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Licensed Practical Nursing to RN

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LPN to RN Admission Process into the LPN-RN Transition Course

To be considered for admission to the LPN to RN Transition Course, students must meet the following criteria:

Selected Admission

Registration for all clinical courses (courses that start with NURS) require selective admission based on specific program admission requirements.

  1. Complete and submit an HCC enrollment application if not a current student. You must declare Nursing as a program of study in order to have college transcripts evaluated.
  2. Complete and submit a LPN to RN application and official transcripts which must be delivered together as a packet to Records and Registration by February 15 for admission to the fall class, September 15 for admission to spring class.
  3. A minimum score of 58.7 on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is a requirement for admission to the HCC Nursing Program. Students who have tested at other schools or locations can request to have their TEAS scores sent to Harford Community College for a fee. The request should be made no later than 5 days prior to the application deadline to ensure the scores will be received at HCC by the deadline. Students are able to test and retest up to three times within a year period.
  4. To meet the math requirement to qualify for the nursing program, students must do one of the following:
    • Receive a qualifying score on the HCC math assessment test (score valid for 2 years), or
    • Achieve a 500 score on SAT mathematics or an ACT score or 21 or higher (both SAT and ACT scores valid for two years), or
    • Complete the highest transitional math course at HCC (017 or018 or 023 or 027), or
    • Complete a college-level general education math course (101, 102, 216, etc.)
  5. Complete a minimum of 16 college credits which include:
    ENG 101English Composition (GE) 13
    BIO 203Anatomy and Physiology I (GL) 14
    PSY 101General Psychology (GB)3
    Select two of the following:
    Human Development Across the Life Span 1
    Anatomy and Physiology II (GL) 1
    Microbiology (GL) 1
    Introduction to Sociology (GB) (D)
    MATH elective (GM) requirement
  6. Submit satisfactory health evaluation upon acceptance into the nursing program.
  7. Obtain criminal background check and drug screening per instructions received after admission into the nursing program.
  8. Meet the essential technical standards that include physical abilities and behavioral and professional characteristics necessary for the student to successfully complete the nursing program.
  9. Provide a copy of current LPN license.

Successful completion of the LPN to RN Transition Course will result in admission into the second semester of the RN nursing program. In addition, qualified students are given the opportunity to challenge course work offered in the second semester of the nursing program.

Note: Per Item 2 under "LPN to RN Admission Process into the LPN-RN Transition Course," students must achieve a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 on the non-nursing courses applicable to the Associate of Sciences degree nursing program.