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LPN Advanced Placement

Incoming LPN students 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 July 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 October 1.
  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 in November, prior to the first semester the student will be attending a nursing course, dates TBD.
  2. Gerontology NU105/2105 exam is in March, prior to the summer semester, 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

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