Professional Nursing/Advanced Standing LPN Track

Program Description
The Professional Nursing program is a 64 credit Associate of Science Degree Program. The AS Nursing/Advanced Standing LPN Track Program prepares students who are Licensed Practical Nurses to complete a program of study in professional nursing that utilizes both theory and clinical course work as well as laboratory simulation. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the NLCEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses).
Graduates of this program may apply to another college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing after completing their AS degree and becoming a registered nurse.

Program Outcomes
• Adapt to the diverse and ever-changing roles of the professional nurse in a variety of health care systems.

• Integrate critical reasoning and evidence-based practice while providing safe and competent care to clients in all stages of development and at any point in the health/illness continuum.

•Utilize the nursing process in meeting the health care needs of individuals of diverse sociocultural identities across the lifespan.

•Interact effectively with clients, peers, and members of other health care disciplines unitizing current technologies.

•Provide nursing care that is reflective of the ethics and values of the nursing profession and to be mindful of each client’s inherent worth and dignity.

•Assess patterns and activities that may lead to unsafe practice.

Program Approval/Accreditation
The AS Professional Nursing/Advanced Standing LPN Track at Lake Superior College is approved by the MN Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. is located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, in Atlanta, Georgia 30326. For more information, visit ACEN’s website at

Program Articulation
For additional information on the most current list of LSC program articulations see us at: and the College of St. Scholastica