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Current LPN Advanced Placement

Incoming LPN students currently have the opportunity to take two (2) Challenge Exams to demonstrate mastery of nursing curricula in both Family Health and Gerontology.

Challenge exams are offered for:

Family Health NU102/2102A/B

Gerontology NU105/2105

These exams are offered only once for each student

  1. Successful completion of the exams will enable the student to move to the next sequential nursing course
  2. Family Health NU102/2102A/B:  first nursing course will be Gerontology NU105/2105A/B in the upcoming summer semester
  3. Gerontology NU105/2105A/B: NU210/NU3210A/B in the upcoming Fall semester
  4. Should the LPN student be unsuccessful in meeting the designated course challenge exam the student would be required to take the associated nursing course.
  5. The LPN student will receive an email from the Registrar’s Office in June prior to the upcoming semester. The email will include basic information needed for challenge exam completion.
  6. Confirmation dates for sign up and actual exam dates
  7. LPN students who intend to take the Challenge exam/exams must send an email of intent to the BHSON Registrar’s Office by the last week in July (date TBA).
  8. Payment: Will be due on the day the student is schedule to take the exam.  Each exam cost is $300.

Exam dates:

  1. Family Health NU102/2102A/B exam is the last week in July, prior to the academic year the LPN has been accepted for.
  2. Gerontology NU105/2105 exam is in March, prior to the summer semester of the academic year the LPN has been accepted for, date TBD.

Challenge exam information

Family Health NU102/2102A/B: This challenge exam consists of two (2) sections for a total of 100 multiple choice/alternative NCLEX type questions and 20 math calculation questions.  The student must pass both sections to achieve successful challenge for this course.

Family Health Section #1: 100 multiple choice/alternative NCLEX type questions.  Passing score 77%

Family Health Section #2: Math:  20 math calculations including weight-based dose calculations, IV drop factor and IV pump calculations. A simple calculator and scrap paper will be provided.   Passing score 85%

Time for Exams:

Family Health Challenge = 2.5 hours

Family Health Math = 1.0 hour

Gerontology NU105/2105: There are 50 multiple choice/alternative NCLEX type questions and 4 math calculation.  Math calculations include IV drop factor and IV pump calculations.  Passing score 77%

Time for exam: 1.5 hours

For additional questions, please contact the Registrar’s office, 508-941-7042                                                                                                                                                                                                Revised 3/2018

 

Please be advised:  Signature Healthcare/Brockton Hospital School of Nursing is in the process of submitting requests to the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing to make changes to its curriculum. These changes are a result of a thorough review of the curriculum by faculty and administrators and in response to feedback from our current students, graduates, and community partners.  Once approved the LPN Advance Placement policy listed below will take affect.

Planned LPN Advanced Placement   Incoming LPN students have the opportunity to take one (1) challenge Exams to demonstrate mastery of nursing curricula in Care of the Family.

Challenge exam is offered for:  Family Health NU120

These exams are offered only once for each student.  Successful completion of the Care of the Family exam will enable the student to move to the next sequential nursing course

  1. NU210 Medical/Surgical  in the upcoming Fall semester
  2. If the LPN student is unsuccessful in meeting the Care of the Family challenge exam the student would be required to take the associated nursing course.  
  3. Upon acceptance to Signature/Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing, the LPN student will receive an email from the Registrar’s Office. The email will include basic information needed for challenge exam completion.
  4. Confirmation dates for sign up and actual exam dates.
  5. LPN students who intend to take the Challenge exam/exams must send an email of intent to the BHSON Registrar’s Office by June 30th.
  6. Payment: Will be due on the day the student is schedule to take the exam.  Each exam cost is $300.
  • Exam dates:  Care of the Family NU120,  will be administer during the last week of July (DTB), prior to the start of the upcoming academic year
  • Challenge exam information:  Care of the Family NU120 – This challenge exam consists of two (2) sections for a total of 100 multiple choice/alternative NCLEX type questions and 20 math calculation questions. The student must pass both sections to achieve successful challenge for this course.
  • Care of the Family Section #1: 100 multiple choice/alternative NCLEX type questions.  Passing score 77%
  • Care of the Family Section #2: Math:  20 math calculations including weight-based dose calculations, IV drop factor and IV pump calculations. A simple calculator and scrap paper will be provided.   Passing score 85%
  • Time for exams:   Care of the Family Challenge = 2.5 hour  Care of the Family Math = 1.0 hour

For additional questions, please contact the Registrar’s office, 508-941-7042