Healthcare Program Admission

BC3 has five selective admissions programs in the Shaffer School of Nursing and Allied Health which include:

Applicants must meet eligibility criteria and complete a separate application for admission to their program of choice linked below.

 

Applications and Guidelines

Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant, Certificate or Associate of Applied Science Degree 

Application Opens:

The application will open in January 2023 for Fall 2023 consideration at Main Campus and BC3 @ Lawrence Crossing (New Castle).

Special Admission Requirements:

  • 2.50 cumulative GPA minimum
  • Successful completion of all required developmental or preparatory coursework
  • A "C" or better grade in all Medical Assistant degree requirements for acceptance and continuation in the program

Practical Nursing (PN) - Leads to a Certificate 

Practical Nursing (PN), Certificate

Applications Opens:

June 1st, 2023 - Practical Nursing applicants for Spring 2024 consideration at Main Campus.  

Application Deadline:

August 31st, 2023 - Practical Nursing applicants for Spring 2024 consideration at Main Campus

Notification:

Spring 2024 start: Mid-September through Mid October 2023

Special Admissions Requirements:

  • 2.30 cumulative GPA minimum
  • Chemistry with a lab in the last 5 years at high school or college level passed with a "C" or better. (Suggested BC3 course: CHEM 100: Descriptive Chemistry)
  • Successful completion of all developmental or preparatory coursework
  • A "C" or better grade in all Practical Nursing (PN) degree requirements for acceptance and continuation in the program

Concordia Tuition Assistance Program:

Learn more about our new tuition assistance program with Concordia Lutheran Ministries.  Earn your BC3  Nursing degree debt-free and work for one of the top healthcare employers in the region!

Registered Nursing (RN) - Leads to an Associate in Applied Science degree 

Registered Nursing (RN), Associate in Applied Science Degree

Application Opens:

March 1st, 2023 - Advanced Standing applicants (LPN-RN or Transfer Nursing students) for Fall 2023 consideration at Main Campus and BC3 @ Brockway.

August 1st, 2023 - General applicants for Fall 2024 consideration at Main Campus and BC3 @ Brockway.

Application Deadline:

May 5th, 2023 - Priority consideration for Advanced Standing applicants (LPN-RN or Transfer Nursing students for Fall 2023  at Main Campus and BC3 @ Brockway. Seats will be offered on a space available basis after this date.

October 31st, 2023 - General applicants for Fall 2024 consideration at Main Campus and BC3 @ Brockway

Early Acceptance Program for General Applicants:
Prospective general Nursing applicants who have a 3.25 GPA minimum, in addition to, Anatomy and Physiology I and II completed with a “B” or better grade, and 6 Pre-Nursing general education credits at the time of application may be eligible for early acceptance to the 2-Year Registered Nursing (RN) Program.

Notification:
General applicants - Mid-February for the following fall semester
Advanced Standing applicants -Mid-June for the following fall semester

Special Admission Requirements:

  • 2.80 cumulative GPA minimum
  • Chemistry with a lab in the last 5 years at high school or college level passed with a "C" or better. (Suggested BC3 course: CHEM 100: Descriptive Chemistry)
  • Biology with a lab in the last 5 years at high school or college level passed with a "C" or better. (Suggested BC3 courses include: BIOL 101: Biology I, BIOL 116: Human Biology, or BIOL 131: Anatomy and Physiology I)
  • Successful completion of all developmental or preparatory coursework
  • A "C" or better grade in all Registered Nursing (RN) degree requirements for acceptance and continuation in the program
  • Advanced Standing Applicants: LPNs ONLY - Must have a valid Pennsylvania Practical Nursing license with applicable work or clinical experience within one year of application
  • Advanced Standing Transfer Applicants: from another Nursing Program ONLY - Coursework and clinical experience comparable to NURS 101: Nursing 1: Introduction to Nursing Care at BC3 passed with a "C" or better within one year of application.

Concordia Tuition Assistance:

Learn more about our new tuition assistance program with Concordia Lutheran Ministries. Earn your BC3 Nursing degree debt-free and work for one of the top healthcare employers in the region!

 Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

 

Physical Therapist Assistant, Associate in Applied Science Degree

Application Open:

The application will open in January 2023 for Fall 2023 consideration at the Main Campus. 

Special Admissions Requirements:

  • 2.80 cumulative GPA minimum 
  • High school or college level Biology and Algebra
  • Successful completion of all required developmental or preparatory coursework
  • A "C" or better grade in all PTA degree requirements for acceptance and continuation in the program 

Note: Successful completion of BIOL 131: Anatomy and Physiology I and BIOL 132: Anatomy and Physiology II (if possible) are highly encouraged when making application. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, please check back in January regarding the shadowing hours and letters of reccomendation.

 Massage Therapy

 

Massage Therapy, Workplace Certificate or Associate of Applied Science Degree

Application Open:

The application will open in January 2023 for Fall 2023 consideration at the Main Campus.

Special Admissions Requirements:

  • 2.50 cumulative GPA minimum
  • Biology with a lab in the last 10 years at high school or college level (Suggested BC3 courses include: BIOL 101: Biology I, BIOL 116: Human Biology, or BIOL 131: Anatomy & Physiology I)
  • Successful completion of all required developmental or preparatory coursework
  • A "C" or better grade in all Massage Therapy degree requirements for acceptance and continuation in the program

Note: Students who have completed BIOL 131: Anatomy & Physiology I with a “C” or higher will have priority consideration


Questions?

We encourage you to spend some time reviewing the Healthcare Programs Admission Overview module prior to meeting with an Admissions Representative. 

Individual questions can be directed to the Admissions Office or you can make a virtual/in-person appointment using our Calendly scheduling page.