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FAQ - LPNs

How do I get started?

The first steps in the admissions process are to review the Admission Policies and Procedures for LPN to RN Advance Placement Program and to attend a required LPN to RN 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 the prerequisite and support courses you will need to complete in order to be considered for the program 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. However, upon successful completion of the program, LPNs are given credit for the first two semesters of Nursing coursework which is equivalent to 19 credit hours.

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) Nursing students, which means every course that is required in the first two semesters (that is not a Nursing course) needs to be completed prior to the third semester.

Refer to the Degree Requirements for Nursing and Admission Policies more for detailed information.

Can I apply to the Nursing program if I am still working on my pre-requisite courses?

No  –  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.

What information do I need to send to GCC?

  • High school transcripts
  • ALL prior College transcripts
  • LPN school transcripts
  • A copy of your current LPN license

Submit this information directly to the Admissions Department.

Refer to the Nursing Program Admission Procedure for LPN to RN Advance Placement Program for more information.

When should I take NUR 130 and NUR 131?

The semester before you start the Nursing program (NUR211).

These courses are offered every spring/summer and every fall semester. Please note 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 211), you will already have completed the pre-requisite courses, including NUR 130 and NUR 131.