Admission Requirements

This program follows the NH Board of Nursing standards for student to faculty ratio (8:1). Selection is determined by a cumulative point system that is based on high school level prerequisite courses grades (high school or college algebra; chemistry with lab; biology with lab) and, college courses and the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) score. Transfer credits will depend on course content, applicability to the nursing program, grade earned and length of time since completion.

Due to the highly competitive nature of the Nursing program at LRCC, students interested in preparing for admission to the program are encouraged to schedule an appointment with Admissions.

  • Submit a completed college application for admission. Applications completed prior to December 15 will be considered for an early action notification. If an applicant is not admitted through the early action process their application will be reconsidered with the regular decision applications after the February 1 application deadline. Applications completed after February 1 may only be considered on a space available basis if the program is not at capacity. Applications are considered complete only when all required documentation is received by the LRCC Admissions Office prior to the above deadlines.
  • Submit official high school transcript and any college/university transcripts (as applicable)
  • Successfully complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) with the following minimum score in each section. Reading – 74.5%, Math – 68.8%, Science – 55.3% and English – 66.7%. Applicants are permitted to take this test 3 times in a calendar year; no sooner than six weeks between attempts. Test scores are valid for a period of two years. The test may also be completed at any other TEAS test site. It is the student’s responsibility to have the results forwarded to the LRCC Admissions Office if the test is completed elsewhere. Students are not permitted to take individual sections of the exam. Students also must pass all sections of the exam in a single test administration. Students having additional questions about the TEAS exam should contact the LRCC Admissions Office prior to registering for the exam. For additional information and to register for the test, please go to and select "Register for TEAS".





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  • Submit a 300-500 word essay. Directions for completing the essay can be found here.
  • Document successful completion of high school or college algebra, chemistry and biology with lab classes. These classes, including all general education courses, must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” of higher.
  • Applicants that meet the above requirements will be invited for an interview.


LPN to ADN Pathway Students:

A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) may apply to the Lakes Region Community College Nursing Program to earn an Associate’s degree in Nursing. It is recommended that prior to applying to the Nursing Program, an LPN should to meet with the Chair of the Nursing department. To apply to the Nursing Program, the LPN applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Meet all course pre-requisites for the RN program.
  • Meet all the co-requisite requirements for the first semester of the nursing program.
  •  Hold an unencumbered New Hampshire LPN license
  •  Complete and pass the NACE 1 entrance exam with a score of 74%
  •  Meet all admission criteria by December 15 for admission in to the spring semester.

LPN applicants who successfully meet all of the admission requirements may be eligible for admission into the RN program beginning the Spring semester on a space available basis.

Please call Admissions for the next NACE I entrance exam date. 603-524-3207

Transfer Applicants:

To qualify for acceptance into the Nursing Program, a prospective transfer student must meet the following criteria:

  • All nursing courses must have been completed with a grade of B- or better within the past five years.
  •  All required science courses must have been completed within 5 years of starting the nursing program with a grade of C or better. If any science courses have been taken greater than five years to entering the nursing program, the course must be retaken. For possible exceptions, please the the Nursing Department Chair.
  •  All pre-requisite and co-requisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Transfer into the LRCC Nursing Program is available on a space available basis. Transfer credit will be based on course content and credits earned. Prior to applying for transfer into the Nursing Program, potential transfer students MUST meet with the Chair of the Nursing department. Based on the results of that meeting and/or additional review by the Chair, students may then be advised to apply for admission for the appropriate semester.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to have official transcripts from all previously attended high school and college institutions sent to the LRCC Admissions Office as soon as possible. A student who has been accepted for transfer into the Nursing Program must complete the program within 2 years. A student who has transferred into the Nursing Program and does not complete course work within 2 years may not reapply for readmission to the Nursing Program.

If during the application/admissions timeframe there are more qualified students applying to transfer into the Nursing Program than there is available space, the final decision regarding acceptance into the program will be made by the Nursing Faculty. A student who has exited from another nursing program for unsafe practice or unprofessional behavior is not eligible for transfer into the Nursing program at LRCC.


Successfully Admitted Students must complete the following before the first day of class:

  • Pass a national criminal background check and Beaureu of Elderly and Adult Services Registry background check
  • Submit a completed health record, including proof of required immunizations;
  • Provide proof of health insurance;
  • Obtain, and maintain, current BLS-C (Basic Life Support) certification;
  • Purchase lab equipment, course materials, liability insurance, and program uniform. Pay the nursing clinical surcharge of $350 per semester.