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 Pre-admission 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 competency in these prerequisites by earning a minimum score of 45% or greater on Math, Science, Reading and English of the Nursing Pre-admission Test or by successful completion of BIO, CHM, and MTE 1-5. The LPN to RN applicant must have completed ITE 115 within the last five years or successfully complete a college approved 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 may 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, and are responsible for costs associated with this 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 March 1 or October 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 PN licensure, 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.

Admission Requirements

All students will be required to demonstrate college readiness through assessment and/or transcript review and may be required to take placement tests in math, writing, and reading to aid in placing students in the appropriate courses. Students who do not meet required placement levels must enroll in developmental studies courses.

Academic Prerequisites
Program Questions

For specific questions about this program or to get appropriate information contact admissions@germanna.edu

LPN For Advanced Standing Nursing Curriculum (LPN to RN):

Total Minimum Credits 69
Degree Requirements Courses Credits
Student Development SDV 100 or SDV 101 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.) History and speech classes do not meet the humanities elective requirement 3
Social Sciences PSY 230 3
Lab Sciences BIO 141-142 8
Science BIO 150 4
Major requirements in sequence NUR 115, 100, 135, 216, 217, 226, 245, and 254

Student will be awarded 13 credits for LPN Licensure and demonstration of proficiency as defined by the nursing faculty on standardized nursing achievement tests

General Pharmacology HLT 250 3

Suggested Scheduling:

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

First Year

Semester 1

Course Credits
BIO 141 4
ENG 111 3
PSY 230  3
BIO 150 4
SDV Course 1
Humanities Elective 3
Total Credits 18

First Year

Semester 2

Course Credits
ENG 112 3
NUR 115 3
NUR 100 1
NUR 226 2
BIO 142 4
NUR 135 1
Total Credits 14

Second Year

Semester 3

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

Second Year

Semester 4

Course Credits
NUR 217 8
NUR 254 2
Total Credits 10

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 may be called upon to participate in a general education outcomes assessment during their last semester.