CUMBERLAND COUNTY COLLEGE Advanced Placement for Licensed Practical Nurses LPN Transition Option A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), licensed in the state of New Jersey is eligible to enter the Registered Nurse (RN) Option at Cumberland County College, with advanced placement. Those LPN’s accepted into LPN to RN program and successfully completing the criteria will be awarded credits for the first year of the Cumberland County College RN Program and will be entered into the second year of the RN Program. Admission Procedure: Completion of an LPN to RN Activation Form July 1 - November 1. The Activation Form is available on our website at www.cccnj.edu. The following information must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Office by December 1 for consideration of admission to the LPN to RN Program. An application to Cumberland County College indicating LPN Challenge (738) as the program of choice. Official High School transcript with date of graduation or GED scores Proof of current active LPN licensure An official LPN School Transcript Official transcripts from other colleges attended Completion of the ATI TEAS V admission test Complete the Accuplacer Test (Basic Skills Placement Test) Note: the test assesses reading, writing, math computation and elementary algebra skills. Deficiencies identified must be remedied prior to admission to the RN Program. Applicants may contact the Success Center 856-691-8600 ext 300 to schedule an appointment to sit for the test. Students are exempt from the Accuplacer if there are placement test results from another New Jersey college within the last 5 years or if college transcripts verify successful completion all required developmental English, Reading, Math classes and eligibility to take Anatomy and Physiology I and EN 101. Admission Selection Students will be accepted based on a scoring criterion. All program minimum requirements must be met in order to be considered for admission. Minimum requirements High school diploma or high school equivalency certificate (GED) ATI TEAS V overall score of 70% ATI TEAS V math score of 60% or an earned C or better in a college math course ATI TEAS V verbal score of 60% or an earned B or better in a college English 101 Completion of all basic skills courses as required by Accuplacer test results A&P 1&11 must be taken within 10 years—students who’s A&Ps are older than 10 years must take BI 210 Pathology. The co-requisite general education courses for the first year of the Nursing program must be complete before admission is granted for the LPN Challenge program. The courses that must be completed with a minimum of a C grade for consideration of the challenge option are: EN 101- English Composition EN 102 or 103- English Composition II or Technical Writing PY 101- General Psychology PY 207- Human Growth and Development BI 106- Anatomy and Physiology I BI 107- Anatomy and Physiology II Minimum overall GPA of 2.5 Scoring Criteria ATI TEAS V 90 or above overall score 89-80 overall score 79-70 overall score maximum of 3 points = 3 points = 2 points = 1 point Completion of College Course required for admission GPA 3.5 and above GPA 3.4-3.0 GPA 2.5-2.9 maximum of 3 points = 3 points = 2 points = 1 point Minimum score of 2 is needed for program admission. First choice goes to those students who earn the highest scores. Maximum of 6 points may be earned. Admission Procedure for Graduates of CCC PN Academic Certificate Program Students graduating with a 2.0 GPA or better from the CCC PN Academic Certificate program are exempt from taking the ATI TEAS V and the Maternal/Peds Challenge and exam. ALL other criteria must be met. Students must apply to the LPN Challenge within two (2) years of graduating in order to maintain exemption status. The information mentioned above in the admissions procedure must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Office by December 1 for consideration of admission to the LPN Transition Option. Minimum requirements GPA of 2.5 in CCC PN courses and 2.5 in college courses The co-requisite general education courses for the first year of the Nursing program must be complete before admission is granted for the LPN Challenge program. The courses that must be completed for consideration of the challenge option are: EN 101- English Composition EN 102 or 103- English Composition II or Technical Writing PY 101- General Psychology PY 207- Human Growth and Development BI 106- Anatomy and Physiology I BI 107- Anatomy and Physiology II Copy of NJ LPN unencumbered license Minimum overall GPA of 2.5 A&P 1&11 must be taken within 10 years— if A&Ps are older than 10 years, student must take BI 210 Pathology. Admission Selection All program minimum requirements must be met in order to be considered for admission. Minimum requirements High school diploma or high school equivalency certificate (GED) Completion of all basic skills courses as required by Accuplacer test results Eligibility to register for NU 205. Minimum overall GPA of 2.5 Acceptance Notification The Office Admissions & Registration will notify students of their conditional acceptance to the LPN transition option by January 1 of each year. LPN Transition Option Progression Transition Progression An orientation will be scheduled for the students accepted to the LPN Transition Option. Prior to registering for the second year nursing courses, students accepted into the LPN transition option who are not current CCC PN Academic Certificate (within 2 years) will: Complete NU 107 LPN Transition Course to challenge NU 105, Foundations of Nursing Practice. Successful completion earns the NU 105 Credits. Challenge the course content of NU 106 Family Centered Nursing, by completing a standardized Excelsior Maternal Child examination with a “C” or better and a two day clinical experience. NOTE: ONLY 1 ATTEMPT allowed for the Excelsior Exam. Successful completion earns the NU 106 credits. Complete NU 104 Introduction to the Nursing Profession Optional to Complete NU 115 Physical Assessment Successful completion of the above will enable the student to enter into the second year of the RN degree program. Please be advised that the one credit pass/fail Seminar Course (NU 104) must be taken in the Spring with NU 107. If the candidate does not complete the challenge successfully, they have the option to enter the appropriate course for the following year. Listed below are the requirements for the A.A.S. Nursing Degree. An asterisk next to the course indicates that it is a general education course required in the first year of the nursing program. A plus sign next to a course indicates a course that must be completed prior to entering the second year of the RN degree program. Note: All program co-requisite courses must be completed before registering for the next nursing courses. Students not completing the courses before or with the designated nursing courses will not be permitted to progress in the nursing courses until the requirement is completed. SEQUENCE OF COURSES LPN Transition Option Prior to Admission Credits First Semester English Composition (EN 101) General Psychology (PY101) Anatomy & Physiology I (BI 106) Second Semester English Composition (EN 102) or Technical Writing (EN 103) Anatomy & Physiology II (BI 107) Human Growth & Development (PY 207) Admission to Transition Option First Semester (Spring) Introduction to the Nursing Profession (NU 104) LPN Transition Course (NU 107) Second Semester (Summer 1 or II) Family Centered Nursing Practice (NU 106) Clinical and Examination Challenge Third Semester (Fall) Introductory Sociology (SO 201) Microbiology (BI 203) Applications in Community Based Nursing Practice (NU 204) Advanced Concepts of Nursing Science I (NU 205) Fourth Semester (Spring) Humanities Elective (__________________) Advanced Concepts of Nursing Science II (NU 206) Leadership/Management Concepts in Nursing Practice (NU 207) 3 3 4 10 3 4 3 10 1 4 8 7 7 3 4 1 10 18 3 10 2 15 This program is in compliance with the New Jersey Articulation Model of Nursing Education (www.njcc.org/articulation).