LPN to RN Program Admissions

In order to be considered for entrance into Jersey College's school of nursing, successful applicants must meet our minimum requirements to apply for a position in the LPN to RN Bridge Program.

Our admissions department has crafted these standards to ensure prospective applicants are equipped to successfully complete the LPN to RN Bridge program.  It is of equal importance at Jersey College that nursing students possess the characteristics that embody the nobility of nursing and that they will positively represent the school of nursing as a graduate.

 

Committed to Excellence in Nursing Education

Our commitment to excellence in nursing education means that even though you may meet the minimum requirements and qualifications for admission into the LPN to RN program, admission is not guaranteed. 

Each term there are a limited number of positions available and Jersey College often receives more applications than seats available.  If you have additional experience that may enhance your contributions to the Jersey College student body, include it in your initial application or call our admissions office directly about your application.

In order to gain entrance into the professional nursing programs, applicants must first complete all enrollment elements and successfully complete and pass the General Education and Nursing Support Courses in their respective terms.

LPN to RN Admission Process

The following conditions must be met for applicants to enroll in the LPN to RN Bridge Program.

General Standards

To be considered for admissions at Jersey College, applicants must: 

  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age
  • Present proof of high school education or its equivalent (as defined by the US DOE).1 The high school education can be from a foreign school if it is equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma.2 Jersey College does not offer admission based on Ability to Benefit (ATB).
  • Provide proof of citizenship in the U.S or a green card

Professional Nursing Program Standards

The following conditions must be met for applicants to be considered for the LPN to RN Bridge Program:
 
General Education and Nursing Support Coursework
In order to enroll in the general education and nursing support courses applicants must:
  • Provide proof of current, active, unencumbered LPN license [3],[4]
  • Complete an official application of enrollment
  • Submit an official copy of their Practical Nursing transcript
  • Satisfactorily pass a background check
  • Participate in interviews with administration and/or faculty members and obtain a recommendation for admission, based on information received during the application process
  • Make an advance program deposit for tuition and fees. The deposit will be applied against the total tuition and fees of the program that is in effect on the date of enrollment.
General Education and Nursing Support Coursework
In order to enroll in the general education and nursing support courses applicants must:
  • Complete all of the general education and nursing support courses with a minimum grade of 75%
  • Provide proof of current, active, unencumbered LPN license.[3],[4]
  • Provide proof of current certification in Basic Life Saving for Health Care Providers from the American Heart Association
  • Present evidence of good physical health (including a physical examination within the past six months) and documentation of fitness to work in health care
  • Present proof of current Mantoux test, Tetanus, Hepatitis B (or a waiver), laboratory titer evidence for rubella, varicella and rubeola, and other immunizations
  • Meet the technical standards for the program

Jersey College is approved to offer financial aid to those who qualify for the Professional Nursing Program. Information about Federal Financial Aid as well as Private and State funding are available through our financial aid office.

If you would like more information about Jersey College, request a free information kit with topics like class schedules, tuition information, the entrance examination form and much more!

Nursing students will be evaluated and accepted based on their grades, references, answers on applications, and additional requirements as decided by administrators and faculty.

[1] Under limited circumstances as approved by the Academic Standards Committee, an applicant for a New Jersey campus-based program who is unable to produce the required proof of high school education or its equivalent, may attest to high school education or its equivalent by completing a self-attestation form. Copies of this form are available from administration. Applicants for a Florida campus-based must provide “evidence of a high school graduation diploma, general equivalency diploma, or its equivalent.” (Florida Statutes Rule 6E-2.004(4)(m)3, Fla. Admin. Code).

[2] Jersey College may require students with foreign diplomas to verify the diploma and education. Such verification may include, but is not limited to, requests for high school transcripts, proof of equivalency and authentication and notarization of the diploma by the issuing body.

[3] Graduates of any of Jersey College’s Practical Nursing program may enroll in the general education and nursing support courses prior to obtaining their LPN license. However, in order to be eligible for enrollment in the core nursing courses such graduates must obtain their LPN license.

[4] For Florida campuses, students must have an unencumbered LPN license from the State of Florida; for New Jersey campuses, students must have an unencumbered LPN license from the States of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania or Connecticut.

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