LPN Information

LPN Advanced Placement

Incoming LPN students have the opportunity to take one Challenge Exam to demonstrate mastery of nursing curricula in NU120 Care of the Family.

These exams are offered only once for each student

Successful completion of the exam will enable the student to move to the next sequential nursing course; the first nursing course will be NU210 Adult Health I in the upcoming Fall semester

Should the LPN student be unsuccessful in meeting the designated course challenge exam the student would be required to enroll in NU120 Care of the Family.

The LPN student will receive an email from the Registrar’s Office in prior to the upcoming academic year. The email will include basic information needed for challenge exam completion.

  • Confirmation dates for sign up and actual exam dates
  • LPN students who intend to take the Challenge exam/exams must send an email of intent to the SH/BHSON Registrar’s by the designated date on the email.
  • Payment: Will be due on the day the student is schedule to take the exam. The exam cost is $300.
  • Exam dates will be scheduled at the discretion of the administrative staff and faculty prior to the beginning of the upcoming academic year or early in 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.
  • 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: 3.5 total hours
  • Family Health Challenge = 2.5 hours
  • Family Health Math = 1.0 hour

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

Revised 6/2021