LPN Advanced Placement

LPN Advanced Placement Admission Criteria

Effective in the Fall 2024 semester, the Pomeroy College of Nursing will offer an LPN Advanced Placement option for LPNs who have acquired their license within the last five years. Those eligible will receive transfer credits for NUR 105, allowing students to complete their program sooner.

The nursing component can be completed in three semesters (day option) or three terms (evening/weekend option). Advanced placement is considered on an individual basis after review of LPN coursework, official transcripts, and syllabi. A maximum of eight (8) transfer credits may be awarded and only granted for NUR 105. If the LPN coursework has been awarded in a format other than credit hours (such as clock hours), conversion to credit hours will be conducted. Each course from the LPN program will be reviewed individually and converted using the default option. The total clock hours from the LPN course will be divided by 37.5, and then rounded down to determine the credit hours. For example, if the LPN course totals 120 clock hours/37.5 = 3.2 semester hours = 3 semester (credit hours). Students in the advanced placement option must enroll for a minimum of 33 credit hours, which must be in nursing to attain an A.A.S. degree at the Pomeroy College of Nursing. Students in the advanced placement option must meet the pre/co-requisite general education requirements for all nursing courses.

Applicants seeking admission to the advanced placement option must meet the following admission criteria:

  • High school diploma or GED (High school cumulative GPA of 85% or higher)
  • College cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Qualifying completion of: Algebra, Biology, Chemistry and English
  • Professional/Educational References (2) (at least 1 must be from a LPN instructor)
  • Admission Essay
  • Graduated from an accredited LPN program within the last 5 years
  • Unencumbered NYS LPN license, initial issuance within the five years prior to admission
  • Successful completion of college level courses with a grade of C or higher: Anatomy and Physiology I (BSC 201), Psychology (PSY 101), Writing (WRT 101); these courses meet the pre/co-requisite requirement for NUR 105

The following admission criteria may make the applicant more competitive for admission:

  • LPN coursework cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Recent clinical work experience as a LPN

Applicants who meet the admission requirements are not guaranteed admission into the College.