Licensed Practical Nursing to Registered Nursing (Program Bridge)

The LPN to RN program bridge is designed to expand upon the previous education of the Licensed Practical Nurse. After successfully completing the 4-credit ADNR 197R-LPN to RN Program Bridge with a B- or greater, students enter the Registered Nurse program in the second year at the senior level. Students that complete the final two semesters with a grade of B- or greater graduate with an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing. They can then apply to sit for the NCLEX-RN Licensure exam.

Admission to the Program Bridge:
Prospective students must attend an LPN to RN Nursing Information Session in order for their application to be considered. Applicants who have attended an info session within the last two years are responsible for meeting the following admission requirements: 
•    Hold a current, unencumbered Practical Nursing License in New Hampshire or New England region. 
•    Successfully complete the NLN Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam (NACE) I: Foundations of Nursing with a required overall percent correct score of 72% or better. Test scores are valid for a period of 12 months prior to application deadline. 
•    Complete all core liberal arts prerequisites with a “C” or better. 
•    Submit an application for the LPN to RN Bridge. 

Because of the limited number of spaces, the program is very competitive. To be considered for the summer semester Program Bridge, applications and completed requirements must be received in the Office of Admissions by February 28th. Students will be notified of acceptance by March 31st. Upon acceptance to the Nursing Program, other requirements include:
•    A physical exam within 12 months
•    Immunization verification for TDaP, MMR, Varicella, and Hepatitis B (or waiver)
•    AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers
•    Two-step TB test
•    Verification of health insurance