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).
- 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
- 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
- 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
_____ANY Second Year Nursing
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
_____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
transcripts of all previous nursing coursework must be submitted to the Office
of Admissions and Records for articulation of previous nursing course
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.