Program applicants must achieve pre-determined Accuplacer, Compass, or ACT scores. Accuplacer or ACT scores are required for admission into Baton Rouge Community College. Current test score requirements for the practical nursing program are available from the practical nursing office (225. 359.9233).
The application for admission to the practical nursing program can be obtained from
coordinator (225.359.9233) or from the website during the application period. Deadlines and detailed instructions for completing the admission application are included in the application packet.
Students admitted to the practical nursing program will receive additional instructions regarding
program requirements that may include, and are not limited to, submission of; a completed LSBPNE
evaluation form, personal health history and physical, a tuberculosis screening, various
immunizations/vaccinations, urine drug screen, and proof of cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification. A positive urine drug screen or any attempt to tamper with a specimen may disqualify an applicant and/or result in dismissal from the nursing program. Costs for all requirements are borne by the student.
Criminal Background Check
The LSBPNE requires practical nursing applicants to submit the following: birth certificate, finger-prints, and a criminal background check. Applicants who have been charged with, pled guilty or nolo contendere to, been convicted of, or committed a criminal offense that involves a crime of violence or distribution of drugs may be denied admission into the BRCC practical nursing program.
For additional information, contact Rhonda Picou at (225) 359-9310.