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LPN to RN Admissions Requirements

LPN to RN Admissions Requirements

LPNs are also invited to apply for our regular RN program and follow that plan of study from the beginning. LPNs may choose this option if their coursework is out-of-date or need a refresher on key concepts.

LPN-to-RN students generally follow the same plan of study as our two-year RN students. Students may receive “N” credit (prior learning assessment) for some classes, and may already have credit for some classes they took for their LPN.

Candidates must complete all of the following Admission requirements before the Nursing application date to be eligible to apply to the LPN to RN track (RN) nursing program. Contact Academic Advising for specific questions.

View the Registered Nurse (RN) Plan of Study

“N” Credit

LPNs may earn “N” credit for up to three courses. “N” credit is granted at the discretion of the LPN-to-RN Advisor.

  • NURS 1861 Foundations in Nursing
  • NURS 1130 Concepts of Pharmacology
  • NURS 1863 Health Promotion of Family and Community

Prerequisites: Check your Transcript to see if you’ve already taken them.

Candidates must complete all of the following Admission requirements before the Nursing application date to be eligible to apply to the LPN to RN track (RN) nursing program.

  • CHEM 1113
  • PSY 1100
  • Placement above MATH 1030 or completion of MATH 1030
  • ENGL 1100 (Composition I) *
  • BIO 2300 (Human Anatomy) with a “C” or better *
  • BIO 2232 (Human Physiology) with a “C” or better *
  • PSY 2340 (Human Growth and Development) with a “C” or better *
  • BIO 2263 (Human Pathophysiology) with a “C” or better *

* LPNs often have credit for these courses as part of their LPN degree. Be sure to submit prior transcripts to Records and Registration to apply for credit. Students who took their LPN coursework through a high school vocational program may not have college credit. Submit a Transcript

Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) Admission Assessment (A2) Exam

Completion of the HESI A2 with a score of 75 is required for admission.  This score reflects a necessary reading, science, and math knowledge foundation to be successful in the Nursing Program.  Applicants are encouraged to utilize the Evolve Reach Admission Assessment Exam Review by HESI prior to taking the A2 exam. Learn more about the HESI A2 This exam review is available for purchase at the Bookstore. Scores from other schools will not be accepted. It is the student's responsibility to notify Nursing of any name change or your application will be rejected.

The Summer Bridge course and Planning Your Schedule

The first class in the LPN-RN sequence is NURS 1100 (Student Transition), an 8-week review course to prepare you for RN-level classes and go over the nursing process. It is usually offered during the summer.