Frequently Asked Questions
A maximum of 36 students will be selected for spring 2021 admission based on competitive criteria.
Yes, all applicants must complete TEAS Entrance Exam prior to consideration of PN application.
- Program selection is competitive, based on official ATi TEAS transcript scores. Program application will not be considered for selection without TEAS Entrance Exam transcript received by deadline: January 1, 2021.
- Applicant is responsible for online registration with ATi and for all exam fees.
- Go to www.atitesting.com to create your student account for ATi (or log in to your existing account). Select Bossier Parish CC PN as your institution.
- Choose the “TEAS AT ATI” option to begin registration process for exam.
- Choose any available test date/time to complete your exam, ensuring that you complete testing before program deadline: January 1, 2021.
- If you have taken the TEAS Entrance Exam within 3 years of program initiation and are confident with your scores, your official TEAS transcript with scores for all sections must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for selection consideration by January 1, 2021.
Review the Louisiana State Board for Practical Nurse Examiners (LSBPNE) requirements found at: https://www.lsbpne.com/
- If you have been arrested, charged with, convicted of, pled guilty or no contest to, or been sentenced for any criminal event, you must disclose this information to the BPCC Practical Nursing Program Director in writing prior to entering the program and you must seek approval through the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners.
- If you have any final or pending disciplinary action against you by any Nursing Board – you must disclose this information in writing to the BPCC Practical Nursing Program Director prior to entering the program and you must seek approval through the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners.
- Students enrolled in the BPCC Practical Nursing Program are required to notify the LSBPNE and the BPCC Nursing Program Director in writing if any of the above events take place at ANYTIME during enrollment in the BPCC Practical Nursing Program.
- The BPCC Practical Nursing application and the LSBPNE require information for answering “Yes” to specific questions. Additional documentation that may be required are:
- Detailed letter of explanation regarding the incident(s)
- Certified arrest report
- Certified judgement and sentencing
- Certified release from probation or completion or pre-trial division, or
- Certain medical illnesses require detailed letters, history, physical examination information, and a list of medication
- If you enter the BPCC Practical Nursing Program and are later found to have a conviction:
- The student may be immediately dismissed from the program
- The student may not be allowed to take a licensure exam
If the BPCC campus remains closed due to the COVID pandemic, classes will be conducted online with limited required meetings on campus. Students will be notified in advance of status and required meetings. Students must be available online Monday through Friday from 5:30pm to 10:00pm.
Evening classes will be held on campus Monday through Friday. Courses will be scheduled between the hours of 5:30pm – 10:00pm. Some classes may be available online. Clinical times and days will vary by facility and may include weekends. Clinical lab and skills check-offs times and days may include weekends.
- BLGY 120: A&P for Nursing and ALHT*
- BLGY 202: Microbiology for Nursing and ALHT*
- PRNU 100: PN Fundamentals I
- PRNU 110: Intro to Practical Nursing
- PRNU 120: PN Dosage Calculation
- PRNU 150: PN Basic Pharmacology
*BLGY 120 and BLGY 202 may be taken prior to or concurrent with spring 2021 semester. These courses may be considered for credit if completed within the last 3 years prior to admission into Practical Nursing Program, and completed at BPCC with a minimum 80% (B) final grade.