Admission to the nursing program is competitive. LPN applicants must meet the following requirements:
Be admitted to IPFW as a degree-seeking student (see Part 7).
Be a graduate of an NLNAC or equivalent accredited practical nursing program.
Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher upon graduation from the LPN program.
A minimum GPA does not guarantee admission. The actual GPA necessary for admission varies with the GPA distribution of the applicant pool and the number of available seats for admission.
Have completed anatomy and physiology within five years of application.
Applicants are required to take a preadmission examination. The examination is administered on specific dates and times. Applicants pay a testing fee.
NOTE: Students who have previously been dismissed from the IPFW nursing program, or any nursing degree program, and return under the above LPN admission criteria will be dismissed from the program with a failure of any one required nursing course.
LPN–A.S. or LPN–B.S.
A student who earns a grade of C or better in NUR 117 and NUR 224 will be awarded an additional 13 credit hours for the following first-year nursing courses: