Program Entry Information
Please note, prerequisite requirements may differ depending on the application submission date.
- This program will begin again in Fall 2014. Acceptance letters will be mailed to wait list students in mid-May 2014.
- Pass the LPN STEP Assessment test with a minimum score of 60% within two (2) test attempts.
Pre-Program Course Requirements
- English Composition I (ENGL& 101)
- Lifespan Psychology (PSYC& 200)
- Intro to Statistics (MATH& 146)
MATH& 107 or MATH& 141 completed prior to April 2011 is acceptable.
- Introduction to Chemistry (CHEM& 121)
- Human A & P 1 (BIOL& 241)
- Human A & P 2 (BIOL& 242)
- Microbiology (BIOL& 260)
Other Application Forms
- After Admission and Prior to Registration for Quarter 1, students must submit proof of the following:
- Physical Exam and Specified Immunizations
- Criminal Background Check
- 10-Panel Drug Screen
- Current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR
- Medical Insurance Coverage
- Second copy of LPN license including expiration date
- Students will be required to create an online account with Certified Background and pay a fee of approximately $119.00 for the background check, drug screen, and tracking of required health documents.
Students who have special circumstances that warrant an exception may submit a "Request for Exception to Course Retake Policy" form (available in the Admissions Office).
Students submitting an application packet prior to January 1, 2015 must meet the following conditions. Complete the seven (7) prerequisites listed with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 AND six (6) Practical Nursing courses (NUR 101, 102, 121, 122, 131, and 132).
Students submitting an application packet after January 1, 2015 must meet the following conditions. Complete the seven (7) prerequisites listed with a 3.0 grade in each course. Only the first two attempts of required coursework will be considered. If your first course attempt resulted in a grade less than B and it was more than 5 years ago, you will be allowed a second retake to meet the minimum grade requirement.
Program fees address distinct and specified costs such as lab assistants, supplies, materials, equipment, rentals, software licensing, replacement and upgrade, maintenance, and other operational costs.
In the nursing program, students use a product called Pearson Open Class which includes interactive learning activities, on-line text books, skills videos and benchmark testing as well as a three day live review for NCLEX at the end of the program.
The nursing skills and simulation lab areas have up to date equipment used in the regional clinical agencies, additionally there are a number of task trainer models, low, medium, and high fidelity simulators that require maintenance and /or replacement on a regular basis.