Students will be considered for admission to the nursing major L.P.N.-B.S. track after meeting the following criteria. Admission is competitive.
- Admission requirements are consistent with those for students entering without licensure with the following considerations.
- Current Indiana L.P.N. license or equivalent in the geographical location where the student will be doing his/her preceptorship or clinical practicum. An applicant may be admitted conditionally with formal admission pending receipt/verification of licensure. If the applicant has taken the licensing examination and results are not known until after the start of the semester or if the applicant has failed the licensing examination, the applicant would be required to drop the nursing course in which he or she is enrolled and be placed into General Education courses only.
- Completion of a practical nursing program of studies that is from any state accredited community college. The application of a graduate from a practical nursing program that is not state accredited will be evaluated on an individual basis. Credits earned at another college or university will be evaluated on an individual basis in accordance with the University and nursing program policies. Individuals who have a current active L.P.N./L.V.N. license but have no college credit will be evaluated on an individual basis.
- Successful completion of Nursing 106. This course may be taken in the traditional classroom setting, or through credit by examination. Nursing 106 can only be repeated one time.Failure of Nursing 106 for a second time will result in ineligibility for admission to the nursing major.
- Upon receipt of a letter of conditional admission to the major, the L.P.N./L.V.N. may enroll in Nursing 208.
- The L.P.N./L.V.N. must earn a grade of C or better in Nursing 200 and Nursing 208. Nursing 200 and Nursing 208 may be repeated only one time. Failure of either course for a second time will result in ineligibility for admission to the nursing major. Failure of both courses will result in ineligibility for admission to the major.
- Upon achieving admission requirements and successful completion of Nursing 208, admission will be granted to the nursing major.
- Transfer policies are consistent with those for students entering without licensure.
Upon successful completion of Nursing 208, the student in the L.P.N.-B.S. track will receive credit for Nursing 104, 204, and 228 (ten credit hours). Opportunities for students to challenge nursing courses are available for Nursing 106, 224, 328, and 330. If an L.P.N./L.V.N. student does not choose to challenge these courses, the student must enroll and complete the course with a minimum letter grade of C.
Progression, Retention, Dismissal, and Graduation Policies
The progression, retention, dismissal, and graduation policies stated for students entering without licensure apply to students with L.P.N./L.V.N. licensure.