Program applicants must achieve pre-determined COMPASS or ACT scores. Compass 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 twice a year during the fall and spring semesters.
Students must indicate their preference of Acadian or Westside sites. 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 include but 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.
Practical Nursing Student Handbook
Practical Nursing Technical Diploma Checklist
Practical Nursing Technical Diploma MyMap