Nursing School Requirements and Application (LPN)

by Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN

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    00:01 In this course, we'll take a look at some key things to consider when applying to LPN School.

    00:07 This includes common entrance requirements, the application process, and more.

    00:13 Now that you picked the LPN Program you wanna go to, what do you do now? Well, let's talk about LPN Course Prerequisites.

    00:22 Most LPN schools don't require any college courses to start the LPN Program.

    00:29 But some LPN Programs will require that you take their specific anatomy, physiology, or medical terminology courses, as prerequisites to the program.

    00:41 Here's a tip for you though. If you plan on going to RN School, you may want to check on taking anatomy and physiology separately.

    00:51 Most RN Schools won't take a combined anatomy and physiology course.

    00:57 Know that some LPN schools could require a long-term care aide or a CNA license before you enter into the program.

    01:06 Let's talk about 7 of the most common LPN entrance requirements.

    01:11 Number 1, you've got to be 18 to enter into the program.

    01:15 Now, number 2, you either need a high school diploma with an overall GPA of at least 2.0 or a GED.

    01:24 And number 3, you could be asked to interview with the school.

    01:29 Please take this seriously, because honestly, this could be a make it or break it kind of deal.

    01:33 Now, number 4, an application to the school must be completed.

    01:38 Now there is 4 common requirements under this application.

    01:42 You may have to provide immunizations, a background check, proof of citizenship, and take a TOEFL test, otherwise known as the Test of English as a Foreign Language.

    01:54 Now, number 5, if required, your prereqs need to be completed.

    01:58 That anatomy and physiology course or maybe even that mid-terms.

    02:03 Now, number 6, payment arrangements need to be made and established.

    02:08 And, lastly, the entrance exam requirement is completed with a satisfactory score.

    02:14 Here are some important info on the LPN application process.

    02:19 First things first, when are the application cycles? Schools may have more than one admission period a year.

    02:27 Here is a very important point, you've got to start early if you want to apply.

    02:32 This really takes a lot more time than you think.

    02:36 You will need to provide your criminal background history.

    02:40 Educational background, school transcripts, and employment history.

    02:45 You may also be asked to provide letters of recommendation or contact information for references.

    02:51 Choose wisely here and make sure that the contact information you give them is correct.

    02:58 Now, if your school requires an entrance test, you may be taking the test of Essential Academic Skills.

    03:05 Or it's some sort of test, basically, which requires basic reading, math skills, science, English, and language usage.

    03:14 Now some of those tests have proprietary materials, you may want to ask your school about this.

    03:19 This could help you get a great score on this exam.

    03:22 And the higher the score, the better chance of being accepted.

    03:26 And some schools have a point-based system.

    03:29 So if you take a tour, you can get a point.

    03:31 Finish your application by a certain date, you score well on your entrance exam, all of these points can add up and put you much higher on that admission list.

    03:42 And, yes, you do get ranked among other applicants.

    03:46 Now, I do want to forewarn you as a student, the application and the test may cost you a fee, it's also usually non-refundable.

    03:54 Now, lastly, many applications are turned away literally just because they're incomplete.

    04:01 Really, this happens all the time.

    04:04 So if you're one of those that you thought you got everything in, you really want to check.

    04:09 Check with the school. Make sure all the documents required are done and received by the school.

    04:15 Email, call, show up in person if you've got to.

    04:18 There's a lot you've got to do, before going on your journey.

    04:23 But ask questions, start early, and good luck.

    About the Lecture

    The lecture Nursing School Requirements and Application (LPN) by Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN is from the course Choosing an LPN Nursing Program and Getting into LPN School.

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. High school or general education diploma with a grade point average of 2.0 or above
    2. School application with proof of vaccinations
    3. Satisfactory score on an entrance exam
    4. Minimum entrance age of 21
    5. Pre-health or health sciences college diploma
    1. Prospective students with incomplete applications will be turned away.
    2. They are usually free or have a small fee refunded after processing.
    3. They are consistently ranked using a point-based system.
    4. Most schools favor in-person interviews instead of the traditional application process.

    Author of lecture Nursing School Requirements and Application (LPN)

     Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN

    Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN

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