CHECKLIST FOR ADVANCED PLACEMENT LPN -to- ADN APPLICANTS TO THE
ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN NURSING (ADN) OPTION
For September 2018 Admission
Dear Student:
This checklist will enable you to create a personal record of the documents/activities you have completed
towards applying to the Advanced Placement LPN ADN Associate Degree Nursing Program.
Admission Information:
Admission to the Nursing Program is competitive. There are more qualified applicants applying to the
program than there are seats available. Those interested in the nursing program should meet with an advisor
early to review the criteria and clarify the process. Upon completion of all listed criteria, including any
approved waivers (by the nursing Director) for Science, students will need to meet with an advisor in order
to complete the application process. Beginning the 4th Monday of September students will meet with
advisors to complete their change of Major/Action Forms to be reviewed for admission. All decisions will
be made on an ongoing basis (rolling admissions); the program may fill very quickly. When the program and
primary waitlist have been filled we will continue to accept applications to maintain an alternate waitlist.
Students on the alternate waitlist should meet with an academic advisor to explore other program options.
Academic Advising:
Individuals interested in applying to the Nursing Program are required to meet with an advisor when starting
the admission process to assist with questions and clarify the process. You can walk-in to the Advising
Center on either the Haverhill or Lawrence campus and ask to meet with an advisor.
Application for admission (if you are a new student or have not been enrolled for the previous three
years) Major Choice: General Studies: Health Specialization, Interest in Advanced Placement
LPN-to-ADN.
Official transcript showing evidence of high school graduation, or the equivalent with passing
GED or HiSET scores.
Official college transcript(s) if transfer credits are being requested. Any course transferred must have
a grade of “C” or higher (see below regarding sciences)
Submit Official Transcripts from your LPN Program.
Must attend a Mandatory Nursing Information Session within the 2018 application cycle. For
Information Session dates, go to - the Health Information Sessions webpage on the NECC website.
Proof of current Massachusetts LPN license in good standing.
Complete the attached Employment Verification Form to demonstrate employment as an LPN
within the past three (3) years. Employer will return form to Student records.
Completion of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) within the last 5 years with a
minimum score of 58% on the individual score and the following scores on the sub-scales: See
attached TEAS FACT SHEET.
TEAS Reading 69%
TEAS Mathematics 63%
TEAS Science 45%
TEAS English 60%
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NOTE: The TEAS Test used to meet the criteria for review can only be taken at Northern Essex
Community College at the Academic Placement & Testing Center on either the Haverhill or Lawrence
campus.
NECC Assessment Placement Completed
To obtain the assessment schedule call the Academic Placement & Testing Center
(978-556-3428) or visit the website to check the Accuplacer Test Dates . Assessment results must
indicate that the applicant does not need to take any of the following courses:
Basic Algebra II.
Mathematics Assessment completed on _______________________________.
o All sciences regardless of where the sciences are taken that are being used to meet the Criteria for
Advanced Placement LPN to ADN can only be taken a total of two times each in order to make
the required “B” or higher grade. For example, if a student made “C’s in the Sciences for their
Practical Nursing Program, the student only has one more try for each science course required for
Science Repetition Requirement:
Criteria when applying to the Advanced Placement LPN to ADN.
Required courses:
o English Composition I (ENG 101) with a grade of “C” or higher
o English Composition II (ENG 102) with a grade of “C” or higher
o Introduction to Psychology (PSY 101) with a grade of “C” or higher
o Lifespan Psychology (PSY 110) OR Developmental Psychology I (PSY 201) and Developmental
Psychology II (PSY 202) with a grade of “C” or higher
o High School Chemistry, Intro to Chemistry, or Physiological Chemistry with a grade of “B” or
higher
o Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO121) with a grade of “B” or higher
o Anatomy & Physiology II (BIO122) with a grade of “B” or higher
Please note that Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology I and II with a “B” or higher must be
completed within five (5) years prior to the anticipated start date of the Advanced Placement
(LPN ADN) to count as credits towards completing the program. There is a process to request
an exemption from the five-year limit on sciences. See an advisor for information.
Note: If you have taken the science courses in both high school and college, the courses used to
determine eligibility for review will be the college courses as they are the most recent example of
your science skill.
o If sciences are 5 years old, or more by the anticipated start date- the 5-year
Science Waiver must be approved before applying to the program.
