LPN Advanced Placement

 

Opportunities exist for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) with current unencumbered licenses to enter the Associate Degree Nursing Program with advanced standing. Interested applicants should contact the assistant director of nursing. 

Applicants must meet the following requirements in order to be considered for advanced placement:

  1. Applicants must have active certification as a licensed practical nurse.
  2. Applicants must have been actively practicing as an LPN for at least six months prior to entering the RN program.
  3. Applicants must meet the general admission requirements of Central Wyoming College and the nursing program, excluding current certification as a nursing assistant.
  4. Applicants are required to take the TEAS prior to March 1 for fall entry in the current admission cycle. A minimum adjusted individual total score of 58.7% must be achieved. The TEAS may be repeated once during the academic year to improve your score. The highest score will be used. Only passing scores achieved within two years of the application deadline in the current admission cycle are considered.
  5. Applicants are required to take the LPN STEP test prior to March 1 for fall entry in the current admission cycle. Only passing scores achieved within two years of the application deadline in the current admission cycle are considered. Applicants will be allowed to repeat the LPN STEP once to achieve a passing score in all the required areas. The highest score will be used. The candidate's individual scores on the LPN STEP must be at or above the mean national scores in all the following content areas in order to enter the program in the 3rd semester:
    • a. Fundamentals
    • b. Nursing Care of Children
    • c. Maternal Newborn
       
  6. Applicants who achieve a passing score on the LPN STEP in all the required areas are awarded a maximum of 15 credits in nursing from Central Wyoming College.
  7. Successful completion of NRST 1400 (LPN Transition) in the summer session prior to entering the program in the 3rd semester will award 2 credits.
  8. The following prerequisite courses must be completed prior to advanced placement at any level:
    • a. Human Anatomy and Physiology with labs (8 credits total)
    • b. English I (3 credits)
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  9. In addition to the prerequisite courses listed above, the following courses must be completed with a C or higher prior to advanced placement in the 3rd semester of the program:
    • a. General Biology (4 credits)
    • b. General Microbiology (4 credits)
    • c. General Psychology (4 credits)
    • d. Math 1000 or  higher level college math (3 credits)
    • e. Minimum of 4 credits of pharmacology taken within the past five years
    • f.  LPN Transition course (2 credits)
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  10. All remaining courses required for the degree must be completed with a C or higher prior to graduation from the program and include:
    • a. English II (Business Communications or Technical Writing may be substituted) (3 credits)
    • b. American & Wyoming Government (3 credits)
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  11. Applicants wishing an evaluation of collegiate work for possible transfer credit must make arrangements for official transcripts to be sent directly to the records office at CWC by March 1 for consideration for advanced placement in the fall semester of the current admission cycle.
  12. Advanced placement is at the discretion of the assistant director of nursing and faculty and is dependent upon space available and adequate clinical resources.

 

 

Assistant Director of Nursing
Stacey Stanek
(307) 855-2226
or toll free
1-800-735-8418,
ext. 2226
or by email: Asst. Director

Health and Science Administrative Assistant
Debi Belville
(307) 855-2136
or toll free
1-800-735-8418,
ext. 2136
or by email: Admin. Assist 

 

 

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