental Psychology 4
CIS 120, or
Exam*
Computer Concepts
Pass Computer Competency exam*
4

*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.