The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) is a five (5) semester, seventy-two (72)
credit program designed to provide educational opportunities for individuals to acquire
the necessary knowledge, skills, values, and competencies required for safe nursing
practice. The curriculum is based on the National League for Nursing Educational Competencies
for Graduates of Associate Degree Nursing Programs. Graduates will receive the Associate
of Science in Nursing degree, and are eligible to apply to write the National Council.
Graduates who receive the Associate of Science in Nursing degree will be eligible
to apply to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN),
which must be passed before starting practice as a registered nurse (RN).
A selective admissions process is used to choose candidates for enrollment in the
program. Admission to the program is competitive. It is important to note that meeting
minimum admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the program.
Admission is based on the following criteria:
1. Applicants must obtain a GPA of 2.8 or higher and a grade of “C” or better in the
16 credit hours of prerequisite courses listed below:
- MATH 1213 College Algebra
- ENGL 1013 English Composition I
- BIOL 2213 Anatomy and Physiology I (3 credit hour lecture)
- BIOL 2214 Anatomy and Physiology l (1 credit hour lab)
- PSYC 2013 Introduction to Psychology
- ARTS or Humanities elective*
* MUST be selected from “Approved Fine Arts and Humanities Courses” listed in the
BRCC College Catalog.
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on the link below:
BRCC College Catalog
2. Applicants must achieve a minimum score of 65% on the TEAS exam. The TEAS exam scores
from other colleges through ATI are now being accepted if taken within the last three
years. Applicants still needing to take the exam 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 or
keep their existing score keeping mind the most recent score will be used for admission.
Applicants can use test scores from another institution if they are not older than
3. The number of prerequisite courses completed at BRCC is considered in the admission
Effective Spring 2022 applicants applying to the Nursing Program for Fall 2022 and
all future applicants must complete the 16 Credit Hours of Required Prerequisite Courses
before applying to the Program.
The application for the RN program is available in the spring semester only. The application period for our next admission cycle is Tuesday, January 17, 2023 through Friday, February 3, 2023.
Nursing Associate of Science MyMap
ASN Programs Outcomes
Nursing Student Handbook
Nursing Student Handbook
Handbook Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that the contents may or may not apply to
you as a student. To ensure that you are meeting the requirements that apply to you,
please consult the printed version of the catalog in effect at the time you were admitted
Application Process for the RN Program
The application for admission to the ASN Program is available on the BRCC website
once a year during the spring semester. Deadlines and detailed instructions for completing
the admission application and scheduling the admission exam are included in the application
packet. Students admitted to the nursing program will receive additional instructions
regarding program requirements that include but are not limited to: submission of
personal health history, a physical examination, a TB skin test, various immunizations/vaccinations,
a urine drug screen, and CPR certification. A positive urine drug screen or any attempt
to tamper with a specimen may disqualify an applicant and/or result in dismissal from
the nursing program. Costs for all requirements are borne by the student.
Criminal Background Check
The Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN) requires all applicants to complete an
Application for Approval to Enroll in a Clinical Nursing Course form and an authorization
form for a criminal background check. Applicants who have been charged with, pled
guilty or nolo contendere to, been convicted of, or committed a criminal offense that
involves a crime of violence or distribution of drugs may be denied the right to practice
nursing as a student in Louisiana.
LPN to RN Entry Track
The Department of Nursing offers an option for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) to
receive credit for previously acquired knowledge and skills. Advanced standing is
acquired through a similar admissions process as that described above, along with
validation of current practical nurse licensure in the State of Louisiana and the
use of challenge exams.