- Overall 2.5 GPA
- LPN employment at an acute or long term care facility preferred.
- Must hold unencumbered PN license.
- An unencumbered LPN license is to be maintained throughout the program.
To apply, submit the following by deadline.
- Apply for admission to A-State.
- Apply for admission to the Online LPN-AASN program. The application is available August 31 - October 1 (for Spring program), January 10 - February 28 (for Summer program) and March 15 - May 1 (for Fall program). Link to apply is on the School of Nursing website (when available)
- Official transcripts of ALL college work must be submitted to the Registrar’s office.
- Validation of work experience (The applicant must provide proof of work experience reflecting a minimum of 1,000 hours of nursing employment during the past 12-24 months. (Acute or long-term care experience desired, i.e., hospital or nursing home)
- Take the required admission Assessments:
- Starting Fall 2022, the admission exam will be the HESI A2, three sections Reading Comprehension, Anatomy & Physiology (A&P) and Critical Thinking. For information on testing dates, payment and scheduling, e-mail Brenda Goodwin. Payment for the exam is is non-refundable. Link to register is on the School of Nursing website (when available).
- Smarter Measure Online Readiness Assessment: This online readiness tool helps indicate the degree to which distance learning and/or learning in a technology rich environment will be a good fit for the student. This assessment requires students to answer questions and complete a few activities. It takes about 35 minutes to complete. Competencies measured are: reading rate and recall, technical competency, technical knowledge, typing speed and accuracy. Username: LPN-AASN Password: online
6. Documentation of English proficiency, if applicable.
7. Spanish Proficiency: Spanish proficiency is not required for application but may enhance the applicant’s overall score. Students must prove their proficiency by taking the ACTFL – OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview).
8. Students are required to have three academic or professional references to complete the Student Recommendation Form.
9. If you have previously attended a RN nursing program you did not complete, you MUST have the program Dean/Director send a letter stating your standing when you left the program. This letter must be in the nursing office by the application deadline.
10. Applications will be ranked for admission by prerequisite GPA, LPN-ADN Entrance, Online Learning Readiness assessment, recommendations (Student Recommendation Forms) with special consideration for those with Spanish proficiency.
All application materials must be received by the deadline. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Applications are reviewed after the application deadline and preference is not given for early submission.
Students admitted will be required to supply additional documentation, including current CPR certification, Hepatitis B immunizations, TB skin test or chest x-ray, tetanus and MMR and proof of professional liability insurance (minimum $1,000,000/$6,000,000).
Based on recent legislation in Arkansas, students admitted to professional programs that lead to licensure upon graduation are required to have a successful background check to complete formal admission.