Nursing: Advanced Placement Option for LPNs

For more information on this Nursing Program, visit the Nursing website.

The advanced placement option (APO) for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) is designed to prepare students with a current, unrestricted LPN license in the Commonwealth of Virginia to master entry level registered nurse knowledge while recognizing their education and skill level as a current LPN. Students will integrate the art of nursing skills with the science of health education in order to provide holistic client care. Upon satisfactory completion of this program, the student will be eligible to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing examination (NCLEX-RN), for licensure as a registered nurse (RN). Opportunities for the entry level RN include employment in a myriad of health care settings. The nursing program is approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing, Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23233-1463, (804) 367-4515. The nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, (404) 975-5000

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Tuition and Funding Options

Tuition rates for this program are approximately one-third the cost of attending a four-year college or university in Virginia. Compare savings now!

An estimated $15.2 million dollars in grants, loans, work-study and scholarships are awarded to Laurel Ridge Community College students each year. We are committed to using all available funds to help you gain access to a college education.

Payment plans are offered to break down tuition payments.

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Admissions Requirements

Students must apply for admission to health professions programs (practical nursing, nursing, surgical technology, dental hygiene, medical laboratory technology, phlebotomy, emergency medical services, advanced emergency medical technician (AEMT) emergency medical technician intermediate, paramedic and central services) in addition to applying for admission to the College. Admission requirements and application materials are available through the Health Professions Division.

Specific requirements can be found on the APO Admission Information page.

Apply to the program on the APO Admission Information page.

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