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 written essay choosing from three different topics.
  • Complete a commercially prepared nursing entrance examination and a pharmacology 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.”