General FAQ's about the Nursing Program
Q1. How do I apply to LHU Nursing Program?
A1. Complete and submit your LHU application online at http://www.lhup.edu/admissions/apply/index.shtml
If you had previously attended Lock Haven University and did not obtain a degree, you need to submit a “Resume to Studies” form with a deposit as indicated on the form. You can locate that form on the LHU website at http://www.lhup.edu/registrar/request_to_resume_studies_proces.htm
If you received a degree from LHU and want to return for your BSN, you must complete and submit the "Second Degree Candidate" form. You can locate this form on the LHU website at http://www.lhup.edu/admissions/apply/Second%20Degree%20Registration%20Form.pdf
If you had applied but never attended, all you need to do is “reactivate” your application at no cost, go to http://www.lhup.edu/admissions/reactivationform.htm
Q2. Does your program have Advanced Placement for LPNs?
A2. Yes, check the LHU Nursing website for more information. Seats are limited.
Q3. Can I have someone in the Nursing Department review my transcript(s) before I apply to the college?
A3. Yes, call and make an appointment to come in with your transcripts for an “unofficial” transfer evaluation. Once you are accepted as a LHU student the Registrar will do the “official” evaluation of course transfers.
Q4. What are the different nursing programs at LHU?
A4. Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN), LPN Advanced Placement, and RN-to-BSN Completion Program.
Q5. Do I need to go to the Lock Haven Main Campus?
A5. No, the nursing department is located at the Clearfield Campus and the general education courses required for the degree are offered at the Clearfield Campus, as well.
Q6. Are courses available evenings, weekends, or online?
A6. There are no ASN nursing courses at those times, but there may be a general education requirement course in the evening or online. The BSN nursing courses are all online.
Q7. What if I already have another degree?
A7. Courses will be evaluated by the Registrar for an “official” transfer evaluation of coursework from other schools. Also, having another degree will get you points in the Nursing Program interview process for admission.
Q8. Is Financial Aid available?
A8. Yes, you can get financial aid information from the LHU site at http://www.lhup.edu/financial-services/financial-aid.htm
Q9. Is the Nursing Program at LHU accredited?
A9. Yes, the Lock Haven University Associate of Science in Nursing has Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing approval and the program is accredited by the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission. The RN to BSN is a candidate for NLNAC accreditation.
Q10. What is the minimum GPA required to apply to the Nursing Program?
A10. Minimum GPA for entrance into the nursing program is 2.7.
Q11. When can I meet with someone in the Nursing Program?
A11. If you would like to meet with the nursing department just call to schedule appointment
Q12. When will I know if I have been accepted into the Nursing Program?
A12. The Admissions Committee notifies prospective students once a decision is made. If you have questions concerning your admission call the Nursing Office @ 814-768-3450.
Q13. Can I get my BSN at Lock Haven University?
A13. Yes, it is an online RN-to-BSN completion program. If you graduated from the Associate program at LHU, all you need to do is the "Resume to Studies" form. Otherwise, you would need to apply to the University as a new student seeking admission.
Q14. Is there housing available on campus?
A14. There is a co-ed dormitory adjacent to the campus. Foundation Village provides 2 and 4 bedroom suites. There are also moderately priced apartments in town. Call Lisa White for information @ 570-484-2994.