Admission Requirements

Additional admission information and requirements for the ADN program are as follows: Note: Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the programs.

  • Applications are accepted from September to February 1 for the upcoming fall admission.‚Äč
  • Complete the online nursing application.  When prompted, login to the myLCCC Student Portal and choose the application for the program to which you wish to apply.
Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)
  • Students must meet high school requirements as outlined by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing (Title 49, Ch. 21). These requirements must also be met by students who have a GED, a foreign high school diploma or any non-course equivalency diploma. Students who do not meet the high school requirements may proceed with their application by completing the acceptable substitutes as outlined below, prior to applying for admission.
  • Four units of high school English. An acceptable substitute for the English requirement is a score of four or higher on the College Success Sentence Skills/English Placement Test.
  • Three units of high school Social Studies. An acceptable substitute for the Social Studies requirement is a score of 94 or higher on College Success Reading Placement Test or by completing RSS 100 with a grade of C or higher.
  • Two units of high school mathematics, one of which must be Algebra with a C or higher. An acceptable substitute for the mathematics requirement is Math 090 or Math 105 with a grade of C or higher. The appropriate mathematics course will be determined by student’s score on the College Success Algebra Placement Test.
  • Two units of high school science with a lab with a grade of C or higher. An acceptable substitute for the science high school requirement is BIO 105 with lab and CHE 106 with lab with a grade of C or higher.
  • Students applying to the program must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.20.
  • Students must register, test and submit scores from the ATI TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) by the February 1 deadline of the application year. Students may take the TEAS test twice in one academic year, which is defined as fall, spring and summer semesters. The higher score will be considered for admission purposes. Scores must be within one year of applying for admission. Cost for the test is the student’s responsibility. Students are required to take the test at LCCC. No scores will be accepted after February 1. Information on registering for the TEAS test may be found at:
  • Students must apply to Lehigh Carbon Community College and have a current application when applying for admission. Students will need to take all placement tests unless told they are exempt by a health care advisor. Students must also submit an additional “Restricted Program Application” to the program by February 1 for the upcoming fall admission.
  • Students must submit all “Official” high school transcripts, technical school transcripts, and college transcripts, with the exception of Lehigh Carbon Community College transcripts.
  • Foreign transcripts must be officially evaluated on a course-by-course basis by either WES (World Educational Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators) and sent to Lehigh Carbon Community College Student Records and Registration, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville, PA 18078. These transcripts must be received and officially evaluated prior to February 1.
  • Students must have received a C or higher in all general education and science classes within the ADN curriculum taken prior to admission or these classes will need to be repeated if accepted into the program.
  • For admission and program requirements, any student who has completed Anatomy and Physiology I and II or Microbiology more than seven years before starting the program will need to repeat those courses.
  • There is an opportunity for Advanced Placement for students who have successfully completed an ACEN-accredited nursing program course with a C+ or higher. Advanced Placement must be submitted and evaluated by the Associate Dean of Accreditation prior to applying to the program.
Summer Admission Requirements for Accepted Students

The following needs to be completed prior to start of program:

After written notification of acceptance to the Nursing program, the student is required to upload the following documents to their Castlebranch account for final acceptance into the program. This paperwork is required to start nursing classes in the fall and to participate in the clinical component of the Nursing program. (Necessary paperwork will be distributed and discussed at Orientation.)
  • Current CPR certification through either the American Red Cross or American Heart Association (must be certification for health care providers).
  • Current health examination. (Please refer to list of ADN Health Requirements—see Section 4.)
  • Current immunizations record. (Please refer to list of ADN Health Requirements—see Section 4.)
  • Current State Police criminal check and FBI check that shows the applicant is felony free for ten (10) years. This requirement is related to the Nurse Practice Act (Act No. 185-109) of Pennsylvania which states “… The Board of Nursing shall not issue a license or certificate      to an applicant who has been convicted of a felonious act prohibited by the Act of April 14, 1972 (P.L. 233, No. 64), known as “The Controlled Substance, Drug Device and Cosmetic Act,” or convicted of a felony related to a controlled substance in a court of law of the United States or any other state, territory or country, unless: at least ten years have elapsed from the date of conviction…” In addition, applicants must be free of Prohibitive Offenses (which includes certain drug and substance abuse violations) as found in the Pennsylvania Older Adult Protective Services Act 169 of 1996 and as amended by Act 13 of 1997, within their lifetime. The student must not have
not been convicted of a driving under the influence of intoxicating liquors and/or drugs within five (5) years of participation in the program. In the event a student is permitted to participate in the program and then it is learned that he/she does not meet the criteria as set forth herein, they will be immediately removed from the program. The student must self-disclose any arrest after their acceptance in the program.
  • Current FBI fingerprint clearance.
  • Current Child Abuse Clearance that demonstrates child abuse-free in lifetime.
  • Current negative drug and alcohol screen.
  • All documents must be uploaded to “Castle Branch” which is a medical housing system database; the student is responsible for the fee.