2018-2019 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Jun 26, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Licensed Practical Nurses for Advanced Standing, AAS

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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 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. Dates for testing will be advertised on the nursing web page.

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

LPN for Advanced Standing Nursing Curriculum (LPN to RN) Degree Requirements:


  • 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


  • Any course on the Transfer Elective list.

Total Minimum Credits: 68

Students graduating from this program may be called upon to participate in a general education outcomes assessment during their last semester.

Suggested Scheduling:

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

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