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. 

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 128.) (See Academic Planner here.)

Admission Criteria

  • 1. 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) a combined math and verbal score of 1,000 or greater on the SAT with a minimum score of 450 in the math and verbal section of the exam or 21 or greater on the ACT exam, 6) endorsement of his/her high school, and 7) student must not have been suspended or dismissed for any reason.
  • 2. Health examination and Clinical Education requirements during clinical courses
  • 3. Proof of immunizations
  • 4. PAX–RN score of 105 prior to admission to LCCC

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