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licensed Practical Nurse for Advanced Standing

Associate of Applied Science

The Advanced Standing (LPN to RN) applicant must meet the same admission requirements listed under Admission Requirements for All Nursing Applicants. The LPN to RN applicant is not required to take the Preadmission Tests. However, if the LPN to RN applicant has not successfully completed the prerequisites biology, chemistry, and algebra within five years prior to applying to the nursing program, the LPN to RN applicant may demonstrate currency in these prerequisites by scoring at least at the 45th program percentile on Math, Science, Reading and English of the Nursing Preadmission Test or by successful completion of BIO 101, CHM 125, and MTE 1-4. The LPN to RN applicant must complete ITE 115 within the last five years or successfully complete the IC3 computer competency test prior to applying to the nursing program. The LPN to RN applicant must demonstrate application of knowledge of basic nursing concepts through performance on a standardized nursing achievement test. Applicant is responsible for the cost of the tests. Successful completion of the achievement test does NOT guarantee admission into the 200 level nursing program courses.

The LPN to RN applicant must complete the standardized nursing achievement test (HESI) with a 750 or greater to apply to the program.  HESI test dates are scheduled two to three times per year and may not be taken more than two times.  Students passing the HESI test with a score of 850 or greater on the first attempt will be awarded credit for NUR 100.  In addition, a faculty-developed drug dosage calculation test will be offered on the same day as the standardized nursing achievement test for advanced standing students.  Students passing this drug dosage calculations test with a score of 90 or better will be awarded credit for NUR 135.  This drug dosage calculation test may be taken one time only.  Students interested in challenging HLT 250 may take the ATI pharmacology proctored test.  Students who pass at proficiency level 3 will be awarded credit for HLT 250.  This test may be taken one time only.  Prospective advanced standing students have the opportunity to test out of up to 5 credits:  NUR 100 – 1 credit; NUR 135 – 1 credit; HLT 250 – 3 credits.  Dates for testing will be advertised on the nursing web page. 

LPN to RN applicants must complete NUR 100, NUR 226, and NUR 115 within eighteen months prior to admission to program. LPN to RN applicants should complete the majority of general education courses in the associate degree prior to applying for admission with advanced standing into 200 level nursing courses. Applications for LPN to RN AAS nursing program are due by April 1 or November 1. Upon meeting all admission criteria, applicants’ transcripts and nursing test scores will be evaluated to determine readiness and priority for admission. The number of qualified LPN to RNs offered admission is contingent upon space available in classroom, nursing laboratory, the program’s access to sufficient clinical spaces in the region’s healthcare settings, and the number of qualified nursing faculty.

LPN to RN applicants offered admission must submit documentation of immunizations and other credentials including drug screen, liability insurance for RN nursing student , and health insurance as listed for students in the Associate in Applied Science: Nursing curriculum.

Licensed Practical Nurse for advanced standing CURRICULUM:

Degree Requirements Credits
Student Development SDV 100 or any approved SDV course 1
English ENG 111-112 6
Humanities Any course from ART, ENG (Literature), HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, or Foreign Language (Any student desiring to take Literature must have taken ENG 112.) 3
Social Sciences PSY 230, SOC 200 6
Lab Sciences BIO 141-142 8
Science BIO 149 1
Major requirements in sequence NUR 1151, 1001, 1351, 216, 217, 226, 245, and 254 28
  Student will be awarded 13 credits for LPN Licensure and demonstration of proficiency as defined by the nursing faculty on standardized nursing achievement tests 13
General Pharmacology HLT 250 3
Total Minimum Credits   69


Suggested Scheduling

Advanced Standing students should complete the majority of general education course requirements prior to applying.

Semester 1

Course Credits
BIO 141 4
ENG 111 3
PSY 230 3
SOC 200 3

SDV 100 or any approved

SDV course
Humanities Elective 3
Total Credits 17

Semester 2

Course Credits
ENG 112 3
BIO 149 1
NUR 1151 3
NUR 1001 1
NUR 226 2
BIO 142 4
NUR 135 1
Total Credits 16

Semester 3

Course Credits
NUR 216 8
NUR 245 3
HLT 250 3
Total Credits 14

Semester 4

Course Credits
NUR 217 8
NUR 254 2
Total Credits 10

1 NUR 100, NUR 135, NUR 226, HLT 250 and NUR 115 may be taken in other semesters. NUR 100, 115, 135, 226 and HLT 250 may be taken by licensed LPNs who anticipate application to the nursing program within 18 months of application to the program. NUR 115 is required to be taken immediately before applying to the program.

Students graduating from this program will be required to participate in a general education outcomes assessment during their last semester.

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