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Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse

Belmont College offers Transitional Nursing curriculum in which a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) has the opportunity to enter the second level of 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
  • Enter the program on a first-come, first-served basis after all admission requirements have been met


The transitional term allows the Licensed Practical Nurse to advance his/her education without repeating nursing courses and to make the necessary transition to enter the second level of the Associate Degree Nursing program. Applicants may be Licensed Practical Nurses from other schools, as well as from Belmont College. LPN Transitional Nursing courses are offered once a year, during the summer term.


Class size is limited to space available in the second level ADN program.


A complete application file includes the following:

  • Belmont College Application High School Transcript or GED Test Scores
  • LPN Transcript (Minimum GPA 2.5/4.0 scale)
  • Placement Test Scores
  • Verification of LPN License Background Check Admission Criteria


Due to recent statewide changes in the educational requirements by the Ohio Board of Nursing, Belmont College is revising the curriculum plan for the LPN to RN and Paramedic to RN programs. We still plan to conduct these programs, however applications cannot be taken until the new curriculum has been developed and approved by the Board of Nursing. We hope to have application information for the LPN to RN program available on our website by early February 2018. The next LPN to RN program is anticipated to start mid-year 2018. The next paramedic transitional program is not planned until 2019.

Admission Criteria

The ADN program is now accepting enrollment in the LPN to RN program. The transitional summer course will start the week of May 7, 2018 and conclude the week of July 29, 2018. The fall course will begin the week of July 30, 2018 and end the week of December 10, 2018.


2018 LPN to RN Program Application (pdf) 


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  • Be a graduate of a state-approved school of practical nursing with current licensure and a GPA of 2.5.
  • Meet College criteria for admission. All indicated developmental education must also be completed prior to enrollment in ADN1150 Transitional Nursing. Algebra component must be completed.
  • Show evidence of completion of the following courses: BIO2110 Anatomy & Physiology I, BIO2112 Anatomy & Physiology II, BIO2120 Microbiology, ENG1110 Composition I, MAT1110 Allied Health Math, PSY1120 General Psychology, PSY1130 Human Development.
  • Meet the ADN criteria for admission including current health form (within last twelve months), a current Healthcare Provider CPR card, and a background check.

Program Outcomes

  1. Determine caring interventions for people to enhance readiness for self-healing, self-discovery, and self-control.
  2. Analyze the effect of various forms of communications on people as they interact in an ever changing environment.
  3. Determine evidence based decision making utilizing specific nursing knowledge, judgment, and skills in the provision of nursing care.
  4. Analyze risk reduction behaviors to maintain safety and structural and functional harmony.
  5. Differentiate appropriate behaviors of people to promote physical psychosocial and spiritual health and well being.
  6. Analyze the specialized knowledge, judgment and skills of nursing to develop a plan of care to meet human needs.
  7. Delineate and maintain appropriate professional boundaries in relationships with people.
  8. Utilize effective management and delegation techniques, in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team, to assist people to move towards positive outcomes.