Licensed Practical Nurses may be granted advanced placement into the third semester (Summer) of the Associate Degree Nursing program. Incomplete and/or faxed copies of required documents are not accepted. Our process is reviewed annually and is subject to change.
- Submit an online SCC Admissions Application.
- Submit official transcripts from all previous schools, including high school, to the Admissions Office by January 15th of the year desiring admission.
Advanced Placement Requirements
Students must first submit the Advanced Placement Testing Request Form to the Division Chair of Health Programs by January 15th. The form may be obtained from the Division Administrative Assistant and/or SCC website.
- Candidates must show evidence of a current unencumbered North Carolina license to practice as an LPN. License must remain unencumbered while enrolled in the nursing program.
- Candidates must show current CPR Certification Card (American Heart Association BLS Provider) course. Letters or certificates are not acceptable. Online certifications or re-certifications are not accepted.
- Candidates must have been employed for the last 2 years as a LPN or have graduated from a PN program within the last year. A letter of reference from your current employer is required.
- Students applying to the LPN to ADN Advanced Placement option must achieve a score of 90% Probability of Passing NCLEX PN on the entrance exam. Please submit a copy of your passing exam score with your application. Scores are acceptable for a period of three years. For more information on testing please click here.
- Complete all first-year related course work for the Associate Degree Nursing program with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above (ACA 122, BIO 168, BIO 169, PSY 150, PSY 241). Preference will be given to students who have completed all related courses with a GPA of 2.5 or better as of January 31st. Refer to the Associate Degree Nursing program brochure for a list of related courses.
- Upon admission to the Associate Degree Program, complete an SCC Health History Examination Form (supplied by the nursing department) and immunization record, including the practitioner’s examination section and admission counseling process.
- Students will submit to criminal background checks and drug screening upon admission to the Associate Degree program and initial and/or random drug screenings, as directed by affiliating clinical agencies. The results of the background check and drug screen may determine if a student is eligible to enter clinical agencies. Students are responsible for the cost of the background check and drug screen. Applicants should be aware that a student must be able to enter and/or remain in all clinical agencies to progress within the program. If a clinical site denies a student placement in their facility, the student would be unable to complete the required clinical component of the course; therefore, the student will be withdrawn from all NUR courses and will not be allowed to progress in the program. The background check and drug screening must be completed by the specified date. Failure to complete the process as specified will jeopardize enrollment in the program. Applicants to the nursing program should be aware that if they have pled guilty to or have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, the NC Board of Nursing may restrict or deny licensure. The NC Board of Nursing requires criminal history checks for each person applying to practice in the state of North Carolina.
Validate & Transfer
In addition to general admission requirements, students requesting admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program will be required to validate their nursing knowledge and skills. Students must achieve a score of 90% Probability of Passing NCLEX PN on the entrance exam in order to apply for Advanced Placement option. The cost of the exam is the responsibility of the applicant and is set by the company. Test scores are acceptable for a period of three (3) years. Advanced placement in the Associate Degree Nursing program is a competitive process and based on available spaces in the Associate Degree Nursing program. Advanced Placement applicants must assume responsibility for confirming that required documents, official transcripts, scores, and grades have been received by the application deadline. Eligible applicants not accepted will not be carried over to a waiting list for the following year and must re-apply in the next Advanced Placement cycle.
Responsibility of Applicant
Advanced Placement applicants must assume responsibility for confirming that required documents, official transcripts, scores, and grades have been received by the application deadline. Eligible applicants not accepted will not be carried over to a waiting list for the following year and must re-apply in the next Advanced Placement cycle.
The Associate Degree and Practical Nursing programs at Sampson Community College located in Clinton, NC are accredited by:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree and Practical Nursing programs is Continuing Accreditation.
The Associate Degree and Practical Nursing programs are given full approval by: