The new King’s/LCCC Dual Degrees in Nursing (DDN) offers students a seamless route to earning the BS in nursing degree in just four years. It is tailored to the traditional-aged first-year college students seeking a four-year degree in nursing. Both King’s and LCCC are well regarded by students interested in careers in the health science fields. The 1-2-1 Dual Degrees in Nursing is based on students doing course work on both campuses. The pathway allows students to receive two degrees, an AS and a BS in nursing, in four years.

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Students will spend the first and fourth years at King’s completing the general education and upper level nursing requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree; the middle two years will be devoted to nursing studies at LCCC, at either the main Nanticoke campus or LCCC’s downtown Wilkes-Barre campus, located just steps away from King’s College. These courses will include their laboratory courses and clinical studies. Additional core courses will be taken at King’s during years two and three. Nursing students may participate in King’s NCAA sports and live on the King’s campus throughout the entirety of the program.

At the end of the third year, students will take the National Council Licensure Examination for registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) an advantage no other nursing baccalaureate program in the region offers. By taking the NCLEX in your third year, you’ll be able to work part-time as an RN during your senior year, giving you a chance to jump-start your nursing career and gain valuable practical experience while you complete your BS in nursing. During the final year, students articulate as full-time students into the King's RN-to-BS in Nursing program to complete BS-level nursing courses and any outstanding core courses. (The total number of credits required is 126.) (See Academic Planner here.)

Admission Criteria

  • 1. Competency in English by passing the TOEFL exam with a 90% or better if English is not the native language. The passing score on the TOEFL will vary depending on the type of exam you take (internet based, computer based, or paper and pencil). TOEFL scores must be submitted with application deadline. If you have a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university, you do not need to take the TOEFL.
  • 2. King's and LCCC agree that students shall be required to meet the following minimum requirements for admission into the PROGRAM: 1) a "C" or better Algebra II/Trigonometry level, 2) a "C" or better in Chemistry, 3) a "C" or better in Biology, 4) a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.75, 5) endorsement of his/her high school, and 7) student must not have been suspended or dismissed for any reason.
  • 3. The offer of admission will clearly articulate that in order to matriculate into year 2, the LCCC Nursing Program/clinical portion of the PROGRAM, the student must:
    • a) Have a grade of Proficiency on the TEAS exam by December 1st PROGRAM Year 1 (Students shall have two opportunities to receive a passing grade. Out of area students may submit a TEAS exam score, taken within two (2) years, from a reputable PSI testing center.)
    • b) Achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 by the end of the Fall semester, PROGRAM Year 1 
    • c) Admission to the LCCC program by December 20th
    • d) Meet the Health Science Admissions Background 
  • Check Requirement Policy criteria by March 15 of PROGRAM Year 1. All students admitted to the program who meet the matriculation requirements will be permitted to continue into year 2, the LCCC Nursing PROGRAM.
  • Transfer students must fill out an external transfer/internal change of major form found on the nursing webpage. Students must meet all high school criteria and have a college GPA of 2.75. Admission is competitive and is based on seats available. In addition, 3a, 3b, and 3c requirements must be met by December 1st. 

For current students interested in transferring into the 1-2-1 Dual Degrees in Nursing program, complete this form and follow the enclosed instructions:

Application for Internal Transfer or Change of Major