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LPN Advanced Placement Options

The Nursing Department offers three LPN Advanced Placement options for Licensed Practical Nurses.

Licensed Practical Nurses will be considered for advanced placement in the undergraduate Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree program provided they:

  • Complete the application process through the Office of Admissions.
  • Hold an unencumbered Massachusetts license as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
  • Have graduated from another regionally accredited, post-secondary institution, pre-licensure program recognized by the Department of Higher Education and fully approved by the Board of Nursing.
  • Complete the ATI Test of Academic Skills (TEAS) exam earning a proficient score.

Option 1: Pre-admission standardized tests are required for the program. Admission is competitive, the scores listed below are the minimum scores considered.

  • The ASN program requires an overall score of 75% on the Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam ACE (NACE) I PN-RN: Foundations of Nursing Test. Only two attempts to achieve the minimum benchmark scores will be allowed within a calendar year. More information regarding the NACE exam can be found at https://www.mometrix.com/academy/nursing-ace-practice-test/.
  • The ASN program requires an overall score of Proficiency Level II on the Assessment Technology Institute (ATI) Adult Medical Surgical Proctored Exam. Only two attempts to achieve the minimum benchmark scores will be allowed within a calendar year. More information regarding the ATI Adult Medical Surgical Proctored Exam can be found at www.atitesting.com.

After completing the above requirements, the student would transfer into NURS 2201 Nursing III.

Option 2: A pre-admission standardized test is required for the program. Admission is competitive, the scores listed below are the minimum scores considered.

  • The ASN program requires an overall score of 75% on the Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam ACE (NACE) I PN-RN: Foundations of Nursing Test. Only two attempts to achieve the minimum benchmark scores will be allowed within a calendar year. More information regarding the NACE exam can be found at https://www.mometrix.com/academy/nursing-ace-practice-test/.

After completing the above requirements, the student would transfer into NURS 1105 Nursing II.

Option 3:  A pre-admission standardized test is required for the program. Admission is competitive, the scores listed below are the minimum scores considered.

  • Complete the ATI Test of Academic Skills (TEAS) exam earning a proficient score. Only two attempts to achieve the minimum benchmark scores will be allowed within a calendar year. The school of nursing accepts original TEAS documents only.

Candidates determined eligible for option 3 are required to take all nursing courses as detailed in the Becker College’s School of Nursing Associate Degree Curriculum.

 

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