Successful Completion of the TEAS Test and LPN-ADN ASSESSMENT TEST. See TEAS and
LPN-ADN ASSESSMENT TEST Fact Sheets.
HES 102 automatically waived with presentation of current LPN license from the State of
Massachusetts.
IMPORTANT FINAL STEP:
Change of Major/Action Form- Upon completion of all of the above items from the checklist, meet
with an advisor to complete the change of major form. The advisor will forward the “Completed
Packet” to the Processing Center.
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ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
Program Capacity
The Licensed Practical Nursing option has a limited number of seats. The College is committed to providing
opportunities for currently licensed LPNs to enter the second year of the Associate of Science Degree in
Nursing Option with advanced standing. The college accepts up to nine (9) students in the program.
The criteria describe the MINIMUM standards that must be met in order to be reviewed for admission to this
program. Currently, the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of available seats.
Consequently, once it has been determined that the applicant meets the MINIMUM criteria, he/she is
admitted on a rolling admission process.
Waitlist Status
A primary waitlist is created for qualified Associate Degree applicants who are not initially accepted into the
program. The waitlist is 50% of the program capacity. Once the primary waitlist is full an alternate waitlist
will be created. If there is an opening on the primary waitlist a student from the extended waitlist will be
moved to the primary waitlist. Students are admitted to the program from the primary waitlist on a space
available basis. Students who are placed on the primary waitlist, and for whom a seat does not open during
the current admission cycle, are given first option on admission for the following year. Those students not
moved from the alternate waitlist to the primary waitlist will need to reapply. Students can only be deferred
one time before being required to reapply. Students who are either accepted or are on the primary
waitlist are also required to attend Orientation, no exceptions.
If there are significant changes in the admission criteria, students on the Wait List may be required to
comply with the new criteria. This decision is at the sole discretion of the academic program faculty.
Health Requirements
Information regarding the College’s health requirements will be sent to you upon your acceptance to the
program.
Information about the Program’s Technical Standards which describe the physical and behavioral
characteristic required to successfully complete the program are available the health forms at our website,
which can be found at http://www.necc.mass.edu/academics/courses-programs/areas/health/required-form/
and we encourage you to review these as soon as possible.
CPR Certification
All students in the Nursing program are required to hold CPR certification at the Health Care Provider or
Professional Rescuer level. Evidence of current certification is required before a student is allowed to
participate in clinical education courses, and certification must be maintained throughout the program.
Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Record Information (SORI)
Students interested in participation in an academic program that involves working with children, the disabled,
or the elderly, or a cooperative education experience or a program that includes a clinical affiliation with a
private or public health care provider, may be required to undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information
(CORI) check, a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check, and/or a Criminal History Record
Information (CHRI) check. Students will need to provide a government issued photo identification and sign a
release form allowing the college to view the student’s CORI or SORI reports. Depending on the contents of a
student’s CORI or SORI reports, participation in an academic program or a cooperative education experience
or a clinical or practicum affiliation related thereto, may be denied. CORI checks may be performed pursuant
to Mass. General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 172(C), and consistent with guidelines promulgated by the
Executive Office for Health and Human Services, and/or the Commonwealth’s Department of Public
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Health. SORI checks may be performed pursuant to Mass. General Laws, Chapter 6, Section 172(C). CHRI
checks may be performed based on the NH Code of Administrative Rules and state statutes to include RSA
106-B:14 and RSA 106-B:7,1(b). For more information, contact the Registrar at 978-556-3700.
Clinical Affiliate Random Drug & Alcohol Screening Analysis Notification to Students
Please be advised that students enrolled in the following Health Professions programs will be required to
undergo and pass a drug screening or a drug & alcohol screening analysis in order to be eligible for
placement in a clinical facility. Students who are assigned to clinical education experiences at the clinical
facilities may be required to undergo and pass random drug screening or random drug & alcohol screening
analysis in order to remain at that clinical facility. Students who either fail to pass, or refuse to submit to, or
fail to report within the required time frame for a drug screening or a drug & alcohol screening analysis will
be deemed ineligible for clinical placement, which may affect their status in the program. Health Programs
in which Students are Subject to Drug Screening Analysis only: Dental Assisting, Paramedic Technology
(EMT-P), Medical Assisting, Nursing Associate Degree, Phlebotomy Technician, Practical Nursing,
Radiologic Technology, Computed Tomography, Community Health Worker, Public Health and Clinical
Research Coordinator Advanced Certificate. Health Programs in which Students are Subject to Drug &
Alcohol Screening Analysis: Sleep Technologist, Respiratory Care. If you have any questions pertaining to
this policy, please contact the Office of the Dean of Health Professions.
