Advanced Placement Criteria for the Licensed
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).
Qualifications necessary to come into the Associate Degree Nursing Program as
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
4.1H Course Time Limitations
||Human Growth and Development
|BIO 1007, 1008
||Anatomy and Physiology I and II
||Introduction to Nutrition
||Mental Health Nursing
||Intro to Registered Nursing for the Practical Nurse
Course Time Limitations
||ANY Second Year Nursing Class
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
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
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 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.