Practical Nursing LPN | BCTC

Selective Admission: Practical Nursing (to become an LPN)

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 2023 (Leestown Campus only): November 1, 2022

Deadline to Apply for Fall 2023 (Danville Campus only): March 1, 2023

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):

Step 5. Turn in your completed packet to the Office of Admissions, Newtown Campus - The Den, by the deadline. Please allow 10 business days to process your application to the practical nursing program. You will receive an automated e-mail informing you when your packet has been processed. To check on the status of your application you will need to login to your Selective Admissions System account (new window)

*If accepted for the program, applicants must attend a required practical nursing program orientation meeting and provide proof of the following by the end of the first week of classes in order to continue in the program. Students not in compliance with the following requirements by the end of the first week of class may be dropped from the program.

  • Proof of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for the Health Care Provider.

  • Proof of successful completion of a Medicaid Nurse Aide or equivalent course within the past three years; or proof of active status on the Medicaid Nurse Aide Registry.

  • Required background check and vaccines. These requirements will be discussed at the orientation meeting.

For additional information about the program, please check out the Practical Nursing (to become an LPN) website and the Frequently Asked Questions webpage

Please email with any questions.