LPN Advanced Placement FAQs
What do I need to do to start?
You need to first apply to the University http://www.lhup.edu/admissions/apply/index.shtml. With your application submit officials transcripts from your high school, LPN accredited program, and any other higher education school you attended. Also a resume is required if you have been out of high school for more than a year. The nursing department requires a copy of your active LPN license.
How many times can I take the entrance exam?
The two standardized Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exams prepared by the National League for Nursing can be taken a maximum of two(2) times. They are computerized exams with a cost of aprroximately $55.00 per exam/per times taken. The Medication Calculation exam may be taken a maximum of three(3) times. This is a paper/pencil exam prepared by the LHU Nursing department.
When are the classes?
The general answer would be, theory classes and clinical rotations are on Monday thru Thursday in the mornings 8:00am-1:00pm.
Do I have to work as an LPN before I start?
You may take general education classes without having worked as an LPN however, prior to taking nursing classes you must provide verification of 1000 hours worked under your LPN licensure.
Do I need to verify my skills as an LPN?
You will be required to sign a "Verification of Skills" statement in order to be exempt for NURS101 and NURS102. If you are unable to perform certain clinical skills listed on the verification sheet, you will have the opportunity to work in our Simulation Laboratory to refine these skills.
Do I get any credit for my LPN?
Yes, you can be awarded up tp sixteen(16) hours of college credit after successfully completing the entrance examination and after meeting necessary requirements.
How long will it take?
After you have completed the first year general education requirements, you will be able to complete the nursing program in one additional year. The length of time it will take you depends on how quickly you complete the first year general education courses.
How much does it cost? Is financial aid available?
Please refer to the Student Financial Services website for cost and financial aid information.
What other costs are involved?
Other than University tuition and fees, costs associated with the nursing degree program include books, uniforms, equipment, clearances, liability insurance, a physical exam and CPR certification. In addition, there are costs associated with graduation and taking the NCLEX exam.
If I am not accepted, is my application packet kept on file?
Yes, the nursing department will keep your file for three(3) years. You need to keep in contact with the Nursing department every year if you are still interested in entering the program.