The Benefits of East Ohio College’s LPN to RN Bridge Program

Go from a Practical Nurse to a Registered Nurse in just 16 months!

East Ohio Nursing Students In Lab

Did you know that East Ohio College offers current Licensed Practical Nurses the option to continue their education to obtain their registered nursing degree in just 16 months? East Ohio’s LPN to RN Bridge program is perfect for working LPNs looking for job advancement, better career opportunities, and respect. We understand that working nurses need to balance family, work, and college, so students in this program that meet the eligibility requirements are not required to complete certain general courses. This program also offers students convenient evening classes and weekend clinical rotations. 

Continue reading to learn more about how you can further your nursing education and open new doors with East Ohio’s exciting LPN to RN Bridge program!

Direct Admission

East Ohio College applies a direct admission approach, allowing students to spend less time in school taking classes unrelated to their program of study. Students in the LPN to RN Bridge program will not be required to take general courses, including psychology, chemistry, fundamentals of nursing, pharmacology, nutrition and diet therapy, and medical/surgical nursing I. This allows students to focus more on the nursing classes they need to earn their associate degree in nursing. 

Accelerated Classes and Hands-On Experience

Another benefit of East Ohio College’s LPN to RN Bridge program is that students will experience accelerated classes, allowing them to spend less time in school. Because of the accelerated approach East Ohio utilizes, students will gain valuable hands-on experience. While in the classroom, students spend more time learning concepts such as the nursing process, communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Then our students apply their knowledge during hands-on lab and clinical experiences. 

Additionally, East Ohio nursing students will have the opportunity to build relationships with local employers before graduating, which can give them with an advantage when it comes time to start looking for a job. Nursing students will complete clinical rotations where they care for actual patients at some of the following local healthcare facilities: Akron Children’s Hospital, Covington Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Heritage Valley Health System, and more.

Prepare to sit for the NCLEX-RN* Exam

Choosing a Nursing program that prepares you to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)* can help you feel confident and prepared when it comes time to sit for your nursing boards. The NCLEX-RN exam is an adaptive computer test required for nursing graduates to pass to become Registered Nurses successfully. Attending East Ohio College’s LPN to RN Bridge program teaches you the necessary skills to help you think critically and apply sound nursing judgement on the exam and in your career.

Annually, East Ohio College reports licensure rates for programs where certification, licensure, or registration is based upon an industry-recognized exam required to become employed in Ohio. This data is reported by the institution’s accrediting body, the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) Annual Report. In the most recent report, East Ohio College has a 100% NCLEX-RN Licensure exam pass rate. 

Start The Journey To Becoming a Registered Nurse Today!

Earning your Associate Degree in Registered Nursing from East Ohio College will allow you to advance your nursing career, gain respect from your peers, and give you the tools to change your life! So start your journey today and contact our admissions team by calling 330-385-1070 or requesting information!

*Passing the NCLEX-RN exam is required to become a Registered Nurse.