LPN to Nursing (Advanced Placement option for LPNs)
Associate Degree Nursing - Advanced Placement is designed for Licensed Practical Nurses who seek to further their education and to advance in the profession. The program builds on the practical nursing foundation by broadening theoretical knowledge, enhancing nursing skills, and increasing critical thinking to coincide with role change responsibilities at the Associate Degree Nursing level.
The curriculum begins in the summer with classes being taught in the late afternoons, evenings, and possibly some weekends.
Planning Guide for Advanced Placement Option for LPNs.
All applicants must complete the following minimum requirements:
PHASE I: Apply to Wake Technical Community College.
- Complete an on-line Wake Technical Community College application.
- Attend a MANDATORY Information Session for Nursing. Information sessions are held on the Health Science Campus.
- Apply for Financial Aid and Veterans benefits. Students applying for financial aid should complete the free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit all supporting documents to ensure we can process your request in time for the start of the semester. Be sure to include the Wake Technical Community College school code: 004844
- Provide official transcripts (transcripts in a sealed envelope) of ALL previous education, including high school and/or GED scores and all college transcripts (if college has already been attended). Applications will NOT be processed until ALL transcripts have been received. Applicants can send a Request for High School or Prior College Transcript . form to the schools they have attended to have their transcripts sent to Wake Tech. Faxed or open transcripts are not considered official and will not be accepted. High school transcripts must be complete, including showing the date of graduation.
- Take the COMPASS placement test. Schedule and prepare for your placement test at the Testing Center website. Students can be exempted from placement testing if they meet certain requirements.
PHASE 2: Apply to the clinical Nursing (NUR) classes. The following steps are required to apply to the NUR classes. Please note that entry is a COMPETITIVE PROCESS and submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance. Application must be submitted to the Admissions office by December 15.
- Meet a chemistry proficiency - chemistry proficiency may be satisfied by completing ONE of the following: a college level basic chemistry course from a U.S. regionally accredited institution with a minimum grade of “C” OR one unit of a high school chemistry course with a minimum grade of “C” OR CHM 090 (Chemistry concepts) or an equivalent CHM 090 with a minimum grade of “C” OR the self-taught chemistry Tutorial unit in the Individualized Learning Center with a minimum grade of “85”.
- Complete BIO 168, BIO 169, BIO 155, PSY 150, PSY 241, and ENG 111 with a minimum GPA of 2.0. You may be enrolled in one of these classes during the Spring semester prior to entry into the Advanced Placement LPN to ADN program. However, if admitted to the program, the approval would be conditional upon passing the class with a grade of "C" or better.
- Completion of TEAS Testing – (Test of Essential Academic Skills) – within 5 years prior to entering the program.
- Provide a copy of current LPN license. License must be without restrictions.
- Have work experience as an LPN within the past 5 years (from any state). A form attached to the Nursing application must be completed and signed by your supervisor from your most recent position as an LPN.
- Complete an LPN to ADN Advanced Placement program application. Application must be submitted by December 15. Please note that prospective students may only pick up the LPN to ADN advanced placement program application in person from a counselor at the Health Science Campus.
Please note that Wake Technical Community College is constantly evaluating the admissions procedures and reserves the right to make changes as the need arises.