Advanced Placement Option for Licensed Practical Nurses
Licensed practical nurses desiring to obtain an associate degree may do so through the advanced placement option. The requirements for university admission and graduation are the same as for those students entering the regular option. The LPN student must have a current unencumbered Mississippi license; one year’s work experience as a LPN in a clinical setting (1500 hours) within the last two years; complete the prerequisite courses, the first year non-nursing courses, NU 112, Pharmacology, NU 144 - Nursing Transition, and NU 145 - Nursing Transition Lab prior to enrolling in the second year of the curriculum. NU 112, NU 144 and NU 145 are taught in the second term of summer school. Upon completion of NU 144 and NU 145 the student will have validated 16 hours of nursing credit equal to the freshman level nursing courses. The second year of the program is the same for regular and advanced placement students.