LPN to RN

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN Nurses) Admission and Advanced Placement

Application:

LPN’s may apply to either the ASN or the BSN-B nursing program. LPN’s complete all steps in the application procedure with the exception of submitting results of ACT or SAT. Applicants must provide proof of the following:
  • Current unencumbered LPN licensure
  • Current LPN practice (practice as an LPN in the last two years or graduation from an LPN program within 6 months prior to starting the program)
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • ASN: first semester general education courses completed with a C or better
  • BSN: all general education pre-requisite courses completed with a C or better. (Note: one general education course from the pre-requisite list may be taken during the first semester. This course may not include Anatomy & Physiology I, Anatomy & Physiology II, or Microbiology. These courses must be taken prior to admission to the program.)
  • Placement exam results (which determine the appropriate entry point and coursework required in the curriculum).
    • ASN applicants: January start date
    • BSN-B applicants: August start date

 

Advanced Placement:

Advanced placement for LPNs in the Associate of Science in Nursing or Bachelor of Science in Nursing BSN-B program option is a selective process based upon an evaluation of previous academic and work experience, and results of a placement exam. For ASN applicants, placement in the spring semester is also based on seat availability.

The placement exam is the National League for Nursing, Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam (ACE) I: PN to RN. The placement exam is given in October.
 

  • Applicants who answer 78% or more of the questions on the placement exam correctly are awarded credit for NUR 101. For the ASN applicant, this allows the student to enter the program in the second semester (spring semester). The ASN student who achieves advanced placement must take NUR 100 (W) Math for Clinical Practice in the spring semester. BSN-B applicants still enter in the fall semester of their curriculum and take NUR 410: Transcultural Nursing only.
     
  • Applicants who answer less than 78% of the questions on the placement exam correctly must complete their entire curriculum with no advanced placement credit given.
     

Application:

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:

  1. Current unencumbered LPN licensure
  2. Current LPN practice (practice as an LPN in the last two years or graduation from an LPN program within 6 months prior to starting the ASN program)
  3. Minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  4. General education courses consistent with the semester of placement with a C or better.
  5. Placement exam results (which determine the appropriate entry point in the curriculum)

The application deadline for LPN’s seeking advanced placement is September 1.


ASN Curriculum Plan
FIRST YEAR
Fall Semester: 16 weeks
Course #: Description: Semester Hours
NUR101 The Art & Science of Nursing Practice 8
  Anatomy Physiology I 2 4
  Oral Communication 1,2 3
  Psychology2 3
  Total Semester Hours 18
Spring Semester: 16 weeks
NUR102 Adult Health Nursing 9
NUR212 Pharmacology 1
  Anatomy & Physiology II2 4
  Growth & Development 2 3
  Total Semester Hours 17
Summer Semester: 6 weeks
  Microbiology 2 4
  Written Communication 2 3
  Total Semester Hours 7
SECOND YEAR
Fall Semester: 16 weeks
NUR200 Human Disease Process 3
NUR201 Life Span Nursing 1 9
  Sociology 1,2 3
  Total Semester Hours 15
Spring Semester: 16 weeks
NUR203 Life Span Nursing II 8
NUR202 Maternal-Newborn Nursing 4
  Humanities Elective2 3
  Total Semester Hours 15
GRAND TOTALS
  Program Total Hours
  General Education 30
  Nursing 42
  Total Hours 72

BSN Curriculum Plan
FIRST YEAR
Fall Semester*: 16 weeks
Course #: Description: Semester Hours
NUR101 The Art & Science of Nursing Practice 8
NUR410 Transcultural Nursing 3
  Total Semester Hours 11
*Students may take one general education course, with the exception of A+PI, A+PII or microbiology, to maintain full-time enrollment in the first semester 3-4 semester hours. (14-15)
Spring Semester: 16 weeks
NUR102 Adult Health Nursing 9
NUR212 Pharmacology I 1
NUR402 Professional Issues in Nursing 3
  Total Semester Hours 13
Summer Semester
NUR302 Advanced Health Assessment 3
NUR411 Nursing Research 3
  Total Semester Hours 6
SECOND YEAR
Fall Semester: 16 weeks
NUR200 Human Disease Processes 3
NUR201 Life Span Nursing 1 9
NUR403 Community Health Nursing 4
  Total Semester Hours 16
Spring Semester: 16 weeks
NUR202 Life Span Nursing II 8
NUR203 Maternal-Newborn Nursing 4
NUR303 Nursing Pathophysiology 3
NURA213 Pharmacology II 1
  Total Semester Hours 16
Summer Semester
NURA301 Nursing Leadership & Management 4
NURA420 Senior Seminar 4
  Total Semester Hours 8
GRAND TOTALS
  Program Total Hours
  Pre-Requisite General Education 52
  Nursing 70
  Total Hours 122