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FAQ - LPNs

How do I get started

The first step in the admissions process is to register for a mandatory information session. You can do this online or by calling the Nursing Department at 585-343-0055 x6355.

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?

Accepted LPN-RN students are entering the program as second year (third semester) students, which means every course that is required in the first two semesters needs to be completed prior to the third semester.

Refer to the Degree Requirements for Nursing 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. You should then apply to the program by the deadline, and have all necessary information forwarded to the college.

You must also complete NUR 130 and NUR 131 in order to be considered.

What information do I need to send to GCC?

  • High school transcripts
  • College transcripts
  • LPN school transcripts
  • A copy of your LPN license

Send this information to the Admissions Department. Refer to the Admissions Policies for more information.

When should I take NUR 130 and NUR 131?

The semester before you start the Nursing program (NUR210).

They are offered every spring/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 by the Records department.

How long will it take me to complete the program?
The program is 1 year (2 semesters) long. When you enter the program (NUR 210), you will already have completed the pre-requisite courses, including NUR 130 and NUR 131.