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 LPN license in the United States or U.S. territories without restrictions or conditions.
  3. Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records office
  4. GPA of 2.5 or higher on all completed college-level coursework (includes transfer/transient courses)
  5. ENG (GSW 1110) with a grade of C or better
  6. BIOG 3310 Anatomy and Physiology I with a grade of C or better
  7. PSYH 1010 Introduction to Psychology with a grade of C or better
  8. MTHM 1150 Statistics with a grade of C or better
  9. An Academic Preparedness Level of Proficient must be achieved on the ATI TEAS exam
  10. Program application must be on file by the following deadlines to be selected for entry consideration. 
    • Spring Entry – September 5th
    • Fall Entry – January 5th
  11. Students that are accepted into the Advanced Placement Pathway at Firelands will need to complete NURS 101 at the Elyria campus.

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 at Firelands for the list of courses REQUIRED to be successful in the Associate Degree Nursing Advanced Placement program.