In this course, we'll take a look at some key things to
consider when applying to LPN School.
This includes common entrance requirements, the application
process, and more.
Now that you picked the LPN Program you wanna go to, what do
you do now?
Well, let's talk about LPN Course Prerequisites.
Most LPN schools don't require any college courses to start
the LPN Program.
But some LPN Programs will require that you take their
specific anatomy, physiology,
or medical terminology courses, as prerequisites to the
Here's a tip for you though. If you plan on going to RN
you may want to check on taking anatomy and physiology
Most RN Schools won't take a combined anatomy and physiology
Know that some LPN schools could require a long-term care
aide or a CNA license
before you enter into the program.
Let's talk about 7 of the most common LPN entrance
Number 1, you've got to be 18 to enter into the program.
Now, number 2, you either need a high school diploma with an
overall GPA of at least 2.0 or a GED.
And number 3, you could be asked to interview with the
Please take this seriously, because honestly, this could be
a make it or break it kind of deal.
Now, number 4, an application to the school must be
Now there is 4 common requirements under this application.
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.
Now, number 5, if required, your prereqs need to be
That anatomy and physiology course or maybe even that
Now, number 6, payment arrangements need to be made and
And, lastly, the entrance exam requirement is completed with
a satisfactory score.
Here are some important info on the LPN application process.
First things first, when are the application cycles?
Schools may have more than one admission period a year.
Here is a very important point, you've got to start early if
you want to apply.
This really takes a lot more time than you think.
You will need to provide your criminal background history.
Educational background, school transcripts, and employment
You may also be asked to provide letters of recommendation
or contact information for references.
Choose wisely here and make sure that the contact
information you give them is correct.
Now, if your school requires an entrance test,
you may be taking the test of Essential Academic Skills.
Or it's some sort of test, basically, which requires basic
math skills, science, English, and language usage.
Now some of those tests have proprietary materials, you may
want to ask your school about this.
This could help you get a great score on this exam.
And the higher the score, the better chance of being
And some schools have a point-based system.
So if you take a tour, you can get a point.
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.
And, yes, you do get ranked among other applicants.
Now, I do want to forewarn you as a student, the application
and the test may cost you a fee, it's also usually
Now, lastly, many applications are turned away literally
just because they're incomplete.
Really, this happens all the time.
So if you're one of those that you thought you got
everything in, you really want to check.
Check with the school. Make sure all the documents required
are done and received by the school.
Email, call, show up in person if you've got to.
There's a lot you've got to do, before going on your
But ask questions, start early, and good luck.