Eastern Oklahoma State College

Direct Articulation for LPNs

The Eastern Associate Degree Nursing Faculty has chosen to participate in the Oklahoma P.N./A.D.N. Articulation Plan. LPNs must apply and be accepted to Eastern Oklahoma State College, and then they can apply for direct articulation to nursing, based on the plan. A “C” or higher in all science courses is required. This must be attained before credit will be granted for the required Nursing course work for that semester. To graduate, all LPNs must complete the second year of A.D.N. course work at Eastern. For any advance placement credit to be included on an Eastern transcript, a student must complete a minimum of twelve hours at Eastern and be in good academic standing.

The Oklahoma P.N./A.D.N. Articulation Plan as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Regents gives LPNs/Paramedics the opportunity to receive college credit for practical nursing education without challenge examinations. Credit may be granted according to the following criteria:

  1. Must be currently licensed as an LPN.

  2. Must have graduated from an Oklahoma ACEN Accredited Practical Nursing School within 5 years.

  3. Students will receive credit for the first and second semester nursing courses. (Nursing 1118 and Nursing 1218)

  4. The number of credit hours will be determined by the granting educational institution.

Criteria for Admission

Admission Criteria is based on GPA, ACT, and academic achievement in sciences. Candidates are given points according to a scale. The students with the highest points are accepted for admission according to the number of class vacancies.

1. GPA Requirement

For students who have 12 hours or more of college credit, college GPA will be utilized. If less than 12 hours of college credit, high school GPA will be used if the student has graduated with a high school diploma. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for admission. Points will be designated as follows:

Grade Point Average Point Equivalent
2.5 - 3.0 = 1 Point
3.1 - 3.5 = 2 Points
3.6 - 4.0 or BS Degree = 3 Points

Maximum Points = 5

2. ACT Requirements

A minimum of 19 for ACT composite score is required to be considered for admission. Points will be awarded as follows:

Composite ACT Score Point Equivalent
19 - 22 = 1 Point
23 - 26 = 3 Points
27 + = 5 Points

Maximum Points = 5

3. Science Requirements

Supporting sciences must be completed no more than 7 years prior to course commencement in NURS 1118 or NURS 1303. Points will be awarded for each of the following supporting sciences:

  • Anatomy
  • Nutrition
  • Physiology
  • Microbiology
Science Class Grade Point Equivalent
A = 4 Points
B = 2 Points
C = 0 Point
C + in Chemistry = 1 Point

Maximum Points = 16

Possible Admission Points = 26

4. Physical Qualifications

In order to be considered for admission, all applicants must sign the physical qualification form included in the admission application.

  1. Have physical strength to lift a minimum of 25 pounds.

  2. Have visual capacity to read small print on medication labels.

  3. Have sufficient auditory perception to receive verbal communication from clients and members of the health team and to assess health needs of people through the use of monitoring devices such as stethoscopes, IV infusion pumps, cardiac monitors, fire alarms, etc.

  4. Communicate in clear English speech patterns, verbal and written.

  5. Demonstrate coordinated range of motion of all four extremities without assistive devices.

  6. Must be able to demonstrate appropriate and rational behavior while under mental and emotional stress

5. National Background Screening

Upon nursing program application, a national background screening must be submitted at the cost of the student. Submission for background screening is located on the nursing application.

Special requirements for students with LPN/Paramedic licensure

Current unrestricted licensure will be maintained until completion of the nursing program. Students receiving any disciplinary action against their license must notify the Nursing Director within five (5) school days. The Nursing Director reserves the right to restrict the student’s participation in clinical experiences and involvement in patient care until the license is valid and unrestricted and terms of the action are met and the action is dismissed.