Healthcare Program Admission

BC3 has four 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 Open

The Medical Assistant application for a potential Fall 2021 start is open now and complete files will be reviewed on a rolling basis until  seats are full. You can download and print the application packets here for BC3 @ Lawrence Crossing (New Castle) and Main Campus.

Special Admission Requirements

  • 2.50 cumulative GPA minimum

Number of seats available

  • 20 seats at Main Campus 
  • 12 seats at BC3 @ Lawrence Crossing

 Nursing (R.N.)

Nursing (R.N.), Associate in Applied Science Degree

Application Opens

March 1st, 2021 - Advanced Standing Applicants (LPN-RN or Transfer Nursing students) for Fall 2021 consideration at Main Campus and BC3 @ Brockway. You can download and print the application packet here for the Advanced Standing Nursing Program.

August 1st, 2021 - General applicants for Fall 2022 consideration at Main Campus and BC3 @ Brockway.

Application Deadline

May 7th, 2021 - Priority consideration for Advanced Standing Applicants (LPN-RN or Transfer Nursing students) for Fall 2021 consideration at Main Campus and BC3 @ Brockway. Seats will be offered on a space available basis after this date.

October 29th, 2021 - General applicants for Fall 2022 consideration at Main Campus and BC3 @ Brockway.

Early Acceptance Program
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 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)
  • 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 PTA application for a potential Fall 2021 start is open now and complete files will be reviewed on a rolling basis until seats are full. You can download and print the application packet here for submission.

**Due to the ongoing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, shadowing hours and letters of recommendation are being waived for the Fall 2021 application cycle.

Special Admissions Requirements

  • 2.80 cumulative GPA minimum
  • High school or college level Biology and Algebra

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.  

Number of seats available

25-30 seats at Main Campus only

 Massage Therapy

 

Massage Therapy, Workplace Certificate or Associate of Applied Science Degree

Application Open

The Massage Therapy application for a potential Fall 2021 start is open now and complete files will be reviewed on a rolling basis until seats are full. You can download and print the application packet here for submission.

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

Number of seats available

12 seats at Main Campus only


Questions?

Questions about selective healthcare program admission can be directed to admissions@bc3.edu or you can make a virtual appointment using Calendly.