May 11, 2020 Announcement for students enrolled in the NURP.AAS degree program, who currently hold or are eligible to hold an unencumbered LPN license in Ohio and are seeking application to the LPN/RN Bridge classes.
Changes in College operations because of COVID-19 led to cancellation of Nursing classes previously scheduled for Summer Semester 2020.
- Students who were previously accepted to begin the NURP technical classes in Summer Semester 2020 were moved to Spring Semester 2021 (classes start in January 2021).
- As a result, no applications for the NURP progression will be accepted during the previously-published open application period of July 27, 2020, through Sept. 4, 2020.
- The next application period for the NURP progression will be December 7, 2020, to January 15, 2021, for a summer 20/21 start date in the technical sequence.
If you are scheduled for classes for Summer Semester 2020, and would like to modify your plan because of the change in the application opportunity, please contact your advisor.
The announcement above does not apply to you if:
- You do not currently hold an active LPN license, and are enrolled in the traditional NUR.AAS program
- OR if you are seeking the Practical Nursing Certificate to become an LPN
- OR if you are in the NURP program but were planning to submit your application to the technical sequence after Summer Semester 2020
Students applying to the traditional nursing program (NUR.AAS) or the Practical Nurse Certificate program (PNC.CT1) should follow the application guidelines as posted for these programs.__________________________________________________________________________
Students in the Cincinnati State Bethesda School of Nursing who are Licensed Practical Nurses with an unencumbered license may complete the Associate's degree Nursing program using this option.
- To be eligible for the NURP option, students must hold or be eligible to hold an unencumbered license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Ohio.
- Interested students should meet with the Nursing Program Chair or a Nursing academic advisor.
The Nursing LPN-to-RN Progression program allows qualified students to shorten the time required to complete the Nursing associate's degree. Students enter the Nursing course sequence at the third level, taking Bridge and Transition courses (NUR 105 and (NUR 106) instead of the course NUR 103. These courses verify basic nursing skills and also cover pediatric nursing skills, as well as related clinical experiences.
After successfully completing the first semester of Nursing coursework, the LPN-to-RN student applies for Advanced Standing credit in Nursing, which replaces required courses NUR 101, NUR 102, and NUR 103. Students must pay a fee equivalent to one credit hour to apply for Advanced Standing credit. After receiving Advanced Standing credit, the LPN-to-RN students join traditional Nursing students to complete required courses NUR 201 and NUR 202. These courses cover medical-surgical, obstetrical, mental health, and management content and clinical experiences.
The LPN-to-RN students also complete the non-nursing requirements of the traditional Nursing program. During the final semester of the curriculum, students must pass a nationally standardized comprehensive exam in order to pass the final theory course.
Because Nursing courses include labs and clinical experiences, courses meet three to four days or evenings per week. Therefore, it would be difficult for an LPN-to-RN student to maintain full-time employment concurrently with a full-time academic load. An LPN may choose to pursue the traditional Nursing program (completing required Nursing courses over five semesters). This approach is recommended for individuals with little clinical experience, or individuals who need to complete non-nursing courses concurrently with required Nursing courses.
A limited number of students are admitted to the LPN-to-RN program each year, through a selective enrollment process. Two groups of students are admitted during each academic year. Prospective students are encouraged to attend a Nursing LPN-to-RN Progression information session.
Application materials and other information about the selective enrollment process are available from Nursing program advisors.
This Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing 3343 Peachtree Road NE Suite 850 Atlanta, Georgia 30326. Phone: (404) 975-5000. Website: www.acenursing.org.
Graduates Are Prepared To
- Work in a variety of settings, from acute care units to extended health care facilities
- Work with clients of various ages, from children to the elderly
Representative Job Titles For Graduates
- Registered Nurse
Graduate Starting Salary Projections
Strong Transfer History
- Mount St. Joseph University
- Miami University
- Northern Kentucky University
- University of Cincinnati
- Xavier University
Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites
- Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
- Drake Center
- Mercy Health Partners of Southwest Ohio
- St. Elizabeth Healthcare Summit Behavioral Center
- TriHealth, Inc.
- UC Health
Co-op Salary Projections
Effective 2020-2021 academic year
Nursing (LPN to RN Progression) (NURP)
|NUR 150||Nursing Advanced Standing - LPN to ADN ( T)||11||0||11|
|BIO 151||Anatomy and Physiology 1 ( B)||3||2||4|
|ENG 101||English Composition 1 ( G)||3||0||3|
|FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)||1||0||1|
|MAT 105||Quantitative Reasoning ( G)||2||2||3|
|NUR 105||Nursing LPN to ADN Transition ( B)||2||3||3|
|NUR 106||Nursing LPN/ADN Bridge ( T)||2||6||4|
|BIO 152||Anatomy and Physiology 2 ( B)||3||2||4|
|BIO 220||Microbiology ( G)||2||3||3|
|ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)||3||0||3|
|NUR 201||Nursing Concepts 4 ( T)||7||12||11|
|PSY 110||Introduction to Psychology ( G)||3||0||3|
|SOC 105||Introduction to Sociology ( G)||3||0||3|
|NUR 202||Nursing Concepts 5 ( T)||6||9||9|
|First Year Experience Elective|
|FYE 100||College Survival Skills||1|
|FYE 105||College Success Strategies||2|
|FYE 110||Community College Experience||3|
|English Composition Elective|
|ENG 102||English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues||3|
|ENG 103||English Composition 2: Writing about Literature||3|
|ENG 104||English Composition 2: Technical Communication||3|
|ENG 105||English Composition 2: Business Communication||3|
Learn about the Health Program Selective Admission (Progression) process.
Nursing (including LPN-to-RN OptionSpecial Admission Requirements
- The core of courses taken by Nursing students is similar to the core of courses taken by all other students seeking degrees in allied health programs.
- Nursing students are required to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, as well as a minimum GPA of 2.75 in math and science courses. An admissions test will be required for students to progress into the clinical courses in the program.
- High school or college biology and chemistry is a prerequisite to the science courses required by the Nursing program.
- A background check is required before entering the clinical portion of the Nursing program. Anyone wishing to enter the Nursing program who has been arrested or charged with a crime should see the Program Director before choosing the Nursing major.
- All students must be Ohio state-tested nurse aides or licensed practical nurses prior to beginning Nursing clinical courses. The required coursework is available at the College.
- Please note: Graduation candidates must pass a nationally standardized exit exam in order pass the final course in the Nursing program.
- Credentialing: Graduates must pass NCLEX-RN, the national standardized nursing examination, to practice as a registered nurse.
Important DocumentsLearn more about the TEAS Test
The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum
Janice Lockett, RN, MSN