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Licensed Practical Nursing Program

Admission Requirements


  • Have achieved a passing score on both the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Skills Assessment Tests.
  • Score a 35/40 on M1 Arithmetic and M2 Algebra of the Math COMPASS or CUNY Exemption
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.70 must be obtained, with a minimum grade of C or better in COMM 11, ENG 10 or 11, PSY 11. If a student has earned a passing grade of "C-", "D+", "D","D-" or a failing grade of "F" or "WU" in COMM 11, ENG 10 or 11, or PSY 11, the student will not be eligible for admission into the Licensed Practical Nursing Program (LPNP) even if she/he retakes the course. A "C+" or better is required in BIO 23. BIO 23 may be repeated once to achieve a grade of "C"+ or better. This policy also applies to students who transfer into BCC's LPNP from other institutions.
  • Complete all remediation courses per CUNY policy.
  • BCC students out for one year or more will be held to the new standards.
  • Transfer students from other institutions must be in good academic standing. Students who are on academic probation, have failed out of a nursing program, or have been dismissed(ethical, integrity or safety issues) from any nursing program at a previous school (LPN/RN) are not eligible for admission to the BCC Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program.

Students must provide documentation for one of the following categories:

  1. U.S. Citizenship.
  2. Permanent Residency.
  3. International Student with F1 Status.
  4. Granted Asylum, Refugee Status, Temporary Protected Status, Withholding of Removal, Deferred Enforced Departure, or Deferred Action Status by the U.S. government.

In addition to College tuition costs the student is required to:

  1. Be medically cleared through the College's Health Services Office.
  2. Have completed Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS).
  3. Purchase malpractice insurance through the College.
  4. Be prepared to pay the cost for taking competency exams at the end of each clinical semester and the cost of the New York State Board NCLEX-PN Examination at the completion of the program.
Please Note: Science courses older than seven years must be repeated while in the program. Students must maintain a grade of C in all supporting course work (BIO 24, BIO 28, NTR 11, PHM 11). Students may repeat each supporting course with a grade of C- or less once in order to achieve a C grade.

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