Advanced Placement (LPN-to-ADN)
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
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.
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.
Information regarding the College’s health requirements will be sent to you upon your acceptance to the
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.
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