The LPN advanced placement process is designed for Licensed Practical Nurses who seek to further their education and advance in the nursing profession. This program begins summer quarter and students are admitted on a space available basis. The course provides the opportunity to orient students for transition into the RN program the subsequent fall quarter. The program recognizes knowledge previously obtained from other practical nursing education programs. All students requesting entrance into the LPN Advanced Placement program must have graduated from an accredited Practical Nursing program and passed the LPN NCLEX examination. Students must also hold an unencumbered Washington State LPN license and have current experience in acute care. The advanced placement program builds on the practical nursing foundation by broadening theoretical knowledge, enhancing nursing skills, and increasing critical thinking to prepare the LPN for role change responsibilities.