LPN to RN, AAS to BSN

LPN to RN

Guidelines for Advanced Placement for Licensed Practical Nurses

Transfer from a Practical Nursing Program

Advanced placement into the Second semester through the SUNY Orange Articulation agreement: SUNY Orange has an articulation agreement with OUBOCES and Ulster BOCES School of Practical Nursing. Graduates of this program may transfer into NUR 102 - Nursing II Fundamentals based on the following criteria. Candidates must:

  • Meet the college and nursing program admission criteria. (see the next page)
  • Attainment of an overall GPA of 85% in the LPN program
  • Graduation within five years of SUNY Orange Nursing Program entry..
  • Have a letter of recommendation from an OUBOCES or Ulster BOCES practical nursing program instructor.
  • Pass the NYS Licensed Practical Nurse Examination.
  • Successful completion of Nursing Bridge Course I (N3029). Information regarding the course will be provided once your LPN/RN Health Profession Application is received.

Advance Placement into the Second Semester through the Excelsior College Examination: Licensed Practical Nurses who do not meet the transfer requirements from an articulation agreement above, may apply for admission to NUR 102- Fundamentals of Nursing 2.  The application will be reviewed when the individual has met the college and nursing program admission criteria and the following has been achieved:

  • Successful completion of an NLN accredited and/or state registered LPN program.
  • A minimum score of B on the Excelsior College Examination for Fundamentals of Nursing (403). (score may NOT be more than three years old)
  • Successful completion of Nursing Bridge Course I (N3029). Information regarding this course will be provided once your LPN/RN Health Profession Application is received; and official test results are submitted to the Admission Department.

Once you have successfully completed NUR 102 (Fundamentals of Nursing 2)you can then apply for Advance Standing into the Fourth Semester

Advance Standing into the Fourth Semester: Licensed Practical Nurses, who have successfully completed NUR 102- Nursing II: Fundamentals, may be considered for advanced standing into NUR 202 – Nursing IV: Physical and Mental Illness after completing the following requirements:

  • PN transcript review demonstrates a minimum of 70 clinical hours in Maternal and Child Nursing.
  • Minimum score of B on the Excelsior College Examination in Maternal and Child Nursing(457)(baccalaureate level examination must be taken)*Official test results must be submitted to the Records and Registration Office.

Credit for Nursing I will be granted after successful completion of Nursing II with a grade of C (2.0) or higher.  Credit for Nursing III will be granted after successful completion of Nursing IV and V with a grade of C (2.0) or higher.  Minimum passing grade in all core nursing courses is 75.  Nursing II & IV are offered in the Spring semesters on the Middletown Campus and in the Fall semesters on the Newburgh Campus. The offering of these courses out of sequence is never guaranteed and at the discretion of the nursing department based on enrollment and clinical placement availability.  

ADMISSION PROCESS

LPN/RN Health Profession Application and (separate from college admission application) and all LPN/RN admission requirements MUST BE COMPLETED by October 1st for admission consideration for the spring semester on the Middletown Campus, and June 1st for admission consideration for the fall semester on the Newburgh Campus. Students who meet all admission requirements, except for Nursing Bridge course will be contacted regarding dates and times for course enrollment. Acceptance into any nursing course is contingent upon space availability in the course and the qualification of the applicant. Students will be considered for admission into NUR 102- Nursing II: Fundamentals based on the completion of all mandatory eligibility requirements, highest combination of cumulative GPA, admission test score (see below), credits completed towards the program, Orange County residency, and seat availability

Students will be considered for acceptance into the Nursing Program based on the following criteria. (Students must meet ALL of the requirements below to be considered for admission):

  • Application to Orange County Community College and any other college transcripts on file in the Admissions Office. 
  • Completion of an NLNAC accredited and/or state registered LPN program.
  • PN Program Transcript (Official) and proof of licensure submitted and filed in the admission’s office.
  • Completion of Freshman English I (ENG101) or equivalent.
  • Completion of Elementary Algebra (MAT 101) or equivalent, or placing at MAT 102 or higher on Placement Test
  • Completion of Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO111) & Microbiology (MLT 106) or equivalent both with a grade of 2.0 or higher (within 5 years of application deadline)
  • Completion of High School Regents or a college prep Chemistry with a grade of 75 (2.0) or higher; or High School AP Chemistry (score 3, 4 or 5); or college Chemistry course (with lab) with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or a passing grade on the Chemistry I CLEP* examination within 10 years. *(Please note that SUNY Orange does not offer college credit for the Chemistry I CLEP, but the examination can be submitted as evidence of meeting this admission criteria).
  • GPA: students must attain a minimum GPA of 2.75 to apply.
  • Successful Completion of Nursing Bridge Course I (N3029) for advanced placement in NUR 102 (Information regarding this course will be provided once your LPN/RN Health Profession Application is received).
  • Completion of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).  Test dates and times are available on the SUNY Orange admissions web site for health profession students (click here). The minimum acceptable score for admission consideration is a score of BASIC. A score of PROFICIENT or higher on the TEAS test is recommended. (Official test results must be forwarded to the Admissions Office)

Priority in admissions to all health professions programs go to students who have attended Orange County Community College and who are legal Orange County residents. Please be advised that certain general education requirements are co-requisites with nursing courses.  A&P II must be taken with or prior to Nursing II. General Psychology I must be taken prior to Nursing IV.  A valid Cardio-Respiratory Certification (CPR) for the Healthcare Professional from The American Heart Association is required while enrolled in nursing courses and must be valid for 2 years.  A physical examination with required immunizations and negative ten panel drug screening result are to be on file in the College Wellness Center prior to enrollment in Nursing II: Fundamentals (NUR102).  All students are required to pass a criminal background check to be enrolled in the nursing program. Information regarding this process will be provided prior to enrollment in NUR 102

LPN to RN Health Professions Application and all LPN - RN admissions requirements must be completed by June 1st except for successful completion of the Nursing Bridge Course for admission consideration for the fall semester on the Newburgh campus.

Click here for Health Professions Application for Fall 2015* for admission to NUR 102 at the Newburgh Campus (Link Closed)

LPN to RN Health Professions Application and all LPN - RN admissions requirements must be completed by October 1st except for successful completion of the Nursing Bridge Course for admission consideration for the spring semester on the Middletown campus.

CLICK HERE FOR LPN TO RN ELIGIBILITY FORM FOR SPRING 2015* FOR ADMISSION TO NUR 102 AT THE MIDDLETOWN CAMPUS

*For an accessible version of this form, please contact admissions at (845) 341-4030.

Seating for advanced standing in the nursing program is limited.


Acceptance into any nursing course is contingent upon space availability in the course and the qualifications of the applicant.  Students will be considered for admission into NUR 102- Fundamentals of Nursing II based on the completion of all mandatory eligibility requirements, highest combination of cumulative GPA, admission test score, credits completed towards the program, Orange County residency, and seat availability.

Students must meet all of the above requirements to be considered for admission by the posted deadline dates.

Please call the Nursing Department at 845-341-4107 for an appointment with the nursing department chairperson or nursing academic advisor.                                    

AAS to BSN

Many Comprehensive Articulation Agreements have been established with other Colleges and Universities.

AAS Nursing credits will transfer in full or in part to schools with excellent programs in Nursing Education such as: Russell Sage College; Pace, Mount St. Mary, and New York University. Click Here to view articulation agreements

As an advocate for higher education, these programs support the departments philosophy that "Nursing is a Life Long Learning Process"; the transfer of credits will allow for an easier transition from the AAS to BS degree.