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Admission Requirements/Process

LPN to RN Transition Program

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Document age requirement – minimum 18 years of age
  • Must be a Licensed Practical Nurse with a current license in good standing. (Must be eligible for endorsement by the Virginia Board of Nursing.)
  • Complete the following prerequisite courses with a “C” or better from an Institution of Higher Learning accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education (Click here for the US Department of Education Institution search engine):
Prerequisites

Courses shall be taken at an Accredited Institution recognized the U.S. Department of Education with a grade of “C” or better.

Course Name Minimum Credits Required
Sciences: Anatomy & Physiology I 3
Sciences: Anatomy & Physiology II 3
Sciences: Microbiology 3
or or
Sciences: Health Science I (taken at NVCC only) 4
Sciences: Health Science II (taken at NVCC only) 4
General/Introduction to Psychology 3
College Mathematics (Algebra or Statistics) 3
College English Composition 3
Speech/Public Speaking/Communication 3
TOTAL PREREQUISITES 20

 

  • Complete the TEAS V Test Entrance Exam and score at “proficiency level”. The TEAS Test is valid for 2 years.
    • TEAS Exam Schedule at Standard College (Please arrive 10 minutes early for the exam):
      • Tuesdays 2:00pm
      • Wednesdays 12:00pm
      • Fridays 10:00 am and 2:00pm
  • Submit proof of Education
    • High school diploma or High School transcript
    • Official transcript of College Degree (Minimum Associates Degree)
    • Foreign Transcripts: the student must request to have official transcripts sent to a recognized credential evaluation service. The results of the evaluation must be sent from the agency to Standard College.
  • Submit three (3) written references on Standard College’s official reference form. References can be mailed or given directly to the College in a sealed envelope.
    • One (1) supervisory work reference
    • Two (2) character references from persons not related to the applicant.
  • Attend MANDATORY Information Session and/or Read Information Brochure
  • Attend an admission interview.
  • Successfully complete Fundamental Nursing Skills and Concepts Validation Course. (Phase II of Admissions)

 

 

ADMISSION PROCESS

Phase I

  1. Submit completed application packet to include:
    1. Official Transcripts for High School and Prerequisites.
    2. Copy of LPN License
    3. 3 References
    4. TEAS V Entrance Exam
    5. Online Application form
  2. Interview Process: After a review of application, transcripts, references and the TEAS test result the applicant will be notified via email to schedule an interview with the admission committee.
  3. Provisional acceptance sent out via email

Phase II

  1. Successfully complete the Fundamental Skills and Concepts Validation Course with an 80% or better
  2. Complete criminal background check and Drug test (school will give you the information)
  3. Complete and submit Physical Exam, required immunizations, and TB testing
  4. Submit American Heart/American Red cross BLS CPR certificate