LPN to ADN Program


   In order to be considered for admission into the Associate Degree Nursing program, LPN applicants must first be admitted to the College (refer to General Admission Requirements) and designate Associate Degree Nursing as their curriculum. Computer literacy is essential.



   LPN applicants must submit official transcripts which provide proof of the completion of a State Board of Nursing approved practical nursing program similar to practical nursing programs in the State of Maine. Applicants must have graduated with a grade-point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher from their practical nursing program.  All LPN applicants enter the Nursing program in the second semester of the Nursing curriculum:

   To enter the 2nd semester nursing course (NUR122), the Licensed Practical Nursing applicant must have completed:

  1.    BIO213, ENG101, and MAT117 with a minimum grade of "B" and
       an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.



   Admission testing, recommended developmental course work, and required re-testing must be completed before applicants are admitted to the Nursing Program. This requirement is met by successfully completing the National League for Nursing Pre-Admission Exam -Registered Nurse (PAX-RN). Registration for the PAX-RN is processed on-line through the National League for Nursing (NLN) web site. Scheduled test dates/times and fees are also available on the NLN site. Applicants are encouraged to prepare for this exam. A study guide is available for purchase through the NLN site, Amazon.com, or at the KVCC College Store:

National League for Nursing (NLN)

Review Guide for RN Pre-Entrance Exam Third Edition)

ISBN: 0763762717

For additional information, please contact the Admissions Department at 207.453.5131



   LPN applicants are required to complete a current course in Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross. This certification must be maintained throughout the Nursing course of study in order to maintain program eligibility.



   LPN applicants are required to provide proof of immunization against tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (titer) and Hepatitis B (series and titer), and a negative test for tuberculosis (TB) using the two-step method.


Transfer applicants must meet the current Nursing Program admission requirements. Additionally, they must submit a letter of reference from the Chairperson of their former nursing program. Clinical nursing credits must be approved by the Chairperson of the KVCC Nursing Program and cannot be more than one year old.