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FAQ for LPN – RN Advance Placement Students

Can I start taking college courses if I am still in LPN school?
Absolutely! You can start taking required courses whenever you would like to, when it is convenient for your own schedule.

Will my courses from LPN school transfer to GCC?
Only college level courses will transfer as credit towards the AAS degree. Generally, LPN school courses do not transfer as college credit.

Why do I need to have so many courses completed before I can be admitted to the LPN-RN Advance Placement program?
Remember that accepted LPN-RN students are entering the program as second year (third semester) students – so every course that is required in our first and second semesters needs to be completed prior to the third semester. Refer to the Degree Requirements for Nursing (Curriculum tab) and Admission Policies for detailed information.

Can I apply to the Nursing program if I am still working on my pre-requisite courses?
Yes – but first you should determine when you will complete all the required courses in order to be eligible for admission. Second, you should apply to the program by the deadline, and have all necessary information forwarded to the college. Remember that you need to complete NUR 130 and NUR 131 as well. For example, if you will have all your required courses completed in the fall semester, you should apply to the Nursing program by July 1 for spring admission.

What information do I need to send to Genesee Community College?
High school transcripts, college transcripts, LPN school transcripts, and a copy of your LPN license should be forwarded to the Admissions Department. Refer to the ‘Admissions Policies’ tab on the Nursing program home page for more information.

When should I take NUR 130 and NUR 131?
You should take these two courses the semester before you start the Nursing program (NUR210). They are offered every summer and every fall semester. Remember that you must be conditionally accepted to the program in order to be registered in these courses. You cannot register for these courses yourself.

I tried to register for NUR 130 and NUR 131, but there is a restriction and I couldn’t register. What should I do?
Once you are conditionally accepted to the program and you accept the placement, you will be registered for the courses. The nursing faculty and Records department will see that you are registered.

Once I am admitted to the Nursing program, how long will it take me to complete the program?
Only 2 semesters! When you enter the program (NUR 210), you will have the pre-requisite courses, including NUR 130 and NUR 131 completed.