Advanced Placement Options

Course Requirements
ID Title Class Lab Clinical Credits
Summer Semester
NRN197 Transition PN to RN 3 0 0 3
Fall Semester
NRN220 Nursing Care III
(NRNC197)
4 2 13 10
NRN215 Nursing Seminar II
(NRN197)
1 0 0 1
Spring Semester
ENGCxxx English Elective(ENGC102) 3 0 0 3
NRN230 Nursing Care IV (NRNC220, SCIC205)  4 2 16 10
NRN225 Nursing Seminar III
(NRN215, NRN220)
1 0 0 1
HUMCxxx Humanities/Fine Arts/World Language Elective 3 0 0 3

Prerequisite & Co-requisites are listed in parentheses.

Advanced Placement (AP) Nursing – Associate of Science Degree in Nursing

Advanced Placement Option for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
The Advanced Placement (AP) option is designed to expand upon the previous education of the Practical Nurse. Applicants should have a current Practical Nurse license. The application and selection process is the same as for the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing  except a NH State Police Criminal background check is required of any applicant who holds a PN license other than a NH LPN. Instructions for the criminal background check are available in the nursing office. The results of this background check must be submitted to the ASN Department Chairperson who will determine the applicant’s eligibility for admission to the ASN Program. Admission is on a space available basis. In addition to the above requirements AP applicants may be required to take the ATI Assessment Test for Fundamentals of Nursing and achieve a proficiency level II.

Applications and completed application requirements must be received in the Office of Admissions by February 28 for the application to be placed in the applicant pool for consideration.  Students are notified of acceptance by April 1.

Equivalent nursing credits of “B-” (80%) or higher, from a regionally accredited nursing school may be transferred from the applicants’ basic practical nursing program.  Equivalency of credits will be determined by the ASN Department Chairperson when transcripts and course descriptions are submitted.  Students from non-regionally accredited programs who achieved credits with a “B-” or higher, should contact the ASN Department Chairperson to determine eligibility for possible recognition of previous academic work. AP students enter into the second year of the ASN Program. The following degree requirement must be completed with an achieved grade of “C” or better before admission to the Advanced Placement option:

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) PROGRAM of STUDY

The following degree requirements must be completed to meet admission requirements of the PN to RN advanced placement option:
Anatomy & Physiology I (High School Chemistry)…………........4 Semester Credits
Anatomy & Physiology II (A&P I)………………………………..... 4 Semester Credits
Introduction to Psychology………………………………………... 3 Semester Credits
Human Development……………………………………….………3 Semester Credits
Mathematics Elective (Accuplacer)…………………..………...…3 or 4 Semester Credits
College Composition I (Accuplacer)…………………………...… 3 Semester Credits

Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy and Physiology II, Introduction to Psychology, and Human Development must be successfully completed within five (5) years of entrance.  All general education courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better to transfer into the program.