Many licensed practical nurses gain advanced placement in Delhi's associate degree nursing program when they pass the nursing challenge exam and meet certain additional requirements. If you believe you are eligible for advanced standing in an associate degree nursing program, consider the questions and answers below.
1) Who is eligible to take the nursing challenge exam?
LPNs with a minimum of one year clinical experience prior to taking the exam.
2) Are there additional prerequisites I must meet before taking the nursing challenge exam?
Yes. Prior to taking the nursing challenge exam you must submit an application and be accepted at SUNY Delhi through the Enrollment Services Office (1-800-963-3544), notify them of your intention to take the nursing challenge exam, and provide the following to Enrollment Services:
3) Provide the following to the School of Nursing:
4) What should I know about the nursing challenge exam?
The nursing challenge exam is a standardized test. It will take approximately 3 hours to complete. Those who pass the challenge exam will be awarded 12 nursing credits and will be placed in year 1, second semester (spring) nursing courses.
5) Must I pay a fee to take the challenge exam?
Yes. The exam fee is $280 for 8 credit hours (you will receive 4 clinical credit hours at no charge).
6) How do I register for the challenge exam?
After you have completed all the requirements through the Enrollment Services Office, received your acceptance letter, and paid your deposit of $50 (this is applied towards your tuition), call our office at 607-746-4490 and let us know of your intention to take the exam. You will be sent information to set up a testing account with ATI and we will send course outlines to you along with a registration form. Please set up your ATI account, take the practice exam, fill out the registration form and mail the form and challenge exam fee of $280 to our Business Office (Bush 157), SUNY Delhi, 454 Delhi Drive, Delhi, NY 13753.
7) When is the challenge exam being given?
The challenge exam is usually given in December for the spring semester. Seating is limited for challenge students. Your acceptance into this program is dependent on enrollment numbers.
Mary Pat Lewis, PhD, RN
Dean and Professor
School of Nursing