Licensed Practical Nurses Transition to Registered Nursing

  • At this time, Licensed Practical Nurses who meet program admissions requirements and are accepted must complete the full four clinical semesters of the ADN program. Due to a new curriculum for the ADN program, there is no transition route available. Availability and details of any possible variations for LPNs in the new curriculum for the 2019 program and beyond are to be determined. 
    • LPNs must successfully complete all ADN pre-requisite courses to be eligible for admission. Some classes (Anatomy and Physiology: BIO 141/142 or the previous course numbers BIO 231/232) have time limit requirements. See general requirements for these time limits.
    • LPNs must meet with a counselor to review pre-requisites for BIO 141/142. Additional math and science background is required beyond what is required for Practical Nursing.
    • LPNS must take the Nursing pre-entrance exam, the ATI-Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), if they have not already taken it and scored at least the pre-ADN minimal scores of ~64% correct overall and ~65.6% correct in math. Scores are good for 5 years.
    • LPNs with an active Virginia license and who are working in healthcare are eligible for extra points toward admission and can earn further points with a letter of reference from a current or recent supervisor. This form will available with the application.