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LPN to RN

Overview

Trinity Health System School of Nursing offers a unique and dynamic LPN-to-RN articulation track. The accepted LPN student must successfully complete a 6 week non-credit Transition Course in October-November prior to entering the program in the Spring Semester. The LPN student will graduate after successfully completing five semesters/sessions after entrance. The LPN student also has the option of entering the program from the beginning thereby eliminating the Transition Course requirement, and instead, taking the N200 course. In this scenerio, the LPN student must meet the same pre-admission criteria as the LPN student in the LPN Advanced Placement track. This student would graduate after successfully completing six semesters/sessions after entrance.

Preadmission Requirements for LPN to RN Students

Classes Entering in Spring 2025 and Beyond

  1. Graduation from High School or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) certificate, or equivalent.*
    *  Trinity School of Nursing will consider the following appropriate documentation of high school graduation or equivalency:
    • Official high school transcript. OR
    • Official GED certificate or transcript sent directly from the Department of Education of the state in which the test was taken. OR
    • An academic transcript of a student who has successfully completed an Associate’s Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree at an accredited institution.
  1. Graduation from an approved LPN program.
  2. Completion of each practical nursing course with a C or above
  3. Current active LPN license without restriction or limitation (at the time of acceptance)
  4. Chemistry I in high school (1 credit) with a C or above (or college course equivalent)
  5. Anatomy and Physiology with a C or above (college or LPN program)
  6. TEAS Test score of 58% or above.
  7. Successful completion of Transition Course.

If Trinity School of Nursing or the Department of Education has reason to believe that the high school diploma is not valid or was not obtained from an entity approved to provide secondary education, the Coordinator of Student Affairs in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at Trinity School of Nursing will evaluate the validity of a student’s high school completion. To confirm the validity of the high school transcript, the Coordinator of Student Affairs will verify that the official high school transcript was received directly from the high school or the approved third party transcript servicer utilized by the high school. If the transcript was hand delivered, it must be received in a sealed, unopened envelope from the school. The transcript must also contain a graduation date and signature, school seal, or notary stamp. If the Trinity School of Nursing has reason to believe that the school is not an entity approved to provide secondary education, the Coordinator of Student Affairs will confirm with the relevant department or agency in the state in which the secondary school is located that the secondary school is recognized as a provider of secondary school education. Alternatively, the school can be searched for in the list of public and private institutions on the U.S. Department of Education website.

Additional credits that can be granted

Trinity School of Nursing will grant credit to the LPN student for:

  • N200 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice

Credit may be granted for the following courses if coursework has been successfully completed with a C or above and is comparable in content/practicum as those offered by Trinity School of Nursing. If credit is not granted, these courses must be taken as part of the curriculum:

  • BIO 203 Microbiology
  • PSY 101 General Psychology
  • PSY 205 Human Growth and Development
  • SOC 101 Sociology

In addition to the successful completion of the Transition Course (and above non-nursing courses, if applicable), the student must successfully complete the following coursework to be a candidate for graduation:

  • N201 Nursing Care of the Adult I
  • N202 Nursing Care of the Adult II
  • N203 Maternal-Child Nursing
  • N204 Nursing Care of the Patient in Crisis
  • N205 Transition to Professional Practice
     

The School establishes the same graduation requirements for basic and articulation students.

LPN to RN Admissions Process

1. Submit completed Application for Admission.

2. Submit $25.00 application fee (refundable only in accordance with Cancellation and Settlement Policy).

3. Submit official high school transcript or, if applicable, a GED certificate.

4. Submit official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended (unofficial transcripts may be accepted with official transcripts to follow).

5. Register to take the TEAS test.

6. After application, application fee, high school transcript, college transcripts and TEAS scores have been received, the admission file will be reviewed. Admission file will not be reviewed until all admission materials have been received.

7. Applicants that BEST meet the preadmission requirements will be offered admission to the Transition Course.

LPN to RN Enrollment

1. Applicants are notified of their acceptance into the program by mail. Admission decisions are not made until all application materials are received and evaluated (application, official high school transcript, official college transcripts, TEAS test score)

2. Submit signed Enrollment Agreement and $100 Registration Fee.

3.  Submit updated official transcripts, if applicable (if coursework was completed after application for admission was filed).

4. Submit Essential Functions and Abilities of a Nursing Student Form.

5. Submit Transfer of Credit Request Form – If a student would like to request transfer of  credit for any previously completed course work, a Transfer of Credit Request Form should be submitted as soon as possible after acceptance. See Course Equivalency Chart.

6. Final enrollment requirements will be sent to accepted students

  • Required Health Work – due December 1
  • Health History and Physical Exam
  • Immunizations
  • Background Screening – Fingerprinting and FBI/BCI background checks are required. A satisfactory background check is required for entrance into the program. If a student has an unsatisfactory background check, they will not be permitted to enter the program. Students will receive more information regarding the background check with the acceptance letter.
  • Urine Drug Screen – Negative urine drug screen is required for entrance into the program. Drug screen must be completed at Trinity WorkCare. If student has a positive drug screen, they will not be permitted to enter the program in January (see Preadmission Drug Screening Policy).
  • Current CPR Certification – BLS (Basic Life Support – American Heart Association)


7. Complete Transition Course – $400 plus textbook

8. Determining and Documenting a Student’s Location/Residence – Trinity School of Nursing will determine a student’s residence/location by the address that the student documents on their admission application at the time of initial enrollment, unless that address is updated on the Enrollment Agreement post-acceptance. Once enrolled in the program, students must submit changes of location/residence to the school office via the Change Form. If a student is enrolled in an EGCC course, EGCC will determine their location/residence according to their policy.

Computer/internet/printing capabilities are required to achieve the End of Program Student Learning Outcomes of the program.

Please note:  Chromebooks are not compatible with our online services. 

Contact Admissions

All inquiries or correspondence for admission should be directed to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at the School of Nursing between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Phone: 740-266-1230 
E-mail: [email protected]
Fax: 740-266-2710