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Admission Requirements/Process

LPN to RN Transition Program


In order to be considered for admission into Standard College’s LPN to RN Transition Program, applicants must meet the following requirements by the program deadline:

  1. The applicant must be a Licensed Practical Nurse with a current license in good standing and qualified to practice nursing in the State of Virginia.
  2. The applicant must complete the following prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better, the courses must be at least 3 credits and  from an Institution of Higher Learning accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (Click here for the US Department of Education Institution search engine):
    1. Anatomy & Physiology I
    2. Anatomy & Physiology II
    3. Microbiology
    4. General/Introduction to Psychology
    5. College Mathematics
    6. College English Composition
    7. Speech/Public Speaking/Communication
  3. The applicant must take the HESI LPN to ADN Entrance Exam and achieve a score of “750” or higher. Applicants may take the Exam twice each admission cycle. In the event an applicant does not receive a score of 750 or higher after two attempts, he/she will no longer be considered for admission to the program. The applicant may apply to an LPN to RN Transition Program with a different start date.
  4. The applicant must submit the Online LPN to RN Transition Program Application, along with a non-refundable Application Fee of $100.00.
  5. The applicant must submit three (3) references within the online application including:
    1. One (1) supervisory work reference
    2. Two (2) character references from persons not related to the applicant.
  6. The applicant must provide evidence of high school completion by submission of one of the following:
    1. an official high school transcript, or
    2. a GED Certificate, or
    3. an associate degree, or
    4. an official college transcript showing successful completion of at least 60 semester or trimester credit hours or 72 quarter credit hours that does not result in the awarding of an associate degree, but that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree at any institution, or an official college transcript showing enrollment in a bachelor’s degree program where at least 60 semester or trimester credit hours or 72 quarter credit hours have been successfully completed, including credit hours transferred into the bachelor’s degree program.
    5. High school diplomas/transcripts from other countries are acceptable toward the student eligibility general requirement, as long as the diploma/transcript is equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma. Students are required to have their high school diplomas/transcripts credential evaluated by a company designated by Standard College that offers such a service.
  7. The applicant must submit an Official College Transcripts with the required prerequisite courses: Anatomy & Physiology I and II, Microbiology, General/Introduction to Psychology, College Mathematics, College English Composition, and Speech/Public Speaking/Communication
  8. The applicant must attend an admission interview.
  9. The student must successfully complete Fundamental Nursing Skills and Concepts Validation Course with a 79.5% or higher.

Pending the receipt and review of the above documents by the established time frame, the applicant will be notified in writing of acceptance into the program.

After Admission:

  1. Provide evidence of a physical examination completed by a licensed physician, physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner prior to clinical, including but not limited to:
    1. A negative TB skin test or chest x-ray.
    2. A current immunization schedule [MMR, DPT, Tetanus] with completed Hepatitis B vaccine series.
    3. A statement by a healthcare provider stating that the applicant has the physical and emotional health to complete the requirements of this program.
  2. Demonstrate a satisfactory Criminal Background and Drug Screening paid for by the student completed prior to clinical.
  3. Documentation of CPR BLS for Health Care Provider Card (American Heart Association – AHA ONLY) is required and must be current for the duration of the program.
  4. Timely finalizing the registration process by submitting the required financial documents and/or tuition payments.


Phase I

  1. Take the Entrance Test
  2. Submit an Online Application with 3 references and the non-refundable Application Fee of $100.00
  3. Submit the Official Transcripts (college prerequisites and proof of high school)
  4. Submit copy of LPN License
  5. Attend an Interview. After a review of application, transcripts, references, and the Entrance test result; the applicant will be notified via email to schedule an interview with the Admissions, Progression, Graduation (APG) committee.
  6. Provisional acceptance sent out via email

Phase II

  1. Successfully complete the Fundamental Skills and Concepts Validation Course with an 79.5% or better
  2. Complete a Criminal Background Check and Drug Test for purposes of participating in the Clinical placement.
  3. Complete and submit Physical Exam, required immunizations, and TB testing
  4. Submit American Heart BLS CPR certificate.
  5. Timely finalize the registration process by submitting the required financial documents and/or tuition payments.

If a student makes false or misleading statements in connection with his/her admission’s application, and/or the financial aid application, the application may be rejected. If the misrepresentation is discovered after the student has enrolled in the program, the offer of admission will ordinarily be rescinded, the course credits and grades will be revoked, and the student will be required to leave the school.

Standard College reserves the right to deny a student admission into the program if information has been found from the Criminal Background Check, Drug Test or a professional licensing body that would bar the student from completing the Clinical Placement.

The Clinical site placement is a mandatory component of the program. Students shall comply with the reasonable and lawful requirements of the Clinical site’s policies and procedures. Non-compliance or partial compliance with any such requirement may result in an immediate denial of access to the Clinical site. Standard College may dismiss the student from the program, if the College determines that further participation by the student at a Clinical site is no longer appropriate on the basis of Standard College’s policies and procedures and/or the Clinical site’s policies and procedures.

Advanced Standing

The basis for admission into the LPN to RN TRANSITION PROGRAM does not include advanced standing, experiential learning requirements, or the transfer of credits, other than the prerequisites required in the admission process.

Standard College offers educational programs, and not employment.