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 November 14, 2017, if you wish to enter the program in August 2018). 

4.1       Qualifications necessary to come into the Associate Degree Nursing Program as Advanced Placement.  

4.1A  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.

 4.1B  Transcripts from Practical Nursing School if other than IVCC must be sent to IVCC’s Admissions and Records Office


 4.1C  Meet 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.


4.1D   LPN’s requesting Advanced Placement must have all the prerequisites completed by the end of spring semester prior to fall entry.


 4.1E  IVCC in-district residents will be given priority consideration for advanced placement admission.


4.1F  Applicants must complete required college testing, program testing and required courses, if needed, prior to admission.


4.1G Prior to entering the second year Nursing courses, all students must have met the following requirements within the appropriate time frame:   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.


4.1H Course Time Limitations

ALH 1002
Human Growth and Development
7 years
BIO 1007, 1008 
Anatomy and Physiology I and II
7 years
BIO  1009
Microbiology 7 years
ALH 1000
Introduction to Nutrition
7 years
NUR 1210
Mental Health Nursing
3 years
NUR 1230
Intro to Registered Nursing for the Practical Nurse 
3 years
  ANY Second Year Nursing Class
2 years
Course Time Limitations

4.1I   To be considered for admission ALL the necessary course work (4.1G) needs to be completed by the end of the spring semester prior to fall semester entry.


4.1J   Applicants must provide evidence of LPN work experience of 1,020 hours within the past two (2) years.


4.1K  Students admitted to the LPN program must follow the Advanced Placement Guidelines for admission to the RN/ADN program. 


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


4.2A Licensed Practical Nurses will submit a copy of current Illinois LPN license.


4.2B Letter of recommendation from LPN’s immediate supervisor.  This letter must be 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.


4.2C 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 that will be given to the student, and enroll in and successfully complete the Summer Enrichment Course during the summer session prior to starting the program.


4.2D   If applicable, successful completion of the nursing bridge course, NUR 1230 with a “C” or above prior to entering the first nursing course.  If more than 3 years have elapsed since LPN graduation, or the student is not an IVCC graduate, this course must be taken.  The format of NUR 1230 is 8(eight) weeks in length and must be successfully completed by the end of the spring semester prior to fall entry.


4.2E   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.       


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

4.3A 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.


Updated 8/17