Covenant Health is an innovative, Catholic regional delivery network and a leader in values based, not-for-profit health and elder care. We sponsor hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living residences and other health and elder care organizations throughout New England.
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LPN to ASN Application Process

LPN's who meet the requirements to apply are welcome to submit an application. The program is competitive and the most qualified applicants will be selected. All applicants will be notified of decisions within 45-days of the application deadline.

Application Checklist:

 All items on the checklist must be submitted by 12pm on the day of the program application deadline. Only completed files are reviewed for possible acceptance.

  • Must meet all preparatory requirements to apply 
    • If you want to ensure that your preparatory courses meet the necessary requirements for transfer credits you can have transcripts reviewed by the Registrar or Admission Office
    • Must have graduated from an accredited school and Board of Nursing approved LPN program or equivalent education
    • Must hold a current LPN License (any state)
  • NACE (pre-entrance exam) Official Results - register at www.nlnonlinetesting.org, Cost $65
    • Exam is NACE I - Foundations of Nursing PN to RN - to study review PN NCLEX material
    • Require a score of 74 or higher
    • If taking the exam at SJSON, you are required to bring a cashier's check or money order made out to St Joseph School of Nursing for $25 site fee. 
    • Requires a wait period of 6-weeks before you are allowed to retest
  • TEAS (pre-entrance exam) Official Results - register at www.atitesting.com, cost $95
    • Require overall score of 64 or higher. Individual scores are reviewed as well. 
    • Exam scores are valide for 1 year from the date of the exam. 
    • Exams taken at a different location can be submitted. ATI will need to send results to SJSON directly. 
  • Submit the online application 
    • Pay $50 application fee via phone or mail - checks can be made payable to St Joseph School of Nursing
    • Essay of approximately 500 words - topic on application; Do Not Plagiarize
  • Submit Official Transcripts
    • High School, GED or HiSET transcript  (required for ALL applicants)
    • College, from all postsecondary schools attended
    • CED (Boston) or WES (New York) Official Translation of Foreign Transcript(s) (if applicable)
  • Submit Professional Proficiency Evaluation Form
  • Proof of Health Insurance
    • Copy of insurance card
    • If your name is not on the card, submit additional documentation from insurance company showing coverage
  • Proof of Legal Residence in the US - submit a copy of one of the following:
    • US Birth Certificate
    • Unexpired US Passport
    • Certificate of Naturalization
    • Unexpired Permanent Resident Card
  • If you attended, but did not complete a nursing program then you will need to get a letter from the dead indicating the reason you left the program
  • Applicants born in a country where English is NOT an official language are required to take the TOEFL Exam.
    • SJSON code is 1677
    • Results for the TOEFL are only good for 2 years from the date of the exam. 
    • Passing scores are as follows: 20 in Speaking & Listening; 17 in Writing; 16 in Reading and 73 Overall
    • ONLY a foreign born applicant who became a US Permanent Resident or Naturalized Citizen before the age six may request a TOEFL exemption. A letter requesting the exemption must be submitted in person to the Admission Office along with your original permanent resident card or certificate of naturalization at least six (6) weeks before the application deadline. The exemption will be reviewed and the applicant notified if the exemption has been granted.

For those accepted into the program, attendance at Orientation is mandatory. Accepted applicants must also pass a criminal background check and drug screening.