Advanced Placement LVN
Procedures for Advanced Placement LVN Students Admitted to MSJC Nursing Program
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Information will inform military students about the option for advanced placement
based on their military experience and
- Recency of education and experience within the last ten years prior to applying for MSJC’s Nursing program is recommended. However, competency may be verified for each course per program policy
- Education and experience must meet the basic requirements per individual college guidelines
- LVN student must hold an active, unencumbered California LVN License
- Advanced Placement LVN students must take and pass the Role Transition and Skills Lab courses.
- If an LVN student is accepted into the nursing program and does not meet recency the student will be allowed to challenge the course or to complete remedial activities in the deficient area(s). The challenge or remedial activities will be provided during the Role Transition course and assigned by the Content Expert in the deficient area.
- The Special Program Assistant will identify LVN students once admitted into the Nursing Program through a questionnaire and arrange a meeting with the Nursing Chair/Director, or designee, to discuss advanced placement options based on previous coursework as shown on transcripts (students brings LVN transcripts to meeting) or prior LVN experience.
- If an LVN student does not meet recency and is not completing remedial activities they will be referred to a Health & Wellness Counselor to complete the Request for Credit for Prior Learning form with the LVN student and request appropriate documentation, including LVN transcripts and/or experiential verification, which will be submitted to Enrollment Services.
- Nursing Director/Chair, or designee, will review/evaluate the Request for Credit for Prior Learning form and indicate whether the LVN student meets requirements to advance place and provide their decision to Enrollment Services. Special Program Assistant will communicate with the student on whether they will complete challenge exams, remedial coursework, or their previous credit transfer.
- If the LVN student is deemed eligible for Challenge by Examination, the Program Nursing
Director/Chair, or designee, will communicate with the appropriate Nursing Faculty,
and assign a Content Expert, or designee, to facilitate the appropriate challenge
exam(s) and skills testing to determine See examples below of Successful Benchmarks:
- Skills competency (if clinical course set is being challenged) – PASS (3 attempts)
- Written examination – score 76% or above
- Medication Calculation examination (if clinical course set is being challenged) – 90% score or above (3 attempts)
- Content Expert, or designee, will provide a course outline to the LVN student prior to competency
- The LVN student is required to complete the competency tests in
- Content Expert, or designee, will notify Program Director/Chair, or designee, the results of exams/skill tests.
- If successful, the Special Program Assistant will notify the LVN student via email and a new program of study will be provided by meeting with a Health and Wellness Counselor.
- If unsuccessful, the Special Program Assistant will notify the LVN student via email and inform the LVN student to take the appropriate course(s) and a new program of study will be provided by meeting with a Health and Wellness Counselor.
- All challenge exams must be completed prior to the start of their first required course in the ADN nursing curriculum sequence.