Important Program Information
Advanced Placement RN is a fall-start and spring-start program at the Bethlehem campus.
Advanced Placement RN is a spring-start program at the Monroe campus. The Advanced Placement RN Evening/Weekend option is offered only in the fall semester of even-numbered years (2022, 2024, etc.) at the Bethlehem campus.
Students may apply to the fall clinical program starting October 1. Applications must be completed by February 1. Students will not be able to apply to the fall clinical program after February 1.
Students may apply to the spring clinical program starting May 1. Applications must be completed by September 15. Students will not be able to apply to the spring clinical program after September 15.
After February 1 (fall semester) or September 15 (spring semester), students who wish to take general education courses toward the RN degree may apply to the Health Sciences program of study.
• Hold a current and valid LPN license.
• High School Biology with a lab or NCC’s BIOS 115 with a grade of “B” or better.*
• High School Chemistry with a lab or NCC’s CHEM 135 with a grade of “B” or better.*
• High School Algebra I and Algebra II or NCC’s MATH 022 and 026 with grades of “C” or better or exemption through math placement testing.*
• Completion of general education courses required in the first two semesters of the RN program with grades of “C” or better.
• At least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
• “Proficient” level on ATI TEAS with all subsections at or above the national average.
• Have credit for NURS 101 – Introduction to Nursing in the form of: 1) if a graduate of NCC PN program, NURS101 with grade of C+ or better OR 2) if not a graduate of NCC PN program, achieving a minimum of Level II on the ATI Fundamentals Assessment.
*High school courses must be college preparatory level. Equivalents from other colleges may satisfy requirements.
Please be advised:
• Advanced Placement RN is a competitive program. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the clinical program. Students not admitted to the clinical program will be admitted to the Health Sciences program of study to take general education classes toward the RN degree.
• Attend Nursing Information Session if you have not attended one in the past. Information sessions are listed at www.northampton.edu/info-sessions.htm.
Use this checklist and the online Admissions portal to track the completion of your application:
• Submit the application in the online Admissions portal.
• Submit official transcripts for all education to the Processing Center. Transcripts are required for high school, GED, and if attended, college(s).
• Take ATI TEAS and submit results to NCC.
• Take ATI Fundamentals Assessment if needed and submit results to Julie Bertha, Admissions Assistant, at email@example.com.
• Upload copy of valid LPN license to the Admissions portal.
Please feel free to contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 or firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions or concerns regarding this process.
The Advanced Placement Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Program is designed to afford LPNs the opportunity to receive advanced nursing standing for up to eight (8) credits by testing. The program is offered each fall and spring during daytime hours (depending on seat availability) at the Bethlehem campus. It’s offered each spring during daytime hours (depending on seat availability) at the Monroe campus. It’s offered during evening/weekend hours on the Bethlehem Campus in fall semesters of even-numbered years (2022, 2024, etc.; depending on seat availability). After receiving advanced placement, students will follow the basic curriculum of the associate degree program. Students may choose to complete the general education and support courses before entering the nursing course sequence. However, all non-nursing courses required in the first and second semester must be completed before entering the nursing sequence. Once the nursing sequence has started, the program can be completed in three semesters. Students who make application for the Advanced Nursing Program must adhere to all admission requirements (including high school biology, chemistry and algebra or their equivalents, overall GPA, and TEAS scores) and deadlines as they appear in the College catalog. Additionally, applicants must show proof of their current LPN licensure. Acceptance to the program is competitive and based on seat availability.