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LPN to RN Bridge

LPN to RN Bridge

Licensed Practice Nurses who want to become Registered Nurses can enter JCCC’s RN program with advanced standing – and bypass the first year of required classes.


Licensed practical nurses learning to become registered nurses

If you’re an LPN hoping to become an RN, the Bridge Program at Johnson County Community College offers a streamlined process for you to earn an associate degree in applied science. When you’re accepted into the highly selective program, you can become eligible for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) after one year of classes plus general education courses.

LPN-to-RN Admission Requirements

  • 56-59 credit hours, which includes 21-24 prerequisite credits
  • Applications accepted between October 1 and February 1
  • Starts in June and finishes in May (summer, fall and spring sessions)
  • Acceptance will be be determined by your ACT science reasoning scores and GPA for program-required coursework

You must complete the prerequisite and general education courses as outlined for the two semesters of the Registered Nursing Program before you can enroll in NURS 125 Health Assessment in Nursing and NURS 175 Concepts of Nursing Care: PN to RN Transition courses. Once you successfully complete these two courses, you’ll automatically receive credit for NURS 100 Concepts of Nursing Care: Foundations and NURS 150 Concepts of Nursing Care: Childbearing Family and Children.

Learn more about admission requirements.