Beazley School of Nursing,
LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (LPN) TO REGISTERED NURSE (RN) TRACK
Prepare for a rewarding career as a Registered Nurse
LPN's who wish to pursue their RN course work have two options: Articulation or Advanced Placement
Articulated LPN Track
The articulated track is designed to assist LPN’s with work experience to move smoothly and expeditiously into the
Associate Degree Nursing Program. A transition course is offered for Licensed Practical Nurses who
have graduated from certain regional LPN programs within the last
five years. Enrollment numbers must be sufficient in order for the
bridge course to be offered. The LPN transition course is usually offered once a year.
Priority admission is offered to those LPNs who meet articulation guidelines and have
graduated from one of the regional LPN programs listed below.
Chesapeake Public Schools
Eastern Shore Community College
ECPI/Medical Careers Institute
Southampton Memorial Hospital
New Horizons Regional Center
Norfolk City Public Schools
Portsmouth Public Schools
Riverside Health Systems
Sentara Obici Hospitals (Suffolk Public Schools)
Virginia Beach Public Schools
For additional information about the Articulated LPN Track, please review the guidelines contained in the Nursing Admissions Procedures and Information Booklet.
Advanced Placement Track
Student who seek advanced placement must meet all admission criteria. The advanced placement
option is offered for LPNs who have graduated from accredited nursing programs recognized by the
Virginia Board of Nursing but who do not meet the articulation guidelines. LPNs may be awarded
advanced placement into the College’s Nursing Program by successful completion of a
standardized nursing test and a college-developed “pharmacology calculation of dosage” test.
Upon successful passing of both of these tests, students are exempt from the
first semester nursing curricular courses and are awarded credit for the first semester nursing courses. Students must pay a
non-refundable fee to take the standardized test.
Qualifications for advanced placement include the following:
- Employment for one year in a health care facility during the past three years.
- Original copy of completed pre-admission health record on file in the College’s Nursing Program office.
Validation of the Virginia LPN license by the Nursing Program Head or designee.
- Completion of the “Application for Course Credit/Waiver” form.
For additional information about the Advanced Placement LPN Track, please review the guidelines contained in the Nursing Admissions Procedures and Information Booklet.