Advanced Placement

Nursing LPN to RN Admissions

Applications for admission to the Advanced Placement Nursing program are only accepted during open submission periods. Please see the School of Health Sciences Application Submission Dates for current submission dates.

The Nursing program uses a merit-based, competitive admission process.

If you have any questions about the admission process, please call the Health Sciences Admissions Office at 801-957-6253.

All communication will be through your Bruinmail. If you are not checking it (or haven't forwarded it to your personal email) you may miss important information. If you are accepted to a program a confirmation email will be required, please read all emails carefully and thoroughly to make sure you don't miss any information.

Nursing Admissions Checklist


Apply for admission at SLCC (if you have not attended SLCC within the last three years). Declare your major as Pre-Health Science. Schedule an appointment to meet early with an Academic Advisor to make sure you’re on track to complete all program prerequisites.

Prerequisite Courses

All prerequisite courses (or equivalent transfer credit, AP or CLEP) must be completed with a grade before the application deadline. Each course and lab must be completed, with a C grade or better, except the Pathophysiology course which must be completed with a C+ or better. Courses that have not been completed with a C grade or better (or a C+ for Patho) will not be considered.

Course NumberCourse DescriptionCredits
MATH 1010, 1040 or higher Intermediate Algebra 3
BIOL 1610 & 1615 College Biology I & Lab 4
BIOL 2320 & 2325 Human Anatomy & Lab 4
BIOL 2420 & 2425 Human Physiology & Lab 4
CHEM 1110 & 1115 Elementary Chemistry & Lab 5
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
NURS 1130 Pathophysiology
(for registration privileges for this course, contract the Nursing Division at 801-957-6260)
4
PSY 1100 or FHS 1500 Lifespan Human Growth & dev. or Lifespan Human dev 3

Unencumbered Utah LPN License

Your LPN license must be current and in good standing in the State of Utah. You must submit your LPN license number on your application when you apply.

Background Check and Compliance Package

To order Criminal Background Check and Compliance Packages:

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  2. Follow the instructions to set up an account.
  3. Order the Criminal Background Check Package ($29.00) and the Compliance (Nursing package) Package ($15.00). The compliance package is a 12 month subscription that needs to be renewed every 12 months while you are in the program at a cost of $15.00.
Do not order the Drug Screening Package at this time. We will notify you at a later date to purchase a Drug Screening Package. If you go ahead and order it at this time, SLCC will not reimburse you and you will have to order and pay for it again at a later date.

You assume the risk if your criminal background check is not clear. If you do not pass the background check, you may not be accepted into the program, which may result in withdrawal from the program after the tuition refund deadline has passed.

It is strongly recommended that prospective Nursing students take measures to have criminal offenses (felonies and or misdemeanors) expunged or sealed from your record if possible.

Immunizations

In your Compliance Package, you must provide proof of the following immunizations:

  1. Annual Influenza Vaccination:
    Generally given September-February. Students must provide proof of the Influenza vaccination or submit a signed declination.
  2. Turberculosis Blood Test: Required Annually
    Proof of a negative QuantiFERON TB Gold test or T-SPOT.TB within previous 8 months of beginning the program; or if positive or past positive test, student must submit a negative chest x-ray within previous 8 months of beginning the program. This requirement also includes international students who have had the BCG immunization. X-ray results are good for one year.
  3. Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap) Booster:
    Tdap booster is good for 10 years. TD will be given subsequent to Tdap. If it has been more than 1 1/2 years since receiving TD, the student must have their tetanus updated with a Tdap.
  4. Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR):
    Two doses are needed with booster as an adult or positive titer on all three. Equivocal results are not acceptable; students must test in the positive range. NOTE: If given to adult females, since this is a live virus, you cannot be pregnant at the time you receive the immunization and you must avoid pregnancy for 3 months after administration
  5. Varicella (Chicken Pox):
    Two immunizations or proof of positive titer. Stating you had the disease is not acceptable. Varicella immunizations are expensive, if a student had the disease it is recommended to start with a less expensive titer first for proof of immunity before starting the immunizations.
  6. Hepatitis B vaccination series:
    Must provide proof of a HEP B Titer (blood test) that proves immunity.
  7. Hepatitis A vaccination series: Highly recommended but not required
    Two dose series or a positive titer. If a student starts the series, they must complete it.

The SLCC Center for Health and Counseling offers immunizations at a discounted rate.
Some clinical facilities may require additional immunizations.

All immunization information is subject to change. Please contact us at 801-957-6253 if you have questions.

CPR Certification

Only American Heart Association Two-Year Health Care Providers will be accepted. Must be kept current throughout the duration of the program.

BLS Provider

The new BLS Course replaces the BLS for Healthcare Providers (BLS HCP) and BLS for Prehospital Providers (BLS PHP) courses. The BLS Course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in- and out-of-hospital settings. This course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, and provide early use of an AED. It includes adult, child, and infant rescue techniques. Provider cards are available exclusively to authorized TCs for issuance in accordance with the AKA policy.

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Quality Control Checkpoints

  • issue date beginning February 16, 2016
  • Valid until further notice
  • Renewal date 2 years from month of issue

BLS Healthcare Provider

The BLS for Healthcare providers and BLS for Prehospital Providers Courses have been replaced by the 2016 BLS Course.

All communication will be through your Bruinmail. If you are not checking it (or haven't forwarded it to your personal email) you may miss important information.

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Quality Control Checkpoints

  • Issue date beginning March 23, 2011
  • Valid until April 16, 2018
  • Not valid for issue after April 16, 2016, and is superseded by card 15-1805
  • Renewal date 2 years from month of issue

Apply to the Nursing, Advanced Placement program through your MySLCC account:

  • MySLCC
  • Academics & Records
  • Program Admissions
  • Health Sciences Admissions
  • Nursing

(Nursing, Advanced Placement will only appear in menu during open application periods.)

Notification of Acceptance

You will be notified of your acceptance into the Nursing program via your Bruinmail account.

All communication will be through your Bruinmail. If you are not checking it (or haven't forwarded it to your personal email) you may miss important information. If you are accepted to a program a confirmation email will be required, please read all emails carefully and thoroughly to make sure you don't miss any information.

Do not order the Drug Screening Package at this time. We will notify you at a later date to purchase a Drug Screening Package. If you go ahead and order it at this time, SLCC will not reimburse you and you will have to order and pay for it again at a later date.

If you do not receive an email confirming receipt of your application within 7 days please contact us at 801-957-6253.