The LPN/ADN Transition Option is for Licensed Practical Nurses who are licensed in the state of Ohio and are interested in becoming a registered nurse. This program may be completed in three semesters after one semester of prerequisites are completed. After completing the LPN/ADN Transition Program, students will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing. The NUR courses are sequential and require three consecutive semesters to complete. Continuation in and graduation from the nursing program is contingent upon the student earning a grade of at least "C" in nursing and BIO 125S , BIO 126S , BIO 240S , BIO 241S , CHM 111S , and MTH 125S .
The first transition course NUR 210S has both classroom and laboratory requirements. NUR 265S and NUR 275S are held in classrooms and laboratories, while area hospitals, community centers, and nursing homes provide clinical training sites.
LPN/ADN Transition Program Applicants
In addition to complying with the College's general admission procedures, LPNs applying for the Transition program must:
- Hold a current valid Ohio license as an LPN.
- Have satisfactory completion of CIT 100S Introduction to Computers or CIT 100S proficiency exam.
- Have satisfactory placement assessment score in math, a grade of "B" or higher in MTH 097D Beginning Algebra , or a "C" or higher in MTH 098D Intermediate Algebra I .
- Have successfully completed prerequisite courses as follows: BIO 125S Anatomy & Physiology I and CHM 111S Basic Chemistry of Life Processes with a grade of "C" or higher; PSY 121S Introduction to Psychology ; and ENG 121S Composition I . (Note: High school chemistry or CHM 110S Introduction to Chemistry is prerequisite for BIO 125S and CHM 111S .)
- Submit an LPN/ADN Transition Program application for admission into NUR 210S Role of Nurse in Clinical Applications I during one of the two application periods. Applications are accepted any time after September 1 until the application deadline of January 31 for the next fall term. Applications are accepted any time after March 1 until the application deadline of July 31 for the next spring term.
Criteria for selection of applicants to be admitted to the program include a combination of:
- College work with an overall weighted GPA of 2.5 or higher for all college transcripts (excludes LPN program GPA).
- Official high school, LPN, and any college transcripts to be postmarked by the application deadline.
- Demonstrated improvement in recent academic work.
- Essay describing one's personal qualities that will support success in the nursing program.
The Selection Committee will review all nursing applications and select applicants. All applicants will receive an email of the status of their application approximately 6-8 weeks after the application period deadline. Those selected for the program are required to have a physical and medical health form completed by a physician, a current CPR for the Professional Rescuer card, a successful background check, a successful drug screen, and proof of health insurance.