LPN to AAS
Licensed Practical Nurses may complete the AAS Nursing Program in three semesters. Admission to the clinical sequence is selective and determined by a ranking process. Students are encouraged to complete co-requisite courses while waiting to qualify for admission to the clinical sequence.
Within the LPN to RN Option, licensed practical nurse students returning to school to complete the AAS degree in nursing will be in the LPN Direct Articulation track.
Admission Prerequisites for LPN to AAS - Direct Articulation
Applicants must also have successfully completed the following college courses or their equivalents prior to enrolling in NURS 125/125L:
Placement into the major (NURS 125/L) in Anchorage is based on a ranking system. There are 8 seats available for LPNS admitted into the Direct Articulation track each spring. LPNs residing outside of the Anchorage bowl may apply for admission to one of the Outreach sites but admission to NURS 125/L is on a space available basis.
LPN Direct Articulation Track: This track enables the LPN to enter NURS A125/125L (please note that NURS 180 is a co-requisite if not completed already) of the AAS nursing program. Upon successful completion of NURS A125 with a 'C' or higher grade, and NURS A125L with a 'pass,' the student would be granted UAA course credits for NURS A120 and NURS A120L, for a total of 7 credits. To receive credit, the student must complete the appropriate form and pay an administrative fee per UAA policy. (NOTE: Any direct articulation LPN student not passing NURS A125/125L would not receive credit for NURS A120/120L.)
Program Requirements (Course/Credits)
General Requirements for AAS Degree:
Nursing Courses (Course/Credits)
A total of 70 credits is required for the degree
Graduates must perform successfully on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to obtain RN licensure.
For additional information, please contact:
Coordinator of Student Affairs, Nursing Programs