Advanced Placement Nursing Program (LPN to RN) Admission Requirements

The Advanced Placement Pathway allows licensed practical nurses advanced placement in the Associate Degree Nursing (RN) program after successful completion of the transition course. Through this program, the licensed practical nurse will receive credit for prior nursing coursework, thereby eliminating excessive course repetition.

Admission Requirements 

  1. Be a graduate of a state board approved practical nursing program.
  2. Have an active license LPN license in the United States or U.S. territories without restrictions or conditions.
  3. Have completed all practical nursing courses with a grade of C or better.
  4. GPA of 2.5 or higher on all completed college-level coursework (includes transfer/transient courses).
  5. Have completed BIOG 121 with a grade of C or better.
  6. Have completed ENGL 161 with a grade of C or better.
  7. Have completed PSYH 151 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
  8. Have completed MTHM 168 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
  9. An Academic Preparedness Level of Proficient must be achieved on the ATI TEAS exam.
  10. Official high transcripts must be on file in the LCCC Records Office
    • High Schools or GED
    • College/Program
  11. Program application must be on file by the following deadlines to be selected for entry consideration. 
    • Spring Entry – September 5th
    • Fall Entry – January 5th 
      • A new application must be submitted if the candidate is not admitted to the program; but wishes to be considered for admission to a future class.

Once accepted into the nursing program, students are eligible to register for NURS 101 ADVANCED PLACEMENT LPN TO RN. Upon successful completion with a grade of C or better, students will be given prior learning credit for the following classes (**NURS 101 may not be repeated if failed**):

  • NURS 100: FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING
  • NURS 121: NURSING CONCEPTS I
  • NURS 123: PHARMOCOLOGY I
  • NURS 118: GERIATRIC NURSING

Please see an Academic Advisor for the list of courses REQUIRED to be successful in the Associate Degree Nursing Advanced Placement program.