The Direct Entry is a program is for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) students who have graduated from RVCC within the past two years only.
The RVCC Direct Entry Program provides a unique opportunity for RVCC’s LPN graduates to apply to our RN program. The LPN-RN Direct Entry Program is offered at the Claremont or Keene campus.
There are limited spaces available and selection is based on:
- Successful completion of the RVCC LPN Program within the past two (2) years
- Successful completion of the NCLEX-PN licensure exam.
- Grades for nursing & required core liberal arts courses.
If you have any questions regarding the materials, please reach out to our program contacts.
Denise Ruby, Department Chair and Professor of Nursing
Connie Powell, Program Director and Professor of Nursing
Eileen Glover, Allied Health Department Chair and Professor of Nursing
The clinical portion of the degree program is offered at area health care facilities (“clinical sites”). Clinical sites establish their own requirements for persons entering their facilities for educational purposes. Clinical sites may have established vaccination requirements, including vaccination for COVID-19. As with all clinical program requirements, the clinical site reserves the right to deny participation to any student who does not meet required clinical criteria and do not follow clinical site policies. Individual programs of study do not have the authority to secure clinical experience(s) for students who do not meet eligibility criteria. Students participating in clinicals must adhere to the sites’ requirements. While these are not college requirements, failure to adhere to the clinical site requirements will result in ineligibility to complete the Nursing program.