JFK Muhlenberg School of Nursing LPN to RN Requirements   

LPN to RN Transition Track Requirements

All general education and science courses must be completed prior to starting the LPN-RN program. Proof of registration on outstanding courses is required.
  • GPA Requirements:
    • Must have a 2.5 or higher overall GPA
    • D’s, F’s, withdrawals and science grades will be considered in application review
    • Students with less than 12 college credits, will have their high school GPA evaluated
  • TEAS Requirements – 55% or higher in BOTH the reading and math sections
  • Challenge exams are offered for biology and chemistry courses through Union College
  • One may transfer up to 36 comparable credits (40 for those with a bachelor’s degree), into the program. No grade lower than C is considered for transfer.
  • Students who have not completed algebra, biology or chemistry in high school, must take the high school equivalent courses at Union College.
    • High School Biology……………… BIO 102
    • High School Chemistry…………… CHEM 101
    • High School Algebra……………… MAT 017/MAT 019
  • The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) provides a method of earning college credits by taking examinations in various subject areas. Students may apply for CLEP through www.collegeboard.com. Union College recognizes CLEP scores and will apply credit in areas if CLEP scores meet the college requirements. Credit will not be given where there is evidence of previous academic work. Applicants attending Union College prior to becoming Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Muhlenberg Snyder students are not considered transfer students.
  • Admission to the School of Nursing is processed through the Admissions Office at Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Muhlenberg Snyder Schools. It is not necessary to apply separately to Union College.
  • Nursing applicants should select only one nursing track. Acceptance into the track will be based on the School’s criteria.
  • Individuals may only apply during the Open Application dates
  • The School accepts applications for the Fall semester only
NOTE: Application requirements – It is the applicant responsibility to provide the following information, verification and/or credentials to the HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH JFK MUHLENBERG SNYDER SCHOOLS ADMISSION OFFICE.
  • Official High School transcript or GED test scores (regardless if some college or a degree has been completed)
  • Foreign transcripts will require an evaluation from a current member of NACES (the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) at www.naces.org
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended (college, vocational schools, schools of practical nursing, etc.)
  • One letter of reference
  • ATI TEAS – Entrance Exam
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, Naturalized Citizen, or have a Permanent Resident Card (green card)
  • Essay
  • Personal Statement – If applicable
  • Current LPN License
  • Consumer Information Sheet
If you feel that your application needs additional explanation (i.e., academic history), please feel free to include a statement to this effect. Admission is selective and competitive. The Admissions Committee may request that the applicant clarify information presented to the Schools before an admissions decision is made. Applicants will receive a notification by e-mail with the Admissions Committee's decision. Individuals who are accepted into a program will receive a follow up e-mail with instructions on the next steps and will be required to submit a non-refundable acceptance fee. Applicants who are declined admissions into one program and apply to another program, must complete a new application, and submit another application fee. Students who wish to transfer from one program to another program within the Schools must complete a new application form, and submit an official updated Union College transcript. Any student who has a documented learning disability will be given reasonable accommodations throughout the program of study. For further information, see the Student Handbook for Nursing. Students are expected to be able to access and use a computer and printer. Course material, certain exams, review material and hospital technology require the use of computer and printers. Placement in any of the School’s courses is on a seat-available basis.


Course Course Title Lecture Hrs Lab Hrs Credit Hrs
Anatomy and Physiology I 3 3 4
Anatomy and Physiology II 3 3 4
Microbiology 3 3 4
Principles of Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry 3 3 4
ENG101 English Composition I 3 1 3
ENG102 English Composition II 3 1 3
PSY101 General Psychology 3 0 3
PSY204 Lifespan Development 3 0 3
SOC101 Principal of Sociology 3 0 3
All general education courses listed above must be completed prior to starting the transition course.
Total Credits 31
Summer Session
Course Course Title Lecture Hrs Lab Hrs Credit Hrs
NURM120 LPN Transition Course 11.2 - 4**
NRML120 LPN Transition Course Clinical Lab - 11.2 4
Total Credits **
Semester II
Course Course Title Lecture Hrs Lab Hrs Credit Hrs
Humanities Elective 3 0 0
NURM221 Nursing III 4.5 - 9
NRML221 Nursing III Clinical Lab - 13.5 0
Total Credits 12
Semester IV
Course Course Title Lecture Hrs Lab Hrs Credit Hrs
Humanities Elective 3 0 3
NURM222 Nursing IV 4.5 - 9
NRML222 Nursing IV Clinical Lab - 13.5 0
Total Credits 12
  • Nursing Credits: 38
  • General Education Credits Credits: 37

  • Total Credits: 75
**These 3 credits are held in escrow and upon passing NURM120, advanced standing awarded for:
  • NURM101: 4 credits
  • NURM121: 8 credits
  • NURM122: 8 credits
Note: CHEM113 AND CHE114 may be needed for transfer into a BSN program

Class Schedule

  • NURM120 – LPN Transition Course
  • Summer
  • Lecture- 2 days per week
  • Lab/Clinical: 2 days per week
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