LPN to BSN Entrance Exams

2017-2018 Testing Session Registration

Please click on the below panels for:

  • 2017-2018 testing session dates
  • Registration form

Last update: 08/04/2017

Information

ADVANCED STANDING CREDIT 

The National League for Nursing (NLN) Acceleration Challenge Examinations offers LPNs the opportunity to earn up to 30 hours of advanced standing credit toward completion of baccalaureate-level coursework. 

The following are required for credit to be placed on the student's academic record:

  • Successful completion of all four NLN examinations;
  • Subsequent admission to the OU CON LPN-BSN program;
  • Subsequent, successful completion of one clinical course of the LPN-BSN program;
  • Successful completion of 12 or more semester hours of academic coursework at the OU College of Nursing

TESTING INFORMATION

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing will administer the examinations at an OU College of Nursing campus. Testing must be completed prior to applying to the LPN-BSN program. Applicants are encouraged to take one exam at a time or may take all four exams during the same testing session. Please consult with an advisor to determine your best approach. The total cost for all exams is $240.00.

EXAM TOPICS
 
  • Care of the Adult Client (4 hours – 200 Questions) $80.00 Assesses knowledge of the nursing care of adult clients with a variety of common health problems. Applicable to various practice settings.
  • Care of the Client with a Mental Disorder (2 Hours – 100 Questions) $80.00 Addresses the broad spectrum of psychological wellness and illness. Evaluates understanding of psychosocial assessment and nursing intervention strategies to support client strengths.
  • Care of the Client During Childbearing (2 Hours – 97 Questions) $40.00 Assesses knowledge of nursing care of clients during the antepartal, intrapartal, and postpartal periods.
  • Care of the Child (2 Hours – 100 Questions) $40.00 Addresses the nursing care of children and adolescents in various stages of health and fitness.
SCORING

The objective of the examinations is to validate previous learning as preparation for the accelerated LPN-BSN program. A test result of 70% is required to pass.

Test takers may only re-take each exam once in a June-March testing cycle to maintain eligibility for admission to the LPN-BSN program each year. Test takers who fail any exam for a second time can repeat the exams starting the following June or may apply instead to the Traditional Two-Year BSN program.

STUDY MATERIAL

NCLEX RN review books and/or any textbooks pertaining to the above subject matters. Test takers are advised that test material will cover content in addition to your LPN education. Please do not attempt these exams without studying.

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

On the day of the exam the test taker must show picture identification at registration.

Additional Information

TESTING SESSIONS AND REGISTRATION DEADLINES

Click on the "Registration" panel below for the registration packet.

 Examination Date Test Topic Exam Registration Deadline

September 7, 2017*

 

September 8, 2017*

OB/Child

 

Med-Surg

Psych

August 11, 2017

*OKC campus will test on September 7-8 with different times. Please see Testing Times below. 

September 20/21, 2017*

 

September 21/22, 2017*

Med-Surg

Psych

OB/Child

August 25, 2017

*Tulsa campus will test on September 20-21. Lawton campus will test on September 21-22.

October 11/12, 2017*

 

October 12/13, 2017*

Med-Surg

Psych

OB/Child

September 15, 2017

*Tulsa campus will test on October 11-12. OKC/Lawton campuses will test on October 12-13.

October 15, 2017 Application Deadline for Spring 2018 admission.  

All exams must be completed prior to application.

November 9, 2017*

 

November 10, 2017*

Med-Surg

Psych

OB/Child

October 13, 2017

*OKC campus will test on November 9-10.

November 15/16, 2017*

 

November 16/17, 2017*

Med-Surg

Psych

OB/Child

October 20, 2017

*Tulsa campus will test on November 15-16. Lawton campus will test on November 16-17.

January 25, 2018

 

January 26, 2018

Med-Surg

Psych

OB/Child

January 2, 2018

February 22, 2018

 

February 23, 2018

Med-Surg

Psych

OB/Child

January 26, 2018

March 1, 2018 Application Deadline for Fall 2018 admission.

All exams must be completed prior to application

Additional dates for the 2018-2019 academic year will be announced in July/August 2018. Students who failed an exam twice in this testing cycle may test again beginning June 2018.

 

Testing Times by Location

 (according to the above-listed dates)

Campus Location

Med-Surg

(First Day, am)

Psych

(First Day, pm)

OB/Child

(Second Day, am)

Oklahoma City*

8:30 am – 12:30 pm

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Lawton

8:30 am – 12:30 pm

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Tulsa

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Campus Location

OB/Child

(First Day, am)

Med-Surg

(Second Day, am)

Psych

(Second Day, pm)

Oklahoma City

September 7-8, 2017

September 7, 2017

10:30 am -2:30 pm

September 8, 2017

8:30 am- 12:30 pm

September 8, 2017

1:30 pm- 3:30 pm

 

*Oklahoma City campus; Registration is limited to the first 24 applicants. Any additional registrations will be deferred to the next available testing session.

Please note that testing dates/times are subject to change. Please review the OU College of Nursing website routinely for the current schedule.

REGISTRATION

Pre-registration by the registration deadline is required for all exams.

Click here to download and print the 2017-2018 Registration Form

Mail registration form and payment (check/money order) to:

OUHSC College of Nursing
Attn: Finance Department
PO Box 26901
Oklahoma City, OK 73126

 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE TEST EXPERIENCE

  • Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the test time. Additional time will be needed for the distributing and collecting of test materials.

  • Each test taker must show picture identification at registration.

  • All personal items, including bags and phones, will be left in a secure area to be monitored by the exam proctor. Test takers are not allowed to have personal items at their desk during the exam. Items are returned only when the test is completed.

  • Test takers will be assigned a computer station according to the exam proctor’s seating chart. The seating chart is subject to change during the testing session.

  • The exam utilizes the lock-down browser. Test takers will not be permitted to access other items on the computer including personal email or the calculator.

  • Test results will be available immediately.

GUIDELINES

  • Giving, receiving, or exchanging information about the test while the test is in progress is not permitted under any circumstance, nor are test takers permitted to refer to any other material during the test session. Examiners are instructed to dismiss any individual who does not follow these instructions.
  • Test takers may not ask questions during a test. Questions may be recorded on the instruction sheet provided during the testing session. Questions will be answered only after all test takers have completed the exam.

PROHIBITED MATERIALS

  • Only those materials required for taking the examination are to remain on the test taker’s desk surface.
  • Test takers must leave cell phones, books, papers, rulers, calculators, bags, notebooks, etc., in the secure area by the exam proctor. Scratch paper is also prohibited.
  • Test takers may do preliminary work including dosage calculations on the test instruction sheet that will be returned to the proctor at the close of the session.

ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT

The Academic Misconduct Code describes academic misconduct as including cheating, plagiarism, fabrication, fraud, destruction, bribery, or intimidation; assisting others in any act proscribed by this Code; or attempting to engage in such acts. The policy and procedures regarding dishonest work and definitions of each type of academic misconduct as noted above are detailed in the Academic Misconduct Code. 

See Appendix C of the Faculty Handbook for specifics: http://www.ouhsc.edu/provost/FacultyHandbook.asp

LOCATIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

OKLAHOMA CITY CAMPUS

OU Health Sciences Center

1100 N. Stonewall, Room 105

Contact: Stephanie Deal

(405) 271-2428, ext. 49212

 

TULSA CAMPUS

Schusterman Center

4502 E 41st Street, Room 1F04

Contact: Dawn Johnson

(918) 660-3951

 

LAWTON CAMPUS

Cameron University

2800 W. Gore, S. Shepler 4th Fl.

Contact: Laci Jehl

(580) 591-8091

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