The mission of the Nursing Program at Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) is the promotion of student-focused education via skills laboratories, academic instruction, community service, clinical experiences, and simulations to promote high ethical standard in nursing.
It is geared towards the full development of student potential in both intellectually stimulating and ethical environment of care thereby allowing different students hone their nursing skills. The Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN) have both given BPCC full accreditation and endorsement respectively.
The nursing program at BPCC comprises a conventional track, and a transition track for present Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) intending to become Associate Degree Registered Nurses (RNs).
About the school
Bossier Parish Community College is a two-year institution which initially established in 1967 as a pilot course to test the feasibility of two-year commuter colleges. The college therefore became the “thirteenth” and “Fourteenth” class of Airline High School in the whole of Bossier City. The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools endorsed BPCC in 1983, BPCC received accreditation from the.
Bossier Parish Community College LATER IN 1995 reached articulation agreements with Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Kilgore Junior College in Kilgore, Texas, Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Grambling State University in Grambling, and Louisiana Tech University in Ruston to allow students to easily transfer credit hours to these four-year institutions.
Total annual program cost for students living with parents is about $12,481 while the total annual program cost for independent students is around $18,326.
Students wishing to pursue the BPCC Nursing Program must first meet all General Admission Requirements for college admission as specified in the BPCC Catalog. The twenty-eight specified prerequisite credit hours must be completed prior to acceptance into nursing program courses. The humanities elective course and Art 206 may be taken in conjunction with Nursing Program courses.
Once a student has completed the prerequisite/ qualification courses they are eligible to apply for admission into the Nursing Program courses he/she must:
- Submit a completed Nursing Program Application to the Program Administrator by the published deadline.
- Submit official transcripts from ALL colleges attended to both the BPCC Admission Office AND the Nursing Program Administrator with the Nursing Application
- Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000
- Have a minimum prerequisite GPA of 2.500
- Have completed all science courses within five (5) years of application to the program courses.
- Have read, signed, and submitted the BPCC Nursing Program Essential Requirements.
- Have completed the Kaplan Entrance Exam while enrolled in PNUR 101 or as approved by the Nursing Program Administrator; scores must be current within one (1) calendar year prior to applying to the program.
- Successfully complete the AHA Healthcare Provider CPR course offered during the fall or spring semester in conjunction with nursing courses
- Submit within the Nursing Program Application a letter of good standing from any other nursing program attended
Bossier Parish Community College
6220 East Texas Street
Bossier City, LA 71111
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