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Nursing-Returning LPN ( RLPN )

Associate in Applied Science - A45110R

A Licensed Practical Nurse may apply to the Annie Ruth Kelley Associate Degree Nursing program for the LPN to RN transition option. Full-time studies for a returning LPN will commence with spring term and will continue through spring semester of the following year.

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The Annie Ruth Kelley Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide nursing care to clients and groups of clients throughout the life span in a variety of settings. Courses will include content related to the nurse's role as a provider of nursing care, as a manager of care, as a member of the discipline of nursing, and as a member of the interdisciplinary team. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), which is required for practice as a Registered Nurse. Employment opportunities include hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, physicians' offices, industry, and community agencies.


Applicants seeking admission into the Associate Degree Nursing  Returning LPN program must complete steps 1 through 4 in entirety by November 15, 2014 in order to be considered for acceptance for the Spring Semester 2015.

______ 1. Submit to the Admissions Office a properly completed Application for Admission.

______ 2. Submit to the Admissions Office an official high school transcript and official post-secondary transcripts for all institutions attended. Applicants that obtained a GED/Adult High School diploma must submit an official GED/AHS transcript and a high school transcript.

______ 3. Submit evidence of successful completion of one unit of biology, algebra, and chemistry in high school with a grade of “C” or “77” or higher or the equivalent at a post-secondary institution (BIO 090 or higher, MAT 070/DMA 040 or higher, CHEM 090 or higher). Students may choose to complete these subjects through SCC's Adult High School program. The Adult High School courses are self-paced classes that will take approximately 2-3 months or more to complete. Students may choose seated or online classes, and must score 85 or higher to receive credit. Contact Aliceia Atkinson at 704-991-0308 for more information or to sign-up for the Adult High School courses. Applicants wishing to complete these credits at other colleges should contact the Admissions Office at Stanly Community College to ¬insure that the credits are acceptable.

______ 4. Complete requirement A or B below:

A. Successfully complete the placement test and meet the minimum scores below for the appropriate test:

Writing 86 70 41  
Reading 80 81 41  
Math 7 or higher on
DMA 010, 020, 030, 040
47 Pre-Algebra
46 Algebra
41 Pre-Algebra
41 Algebra
Successful completion of DMA 010, 020, 030, 040 or any college level math completed within the last 5 years

Associate Degree Nursing applicants who fail to achieve the required minimum scores on the first attempt of the placement test may retest once during a twelve-month period. When retesting, applicants will retest only on those sections of the test that were not successfully completed on a previous attempt. Placement test scores older than five years are not valid for admission consideration. Applicants who transfer in a college-level mathematics course with a C or better in the last 5 years may not be required to take the Math portion of the placement test. Exemption is subject to approval by the Admissions Office.

B. Complete ALL general education courses required for the ADN-Returning LPN program with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

These courses include: ENG 111 and 112 or 114, PSY 150 and 241, CIS 110, and a Humanities elective.

If general education courses are completed at institutions other than Stanly Community College, official transcripts must be received in the SCC Admissions Office by the November 15th deadline. Transfer credit will be given for BIO 165 and 166 if taken within the last 10 years, and will be given for CIS 110 taken within the last five years.

Requirements 1 through 4 must be completed no later than November 15, 2014
to be considered for acceptance into the ADN-Returning LPN program.

______ 5. Take the standardized nurse entrance exam (TEAS) after successfully completing admission requirements one and four above. Only those applicants who successfully complete Option 4 A or B will be eligible to take the TEAS exam. Applicants eligible to take the TEAS exam will be notified through their student email account by the Admissions Office. This email will include steps for signing up for the exam. Applicants may test as often as the exam is offered. There is a minimal fee for the exam, and it must be taken at SCC. Test scores are valid for a period of two years.

______ 6. Submit evidence of current unrestricted licensure as a practical nurse.

______ 7. The following courses must be completed prior to acceptance if the applicant did not complete the course(s) (or an SCC approved substitute) in his or her practical nursing education program. Early advisement is imperative.

BIO 165 / BIO 166 Anatomy and Physiology I and II
PSY 150 General Psychology

______ 8. Complete ACA 118 (Must be taken at SCC) with a C or better.

______ 9. For the applicant that has completed any college level courses taken with SCC prior to admission into the ADN program, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required.

Applicants accepted for admission to health services programs at Stanly Community College are required to complete a criminal background check and drug screening after notification of acceptance and prior to participation in on-site clinical training. Based on the results of the checks, hospitals or clinical affiliates where the student will participate in on-site training may deny access to their facility, resulting in the student’s inability to complete the clinical portion of training. Students unable to complete the clinical portion of his or her training will be unable to progress in the program. Students are responsible for paying all costs associated with this requirement.

Applicants seeking admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program will be ranked based on TEAS scores and accepted to the program based on rank order. LPNs applicants will be in the same applicant pool as other advanced standing applicants. Conditional acceptances will be awarded in February each year and pending space availability. There is no predetermined number of LPNs admitted each spring.  Space availability is determined by the number of first year ADN students who withdraw from the program prior to the 2nd 8 weeks of the spring semester. Applicants accepted for admission must complete all admission requirements by the date specified in their acceptance letter. Applicants who fail to complete all admission requirements for the ADN program will forfeit their acceptance to the next available candidate on the rank list.

Note: ACA 118 is taken in the first 8-weeks of the spring semester. NUR 117 and NUR 212 are in the second 8-weeks. If not previously taken, BIO 166 should be completed in the first year, spring semester. Early advising is imperative.

Contact: Chassity Washburn

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Stanly Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Stanly Community College.

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