Information about Licensure
The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (Board), as a regulatory agency of state government,
protects the health, safety and welfare of citizens of the Commonwealth by licensing qualified Registered
Nurses and Practical Nurses in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 112, sections 74, 74A
and 76, and Board Regulations at 244 CMR 8.03 and 8.04. The initial applicant with one or more criminal
conviction(s), and/or with past pending disciplinary action against a professional/trade license/certificate
must be evaluated for compliance with the “Good Moral Character” licensing regulation.
Applicants are directed to further information regarding determination of Good Moral Character by
accessing the Board website.
Individuals with a court record or a criminal conviction may wish to contact the Board(s) of
Registration in Nursing in any state in which they plan to work for guidelines in determining "good
moral character," before entering the nursing program. This will allow the individual to make an
informed decision about choosing to pursue nursing education at this time.
Affirmative Action
For further information please go to the Affirmative Action Policy website.
CORE Academic Skill
Starting in the fall of 2014, any student enrolled in an associate degree program who is new to NECC and
has no academic history at the college, must take at least one course designated as intensive in each of
NECC’s six core academic skills in order to graduate. In most cases, the program’s core required courses
include these intensive courses. Plan to see an advisor for more complete information about this graduation
requirement.
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NURSING PROGRAM
TEST OF ESSENTIAL ACADEMIC SKILLS (TEAS)
FACT SHEET
1. What is the Nursing Program Admission Test?
This test is an assessment of an applicant’s scholastic aptitude. It is designed to predict academic readiness
of an applicant prior to admission into the Nursing Program. The specific test used by NECC is the Test of
Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).
2. Where can I take the test?
The TEAS Test used to meet the criteria can only be taken at Northern Essex Community College at the
Academic Placement & Testing Center on either the Haverhill or Lawrence campus.
3. What academic content areas will I be tested on?
The TEAS consists of four content areas: Math, Reading, English and Science.
The Math subtest covers whole numbers, metric conversion, fractions and decimals, algebraic equations,
percentages and ratio/proportion.
The Reading subtest covers paragraph comprehension, passage comprehension, and inferences/conclusions.
The English subtest measures knowledge of punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, words and spelling.
The Science portion of the test covers scientific reasoning science knowledge, biology, chemistry, anatomy
and physiology, basic physical principles and general science.
4. Are there essay questions on this test?
No. This is an on-line test, consisting of all multiple choice questions.
5. How long will it take for me to complete the TEAS?
This test will take approximately four hours. Each of the four content area tests must be completed within a
specified time.
6. Is there a particular score I must achieve on the TEAS?
You must achieve a minimum score of 58% on the individual total score and the following scores on the sub-
scales:
TEAS Reading: 69%
TEAS Mathematics: 63%
TEAS Science 45%
TEAS English 60%
7. Is there any way that I can prepare for the TEAS?
Yes. There is a Pre-Test Study Manual which you may purchase to assist you in preparing for this test. The
study manual provides sample questions and general information in the areas of Reading, Math, Science and
English. You may purchase this manual at the NECC Bookstore or online at the ATI testing site. You may
also purchase and take an Online TEAS Practice Assessment by going to the ATI testing site.
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The Academic Coaching Center has a resource available free of charge to NECC students interested in
applying for admission into a NECC Health Program that requires applicants to take the TEAS. The center
has available the PLATO TEAS preparation courseware. The PLATO courseware was developed to align
with the strands and topics that are assessed on the high-stakes exams like the TEAS. It includes the four
content areas of the TEAS: English, Reading, Science and Math. The preparation program is web-based and
self-directed. Students can work on the program in the Academic Coaching Center or at home. The program
does not have TEAS practice tests.
Students, who are interested in enrolling in the program, can schedule an appointment for an orientation by
contacting Denise Trinidad by email: dtrinidad@necc.mass.edu or telephone 978-738-7452. For more
information on how to enroll in the program, please go to the Academic Placement and Testing Center
webpage.
