Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse
NOTE: Curriculum and policies are expected to change for Fall Semester 2019-2020.
Belmont College offers Transitional Nursing curriculum in which a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) has the opportunity to enter the Associate Degree in Nursing program. Following the Transitional Nursing term, the Licensed Practical Nurse can pursue an Associate Degree in Nursing and become eligible to take NCLEX for Registered Nurse licensure and practice.
With the LPN to RN transitional nursing curriculum the transitional term allows LPNs, the chance to:
- Advance your education without repeating nursing courses
- Make the necessary transition to enter the second level of the Associate Degree Nursing program
- Enter the program whether you earned your LPN from Belmont College or another school
Class size is limited to space available in the ADN program.
To begin the process of applying to the Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nursing Program, applicants must do the following:
- A graduate of a state approved school of practical nursing with unrestricted current licensure and a GPA of 2.5. The licensure must be current and unrestricted as of the first day of class. While it is recommended to maintain the LPN license, it is not a requirement to do so after the first day of class.
- Meet Belmont College’s criteria for admission including admission testing, and any developmental courses as identified by the college’s admission testing.
- Meet the ADN criteria for admission including current physical exam and immunizations (within twelve months prior to the date of application. If a student does not submit the required health and physical information prior to the first day of class, the student will be removed from the program.
- Submit background checks (BCII & FBI) to the Program Administrator
- Successfully complete pre-requisites
Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nursing Program Forms
2019 Associate Degree Nursing Transitional Nursing Program Application (pdf)
2019 Associate Degree Nursing Program Entrance Exam Application (pdf)
2019 Ranking Criteria Sheet (pdf) (for student use)
2019 Nursing Program Background Check Request Form (pdf)
Admission Criteria (pdf)
Required Immunizations (pdf)
Criminal History Fact Sheet (pdf)
Questions? Contact the Nursing Advisor at 740.699.3820.
- Determine caring interventions for people to enhance readiness for self-healing, self-discovery, and self-control.
- Analyze the effect of various forms of communications on people as they interact in an ever changing environment.
- Determine evidence based decision making utilizing specific nursing knowledge, judgment, and skills in the provision of nursing care.
- Analyze risk reduction behaviors to maintain safety and structural and functional harmony.
- Differentiate appropriate behaviors of people to promote physical psychosocial and spiritual health and well being.
- Analyze the specialized knowledge, judgment and skills of nursing to develop a plan of care to meet human needs.
- Delineate and maintain appropriate professional boundaries in relationships with people.
- Utilize effective management and delegation techniques, in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team, to assist people to move towards positive outcomes.