Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse Bridge Program

The LPN to RN Bridge course (NUR 125) is designed to assist a Licensed Practical Nurse in transitioning into the role of a Registered Nurse. Areas of study include the role of the professional nurse and the application of the core components of nursing practice to clients experiencing dysfunctional health patterns.

  1. Complete any remaining prerequisites and complete your TEAS exam.
  2. Apply to MCC's LPN to RN Bridge program before registering for the LPN to RN Bridge course (NUR 125).
    • Submit your nursing program application by April 15. Applications are accepted once per year. The online application will be available here between March 1 and April 15.
    • See a sample version of the nursing application.
    • MCC will notify you in June regarding acceptance.
  3. Once you successfully complete all components of NUR 125 and you've received your final acceptance into the nursing program, we will waive the NUR 112 and NUR 115 prerequisites and you can enroll in NUR 130 Concepts of Nursing Practice I and NUR 135 Concepts of Nursing Practice II for the following spring.

Review the requirements for the LPN to RN Bridge program

About the LPN to RN Bridge Program

  • How can I apply to the LPN to RN Bridge program?

    You must have an MCC student ID number to apply to the nursing program and for preadmission testing. If you have never attended MCC as a credit student, apply now and pay your $15 fee online or at the Registration Office (A258).

    The application to the LPN program deadline is April 15.

    You must submit proof of the following information with your application:

    • Valid Illinois practical nurse license
    • An unofficial copy of your LPN program transcript
    • NOTE: Submit an official copy of your transcript to admissions with a request that it be analyzed for nursing. See the request for evaluation form and directions
  • How will I find out if I am accepted into the LPN to RN Bridge program?

    We will mail you notification of acceptance into the LPN to RN Bridge program. We will send letters to all applicants by early June. You must complete and return an acceptance agreement within two weeks of receiving notification.

    If you're not accepted into the program, you must reapply for the following year. We do not maintain a waiting list.

  • Will there be a preadmission exam?

    The preadmission test is the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS® test). The TEAS was developed to measure basic essential skills in the academic content area domains of reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage. No other nursing preadmission exam scores will be considered. Learn more about the Preadmission Testing Guidelines.

  • What will my schedule look like?

    NUR 125 LPN to ADN Transition is a blended course (both online and on-campus). You may complete the remaining prerequisites while you are taking this course. Starting in NUR 130, you will be on campus for two weekdays for theory/lab practice. You will spend additional days at clinical sites. Weekend and weekday clinical sections will be available based on need.

  • Is "being on the healthcare worker registry" required for LPNs?

    The CNA course NAE 100 or "being on the healthcare worker registry" is not required for LPNs. We Do require proof of licensure and an official transcript from the institution awarding your practical nurse degree.

  • Are there any scholarships available?

    There are several Friends of MCC scholarships available to nursing students only.

  • How will I be able to find out more about the program?

    We highly recommend that you meet with a recruiter (for individuals new to MCC) or with an advisor (for continuing MCC students.) See the Advising and Transfer Center. Also, the nursing department conducts information sessions several times throughout the year.

MCC's Nursing Program is approved by the Illinois Board of Nursing and the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The program is also approved by the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB), the Board of Higher Education, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Illinois Office of Education, and the U.S. Office of Education.

Contact (815) 455-8710 with specific questions about this program.

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