Moraine Valley’s LPN-RN Transition program has a selective and competitive admission process.

The program’s two step application process is below. Once complete, accepted students can enroll in the one-semester 8 credit hour LPN-RN Transition course (NUR-199).  You need to complete the transition course with a C or better before starting the Nursing program in the third semester.

After admission into the Nursing program students need to complete the last two semesters of nursing courses and the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) exam to receive the Registered Nurse (RN) certification.

Beginning Your LPN-RN Transition

It is recommended that applicants talk with an academic advisor to discuss the admission requirements. An advisor can help you through the application process and develop an educational plan. If you completed college credit at another college or university, you will need to submit your transcripts.

Application deadlines
The deadline for spring admission (January) is Nov. 1. April 1 is the deadline for fall admission (August)*. If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, applications must be submitted no later than the following business day.

Step One

All items on the following list must be completed before the application is submitted. Incomplete applications are not accepted. Students cannot move on to Step 2 until finished. Click on the following link to print out the LPN-RN Transition application form.

Math requirement is met by one of the following:

      • Test into college level math determined by MVCC placement test
      • ACT score in Math of 20 or higher OR SAT score of 520 or higher
      • Completion of MTH096 or MTH098 with a grade of “C” or higher at MVCC
      • Previous college level math credit with a grade of “D” or higher.

English requirement is met by one of the following

    • Test into college level for both English and Reading determined by MVCC placement test.
    • ACT score in English and Reading of 20 or higher OR SAT score of 480 or higher
    • Completion of all developmental levels in English and Reading at MVCC
    • Previous college level English composition credit with a grade of “C” or higher.
  • Completion of the following general education courses with a grade of “C” or better before the deadline: PSY-104, BIO-180, BIO-181, BIO-119.
  • For a comprehensive list of the general education courses for the LPN-RN Transition program, please see below. All courses required for graduation from the Nursing program must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
  • Submit proof of active, unencumbered Illinois LPN license.
  • Submit official sealed high school or high school equivalency transcripts. Current transcript must show either the graduation date or the ongoing student status. The high school equivalency report must show passing scores.
  • Submit official sealed college transcripts (if applicable). Transcripts must be accompanied by a transfer evaluation request.
  • Documents to prove residency. A permanent U.S. Social Security number is an application requirement. Priority admission is given to in-district students. Out-of-district students are encouraged to apply, but are given consideration after all in-district students are ranked.
  • Complete the LPN-RN Transition Program application form and submit it with all required documentation attached to the Records Department, located in Building S, Room S111, by the deadlines.

Step Two

Once Step 1 is complete, qualified students receive an email in their Moraine Valley account with detailed instructions on the KAPLAN test. Email instructions for Step 2 are only sent after completion of Step 1.

  • Students must complete the KAPLAN test at Moraine Valley. Test results from other testing facilities are not accepted.
  • The fee for the test is $20. (This fee is subject to change.)
  • The minimum acceptable score is 55 percent.
  • Students can take the test once per application period. The test expires after one year.
  • Instructions on test location and further details are sent to qualifying students by email

Ranking Process

Applicants are accepted and ranked based on the score of the KAPLAN entrance exam.

Notification

Students are notified about acceptance into the program by the first week of May for fall admission. Notifications are sent the first week of December for spring admission. This notification includes further information about a mandatory orientation for students admitted into the program.

Tie breaker

If a tie breaker is needed it is based on the date and time the completed application was received.

GENERAL EDUCATION
COM 1013Composition I(Prerequisite: COM090 or appropriate placement test)
This course can be in progress during enrollment in NUR199. Admission into the nursing program is pending on successful completion of this course with a “C” or better at the end of the semester.
COM1033Speech fundamentalsThis course can be in progress during enrollment in NUR199. Admission into the nursing program is pending on successful completion of this course with a “C” or better at the end of the semester.
PSY 1043Life-Span Developmental PsychologyThis course must be completed with a C or better by the application deadline.
SOC1013General SociologyThis course can be in progress during enrollment in NUR199. Admission into the nursing program is pending on successful completion of this course with a “C” or better at the end of the semester.
BIO1804Human Anatomy & Physiology IThis course must be completed with a C or better by the application deadline. This course has a 5 year expiration date.
BIO1814Human Anatomy & Physiology II(Prerequisite: BIO180)
This course must be completed with a C or better by the application deadline.
This course has a 5 year expiration date.
BIO1194Introductory MicrobiologyThis course must be completed with a C or better by the application deadline.
This course has a 5-year expiration date.

Please be aware that the required transition course, NUR 199, 8 credit hours, will ­­NOT be eligible for financial aid. The remainder of the third and fourth semester nursing program courses for the LPN/RN transition program should be financial aid eligible. Please contact the Financial Aid Office in room S107 (708-974-5726) if you have any questions about the above information.