2019-2020 Catalog

Educational Mobility Policy

Admission Requirements

  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) who apply to BCC’s Associate in Science degree in Nursing may challenge the first two nursing courses (NUR-101 and NUR-102) through a standardized theoretical test (NCLEX or HESI mobility). The LPN who immediately enters the Associate Degree program within one year of graduation from an approved PN program may use their successful NCLEX exam as the standardized theoretical test. The LPN who does not immediately enter the Associate Degree program within one year of graduating from an approved PN program will be required to pass the HESI Mobility Exam with a score of 850.Applicants who pass the challenge examinations will receive 17 credits for NUR 101 and NUR 102 upon admission.
  • Applicants seeking to bridge into NUR 201 will take the HESI LPN-ADN Entrance Exam the March and/or June prior to application.For example, applicants will take the March 2019 and/or June 2019 HESI exam(s) for mobility application by June 30, 2019.
  • Applicants must have proof of licensure as a practical nurse by August 10 of the year of admission into the Associate Degree in nursing program.
  • Admission into the Associate Degree in nursing program requires the successful completion of a “bridge” course (NUR-106) during the summer of the year of admission.
  • A minimum of five (5) seats are reserved for students who declare intention to transit to LPN/and mobility pathway and have met all ADN admission requirements.
  • Attendance at a nursing information session is mandatory.
  • Applicants will notify the Director of Nursing of their intention to bridge by February 1st of the year of application.
  • The applicant must submit an LPN/ADN matriculation form by June 30th of the year of application into the Associate Degree in nursing program.

Admission Criteria

  • Minimum GPA OF 2.0
  • Completion of prerequisite courses, including;
    • Chemistry: Completion of college chemistry (CHM-150 or CHM-101) with a grade of C (73) or better or one year of high school college preparatory chemistry with a grade of C (73) or better, completed within the last seven years, or a (77) or better after January 2018.
    • BIO-201, BIO-202 (Anatomy & Physiology 4 credits); each with a grade of C (73) or better within seven years.
    • Important Note:Students who have not completed BIO-201, BIO-201, BIO-202, BIO-207 and/or CHM-150 or CHM-101 prior to January 1, 2018 will be required to earn a grade of C+ (77) or better to be eligible to apply for admission to the ADN program.
    • Math: ACCUPLACER Next Generation QAS score of 262 or greater OR successful completion of MAT 029, MAT 029C, or MAT 136 or higher (with a minimum grade of C). (MAT-123 Statistics recommended for transfer).
    • ENG-101, PSY-107, and PSY-204 with a grade of C (73) or better
  • Students not matriculating within one year of graduation must have proof of employment as an LPN for a minimum of 6 months to 1 year of clinical experience within two years of admission into the Associate Degree in nursing program.

RN/BS (University of Massachusetts, Amherst):

BCC provides students with a dedicated RN/BS in nursing program advisor, in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts, Amherst RN/BS in nursing program.Students can complete through their junior year at BCC and transfer to the University as seniors.There are two program completion options, a one year full time and a two year, part time option.The senior year is administered online.See BCC catalog for specific details of program completion options and graduation requirements.(www.berkshirecc.edu/catalog)

In the case of extenuating circumstances, exceptions may be made regarding the time restriction for accepting prerequisite courses.

Revised: ADN Faculty Committee, 5/22/2019