Advanced Placement for LPN Admissions

Associate Degree Nursing – Advanced Placement is designed for licensed practical nurses who seek to further their education and advance in the profession. The curriculum builds on the practical nursing foundation to meet the increased responsibilities at the Associate Degree Nursing level. Theoretical knowledge is broader, nursing skills are enhanced and critical thinking is expanded.

The program starts in the Summer term with NUR-214 and is followed by two additional semesters of coursework. NUR-214 is an intensive, accelerated course that covers a range of content in an expedited format. The accelerated course differs from the traditional Nursing courses by taking only 10 weeks to review select content from NUR-111, NUR-112, NUR-113 and NUR-211, instead of the 42-week period that traditional nursing students have to focus on the same material. For this reason, students need to seriously consider decreasing work and personal commitments to successfully meet the requirements for passing the course. Working full time or taking other college courses while in this course/program is not recommended.

Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with a Health Sciences admissions counselor prior to taking prerequisite courses to further discuss the requirements for the Advanced Placement program.

In the Fall semester following NUR-214, students are scheduled to take NUR-114 and NUR-212 alongside traditional nursing students. After successful completion of both courses, students will enroll in the final course, NUR-213, scheduled for the Spring semester. Upon successful completion, students will have met academic requirements necessary to apply to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam.

All applicants must complete the following requirements:

The LPN to RN Advanced Placement program is a limited-enrollment program and uses a competitive admissions procedure with a point system, not a waiting list, to determine who can register for NUR classes. Applicants are ranked based on points that are determined by grades earned in the general education classes required for the Nursing program. All BIO classes must have an associated lab. The math proficiency must have been completed within 10 years of the first NUR class. Grades of "C" or better are required in all program-related curriculum classes.

The following items are requirements for the Advanced Placement LPN to RN program selection process and must be submitted by the program application deadline:

  • Earn a grade of "C" or better in these courses

    • BIO 168, Anatomy & Physiology I (within seven years of NUR 214)
    • BIO 169, Anatomy & Physiology II (within seven years of NUR 214)
    • BIO 175, Microbiology (within seven years of NUR 214)
    • ENG 111, Writing and Inquiry
    • PSY 150, General Psychology
    • PSY 241, Developmental Psychology
    • SOC 210, Introduction to Sociology

    If you're enrolled in one of these courses during the Spring semester before entering the Advanced Placement program, your acceptance is contingent upon completing the class with the necessary grade. Submit verification of your enrollment with the program application.

  • Complete an LPN to ADN Advanced Placement program application during the October 1 through January 31 application window and email it to [email protected].
  • Submit a copy of your LPN license, which must be current and without restrictions, with the program application.
  • Provide verification of 18 months of LPN work experience within two years of the program application deadline.
  • Submit official ATI TEAS scores (directly from ATI) to [email protected] by the program application deadline.
    • Applicants must meet the required minimum composite score of 59 (average of all four sections) to be eligible to submit the program application.
    • If you need to retake the TEAS exam, you must wait a minimum of 30 days. Only two tests are allowed per calendar year.