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 is open now through July 15, 2022 for Fall 2022 consideration. You can download and print the application packet for Main Campus and BC3 @ Lawrence Crossing here.

Special Admission Requirements:

  • 2.50 cumulative GPA minimum
  • A "C" or better grade in all Medical Assistant degree requirements for acceptance and continuation in the program

Number of seats available:

Nursing (PN) - Practical Nurse -  Leads to a Certificate 

Nursing (PN), Certificate

Applications Opens:

June 1st, 2022 - Practical Nursing applicants for Spring 2023 consideration at Main Campus.  

Application Deadline:

August 31st, 2022 - Practical Nursing applicants for Spring 2023 consideration at Main Campus

Notification:

Mid-September through Mid-October

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)
  • 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!

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

Nursing (RN), Associate in Applied Science Degree

Application Opens:

March 1st, 2022 - Advanced Standing Applicants (LPN-RN or Transfer Nursing students) for Fall 2022 consideration at Main Campus and BC3 @ Brockway. You can download and print the Advanced Standing Nursing application packet here.

August 1st, 2022 - General applicants for Fall 2023 consideration at Main Campus and BC3 @ Brockway.

Application Deadline:

May 6th, 2022 - Priority consideration for Advanced Standing Applicants (LPN-RN or Transfer Nursing students) for Fall 2022 consideration at Main Campus and BC3 @ Brockway.  Seats will be offered on a space available basis after this date.

October 31, 2022 - General applicants for Fall 2023 consideration at Main Campus and BC3 @ Brockway.

Early Acceptance Program for General Applicants:
Prospective Nursing students 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 support credits at the time of application may be eligible for Early Acceptance to the 2-Year Nursing 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)
  • A "C" or better grade in all 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 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 is open now for Fall 2022 consideration at the Main Campus. You can download and print the PTA application packet here.

Special Admissions Requirements:

  • 2.80 cumulative GPA minimum 
  • High school or college level Biology and Algebra
  • 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, we will not be requiring letters of reccomendation or shadowing hours with a PT or PTA for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Number of seats available:

30 seats at Main Campus only

 Massage Therapy

 

Massage Therapy, Workplace Certificate or Associate of Applied Science Degree

Application Open:

The application is open now for Fall 2022 consideration at the Main Campus. You can download and print the Massage Therapy application packet here.

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)
  • 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

Number of seats available:

10 seats at Main Campus only


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.