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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.


2019 LPN to RN Program Application (pdf) 


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

Admission Criteria




  • 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.


  • 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; and PSY1130 Human Development.


  • 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 a state Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI) and federal (FBI) background check that is less than one year old at time of application.


  • Upon acceptance into Transitional Nursing, the LPN will enroll into the following: 2 credit hours Pharmacology; 7 credit hours Transitional Nursing; 3 credit hours Ethics (if not already completed). NOTE: The transitional nursing course is composed of 7 credit hours. The course will be established as 2 credit hours (4 contact hours) of lab skills, 3 credit hours of theory, and 2 credit hours of clinical (6 contact hours).

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.