Professor Deborah McMillan Coddington MS, RN
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The Registered Nursing Program formulated the following LPN to RN Advanced
Pathway for Licensed Practical Nurses as of Fall II of 2006.
Following the NY Coalition for Educational Mobility Articulation Model, LPNs may
be admitted to the Registered Nurse Program after meeting the following criteria.
All applicants are required to:
The Bridge Course (SCR100) will include advanced Psych-Mental Health and
Medical-Surgical Nursing content. Students who enter the clinical phase of
nursing at SCR 270 level will be required to complete all other nursing
requirements in sequence.
* Students may only apply for LRN candidacy twice. Upon acceptance to SCR100, students
must achieve a minimum grade of 75%. If not the student must apply for permission to reregister
for SCR 100 bridge course in the subsequent semester.
Upon successful completion of all of the above requirements,the Registered Nursing Program will evaluate and
select students applying for the LPN to RN Bridge course based on GPA (minimum of 2.75) and available space.
Seventy-five percent of the applicant pool will be candidates from LaGuardia Community College’s LPN Program.
Twenty-five percent of the pool will be candidates from outside the college.
Student ranking for admission into the Advanced Pathway
NY Coalition for Educational Mobility Transition and Bridge Course (SCR100)course:
Current laws generally permit a state licensing board or agency to deny a license to practice nursing if the applicant has been convicted of a felony or other specified crime. Like many state licensing boards, the Office of the Professions of the New York State Education Department requires that a criminal background check be conducted prior to granting a license to practice nursing. Questions should be directed to the NYS Office of Professions.
The Nursing Program at LaGuardia Community College does not require a criminal background check, but the educational requirements include placement at one or more hospitals or other off campus clinical training sites, and these sites frequently require a student to undergo a criminal background check before the student can be placed for clinical learning experience. If, based upon the results of a criminal background check, the site determines that a student's participation in its clinical training program would not be in the best interest of the site, the site may deny that student admission to the training program. Even if the student has already begun the placement when the results are received, the site may elect to dismiss the student, regardless of the student's performance while in the training program.
Each clinical training site that requires a criminal background check sets its own standards and procedures, and you may be asked by the site to pay the cost of the background check. You may also have to complete more than one criminal background checks during the course of the Nursing program at LaGuardia Community College, depending on the number of sites where you are placed and the requirements of each site.
Please note that if a clinical training site determines that you may not take part in its training program based on the results of a criminal background check, you may be unable to complete your course requirements and to continue in the Nursing program. It is important for you to consider this before you enroll in the Nursing program. LaGuardia Community College has no obligation to refund your tuition or fees or to otherwise accommodate you in the event you are ineligible to complete your course requirements based on the results of a criminal background check, or if you are denied a license to practice nursing.
The Nursing Programs at LaGuardia Community College will be implementing a
pre-nursing program admission entrance exam effective as of Spring 2013
Candidacy. This assessment exam will be required for all students who are
considering entrance into the Fall 2013 clinical phase of the Registered Nursing
Program (470-Undeclared Health major). The pre-requisites for each major are
required and will need to be completed prior to entering the program. These prerequisites
are outlined in the college catalog.
This entrance exam is called the TEAS V (Test of Academic Skills V), and is
administered online by Assessment Technologies Inc. (ATI). The exam consists of
170 multiple choice questions. The TEAS will take approximately 3.5 hours to
complete and you will NOT be allowed to use a calculator.
More information regarding the TEAS V and available practice resources can be
The TEAS V will be offered in the Fall II and Spring II semesters. Students will be
required to take the TEAS V and achieve the required score before they apply for
LRN candidacy. Students will be permitted 2 attempts at the TEAS to meet the
required score. Students who do not meet the required score will need to reschedule
for the next six week semester. Students considering the RN Program will
be required to achieve Proficient level scores (58.7-77.3%).
Students should register for the TEAS V exam in the Health Sciences Department
(E-300). The exam will take place in the Testing Center (C-445). Each testing
session accommodates 65 students. The cost of the TEAS V is approximately $40,
which will be paid via credit/debit/pre-paid card, on-line prior to taking the exam. If
you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact any nursing
The dates for the Fall II 2012 session are:
*Dates for the Spring II 2013 session will be posted in E-300 sometime during the Fall semester
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LPN to RN Informational Booklet