The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) is a five (5) semester, seventy-two (72) credit program designed to provide educational opportunities for individuals to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, values, and competencies required for safe nursing practice. The curriculum is based on the National League for Nursing Educational Competencies for Graduates of Associate Degree Nursing Programs. Graduates will receive the Associate of Science in Nursing degree, and are eligible to apply to write the National Council.
Graduates who receive the Associate of Science in Nursing degree will be eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), which must be passed before starting practice as a registered nurse (RN).
A selective admissions process is used to choose candidates for enrollment in the program. Admission to the program is competitive. It is important to note that meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the program.
Admission is based on the following criteria:
1. Applicants must obtain a GPA of 2.8 or higher and a grade of “C” or better in the 16 credit hours of prerequisite courses listed below:
- MATH 1213 College Algebra
- ENGL 1013 English Composition I
- BIOL 2213 Anatomy and Physiology I (3 credit hour lecture)
- BIOL 2211 Anatomy and Physiology l (1 credit hour lab)
- PSYC 2013 Introduction to Psychology
- ARTS or Humanities elective*
* MUST be selected from “Approved Fine Arts and Humanities Courses” listed in the BRCC College Catalog.
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- Applicants must achieve a minimum score of 65% on the TEAS exam. The TEAS exam scores
from other colleges through ATI are now being accepted if taken within the last five
- Applicants can register with ATI and take the exam anytime before the application
period. TEST SCORES MUST BE ATTACHED TO APPLICATION.
- Those applicants who decide not to take the TEAS early will register for the exam
during the application period. One attempt is allowed per admission cycle. The admission
exam score is valid for 5 years. Applicants can use test scores from another institution
if they are not older than 5 years.
- The number of prerequisite courses completed at BRCC is considered in the admission process.
- Applicants can take the TEAS Exam through BRCC in the Testing Center see informaition for Testing Center below.
The TEAS Exam is available for on-campus testing with BRCC’s Testing Center. The following dates and times should be available for registration in your ATI account.
· Friday, January 6 at 9:00 AM
· Monday, January 9 at 1:00 PM
· Wednesday January 11 at 9:00 AM
· Friday January 13 at 9:00 AM
· Wednesday January 18 at 9:00 AM
· Friday January 20 at 9:00 AM
· Monday January 23 at 1:00 PM
· Wednesday January 25 at 9:00 AM
· Friday January 27 at 9:00 AM
· Monday January 30 at 1:00 PM
· Wednesday February 1 at 9:00 AM
Mid-City Campus, Magnolia Building
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Clifton Fox, Director of Testing and Assessment
Beginning in (2023), the application Cycle for the RN program will be in the Spring and Fall semesters.
- The SPRING Application Cycle will be Tuesday, January 17, 2023 through Friday, February 3, 2023. All required Prerequisites Courses-16 Credit Hours must be completed Fall 2022.to be eligible to apply Spring 2023.
- The FALL Application Cycle will be Tuesday, September 5, 2023 through Tuesday, October 3, 2023. All required Prerequisites Courses-16 Credit Hours must be completed bSpring 2023 or Summer 2023 to be eligible to apply Fall 2023
Nursing Student Handbook
Handbook Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that the contents may or may not apply to you as a student. To ensure that you are meeting the requirements that apply to you, please consult the printed version of the catalog in effect at the time you were admitted to BRCC.
Application Process for the RN Program
The application for admission to the ASN Program is available on the BRCC website once a year during the spring semester. Deadlines and detailed instructions for completing the admission application and scheduling the admission exam are included in the application packet. Students admitted to the nursing program will receive additional instructions regarding program requirements that include but are not limited to: submission of personal health history, a physical examination, a TB skin test, various immunizations/vaccinations, a urine drug screen, and CPR 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 Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN) requires all applicants to complete an Application for Approval to Enroll in a Clinical Nursing Course form and an authorization form for 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 the right to practice nursing as a student in Louisiana.
LPN to RN Entry Track
The Department of Nursing offers an option for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) to receive credit for previously acquired knowledge and skills. Advanced standing is acquired through a similar admissions process as that described above, along with validation of current practical nurse licensure in the State of Louisiana and the use of challenge exams.