Course Planning for LPNs
TLicensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) may enroll in lower division nursing courses once
they have accepted an upper division placement in the traditional BSN program. A specific
option available to LPNs is the opportunity to waive two of the lower division nursing
courses (NRSG 115 and 220) and to challenge three of the sophomore level nursing courses
N225: Foundations for Planning & Providing Clinical Nursing care – 4 crs
(both written and clinical examinations);
N258: Principles of Pathophysiology – 3 crs (written examination); and
N238: Health Assessment across the Lifespan – 4 crs (both written and clinical examinations).
College of Nursing staff are available to discuss the challenge examination process and associated costs with interested LPNs. This information is also available in Policy C-11 on the college’s Web site at: http://www.montana.edu/nursing/pdf/C11.pdf. Please contact Debbie McCray at (406) 994-3785 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to clarify specific questions.