Advanced Placement for LPN

Associate Degree Nursing – Advanced Placement is designed for Licensed Practical Nurses who seek to further their education and advance in the profession. The curriculum builds on the practical nursing foundation by broadening theoretical knowledge, enhancing nursing skills, and increasing critical thinking to coincide with role change responsibilities at the Associate Degree Nursing level. This program starts in the summer with NUR 214 and is followed by 2 additional semesters of coursework.  NUR 214 is an intensive, accelerated course that covers a wide range of content in an expedited format. This accelerated course differs from the traditional nursing courses by taking only 10 weeks to review select content from NUR 111, NUR 112, NUR 113 and NUR 211, instead of the 42 week time period that traditional nursing students have to focus on the same material. For this reason, students need to seriously consider decreasing work and personal commitments in order to successfully meet the requirements for passing this course. Working full time or taking other college courses while in this course/program is not recommended. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with a Perry Health Sciences Campus Admissions Counselor prior to taking pre-requisite courses in order to further discuss the requirements for this program. In the fall semester following NUR 214, students are scheduled to take NUR 114 and 212 alongside traditional nursing students.  After successful completion of both courses students will enroll in the final course, NUR 213, scheduled for the spring semester.  Upon successful completion of NUR 213 students will have met academic requirements necessary to enable them to apply to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam.

All applicants must complete the following requirements:

The LPN to RN program is a limited enrollment program and uses a competitive admissions procedure with a point system – NOT a waiting list - to determine who can register for the NUR classes. Applicants are ranked based on points that are determined by grades earned in the general education classes required for the Nursing program – such as ENG 111, PSY 150, and BIO 168. Grades of "C" or better are required in all program-related curriculum classes. 

Please note the following:  (1) BIO classes must have been completed within 5 years of the first NUR class.  (2) Effective July 31, 2023 to receive points for BIO 168 and BIO 169, the labs must be seated. Completely online BIO 168 and BIO 169 classes will not earn points. Points will be awarded for a hybrid class as long as the lab section is seated.  (3) Math proficiency must have been completed within 10 years of the first NUR class.

The following items are requirements for the Nursing program selection process:

  • Complete BIO 168, BIO 169, BIO 175, PSY 150, PSY 241, SOC 210, and ENG 111 with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. You may be enrolled in one of these classes during the spring semester prior to entry into the Advanced Placement LPN to ADN program; however, if admitted, your admission would be contingent on completing the class with a grade of "C" or better.

  • Complete an LPN to ADN Advanced Placement program application

    • Email your complete program application to [email protected].

    • Program application deadline is January 31.

  • Submit a copy of your LPN license, which must be current and without restrictions.

  • Provide verification of either (1) LPN work experience of 640 hours within the past 24 months OR (2) graduation from a PN program within 12 months of the NUR program application deadline.

  • Submit official ATI TEAS scores (directly from ATI) to [email protected] by program application deadline. Applicants must meet the required minimum score of 59 or higher on the composite score (average of all 4 sections) to be eligible for consideration.

    • TEAS Retest Policy: If you need to retake the TEAS exam, you must wait a minimum of 30 days from your last exam date to retest.  Only two tests are allowed per calendar year.  

  • Meet the English Language Requirement. The form is attached to the program application. If students need to complete the TOEFL, scores must be submitted by the program application deadline. Please note that an online high school, GED, or high school equivalency does not meet exemption requirements.

FAQs regarding the English Language Requirement


Note: Wake Tech Community College is continuously evaluating admissions procedures and reserves the right to make changes as necessary.