8. When will I take the TEAS?
The TEAS is administered on a regular basis. For more information, go to the ATI registration page.
9. Is there a fee to take the TEAS?
Yes. There is a non-refundable fee of $94.00*. Registration and payment for the test are done on-line. For
more information, go to our Health Profession Testing site which can be found at
http://www.necc.mass.edu/academics/testing/hptesting/
*Note: Fee subject to change on or after July 1
st
each year
10. What should I bring with me on the testing date?
2 forms of identification including a picture ID.
Your ATI confirmation e-mail
Your ATI username and password.
No water, food, calculators, beepers or cell phones are allowed. As room temperature varies, it is suggested
that you dress in layers to accommodate the environment.
11. How will I know how I performed on the TEAS?
Results will be available immediately. Students can access their score reports by logging onto the ATI
website.
12. How often can I take the TEAS?
An applicant may take the admission test two times during an admission cycle. The most recent test results
will be used for that admission cycle only.
13. What happens if I miss the test?
If the testing session is missed, you will not be refunded.
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NURSING PROGRAM
LPN-ADN ASSESSMENT TEST
FACT SHEET FOR LPN-RN APPLICANTS
1. What is the LPN-ADN ASSESSMENT TEST?
The LPN-ADN Assessment Test is a validation test designed to evaluate previous nursing learning and
knowledge of LPNs seeking to enter the Associate Degree Nursing Option.
2. What areas of nursing will I be tested on?
There are eight clinical topics that will be tested:
Basic care and comfort
Health promotion and maintenance
Management of care
Pharmacological and parenteral therapies
Physiological adaption
Psychosocial integrity
Reduction of risk potential
Safety and infection control
3. Are there essay questions on this test?
No. This test consists of all multiple choice questions with one correct answer.
4. How long will it take for me to complete this test?
The LPN-ADN Assessment Test will take approximately 70 minutes. The test must be completed
within the specified time.
5. Is there any way that I can prepare for this test?
Review your fundamentals of nursing material from your Practical Nursing Program. There are
additional preparation materials for purchase on the ATI online store; there is a Fundamentals practice
test and also a review module.
6. When will I take the LPN-ADN Assessment Test and how do I sign up for it?
The LPN-ADN Assessment Test is administered on regular basis. For more information, go to
our Health Professions Testing website.
7. Is there a fee to take the LPN-ADN Assessment Test *?
Yes, there are two non-refundable fees: $31.00 ATI fee and $35.00 NECC registration fee.
Registration and payment for the test are done online. For more information, go to our Health
Professions Testing website.
*Note: Fee subject to change on July 1
st
each year.
8. What should I bring with me on the testing date?
2 forms of identification including a picture ID.
Your ATI Confirmation e-mail.
Your ATI username and password.
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No water, food, beepers or cell phones are allowed. As room temperature varies, it is suggested
that you dress in layers to accommodate the environment.
9. How will I know how I performed on the LPN-ADN Assessment Test?
Results will be available immediately. Students can access their score reports by logging onto the ATI
website.
10. How often can I take the LPN-ADN Assessment Test?
An applicant may take the admission test two times during an admission cycle. There must be at least
six months between each test and the most recent test results will be used for that admission cycle
only.
11. Is there a score I must achieve on the LPN-ADN Assessment Test?
Yes, you must score at proficiency level II.
12. What happens if I miss the test?
If the testing session is missed, you will not be refunded.
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LPN-ADN Advanced Placement Process
LPN Employment Information
Directions: Please return this form to:
Student Records
Northern Essex Community College
100 Elliott St
Haverhill, MA 01830
Student Section
_
_________.
Name: ___________________________________________________________
Social Security # or Student ID #: _____________________________________
Date: ____________________________________________________________
Employment Information as an LPN within the last three (3) years
Please identify your most recent place of employment as an LPN within the last 3 years.
Place of Employment: _______________________________________________
Address: _________________________________________________________
Street City State
Dates of Employment: From: ________ to ________
Mo/Year Mo/Year
Employer Section (To be completed by the employer and returned to the above address)
I certify that _________________________ is/was employed as an LPN from ________ to
Name: ___________________________________________________________
Title: ___________________________________________________________
Signature: ________________________________________________________
Place of Employment: ______________________________________________
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