LPN Admission

Admission Requirements for the 2 program options listed below:

Diploma/GED

Current Massachusetts LPN License

Algebra course (high school or college, grade C or better)

Application Nursing

Application Fee

Essay

3 Letters of Reference, Printable Reference Form

 

Option 1

This option is for the applicant who has a current LPN License, has not completed many college courses and chooses not to validate test to advance place.

No Validation Testing Required

Curriculum:

9 non-nursing courses

4 clinical nursing courses – both theory and clinical components in all nursing courses

1 non-clinical nursing course

Length of Study:

2-years – 3 years*

 

Option 2 – Advanced Placement

This option is for the applicant who has a current LPN License, has completed the first two required non-nursing courses and chooses to advance place.

Completion of the following two program approved college courses. (Final grade of C (2.0) or better is required)

Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab

Microbiology/Lab

Required Validation Testing

NU101 Foundations of Nursing Practice course final exam

Simulated Clinical Lab

Curriculum:

7 remaining non-nursing courses

3 clinical nursing courses – both theory and clinical components in all nursing courses

1 non-clinical nursing course

Length of Study:

1 – 2 1/2 years*

 

*Length of study is based on the number of non-nursing courses accepted for exemption, validation testing and space availability in nursing courses.

 

Special LPN Information Sessions are held on the Medford campus for LPNs interested in learning about enrollment options available to LPNs.