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
MTH 105 or higher Math in Society 4
WR 121
Academic Composition

PSY 215

Developmental Psychology


FN 225

Human Nutrition


WR 122 or
WR 227

Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition
Technical Writing


CH 104 or
CH 221

Introduction to Chemistry*
General Chemistry I*


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



*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