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Selective Admission: Associate Degree Nursing (to become an RN)

Initial Admission

The process for applying is a Complete Application Packet format. Students must submit all documents below in one envelope to be considered for the program.

Deadline to Apply for Spring 2025: October 15, 2024

Deadline to Apply for Fall 2025: March 1, 2025

Step 1. Create a Selective Admissions System account (new window). Once you have an active account you can print a program checklist to begin the process. You must submit the checklist with your packet. Please make sure you select no more than two campus locations. You can apply for a total of two selective admission programs.

Step 2. Students who are not currently enrolled in classes at BCTC must fill out an application for admission (new window). Students who are currently enrolled in classes at BCTC will not need to reapply. 

Step 3. Attend a mandatory preadmission conference with the Program Coordinator. Please refer to the preadmission conference website for dates and location. A conference attendance form will need to be submitted in your packet. 

Step 4. Gather the following additional documents for your packet (these are listed on the checklist):

  • Official scores of the ATI:TEAS Entrance Exam. (NOTE: Exam can be taken every 30 days up to 3 times a year) The application process is competitive and based upon ATI: TEAS Examination and GPA.
  • Official ATI:TEAS prep materials can be found at https://atitesting.com/teas/teas-prep

    To schedule the exam, please visit the ATI:TEAS website (new window) and select BCTC as your testing location. For more information, contact the Assessment Center at (859) 246-6669 or email BL_Testing@kctcs.edu

For additional information about the program, please check out the Associate Degree Nursing (to become an RN) website and the Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

Please email BL-SelectiveAdmissions@kctcs.edu with any questions.

ADN Initial Admission Ranking Categories

Students will be ranked within each category 1st by TEAS score and 2nd GPA. Must meet all requirements in Rank Category to maintain Rank.

BIO 137 grade will only be utilized in the Rank 4 Category.

  • TEAS score ≥ 90.7
  • GPA ≥ 3.0
  • TEAS score 78.0-90.6
  • GPA ≥ 2.75
  • TEAS score 58.7-77.9
  • GPA ≥ 2.5
  • TEAS score 41.3-58.6
  • GPA ≥2.5
  • BIO 137 grade of "B" or better

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Advanced Standing

Students who qualify as Advanced Standing

  • Have taken nursing courses at an accredited college.
  • Have taken nursing courses at BCTC.
  • LPN or PN applicant must have graduated, passed the NCLEX-PN within one year of application to the program OR provide verification of at least one year of full-time employment as a LPN within the last three years.

The process for applying is a Complete Application Packet format. Students must submit all documents below in one envelope to be considered for the program.

Deadline to Apply for Spring 2025: October 15, 2024

Deadline to Apply for Fall 2025: March 1, 2025

Step 1. Create a Selective Admissions System account (new window). Once you have an active account you can print a program checklist to begin the process. You must submit the checklist with your packet. You can apply for a total of two selective admission programs. 

Step 2. Students who are not currently enrolled in classes at BCTC must fill out an application for admission (new window). Students who are currently enrolled in classes at BCTC will not need to reapply. 

Step 3. Attend a mandatory preadmission conference with the Program Coordinator. Please refer to the preadmission conference website for dates and location. A conference attendance form will need to be submitted in your packet. 

Step 4. Gather the following additional documents for your packet (these are listed on the checklist):

  • Official scores of the ATI:TEAS Entrance Exam. (NOTE: Exam can be taken every 30 days up to 3 times a year) The application process is competitive and based upon ATI: TEAS Examination and GPA. For LPN to RN applicants, ATI:TEAS results may be no more than two years old as of submission date.
  • Official ATI:TEAS prep materials can be found at https://atitesting.com/teas/teas-prep

    To schedule the exam, please visit the ATI:TEAS website (new window) and select BCTC as your testing location. For more information, contact the Assessment Center at (859) 246-6669 or email BL_Testing@kctcs.edu.

  • Transfer applicants seeking to transfer into BCTC’s Nursing program from a Nursing program at another college must submit 2 letters of faculty support addressed to the BCTC Nursing program. One letter must be from a program administrator, and one from a clinical instructor.  Letters must include each faculty’s position & contact information.
  • LPN to RN Applicants who graduated from an accredited LPN program more than one year ago must submit verification of at least one year of full-time employment as a LPN within the last three years. (Letter from employer listing positions held, dates of employment, and supervisor contact information)

For additional information about the program, please check out the Associate Degree Nursing (to become an RN) website and the Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

Please email BL-SelectiveAdmissions@kctcs.edu with any questions.

ADN Advanced Standing Admission Ranking Categories

Students will be ranked within each category 1st by TEAS score and 2nd by GPA.

  • TEAS score ≥ 41.3
  • GPA ≥ 2.0
  • TEAS score ≥ 41.3
  • GPA ≥ 2.5
  • TEAS score ≥ 78
  • GPA ≥ 2.5

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