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Program Admission Requirements

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  1. This program is specifically for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses who have graduated from an approved Practical Nurse program and have an active, unencumbered license in a program approved state or eligible for licensure in the state of Maryland.

    *Applicants are expected to be competent in the skills required to be considered for admission to the LPN-RN Online program.

    The nursing program is designed to be completed in 18 months or less after meeting general education course requirements. It is understood that applicants who receive offers of admission will commence nursing courses immediately and continue year round completing nursing courses in consecutive semesters to meet the 18 month completion requirement.

  2. Applicants must meet specific requirements to apply and be considered for admissions. Applicants who completed high school outside the United States of America must meet the English Proficiency Requirements

  3. Applicants to the LPN-RN Online program who have met the standing admission criteria are accepted to test for the entrance exam.  Applicants for this selective admission program are then reviewed once entrance testing is complete. Provisional admission is offered to applicants based upon overall GPA, scores on the LPN-RN Online Entrance exam, letters of recommendation, professional conduct, and space/seats availability.

  4. Students accepted into the LPN-RN Online program will need to complete additional requirements prior to beginning the pre-requisite Online Nursing Transition Bridge Course.

  5. Once admitted to the LPN-RN Online Nursing Program, students must Satisfactorily complete the pre-requisite Online LPN-RN Nursing Bridge Course.

  6. Once admitted to the LPN-RN Online Nursing Program students will follow the curriculum schedule for Associate of Science Degree at ACM to become eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN exam.
  7. Students in the LPN-RN Online Program will adhere to the Nursing Policies Handbook.

  8. Applicants with few or no college credits should refer to the information booklet regarding placement testing.
    **Applicants who need to complete General Education courses to fulfill pre-requisite course requirements should contact the College Registrar Office to determine course transferability for credit from other institutions PRIOR to enrolling in courses not taken at Allegany College of Maryland.**


    A full listing of program courses and their descriptions can be found in the credit catalog. Please refer to the Nursing Information Booklet for more detailed information.









(The semester you wish to be considered for admission to commence the NURSING program- NOT the semester you want to start taking general education courses.  This would be the semester you hope to begin the nursing Transition Bridge course after passing the Entrance Exam.)  
ALL prerequisites must be completed to apply to the Nursing Program - refer to Online Nursing Information Booklet.


Due Date


(Nursing Application and Supporting Documents listed in Step 4 of Admission Process) Letters of eligibility for entrance exam will be mailed 6-8 weeks after the deadline closes. We request applicants do NOT call regarding their acceptance, as this further delays the evaluation process.  


Entrance Exam Testing


(Specific dates will be posted on Entrance Exam Page when item becomes available


Spring 2019

July 1, 2018

September 2018

Summer 2019

January 15, 2019

January 2019



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