LPN to ADN Admissions

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The Associate Degree Nursing: LPN to ADN Option is a limited enrollment program, meaning admission is not guaranteed. The LPN to ADN Option curriculum is designed for students who have already met the requirements to be a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and wish to further their education to earn an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Associate Degree Nursing: LPN to ADN Option

Summer 2025 Admissions Information


Application Deadline: Friday, December 20, 2024 @ 3:00pm

Applications for LPN to ADN program will open November 18, 2024

Admissions Requirements

Associate Degree Nursing (LPN to ADN) Minimum Requirements

Important Information

It is your responsibility to read this page and the information it contains in its entirety. You must meet all requirements to be considered for acceptance; however, completion of these items does not guarantee acceptance to the Summer 2025 entering class.

Application Steps

  • Read the Admissions Requirements (above) and complete the Minimum Admissions Requirements. This includes applying to RCC and submitting all official transcripts to the Admissions Office. NOTE: Current RCC students do not need to submit a new RCC application.
  • Attend a mandatory 2024 LPN to ADN Nursing Information Session (see dates in section below).
  • Complete the  LPN to ADN Candidate Review Form  online. The Candidate Review Form will open November 18, 2024. Candidate Review Forms, including all application materials (NACE scores, CPR card, etc.), must be submitted by Friday, December 20, 2024 @ 3:00pm.
  • Monitor your email for your Candidate Review Form status. Candidate Review Forms will be processed as soon as possible upon submission. 
  • You will be notified via email whether your form has been successfully submitted to the Nursing Department or if a follow-up meeting with RCC Admissions is required prior to processing your form:
    • Submitted Candidate Review Forms that are complete and meet all minimum requirements will be processed and forwarded to the Nursing Department for review. No further action from the student is required in this case.
    • Candidates missing requirements or that need additional verification will be required to schedule a follow-up appointment. Candidates will receive the link to schedule an appointment by email. This appointment must be completed by Friday, December 20, 2024. This appointment is required before the application will be processed and forwarded to the Nursing Department for review.

Application Timeline

Admissions StepsDeadline
Attend a Mandatory LPN to ADN Information Session (2023/2024)December 12, 2024 at 2:00pm
Complete RDS and RCC applicationDecember 20, 2024 at 3:00pm
Submit high school/GED transcript and all college transcripts December 20, 2024 at 3:00pm
Submit LPN to ADN Candidate Review Form December 20, 2024 at 3:00pm

Information Sessions

LPN to ADN Information Session Details

Information sessions are offered virtually through Zoom and on campus in the Owens Health Sciences (OHS) building. Fall 2024 applicants are required to attend one session. If you attended last year’s information session, you must still attend one of these sessions.

Sessions begin at time listed and will last approximately one hour. Please log into the Zoom session or arrive to the campus location at least 10 minutes before the start time. Late arrivals will not receive credit for attendance and must attend another session to receive credit.

Registration is required. Zoom links are provided in the registration confirmation email (registration links below).

2024 LPN to ADN Information Session Dates

To sign up for an online information session, simply pick one of the options provided below.

NOTE: These sessions are specifically for the LPN to ADN program. LPN to ADN applicants must attend one of these designated sessions.

GPA Calculator

Nursing general education GPA is calculated using the following courses:

Use the following link to calculate your nursing general education GPA:

RCC LPN to ADN GPA Calculator

Clinical Compliance Policy

The LPN to ADN Program provides learning opportunities for students in an array of clinical learning environments. To comply with program policies, state and local regulations for healthcare providers, and in the interest of your own personal safety, the safety of your patients, and the potential liability to both the college and clinical agency, there are significant compliance requirements that must be met in order to enter the clinical area.  

Applicants are expected to review the  Compliance Policy for Clinical Placement  prior to application to the program.


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