Advanced Placement Criteria for the Licensed Practical Nurse 

The Licensed Practical Nurse must submit the Advanced Placement Request Form to the Nursing Office (A214) for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program by October of the year prior to intended admission. (Example:  submit the Form to the Director of Nursing by October 31 of the year prior to the fall in which you wish to enter the program).


Advanced Placement Qualifications

  • Must be a graduate of a state approved Practical Nurse Program with at least one year of work experience as a LPN and Licensed in the state of Illinois as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
  • Transcripts from the Practical School of Nursing, if other than IVCC must be sent to IVCC’s Admissions and Records Office.
  • Meets the required minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for admission to the second year of the RN/ADN Nursing Program. When there are more qualified applicants than space available, applicants will be ranked according to GPA.  Cumulative GPA is taken from the spring semester prior to the fall entry.  In cases where a student has graduated with an Associate in Applied Science Degree, GPA of previous nursing and required courses (ENG1001, ENG1002, ALH1000, ALH 1002, PSY1000, SOC1000, BIO1007, BIO1008, BIO1009) will be used in calculating GPA.
  • LPN’s must be actively practicing, and using their knowledge of nursing.
  • LPN’s requesting Advanced Placement must have all the prerequisites completed by the end of spring semester, prior to fall entry.
  • IVCC in-district residents will be given priority consideration for advanced placement admission.
  • Applicants must complete required college testing, program testing and required courses, if needed, prior to admission.
  • Prior to entering the second year nursing courses, all students must have met the following requirements.   ALH 1000, ALH 1002, BIO 1007, BIO 1008, BIO 1009, PSY 1000, ENG 1001, NUR 1230 and NUR 1210, if applicable.  All of these courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.  All required course work must be completed by the end of the spring semester, prior to the fall semester entry date.  


Course Work Completed

_____ALH 1002                  Human Growth and Development

_____BIO 1007, 1008         Anatomy and Physiology I and II

_____BIO 1009                   Microbiology  

_____ALH 1000                  Introduction to Nutrition

_____NUR 1210                 Mental Health Nursing

_____NUR 1211                 Holistic Nursing I

_____NUR 1221                 Holistic Nursing for Practical Nurses

_____ANY Second Year Nursing Class

Any deficiencies and/or necessary prior course work will be deemed necessary between the applicant, and the Director of Nursing. To be considered for admission ALL the necessary course work needs to be completed by the end of the spring semester prior to fall semester entry. Exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis as determined by the Director of Nursing.

Students admitted to the LPN program must follow the Advanced Placement Guidelines for admission to the RN/ADN program.

After admission to the RN/ADN Program, the following must be completed:

_____Evidence of LPN work experience of 1,020 hours within the past two (2) years.

_____A copy of current Illinois LPN license.

_____A letter of recommendation from your immediate supervisor, on official employer letterhead.  If NCLEX–PN eligible, a copy of transcripts with program completion date, and a letter from the Director of Nursing must be submitted.

_____Complete the LPN-RN Mobility exam with a score of 850 or better.  This exam is at the expense of the student. If a score of 850 is not achieved, the student must complete remediation in the designated weak areas utilizing a prescribed plan, which will be given to the student.

_____If the benchmark of 850 is not achieved, the student will participate in and successfully complete the Summer Enrichment Course during the summer session prior to starting the program in the fall.

_____The applicant must follow the health requirements of the IVCC Nursing Programs, and provide necessary documentation as outlined in the Nursing Handbook, prior to admission to the first Nursing course with a clinical component.      

 _____Official transcripts of all previous nursing coursework must be submitted to the Office of Admissions and Records for articulation of previous nursing course credits.     

 _____Nursing credits will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.  You may be required to provide an original copy of a course syllabus in order to facilitate this articulation review.