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LPN-ASN Program

Admission Requirements

A point system is used to evaluate applications of qualified candidates in order to accept applicants into the program as either a pre-nursing or nursing major. The point system used by the Nursing Program Admissions Committee will be provided to an applicant upon request.

  1. Meet university entrance requirements for transfer students.
  2. Submit a current, active LPN license.
  3. Have earned a GPA of 2.7 or better from the LPN program attended.
  4. Have completed TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills)
  5. Complete LPN-ASN pre-requisite courses. Contact a Crown Point admissions councelor for more information.
  6. A minimum of 26 credit hours in nursing must be taken at the University of Saint Francis to be awarded an associate degree in nursing from the University of Saint Francis.

Students who do not meet the nursing admission criteria may be admitted to the university as a pre-nursing major. Each applicant is reviewed on an individual basis.

Entry into the clinical sequence is based on availability of enrollment openings for the course. When necessary to form a waiting list for clinical courses the following criteria are used for prioritizing students to begin the clinical sequence:

  1. GPA earned at the University of Saint Francis.
  2. Date of entry into the nursing program.
  3. Number of credit hours completed toward the degree, including transfer credit.
  4. Grades in non-nursing courses, especially science and math.
  5. Once admitted to the nursing major, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7, achieve a “B-” or better in all nursing theory courses, achieve a “P” in all nursing clinical courses, and earn a grade of “C” or better in all required non-nursing courses.

How Do I Apply for Admission?

  1. Request an application for admission from the Office of Admissions or apply online.
  2. If completing a paper application please send the completed application along with the required non-refundable application fee of $20 to the Office of Admissions.
  3. Have an official copy of your high school transcript showing class rank and ACT or SAT results sent to the Admissions Office. Transcripts are considered official only when they are sent directly from the school and have a school seal or signature of a school official.
  4. If you did not finish high school, have your high school transcript sent in addition to your GED test score results.
  5. If you have attended post-secondary institutions, submit an official transcript from each institution attended. Transcripts are considered official only when they are sent directly from the institution and have the seal or signature of an official.
  6. If you have been in military service, submit a copy of your DD214 military discharge form.
  7. Schedule TEAS ($40. testing fee).

Major Coursework

LPNs receive 10 hours of nursing credit for their previous education. Content areas of fundamentals of nursing, medical-surgical nursing, and maternal nursing are included in the transfer credit.

Credit for general education courses may transfer from the student’s LPN Program. Only courses with a “C” or better are considered for transfer. Science and pharmacology courses more than five years old are not accepted for transfer credit.

Following is a listing of general education and nursing courses required for the ASN. Changes may be made in the curriculum as necessary.

Nursing Courses

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Department of Nursing Mission

Rooted in Franciscan values, the Nursing faculty prepare a diverse community of students for professional nursing, lifelong learning, service, and leadership.

Program Overview

The Associate of Science in Nursing Program prepares graduates for entry level practice as nurse generalists. Students are assisted to value service and develop caring behaviors in clinical practice by recognizing, responding and valuing caring as the foundation for the profession of nursing. The nursing roles of provider of care, manager of care and active member of the discipline are emphasized as students progress through the curriculum. Students integrate concepts from physical, social and behavioral sciences and humanities with nursing knowledge and evidence-based practice. Using the nursing process as a critical thinking framework, students provide safe, accurate and individualized nursing care to select individuals and groups with health needs or common well-defined health problems. Students care for a variety of patient populations across the life span and the health care continuum in acute care, long term care and community based settings. After completing the degree, graduates are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Faculty

Students will find highly skilled and respected nursing faculty who are dedicated to teaching and learning, and provide personalized attention. Once enrolled each student is assigned a nursing faculty advisor to assist the student in course planning and program completion.

Facilities

The Crown Point Nursing Department is located in our new facilities at the intersection of I-65 and Rte. 231.  A Nursing Resource Center offers excellent learning resources. The School of Health Sciences new Simulation Lab provides simulated experiences to facilitate the mastery of healthcare skills using adult and pediatric human patient simulators. Learners provide healthcare during simulated clinical experiences. Live feed and video playback of experiences are available in the Debriefing Room.  A computer lab and library  facilities provide access to our  growing health sciences collection, as well as access to multiple computers and online data bases through the Lee and Jim Vann Library  on our Fort Wayne Campus.

Clinical Requirements

In order to participate in clinical experiences, clinical requirements as set by the Department of Nursing and clinical agencies must be met including, but not limited to, criminal background checks and drug testing.

External Assessment Program

The Department of Nursing uses a system of external assessment and remediation for pre-licensure students. All pre-licensure students purchase a designated testing package upon enrollment in the first nursing course. The primary purpose is to help prepare students for NCLEX-RN success. Testing results are also used to evaluate course outcomes. 

Pre-licensure students are required to complete designated tests including content mastery assessments at specified points in the curriculum. Additionally, a nationally-normed comprehensive examination designed to predict success on the NCLEX-RN will be administered during the final clinical nursing course. Students must achieve a designated satisfactory score on the comprehensive examination in order to meet course requirements.

Math Competency Program

A math competency program provides student assessment of math calculation knowledge and skills, and consistent testing practices in pre-licensure programs.

Accreditation

The Associate of Science in Nursing Program is accredited by the Indiana State Board of Nursing, and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and/or ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404-975-5000, www.acenursing.org.

Career Advancement

The University of Saint Francis also offers RN-BSN and RN-MSN options.  Students who achieve an ASN degree and meet all RN-BSN or MSN admission criteria may be admitted into the respective program.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work study. More than 95 percent of undergraduate students receive financial assistance; most receive more than one type of aid. Early Estimator packages are available for dependent students during the fall at sf.edu/financialaid.

All students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Priority deadline is no later than March 10.

For More Information

Call the Crown Point Enrollment Coordinator Toll Free at 877-803-8879 or 219-488-8888