LPN candidates articulating directly as well as those validating competencies are required to meet the requirements of the College along with the ASN program admission criteria and complete all pre-enrollment and enrollment requirements. In addition, applicants must submit official transcripts and LPN license as a requirement for admission.
LPN applicants meeting the articulation criterion may be granted a maximum of twelve (12) credits in nursing, seven (7) credits following successful completion of NUAS 115 – LPN to RN Transition and the Fundamentals Skill Challenge and five (5) credits for Nursing of the Family Challenge.
In order to receive the seven (7) credits, the applicant must have graduated within the past three years from an LPN program or have work experience as an LPN equivalent to 1000 hours in the past three years, or have completed an approved refresher course. Applicants must submit employer verification of work experience. If the applicant meets this criterion, seven (7) credits will be given after successful completion of NUAS 115 – LPN to RN Transition and successful completion of the Fundamentals Skill Challenge. If the applicant does not meet the articulation criteria, the applicant must take the NLN PN-RN Nursing Accelerated Challenge Exam (NACE I) Foundations of Nursing and obtain a passing score of 79%, complete NUAS 115 with a grade of “C” or better, and successfully complete the Fundamentals Skill Challenge to receive the seven (7) credits.
In order to receive the five (5) credits, the applicant must successfully obtain a Level 2 proficiency on the ATI RN Nursing Care of Children AND the ATI RN Maternal Newborn. Both of these exams must be successfully completed by the end of NUAS 115 – LPN to RN Transition. If unsuccessful on the exams, the applicant will be required to take NUAS 240 – Nursing of the Family.
The NLN (NACE I) required for LPN Advanced Standing placement requires fee payment prior to taking the exam.
Prior to enrolling in Level III Nursing courses, NUAS 260 – Adult Nursing II and NUAS 275 – Mental Health Nursing, the student must have completed the following:
- BIOL 201 – Anatomy and Physiology I
- BIOL 202 – Anatomy and Physiology II
- ICT 101 – Information Literacy
- ICT 230 – Technology for the Nursing Professional
- ENGL 109 – Rhetoric I with Corequisite Writing Lab (placement based on SAT/ACT scores or by College Placement testing scores) or EN 110 – Rhetoric I
- LIBA 150 – College Success and the Mercy Experience
- PSYC 101 – General Psychology
- PSYC 102 – Human Growth and Development
- NUAS 115 – LPN to RN Transition
- NUAS 220 – Nursing Pharmacology
- NUAS 130 – Adult Nursing I â€“ advanced credit following successful completion of NUAS 115 and the Fundamentals Skill Challenge or satisfactory score on the NACE 1 Foundations of Nursing and successful completion of the Fundamentals Skill Challenge
- NUAS 240 – Nursing of the Family – or advanced credit upon completion of the ATI exams (ATI RN Nursing Care of Children and the ATI RN Maternal Newborn)
- All required pre-requisite courses (Nursing ABC Math 091 if required by TEAS Math Sub-Score)