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Admission Requirements/Process

LPN to RN Transition Program


  • 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):

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 (NAS 161 if taken at NVCC) 3
Sciences: Anatomy & Physiology II (NAS 162 if taken at NVCC) 3
Sciences: Microbiology 3
General/Introduction to Psychology 3
College Mathematics (Algebra or Statistics) 3
College English Composition 3
Speech/Public Speaking/Communication 3
  • 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 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 online application.
    • 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)


Phase I

  1. Submit completed application packet to include:
    1. Online Application form
    2. 3 References
    3. Official Transcripts for High School and Prerequisites.
    4. Copy of LPN License
    5. TEAS V Entrance Exam
  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 BLS CPR certificate