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LPN to ADN Transition Program Overview

A special program has been developed for those LPNs who might choose to extend their course of study and apply for admission with advanced standing. LPNs who meet the general college admission requirements may enroll in General Studies and applied education courses. An applicant must be a graduate of a state-approved school of practical nursing, demonstrate proof of a current unrestricted Ohio license, and meet the same admission as other Registered Nursing students. Students will be admitted into the transitional coursework based upon space availability. The applied education and nursing clinical courses must be completed within three (3) calendar years. 

Scholarship Opportunity 

Rhodes State has been awarded a Choose Ohio First (COF) Scholarship grant by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The grant provides scholarships to students majoring in disciplines that significantly strengthen Ohio’s competitiveness in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine (STEMM) education and industry.

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LPN to ADN Transition Program Highlights

  • A maximum of 30 students are admitted every fall and spring semester
  • Students practice skills on high-fidelity, mid-fidelity and low-fidelity simulators
  • The LPN to RN Nursing faculty have over 70 years nursing experience and are Master’s and Doctorate level prepared
  • Clinical component in acute care settings with the Medical/Surgical 1 course
  • Successful completion of this track allows students to enter the 2nd year of AAS (RN) Nursing program

LPN to ADN Transition Plan of Study

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Professional Licensure Information

Upon completion of the ADN (AAS-RN) program: National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for the registered nurse (RN) - NCLEX-RN

Accreditation Information

The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Rhodes State College is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN), 8995 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068; and continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326; telephone: (404)975-5000; email:; website:

Program Completion, NCLEX-RN, and Employment Data

USDE (United States Department of Education) Regulations Disclosure

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