Advanced Placement Option for Licensed Practical Nurses
The following is a description of current program requirements. Students who enrolled previously should consult the catalog for the year in which they began the program, and/or their advisor.
Two semesters following completion of all prerequisite courses all students will be required to take a licensed practical nurse (LPN) transition course in addition to the established two semesters of study.
The Advanced Placement Option (Formally “LPN to ADN Transition”) is designed to prepare LPNs, with a current unrestricted license in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the opportunity to pursue a curriculum which will provide them with an associate of applied science degree and eligibility to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).
The Advanced Placement Option is an academically challenging program. The program is open to men and women who provide evidence of interest, motivation and aptitude in the area of health care. Students shall be selected on the basis of established criteria and without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation or disability. Students with disabilities who meet admission requirements, pass the physical exam, submit the physical examination and are able to perform as student nurses in the clinical setting are eligible for admission. It is the responsibility of the student to meet the physical requirements for state licensure. Satisfactory background search, drug screen and fingerprinting are also required.
Registered nurse employed in civil service, clinics, community health services, day-care centers, health departments, home health, hospitals, industry, long-term-care facilities, military service, primary care offices or private duty.