PN Application Process

Application Instructions for Practical Nursing

Fall 2018 – 4 quarters
Application period: March 2018 – June 2018

Step 1: Complete the required Prerequisite courses with a 2.5 or higher. Your prerequisites must be completed at the time of application, with the exception of 1 class outstanding at the time of application. The application will be due in late June, which means you can have one class outstanding in summer quarter

  • English 101
  • BIOL 241
  • BIOL 242
  • NUTR 101
  • PSYCH 200
  • CMST (Choose 1: CMST 210, OR CMST 220, OR CMST 230)

STEP 2: Apply to Green River College if you are taking classes at a different institution

  • After completing your prerequisite courses, send us official transcripts:
    • Ask your school to send us official transcripts
    • Complete the Green River Transcript Evaluation Request form and turn it into Enrollment Services

If you are a Green River student, you can skip this step.

Step 3:

Complete the following during the application period of March – June of the year you intend to apply:

  • The LPN program requires that prospective students take the Kaplan Nursing Entrance Exam. You can take this test between the months of March and June at the Assessment and Testing Center, SA 148. The exam consists of four sections: Science, Reading, Writing, and You can study for the exam by purchasing the Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exams: Your Complete Guide into Nursing School, 7th Edition book. Applicants will need a 67% overall score. To check the testing center’s hours, please visit Assessment & Testing Center.
  • Students are required to attend a LPN Admission Meeting. Students will complete a timed essay about their interest in nursing at the meeting . There will be some simple math conversion questions as well, example questions may be found at Sample math questions for Practical Nursing. The admission meeting gives you a chance to meet the LPN faculty and gives us a chance to meet you as well and learn about your interest in nursing. We will give an overview of the LPN program, talk about immunization requirements, and answer general questions. This meeting is usually 2 hours long. View meeting times and dates here: PN Admission Meetings.

Step 4:  Complete immunization and obtain AHA CPR card

Step 5: Complete the LPN Application

Once you have taken the Kaplan, attended a mandatory meeting, obtained your CPR card and are working on your immunization, you should complete the application. The application will ask for your basic information, ask for consent to run a background check, and ask you to obtain a recommendation. The recommendation form can be filled out by a nurse, a healthcare provider, or a faculty member.

Step 6: Turn in the application to Enrollment Services

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