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Catalog and Student Handbook 2020 - 2021

Information for Advanced Placement LPN to RN Students

Students who have been accepted to the LPN to RN track must sign up for an LPN Accepted Students Day. LPNs will receive information related to next steps during this session. Every student will complete the fee-based HESI Fundamentals of Nursing examination. A student will need to earn a minimum score of 780 on the HESI exam to receive nine credits for NUR 1015. There will be one opportunity for a re-test. Those students who do not achieve a minimum score of 780 on the HESI examination are ineligible for advanced placement status, and may not take the Maternity/Pediatrics HESI exam. These students will enroll in NUR 1015 on a space available basis to continue the Associate of Science in Nursing program. 

Upon successful completion of the Fundamentals of Nursing HESI exam, the student is eligible to complete the fee-based Maternity/Pediatric HESI exam. A student must earn a minimum score of 780 to receive eight credits for NUR 2000 equivalency. There is one re-test opportunity only. In the event that the student does not achieve a minimum score of 780, the student is required to enroll in NUR 1025 to continue the program, and this student is no longer eligible for Advanced Placement status.

Upon successful completion of the Maternity/Pediatric HESI exam, the student is eligible to enroll in NUR 1035 on a space available basis. To enroll in NUR 1035, the student must have completed all three natural science courses (ANA 1010, ANA 1120, and MIC 2201). Students are strongly encouraged to complete any additional non-professional courses in the arts and sciences core before starting NUR 1035

All students who are beginning their first professional Nursing course must attend the PASS program, which is their Nursing Orientation.