The accelerated LPN to RN program permits the qualifying LPN student to complete the RN nursing courses in one calendar year. These students begin nursing instruction with a 10-week summer transition course and progress into the third semester of the Associate of Science in Nursing program. Upon successful completion of NURS 135L with a “C” or better, the student will be awarded ten additional hours of block nursing credit.
Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the Accelerated LPN to RN program.
Eligibility requirements for admission to the accelerated LPN to RN program include:
Meet general admission requirements.
An overall high school or college grade point average of 2.8 or better on a 4.0 scale, or a score of 45 on each of the GED exams and an overall college grade point average of 2.8 or better on a 4.0 scale.
Have completed with a “C” or better one unit of high school algebra, one unit of high school biology and one unit of high school chemistry (ACT/SAT equivalent score of 19 in mathematics will substitute for the algebra course).
An active LPN license. The license must be maintained during the entire LPN to RN program.
Letter of recommendation from a Registered Nurse familiar with the applicant’s current practice as an LPN, within the last year.
Complete the ATI TEAS Admission test with a proficient or higher overall score. Completion of ATI TEAS does not meet all requirements for admissions to the program. ATI TEAS can be taken September 1 - January 31 each year. ATI TEAS can be taken twice (there must be 30 days between each attempt). Score on the ATI TEAS are valid for two academic years.
Students exceeding these academic standards and course requirements will be given first priority.
Preference will be given to applicants having at least one-year full-time equivalent of acute care facility experience as an LPN.
**Completion of HLTH 100 is not required for Accelerated LPN to RN applicants. **
Academic Plan of Study
The courses required for the Associate Degree in Nursing via the Accelerated LPN to RN program are listed below.