Advanced placement for LPNs in the Associate of Science in Nursing program is a selective process based upon an evaluation of previous academic and work experience, results of a placement exam and seat availability.
  • Applicants who score 78% or more on the placement exam are awarded 7 semester hours of credit for previous academic work in nursing and may enter the ASN Program in the second semester into NUR 100 (W), NUR 102, and NUR 212.
  • Applicants who score less than 78% on the placement exam must complete the application process for the ASN Program.

The placement exam is the National League for Nursing, Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam (NACE) LPN to RN. The placement exam is given in September for entry into the ASN Program in the spring semester.

LPNs complete all steps in the application procedure with the exception of submitting results of the ACT or SAT. Applicants must provide proof of the following:
  • Current unencumbered LPN licensure
  • Current LPN practice (practicing as an LPN in the last two years or graduating from an LPN program within 6 months prior to starting the ASN program)
  • Minimum college GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • General education courses consistent with the semester of placement with a "C" or better.
  • Completion of the math requirement
  • Placement exam results (which determine the appropriate entry point in the curriculum)
The application deadline for LPN’s seeking advanced placement in the ASN Program is June 30th with placement examination in September.