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    Owens Community College
   
 
  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Licensed Practical Nurse/Associate Degree Nursing Progression Program (LPN-RN) Frequently Asked Questions


What do I need to get into the LPN-RN Program?

The LPN-RN Nurse Program is selective in its admissions criteria. As such, there are several steps you must take to be admitted. First, you must submit all the documents required for admission - in other words, complete your file. The documents required include a college application, official high school and college grade transcripts, LPN transcript, TEAS and HESI LPN-ADN Entrance Exam score.  High school level biology and chemistry (or a college equivalent course) with a ‘C’ grade or better is also required. To access your file, log in to your Ozone Account and click on My Required Documents under Student Quick Links. If you have any questions regarding the selective admissions criteria, please contact your Academic Advisor.

Is there a waiting list for the next LPN-RN Nursing class?

There is no waiting list for upcoming LPN-RN classes.  In January the Admission Committee selects the class for the upcoming fall semester on the Findlay campus, and in June the Admission Committee selects the class for the spring semester on the Toledo campus.

Why did I receive an e-mail stating my file is incomplete?

You received an e-mail to inform you of missing documents that must be submitted to the records office before we consider your file complete. We only send complete files to the Admission Committee. To access your file, log in to your Ozone Account and click on My Required Documents under Student Quick Links to view the list of missing components. If a document has been received, a date will be entered next to the document.

I graduated from high school about 15 years ago. Are my high school chemistry and biology grades outdated, or can they still be used to complete my file?

There is no time limit on high school courses. As such, they may be used to complete the biology and chemistry portion of your application.

What is the TEAS test?

The TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) test is a multiple-choice assessment of basic academic knowledge in reading, mathematics, science, English and language usage. The objectives assessed on the TEAS test are those which nurse educators deemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry level skills and abilities of nursing program applicants.

Where do I take the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills)?

All ATI TEAS tests must be taken at the Owens Community College Testing Center on the Toledo or Findlay Campuses. You must schedule an appointment to take this four hour test. If a student has taken the current version of the TEAS test at another location or for another program, it is the student’s responsibility to have the score sent to the Owens Community College Oserve Office.

When should I take the TEAS test?

Your TEAS score counts for 32% of the total number of points in your evaluation. As such, you should take the TEAS in the semester prior to the semester in which you wish to be evaluated for admission into the nursing program. For example, if you wish to be evaluated for admission in January, then you should take the TEAS during the preceding fall semester.

How can I prepare for the TEAS test?

Go online to www.atitesting.com for information about the TEAS test. There are materials that you can purchase from ATI to prepare for the test. The ATI TEAS is a timed test and students have four hours in which to complete the test.  There are ATI study guides available to be used in the Toledo & Findlay campus libraries.

Can I repeat the TEAS?

The Admission Committee will only award points based upon your first attempt at the TEAS test. While you may retake the TEAS, we will only use the score on your first attempt.

What is the HESI LPN-ADN Entrance Exam? (for students entering the program in Spring, 2016 and beyond)

The HESI LPN-ADN Entrance Exam is an insightful pre-admissions tool that is based on the NCLEX-PN test plan.

This 75 item comprehensive exam covers the following content areas: Nursing Process, Client Needs, Community Health, Fundamentals, Geriatrics, Maternity, Medical Surgical, Pathophysiology, Pediatrics, Professional Issues and Psychiatric/Mental Health. 

When Should I take the HESI LPN-ADN Entrance Exam?

The HESI LPN-ADN Entrance Exam should be taken one semester prior to the semester in which you want to be evaluated for admission to the LPN-RN Program. For example, if you want to be evaluated for admission for fall semester you should take the test in the preceding spring or summer semester.

Where should I take the HESI LPN-ADN Entrance Exam?

The HESI LPN-ADN Entrance Exam must be taken at the Owens Community College Testing Center on either the Toledo or Findlay campus. We will not accept HESI LPN-ADN Entrance Exam scores from any other college or university. You must schedule an appointment with the Owens Community College Testing Center to take this proctored exam.  The exam is not time limited.

How can I prepare for the HESI LPN-ADN Entrance Exam?

Any current NCLEX-PN exam review book can be used for review.

Can I repeat the HESI LPN-ADN Entrance Exam?

The Admission Committee will award points based on the score on your first attempt of the HESI LPN-ADN Entrance Exam for application to the LPN-RN Program.

The Admissions Criteria states that only the grade on my first attempt is used for point calculations. What does that mean?

Some students chose to repeat courses in order to obtain a better grade. The Admission Committee will use the grade earned the first time that you take a science course. For example, if you took Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO 211 ) in spring semester 2013 and earned a grade of ‘B,’ and then repeated BIO 211  in the following fall semester 2013 and earned a grade of ‘A,’ the Admission Committee will only use the ‘B’ grade taken in spring semester 2013.

Can I repeat a course for improvements in my overall GPA?

In the calculation of your overall GPA, all repeated course grades are included. If you repeat a BIO course, the new grade will be included in your overall GPA. However, only your first attempt at BIO courses, as required in the Nursing Program curriculum, will be included in the science point total calculation of the selection criteria.

What is the minimum number of points needed for admission?

The minimum number of points a student must earn for admission consideration is 15 out of 50 possible points. Those with the highest number of points will receive the first offer of admission. At the present time, we are anticipating 40 seats per class for fall semester in Toledo and 24 per class for summer semester in Findlay.

Will I be evaluated on my high school record or on my college record?

Admission to the LPN-RN Program is based only on the program admission criteria (see LPN-RN Program Admission Criteria Tally form.pdf ).

What happens if I do not get into the program?

You should meet with your Academic Advisor to discuss changes that you can make to improve your point total for admission. You can reapply for consideration at the next admission meeting through your OZONE account.

Does the LPN-RN program require background checks?

The LPN-RN Program requires a BCI & I and a FBI background check. One background check is required prior to the start of the first clinical course LPN-RN Transitional Concepts (NUR 110 ) and prior to the last semester in the program. If you have a concern about your background information, you can refer to the Ohio Board of Nursing website directly at www.nursing.ohio.gov.