Nursing & Health Sciences

Pre-Application Requirements Practical Nursing

The following information is a list of requirements and steps you'll need to take before you apply to our PN program. You can click on each link for more details.

  1. Be currently enrolled as a student at LCSC. Not enrolled? Apply Now!
  2. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale). 
    • Cumulative GPA is based on completed coursework from all colleges and universities attended.
  3. Have a minimum Science GPA of 2.75 (based on a 4.0 scale) Calculate your GPA
    • Combined GPA of 2.75 or higher in: Core Math, BIOL 252, BIOL 253 & CHEM 105
  4. Complete Prerequisite Courses with "C" grade or better in each course
  5. Complete the HESI Admission Assessment Exam (HESI A²), Minimum score of 70% required
    • We do NOT accept TEAS V or ATI TEAS scores.
  6. Be Certified as a Nursing Assistant (CNA) or LCSC Equivalency
  7. Assess equivalency of transfer courses
  8. Students with English as a second language must meet miminum English requirements