LPN Advanced Placement Requirements
- Applicant must be a graduate of a program accredited by The National League for Nursing, The Commission on Occupational Education, or Middle States Accreditation.
- Applicant must provide copy of LPN licensure.
- Applicant must provide official transcript from their LPN program of study.
- Applicant must provide a letter of verification from Human Resources Supervisor indicating that the individual has worked 1,000 hours in a clinical practice setting in the last three (3) years. Definition of “clinical practice setting” will be determined on an individual basis by the Admissions Committee. A clear explanation of duties must be included. If the applicant has not practiced nursing in 5 or more years, the applicant is not eligible for advanced placement.
take two standardized Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exams prepared by the National League for Nursing. The applicant is responsible for a $55.00 fee for each computerized exam. The applicant must score 70% or higher and is permitted two (2) attempts at each exam. The exams are:
- Foundations of Nursing (NURS101 required if unsuccessful)
- Nursing Care During Childbearing and Nursing Care of the Child (NURS102 required if unsuccessful)
- NOTE: All LPN advanced placement students will be required to do an obstetrical rotation according to the curriculum plan.
take the Medication Calculation LPN entrance exam and score a 94% or higher.
- Applicants are permitted three (3) attempts at this exam. A calculator is permitted for this exam.
- All exams must be completed prior to May 1 of the year in which you are seeking admission to the LPN Advanced Program.
- Applicant must complete the Lock Haven University Clinical Skills Checklist indicating which skills the individual feels competent in and would not need to repeat. If the applicant can not sign verifying that they are competent in all skills listed on the Checklist, the applicant will not be granted exemption and will be required to enroll in that Nursing course.
must provide transcript(s) of satisfactory completion of required general education credits which would have been taken during the first year of the nursing program. Those courses are:
- English Composition (ENGL100)
- Introduction to Psychology (PSYC100)
- Antomy & Physiology I (HLTH128)
- Anatomy & Physiology Lab (HLTH129)
- Anatomy & Physiology II (HLTH130)
- Anatomy & Physiology Lab II (HLTH131)
- Life Span Development (PSYC240)
- Introduction to Sociology (SOCI101)
- NOTE: A minimum of 34 LHU credit hours is required for graduation, along with a cumulative (overall) grade point average (GPA) of 2.70. A grade of “C” or higher is required in Anatomy & Physiology I, Anatomy & Physiology I Lab, Anatomy & Physiology II, Anatomy & Physiology II Lab, and Microbiology.
- NOTE: Transfer Credits - Please remember when transferring coursework from another university only the credits transfer, not the grades nor grade point average (GPA) transfers.
- A mandatory requirement of each nursing student will be to participate in various experiences related to multi-cultural diversity. To meet this requirement, ALL nursing students must complete 20 hours as participant observers in cultural, social or ethnic experiences.
- To graduate from the Lock Haven University Associate of Science in Nursing Program, all graduate candidates must maintain a cumulative (overall) GPA of 2.70 or higher throughout the nursing program. A minimum grade of ‘C’ in all nursing courses is required.
- An LPN student may request readmission through advanced placement only once.
- The number of students admitted into the advanced placement program will be determined by the nursing faculty on a semester-by-semester basis.