Practical Nursing (LPN) Admission Requirements
The Practical Nursing Program begins once a year in January. You must make an appointment with the career-technical counselor to fill out an application for the program.
Applications will be considered only after the following have been submitted and verified:
- St. Charles Community College assessment tests completed or official transcripts on file for college level English or Math courses passed with a grade of C or better.
- Any required developmental courses taken and passed (ENG 095, ENG 096, RDG 085, 092 and 093, MAT 096 or ESL equivalents).
You should meet with a nursing counselor as soon as you are eligible to complete the application. Your application date will be used to determine your program start date. Students are considered on a first come/first serve basis. Priority will be given to students who meet the following admission requirements by Sept. 15 of the year prior to starting the program.
- Submit previous official college transcripts (if you have already taken college courses).
- ACT test scores are required – minimum score: 20 (test must have been taken within the last five years).
- EXCEPTION: Students with 10 college hours of general education courses with a GPA of 2.5 or above do not have to take the ACT test. (Developmental or pass/fail courses are not counted in the 10 hours used to calculate the GPA.)
- Students must complete the HESI A2 Entrance Exam with a minimum score of 70% on each subsection: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Math, and Anatomy and Physiology.
- HESI A2 Entrance Exam must be taken within two years from program start.
- Students may take the HESI A2 up to three times per calendar year not to exceed one time in a six-week period.
- Tuition for HESI A2 Entrance Exam is non refundable.
- REMEMBER: YOU MUST SEE A CAREER-TECHNICAL COUNSELOR TO APPLY FOR THE PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM.
*** These admission criteria are subject to change.
NOTE: It is the student’s responsibility to supply documentation that requirements are met and to maintain awareness of deadlines, academic status, course requirements, etc.