Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN Nurses) Admission and Advanced Placement Policy


LPN's may apply to 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 8 months prior to starting the program)
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • All general education pre-requisite courses completed with a C or better. (Note: 3 general education courses 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. Science courses must be taken within the last 7 years prior to the date of enrollment in the program.)
  • Placement exam results (which determine the appropriate entry point and coursework required in the curriculum).
  • Recommended application deadline is November 1 which allows for August start date.

Advanced Placement:

Advanced placement for LPNs in the 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. 

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

  • Applicants who answer 78% or more of the questions on the placement exam correctly are awarded credit for NUR 101. they will 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.