Professional License for Nursing

Liberty University awards credit for the LPN/LVN and RN. Please fax the completed PLA Application and a copy of the certification to 434-455-1286 for an evaluation.

Liberty University awards credit for the following current licenses:

Credit award for RN (For a total of 31 credits)

  • NURS 105 – 1 cr
  • NURS 221 – 4 cr
  • NURS 301 – 5 cr
  • NURS 302 – 5 cr
  • NURS 305 – 2 cr
  • NURS 306 – 2 cr
  • NURS 352 – 4 cr
  • NURS 353 – 4 cr
  • NURS 460 – 4 cr

Credit Award for LPN/LVN:

  • NURS 101
  • NURS 105
  • NURS 221


Prior Learning Assessment is only applicable to undergraduate degree programs. Before applying for PLA, please be aware that it is viewed only as transfer credit and will not be accepted as credit taken through Liberty University. It is not applicable to graduate degree programs. Names of corporations, companies, and businesses identified herein are not intended to imply sponsorship or endorsement of, or affiliation with Liberty University. Credit recommendations for training, licenses, certificates, or diploma coursework are subject to institutional standards, policies, and requirements for Prior Learning Assessment credit determinations and awards. The determination of credit equivalency and its application to program requirements is both institution and program specific. A student cannot earn more than 30 credits through PLA with the exception for credit that has been approved through the Academic Council. Due to individual programmatic policies and requirements, this Guide makes no guarantees as to the credit determinations for training, licenses, certificates, or diploma coursework listed herein. The final determination of which, if any, Prior Learning Assessment credits that are applied depends on academic policies of Liberty University. Any discussions with admissions consultants, new enrollment specialists, advisers, portfolio coordinators or other members of staff or faculty concerning possible application of such credits are only estimates and not binding on the institution. The awarding of credits and the determination of applicability of those credits to degree completion requirements can only be made after official review by a Prior Learning Assessor.