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Advanced Placement

To be considered for advanced placement in the Belanger School of Nursing, a hospital-based nursing school that awards an Associate in Science degree in Nursing, the Licensed Practical Nurse must meet the general requirements for admission.  A completed application for advanced placement consideration must be submitted by September 1st each year and consists of the following components:

  • Successful completion of the NYS LPN to RN Transition course - This 8 week course is offered at many institutions throughout New York State including the Belanger School of Nursing.  The Belanger School of Nursing will award advanced placement credit for NUR 101, Pharmacology, and Nutrition to applicants who have successfully completed this course and have been accepted into the program.  
  • Copy of Registration for Licensed Practical Nurse 
  • Official transcripts from high school/GED, LPN program, and all colleges attended
  • Evidence of completion of required prerequisite courses. (Applications may be reviewed with a plan for completion of prerequisites; however, most successful applicants have all prerequisites completed prior to the application completion deadline)
  • Required Prerequisites - Algebra, Chemistry and Biology (completed within five years of desired enrollment)
  • Kaplan Admissions Test
  • 2 completed reference forms 
  • Application and application fee

LPN to RN Transition Course Flyer (PDF)

LPN to RN Transition Course Registration Form (PDF)

After meeting all of the requirements for admission, a determination of acceptance will be made and notification will take place in October. Upon acceptance the student will be admitted in to NUR 102 with a start date in January. Applicants who are accepted into the program must complete Anatomy and Physiology I, General Psychology, and English Composition prior to enrollment.

For additional information contact Carolyn Lansing at 518.243.1582 or at lansingc@ellismedicine.org.