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Admission Process for LPN to ADN
There are a number of important changes in the admission process for the Boulder County Campus Bridge Program. In the past, students have been placed on a waitlist. The LPN-to-ADN Bridge Program is now piloting an admissions process to identify those students who are best prepared for the RN program, and assist those who wish to be admitted by identifying general education areas in need of further skill improvement before entering the RN nursing courses. At this point, no further students will be placed on the waitlist. Students whose names are currently on the Bridge Program waitlist will remain on the list and will be offered admission as their names reach the top. However, the following points should be noted:
- Students who are currently on the waitlist must periodically reaffirm their intention to be admitted to the program and should make sure that mailing addresses and contact information are current.
- The first sixteen students on the waitlist will be offered admission to the next nursing cohort.
- Eight students will be chosen from the waitlist based on selective criteria (including but not limited to grade point averages and scores on a nursing pre-admission exam). Students who are not selected will remain on the waitlist and will advance as others are admitted (if they do not remove themselves from the waitlist).
- Preadmission exam scores will be shared with applicants and advising will be available to assist them in identifying areas needing strengthening.
- Next year, the program intends to again offer admission to the first sixteen students on the waitlist; the other eight students will be chosen through a competitive process.
When all waitlisted students have been served, the program will initiate a competitive admissions process similar to what is now being piloted: an analysis of the strengths of students who are applying, coupled with suggestions regarding how to improve in weaker areas.