Chamberlain’s online and on-site LPN to RN bridge option is a degree completion program designed for qualified Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) who wish to pursue an Associate Degree in Nursing and become Registered Nurses (RNs). This program can be completed online or on-site at Chamberlain’s Columbus, Ohio campus and is currently available to Ohio residents only.
LPN to RN Bridge students are awarded up to 10 credit hours (3 in general education and 7 in nursing) toward the Associate Degree in Nursing. These hours are awarded through the Chamberlain College Articulation Plan (CCAP) and represent credit for knowledge gained in previous practical nurse education programs. Content for awarded credit includes theory and experience in basic maternal/newborn nursing, nursing of children, nursing of adults and geriatric clients, and mental health nursing as well as developmental psychology. To receive this transfer credit the LPN student must successfully pass a validation test of adult health content. This test is administered as part of the course requirement for NR 225 – Transitions in Professional Nursing.
Learn more about Chamberlain’s Associate Degree in Nursing program.
Prospective students must complete an application and interview with a Chamberlain admission representative. When all admission requirements are fulfilled, applicants are notified in writing of their admission status to a specific Chamberlain program and location. Registration and orientation schedules are arranged by each location or online program.
LPN to RN Admission Requirements:
In addition to the general admission requirements listed above, the applicant to the LPN to RN Bridge option must provide evidence of:
Current, active LPN or LVN license from the U.S. or from a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).
All students must maintain licensure throughout the program of study.
Program availability varies by location.