Apply by October 1 for LPN-RN Advanced Standing Program

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Licensed Vocational nurses (LVNs) who want to become registered nurses can apply now for Spring 2016 AdvancedStanding Program offered by Ashland Community and Technical College.

With the program, LPNs and LVNs can earn two semesters of credit in ACTCs Associate Degree Nursing Program.

Students admitted to the course earn one semester of credit for their LPN / LVN license (Nursing 101). Those who complete the Advanced Standing course (Nursing 197) will have earned a total of 15 credit hours in nursing.

Designed for LPN/LVNs who demonstrate the ability to build upon previous learning and experience, the course focuses on developing skills necessary for a transition to the RN role. Students cover topics such as critical thinking in the care of clients with dysfunctional health perception-health management, value-belief, rest-sleep, activity-exercise and nutritional-metabolic health patterns.

October 1 is the application deadline. Admission to the course is selective, based on ACT or NLN Pre-RN exam scores, completion of prerequisite courses and other admissions measures. Applicants must have a valid unrestricted LPN or LVN license and have worked one year full-time within the past three years or graduated from LPN/LVN school within three years.

Applicants must submit both ACTC and Advanced Standing applications plus official transcripts for high school/GED and post-secondary institutions attended. Applications are online at ashland.kctcs.edu and are also available in the Admissions Offices at College and Technology Drive Campuses.

For more information, contact Coordinator Elizabeth McGinnis 606.326.2150, email: elizabeth.mcginnis@kctcs.edu or call the Health Science Office, 606.326,2086.