Advanced Placement for LPN Admissions

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 two additional semesters of coursework. NUR 214 is an intensive, accelerated course that covers a 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 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 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 prerequisite 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 NUR 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 apply to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam.

Advanced Placement LPN to RN program checklist

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 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. 

NOTE: BIO classes must have been completed within five years of the first NUR class, and 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 ADN Advanced Placement 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 LPN work experience of 640 hours within the past 24 months or graduation from an LPN program within 12 months of the NUR program application deadline.
  • Submit official ATI TEAS scores (directly from ATI) to [email protected] by the program application deadline. Applicants must meet the required minimum composite score of 59 (average of all four 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. Only two tests are allowed per calendar year.