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Catalog and Student Handbook 2021 - 2022

Nursing LPN to RN: Associate of Science

In order to be accepted into the LPN to RN track of the Associate of Science in Nursing program, applicants must hold a current, valid credential as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and meet the Application Requirements for All Programs, the General Admission Criteria for All Programs, and the program-specific criteria and requirements listed below.

Requirements are dependent upon the applicant's level of education, as outlined below. Applicants who are Licensed Practical Nurses are not required to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) for acceptance or course placement.

To be eligible for advanced placement, the applicant must have graduated from another regionally accredited, post-secondary institution, pre-licensure program recognized by the Department of Higher Education, and be a board of nursing fully approved program. Proof of a current, valid license as a Licensed Practical Nurse is required.

LPN - RN Admission Criteria

  • General Admission Criteria for All Programs
  • Nursing: Associate of Science program requirements according to education level as listed in the Nursing: Associate of Science section
  • Hold a current Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license in good standing. The Department of Admissions will verify this through your state licensing agency. 
  • Pass the fee-based Fundamentals of Nursing HESI (one attempt allowed) and Maternity/Pediatrics HESI (two attempts allowed) exams with a minimum score of 850 on each. 

LPN - RN Application Requirements

Accepted students may receive a My Academic Plan (MAP) and are required to meet with their assigned academic advisor at least two weeks before beginning their first semester.