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Information for LPNs

On behalf of the faculty and staff of BCTC nursing programs, we welcome your interest in the Associate Degree Nursing program. We know that you have much to offer our program in terms of your experience and education and hope that you will consider our program as you progress toward your RN licensure.

Credit for NSG 101

A LPN may receive nine (9) credit hours for Nursing 101 through advanced standing. To earn this credit they must meet one of the following:

  • Has graduated within three years of admission to the BCTC nursing program and holds a current active unrestricted practical nurse license.
  • Has graduated more than three years prior to admission and verifies current employment as an LPN and holds a current unrestricted practical nurse license. Current employment is defined as one year of full-time employment as an LPN within the last three years.
  • Be currently enrolled practical nursing student within KCTCS.

NSG 197 Transition to ADN Course

Builds upon the basic nursing skills and concepts learned in the LVN/LPN experience. Assists the Practical Nurse to make the beginning transition to the RN role. Includes the role of the Associate Degree Nurse and application of the course components of nursing practice to patients experiencing the dysfunctional health patterns of nutritional-metabolic and elimination. Upon successful completion of all components of the course, the student will be admitted to NSG 220 and will have earned by advanced standing, 15 credit hours in nursing.

Admission Requirements for LPN's

  • Attend a pre-admission nursing conference.
  • Submit a completed application for admission to BCTC if you are not a current student.
  • High school transcript indicating that the application has or will complete a high school course of study or a passing GED official score report.
  • Official transcripts for ALL colleges, universities, and/or vocational schools attended since high school.
  • NLN PAX-RN Exam, must be current within 3 years.
  • Have taken nursing courses at an accredited college.
  • Have prior taken nursing courses at BCTC.
  • Successfully graduated from PN program.