Advanced Standing (LPNs & Non-LPNs)

Advanced Placement for Licensed Practical Nurses

Through the Connecticut Articulation Model for Nurse Educational Mobility, qualifying licensed practical nurses can obtain sixteen advanced placement credits toward the major through direct articulation with the associate degree program in nursing.

After successful completion of first year General Education courses, a web-based bridge course, a transition course, and an additional year of full-time study at St. Vincent’s College, requirements necessary for taking the NCLEX-RN are met.

To qualify for the Articulation Model, licensed practical nurse candidates must hold a current Connecticut license as a licensed practical nurse and:

  1. Meet the requirements for admission to the nursing program.
  2. Submit an official transcript from the practical nurse education program.
  3. Complete general education courses which are prerequisites for the course into which the candidate has been advanced. These courses include: MAT140, PSY101, PSY212, BIO211, BIO212, BIO235 and ENG101.
  4. TEAS VI Score: Applicants must have an adjusted individual total score of 56% or higher. The college will consider the scores from the first and second attempt only (within the last three years). If you do not achieve a score of 56% or higher by the second attempt you are not eligible to begin nursing 101.TEAS test score must be submitted prior to registration for N101.

If courses are to be transferred in, an official transcript must be forwarded to the Registrar’s Office.