Program Overview

LPN to ADN Transition Program
Degree Level 
Program head 
Jastrow, Erica

Our LPN to ADN Transition Program, which is designed for the current LPN to obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse, admits students each Summer.  Students applying to the Transition Program must have 6 months experience as a LPN and must pass a required entrance exam for admission.

The LPN to ADN Transition program is a selective admission program and therefore has it's own admission process in addition to the college application.  Students are advised to apply early! 

There are two deadlines to be aware of in the admission process.  A college application must be complete by the end of January of the desired admission year.  Students completing college applications as of February 1st, will be eligible for the follow year's admission.  Once a college application has been completed, an Eligibility Checklist is due at the end of February and will be completed with Ms. Seletha Pherribo.  

Please contact the pre-health advisor for the Transition Program,Seletha Pherribo (located at South Campus) 252-738-3518 with any questions about the admission process.


Please see the Resources tab to the left for the current Admission Requirements.

Important: Health insurance is required for all students in a nursing program.  It is recommended that students obtain health insurance prior to acceptance into the program as Open Enrollment dates do not correlate with admission dates.  Students who do not have insurance by the start of the program will be unable to remain enrolled in the program.  Please see the Resources tab for more information.

Started in 2010, the LPN to ADN Transition Program has graduated many successful RN's who provide safe, quality, and professional care to our community's residents. The program provides strong clinical experiences as well as challenging didactic class work.

Courses are taught by a team of instructors using a variety of teaching strategies in order to meet the learning needs of all our students.  The program utilizes a concept-based curriculum with each semester building on the previous.  Clinical experience takes place at local as well as large healthcare facilities and includes rotations in med-surg, maternal-newborn, mental health, and leadership.  During the final semester, students participate in a preceptorship rotation in which they work one-on-one with an assigned nurse preceptor. Upon graduation from the program, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN.

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Program Options
Day - All Courses
Evening - General Education Courses
Online - General Education Courses

Credential Offered For This Program
Associate in Applied Science
# of Courses
# of Credit Hours
Selective/Special Admissions: Yes