LPN Advanced Placement Program Overview
Welcome to the Lock Haven University Associate of Science in Nursing Program. The Nursing Department supports the concept of education as a continuous process. Faculty view learning as a life-long process and subscribes to the belief of career mobility. Without unnecessary duplication of learning experience, this advanced placement program provides the LPN an opportunity to advance to RN. For the complete Program Philosophy, see the university nursing website at http://www.lhup.edu/nursing/philosophy.htm.
As an LPN, you will enter the Associate Degree program in the third semester of the four semester curriculum. All general education courses required in the first two semesters of the program must be met and all sciences must be a C or higher grade and GPA is a 2.7 or above to qualify. Once you qualify you will be required to take two NLN standardized tests and a Medication Calculation exam. The testing occurs in the spring of the year you are seeking fall admission. Once you meet all the requirements and are approved to enter the program, you will be awarded the 16 nursing credits from the first year of the curriculum.
In addition, distance education for Licensed Practical Nurses is offered at remote sites, enabling these individuals to overcome access barriers by providing a unique educational experience through the use of technology. If you choose to continue your education, once you have earned the Associate Degree in Nursing and successfully pass NCLEX-RN, you can then transition into our RN-to-BSN Online Completion Program.
Seats are limited for the LPN Advanced placement applicants.