In order to be accepted into the LPN to RN Advanced Placement track of the Associate of Science in Nursing program, applicants must meet the Application Requirements for All Programs, the General Admission Criteria for All Programs, be an LPN with a current license in good standing, and meet the program-specific criteria and requirements listed below. 

Requirements are dependent upon the applicant's level of education, as outlined below. Some applicants will be required to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) for acceptance or for course placement, based on their GPA. The TEAS will be offered to these applicants on campus at Labouré College at no additional charge. 

To be eligible for advanced placement, applicants must have graduated from another regionally accredited, post-secondary institution, pre-licensure program recognized by the Department of Higher Education, and be a board of nursing fully approved program. Proof of a current, valid license as a Licensed Practical Nurse in good standing is required.

LPN to RN Admission Criteria

  • General Admission Criteria for All Programs
  • Nursing: Associate of Science program requirements according to education level as listed in the expandable sections below
  • Hold a current Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license in good standing. The Department of Admissions will verify this through your state licensing agency. 

LPN to RN Application Requirements

  • Application Requirements for All Programs
  • Submit a copy of a current LPN license. The Department of Admissions will verify this through your state licensing agency. 

Accepted students are required to meet with their assigned academic advisor at least two weeks before beginning their first semester, and may receive a My Academic Plan (MAP)

High School Students or Graduates with No College Experience

Applicants who are currently in high school; or applicants who have never taken any courses for college credit after high school and have graduated from high school within the last five years

High School Students or Graduates with No College Experience Admission Criteria 

  • General Admission Criteria for All Programs
  • Mathematics: two years with a final grade of C or higher
  • Science: one year of laboratory science (Biology or Chemistry) with a final grade of C or higher
  • SAT, ACT, or TEAS scores meeting minimum thresholds (contact Admissions for details)

High School Students or Graduates with No College Experience Application Requirements

  • Application Requirements for All Programs
    • Submit the most recent official high school transcript at the time of application
    • If accepted, a final transcript must be provided at least two weeks prior to the start of their accepted semester
  • Submit SAT or ACT scores

All accepted students will receive a My Academic Plan (MAP) and are required to meet with their assigned academic advisor at least two weeks before beginning their first semester. 


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GED or HiSET Completers with No College Experience

GED or HiSET Completer with No College Experience Admission Criteria

  • General Admission Criteria for All Programs
  • SAT, ACT, or TEAS scores meeting minimum thresholds (contact Admissions for details)

GED or HiSET Completer with No College Experience Application Requirements

  • Application Requirements for All Programs
  • Submit SAT or ACT scores
  • Students who do not have SAT or ACT scores, or whose SAT or ACT scores do not meet the minimum thresholds may be required to take the TEAS

All accepted students will receive a My Academic Plan (MAP) and are required to meet with their assigned academic advisor at least two weeks before beginning their first semester.

 

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Transfer Students or Associate Degree Holders without a Bachelor, Master or Doctoral Degree

Applicants who have completed courses outside of high school, but have not completed a bachelor, master, or doctoral degree.
Associate degree holders are included in this category.

Transfer Students or Associate Degree Holders without a Bachelor, Master or Doctoral Degree Admission Criteria

  • General Admission Criteria for All Programs
  • Mathematics: one college-level. non-developmental math course (ie College Algebra or Statistics) with a final grade of C or higher
    • LPN graduates of board approved vocational technical nursing programs will be reviewed individually for non-developmental math equivalency. Please review LPN category below.
  • Science: one 4-credit college-level life science course with accompanying laboratory, with a final grade of C or higher
  • Applicants with a cumulative GPA between a 2.0 and 2.49 will be required to take the TEAS as an entry test. Applicants meeting this criteria will be notified by the Department of Admissions.

Transfer Students or Associate Degree Holders without a Bachelor, Master or Doctoral Degree Application Requirements

  • Application Requirements for All Programs
  • Applicants with a cumulative GPA between 2.0 and 2.49 will take the TEAS as an entry test at Labouré College free of charge as part of their application requirements. Applicants meeting this criteria will be notified by the Department of Admissions.

Accepted students with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.9 will be required to take the TEAS as a placement exam at Labouré College free of charge after acceptance. 

Accepted students may receive a My Academic Plan (MAP) and are required to meet with their assigned academic advisor at least two weeks before beginning their first semester.


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Bachelor's Degree Holders

Bachelor's Degree Holders Admission Criteria

  • General Admission Criteria for All Programs
  • Mathematics: one college-level, non-developmental math course (ie College Algebra or Statistics) with a final grade of C or higher
  • Science: one 4-credit college-level life science course with accompanying laboratory, with a final grade of C or higher

Bachelor's Degree Holders Application Requirements

  • Application Requirements for All Programs

Accepted students are required to meet with their assigned academic advisor at least two weeks before beginning their first semester, and may request a My Academic Plan (MAP) if desired.

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Master's or Doctoral Degree Holders

Master's or Doctoral Degree Holders Admission Criteria

  • General Admission Criteria for All Programs
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Mathematics: one college-level, non-developmental math course (ie College Algebra or Statistics) with a final grade of C or higher
  • Science: one 4-credit college-level life science course with accompanying laboratory, with a final grade of C or higher

Master's or Doctoral Degree Holders Application Requirements

  • Application Requirements for All Programs

Accepted students are required to meet with their assigned academic advisor at least two weeks before beginning their first semester, and may request a My Academic Plan (MAP) if desired.

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