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2021-2022 Catalog 
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Nursing: LPN Advanced Placement Option, AAS

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Additional information available on the Nursing Department website.


Recommended basic skills courses are

  • Basic Computer Literacy
  • College Reading & Writing Literacy
  • College Quantitative Literacy 

Pikes Peak Community College offers an advanced placement associate degree program for licensed practical nurses. Prior LPN course work from an accredited practical/vocational nursing program within the USA and a Colorado LPN license in good standing may be accepted.

Admission criteria for the state community college nursing programs are standardized and subject to change. PPCC nursing program maintains a competitive admission process. Students should complete the LPN to RN nursing program application to the PPCC nursing program after completing all prerequisites by downloading a copy from the PPCC nursing website at Students must pass background check, drug screening, and complete immunizations prior to admission. Students must also complete entrance exam with minimum score.

Total Credit Hours: 18

Other Requirements

Other requirements are the same as the Nursing: Registered Nurse, AAS with Licensed Practical Nurse Exit Option . Details on the nursing programs can be found on the PPCC website under nursing.

Must be completed prior to entry with a minimum grade of C

Nursing Curriculum

Total Nursing Credits: 35.5

Total Credits Including Prerequisites: 53.5

With NUR Transfer Credits from Prior LPN Coursework: 17

Total Credit Hours: 70.5

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