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 Nursing 135L with a "C" or better, the student will be awarded nine additional hours of block nursing credit.
- Meet general admission requirements.
- An overall high school or college GPA of 2.8 or better on a 4.0 scale or a score of 45 on each of the GED exams.
- 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.
- Completion of first-year required non-nursing courses (MATH 101 or higher, PSYC 103, BIOL 210, 211L, 212, 213L, and ENGL 101) prior to entrance into the summer transition course.
- 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 admission 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). Your score on the ATI TEAS is valid for two academic years. If the TEAS V was taken in the 2015–2016 academic year, a score of proficient or higher will be accepted in place of the ATI TEAS for one year.
- 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.