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Accelerated LPN TO RN Program

The accelerated LPN to RN program permits the qualifying LPN student to complete the RN nursing courses in one calendar year.  These students begin nursing instruction with a 10-week summer transition course and progress into the third semester of the Associate of Science in Nursing program.  Upon successful completion of Nursing 104L with a "C" or better, the student will be awarded nine additional hours of block nursing credit.  The summer transition course is currently offered at the Bluefield campus only.

Eligibility requirements for admission to the accelerated LPN to RN program include:

  1.  Meet general admission requirements.
  2. An overall high school or college grade point average of 2.8 or better on a 4.0 scale, or a score of 45 on each of the GED exams and an overall college grade point average of 2.8 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Have completed with a “C” or better one unit of high school chemistry OR be enrolled at Bluefield State College or another accredited institution of higher learning prior to application, having completed with a “C” or better one introductory chemistry course.
  4. An active LPN license.
  5. Completion of first year required non-nursing courses (Math 101 or higher, PSYC 103, 210, BIOL 210, 211, 212, 213, and ENGL 101) prior to entrance into the summer transition course.
  6. Letter of recommendation from a Registered Nurse familiar with the applicant’s current practice as an LPN.
  7. Complete the TEAS V Admission test with a proficient or higher overall score. Completion of TEAS V does not meet all requirements for admissions to the program. TEAS Vcan be taken September 1 – January 31 each year. TEAS V can be taken twice (there must be 30 days between each attempt). Score on the TEAS V are valid for two academic years.
  8. Students exceeding these academic standards and course requirements will be given first priority.
  9. Preference will be given to applicants having at least one year full-time equivalent of acute care facility experience as an LPN.

**Completion of HLTH 100 is not required for Accelerated LPN to RN applicants.**