LPN to RN Entry Track

The Department of Nursing offers a track for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) to receive credit for previously acquired knowledge and skills in the attainment of the Associate of Science in Nursing Degree.


Admission Criteria 

Admission to the LPN-RN program is competitive. It is important to note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the program.

Admission to the program is based on the following criteria:

1. Applicants must attain a GPA of 2.8 or higher and grade of “C” or better in the 27 credit hours of prerequisite courses listed below:

*An additional prerequisite course has been added to the curriculum: BIOL 2104- General Microbiology. Fall 2019 applicants that are unable to complete this course by the fall 2019 application period are STILL ELIGIBLE TO APPLY. BIOL 2104 is a prerequisite requirement for NURS 2206.

* MUST be selected from “Approved Fine Arts and Humanities Courses” listed in the BRCC College Catalog. One Fine Art and one Humanities course are required for Graduation.

BRCC College Catalog

LPN-RN Nursing Associate of Science MyMap

2. Applicants must achieve a minimum score of 65% on the TEAS exam. The TEAS exam must be taken on the BRCC campus during specified times (scores from other sites are not admissible). Applicants will register for the exam during the application period provided below. A study guide from the publisher is available. One attempt is allowed per admission cycle. The admission exam score is valid for 3 years. If an applicant is not admitted during the initial application period, they will be allowed to retake the admission exam during the next application cycle. The most recent score will be used for admission. Students are limited to a total of two TEAS admission attempts. 

3. Applicants must achieve a score of 850 or better on each nursing challenge exam. 

4.  Applicants must be a graduate from an approved LPN program and hold an unencumbered license as a practical nurse in the state of Louisiana. 

The application for the LPN-RN program is only available  in the fall semester . The application period for our next admission cycle is Monday, November 4, 2019 through Friday, December 6, 2019.

Special admission process for BRCC Practical Nursing (PN) graduates: The BRCC PN graduate may progress to the BRCC ASN program and receive credit for NURS 1106 Fundamentals of Nursing and NURS 2106 Adult Nursing I provided all the following stipulations are met. The BRCC PN graduate must:


Students interested in applying to our program are encouraged to seek advising. We offer group advising sessions each semester. You can access the current schedule on the link below. 

Advising Sessions

Students can request advising appointments by completing the link provided below. Please read and complete all parts of the form. Dates will be updated each week.


Nursing Advising Request