LPN to B.S.N. Admissions Requirements

In addition to fulfilling the College's admissions requirements, candidates must also:

  • Provide proof of having completed an accredited Practical Nurse program in the United States, as evidenced by submission of an official practical nursing school transcript.
  • Possess an unrestricted active or inactive license as a practical nurse from the United States or a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) with no active discipline or restrictions on the license.
  • Have worked a minimum of 2,080 hours within the last two years as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Employer verification of this employment is required.
  • Submit two professional letters of reference, with at least one from a current or recent employer/supervisor.
  • Complete a commercially prepared nursing entrance examination.

The Nursing Department chairperson, or designee, will review all admissions documents to determine student eligibility. Once accepted into the program, applicants will be required to submit a physical assessment by a licensed practitioner. Required immunization and communicable disease history will meet requirements of affiliating agencies as well as New Jersey regulations.

For LPN to B.S.N. program cost information, log onto BerkeleyCollege.edu/admissions/tuition-financial-aid.

Register for the HESI Entrance Examination:

  • Go to https://evolve.elsevier.com/ and select "Student."
  • Click on "Register for Distance Testing" under HESI Exams.
  • Click the orange “Register for this now” button.
  • Click the “Redeem/Checkout” button.
  • Enter your personal information into the designated fields and click “Continue.” Your password will require a minimum of seven characters (alpha numeric). Please avoid using any special characters.
  • Fill out the section “Tell us about your institution.” The institution name is Berkeley College, and the city is Woodland Park.
  • Under "Program Type" choose “Nursing-BSN.”