Advanced Placement Program

Degree: Associate in Applied Science in Nursing (ADN)

Length of Program: One Year, 3 Consecutive Semesters
Program begins Summer Semester (May 2020)

The Advanced Placement Option for LPN to ADN is open to Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) who possess an unencumbered license to practice nursing in the State of Virginia or other compact license state. This option allows for advanced placement into the Fall semester of the second year of the ADN program for all eligible and qualified applicants who successfully complete all of the pre-requisite courses listed below.

The successful student will complete the program in one year. The program begins in May and completes the following May. Students will need to make arrangements for work or other responsibilities to devote the appropriate attention to the program’s academic and clinical expectations and rigor.

Admission to the program is not guaranteed. All potential students must:

  • Apply to the college
  • Apply to the program during the application period (opens September 1st and closes 2nd Friday in February)
  • Submit all official transcripts with your application packet
  • Score at least a 70 in each category on the HESI Entrance Exam
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 for all college-level work
  • Must have an unencumbered LPN license in the state of Virginia or compact state

*Priority will be given to students who reside in its service area.

*Hand deliver a complete application packet to the PDCCC RN Nursing Program

*do not place your complete application packet under the door, or in the plastic container by room 136K; your complete application packet must be reviewed and stamped by a Nursing Department Faculty or Staff Member.

The Nursing Office, Room 136K
Franklin Campus
Paul D. Camp Community College
100 North College Drive

Below is the Information Packet and an Electronic Application Form. By entering the two digits electronically on the application, you are also stating that you have read the information packet and agree to abide by the requirements specified.

Advanced Placement Application

Advanced Placement Information


The passage rates for PDCCC Nursing Program for the past 5 years

Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
RN Program 88% 80% 86.7% 82.35% 76.8%
LPN-RN Bridge Program 66.7% 90% 87.5% 100% 70%