LVN to RN Programs Las Vegas, NV

Licensed practical nurses and registered nurses work collaboratively and have equally vital roles in healthcare. But if you have big dreams for your nursing career, taking the next step to become a registered nurse is expected. LVN to RN transition programs pave the way for licensed practical nurses to obtain an Associate Degree in Nursing to practice as registered nurses. The transition program removes the need to repeat coursework and grants credits based on an evaluation of your transcript from an approved LPN program. You will learn how to administer medication, educate patients and families, and monitor patients’ responses to treatment. As a registered nurse, you will qualify for positions in hospitals, schools, nursing homes, and doctors’ offices.

Las Vegas College

Las Vegas College does not offer a formal LPN to RN transition program but graduates of the practical nursing program at LVC may apply for advanced placement in the program based on previous learning and experience. The intensive Associate of Applied Science in nursing will prepare practical nurses for entry level roles of the registered nurse. There will be an emphasis on theories, concepts, and principles of nursing as well as leading, managing, and legal issues faced by nurse leaders. The program is delivered in the classroom or as a hybrid online program with partial online and partial in-classroom session. All students must complete the lab/clinical/practicum part of the program to gain the opportunity to apply the theoretical content to health care settings and practice. Graduates will be prepared to assume entry-level employment in any health care setting and meet patients’ physical, spiritual, and psychosocial needs. They will be prepared to take the NCLEX-RN exam for licensure as a registered nurse.

Program Outline
Quarter credits: 108 units
Clock hours: 1590
Duration: 24 months
Method of instruction: Traditional

Course titles:
Prerequisite courses – Anatomy & Physiology I, Anatomy & Physiology I Lab, Anatomy and Physiology II, Anatomy and Physiology II Lab, College Algebra

Core courses – Strategies for Nursing Success, Fundamentals of Nursing I, Composition I, Microbiology and Infection Control, Microbiology Laboratory, Pharmacology of Nursing I, Fundamentals of Nursing II, Fundamentals of Nursing II Clinical, General Psychology, Principles of Sociology, Pharmacology of Nursing II, Nursing Care of Adult Client I, Nursing Care of Adult I Clinical, Composition II, Nursing Care of Adult II, Nursing Care of Adult II Clinical, Developmental Psychology, Maternal Child Nursing, Maternal Child Clinical, Contemporary Nursing in Community Settings, Contemporary Nursing in Community Settings Clinical, Mental Health Nursing, Mental Health Nursing Clinical, Nursing Care of Adult III, Nursing Care of Adult III Clinical, Nursing Leadership and Management, Nursing Leadership Management Clinical, NCLEX Review, US and NV Constitution

Admission criteria:

  • Attend a personal interview and campus tour
  • Obtain general admission to Las Vegas College before applying to the nursing program
  • Submit official high school and college transcripts
  • Must pass the the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam entrance test with a score of 18 or higher
  • Pass the TEAS exam with a score of 62.7 or above
  • Complete the required essay according to the instructions provided in the application packet – essay will be graded by the nursing department
  • Must have up-to-date immunization (according to the Nevada immunization policy) before participating in the clinical rotations – MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis B, Tdap, TB skin test, and Flu Shot
  • Must have and maintain current American Heart Association CPR/Basic Life Support throughout the program
  • Provide a copy of health insurance or a signed waiver
  • Complete an interview with LVC faculty and/or administrative staff
  • Obtain physical exam clearance by a licensed practitioner
  • Pass a criminal background check and fingerprinting/drug screening

Program Cost:
The program cost of $52,375 includes the registration fee, tuition, books, supplies, and uniform. Financial aid is available for eligible students.

Address: 170 N Stephanie St, Henderson, NV 89074
Phone: 702-745-8750
NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 83.33%

College of Southern Nevada

College of Southern Nevada’s Nursing Program features a Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse track. The program will include classroom instruction and clinical practice in adult health nursing, family health nursing and mental health nursing. LPNs must have graduated from an approved practical nursing program and hold a current license to practice in Nevada. They will acquire additional skills on how to care for, support, and educate patients, administer medication and monitor their reactions to medication, record their progress, and supervise licensed practical nurses and nursing assistants. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the national licensing examination to become professional nurses in Nevada. The program admits new students twice a year.

Program Outline
Semester credits: 69
Duration: 24 months
Method of instruction: Traditional

Course titles:
Prerequisite courses – Composition I, Fundamentals of College Mathematics, General Psychology, Fundamentals of Life Science, Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy & Physiology II, Microbiology, Principles of Sociology, Oral Communication, Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences, US & Nevada Constitution

Core courses – Pharmacology for Nursing Practice, Introduction to Associate Degree Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Maternal Newborn Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Management Concepts & Transition into Professional Practice, Medical Surgical Nursing II, Medical Surgical Nursing III

Admission criteria:

  • Apply for general admission to CSN
  • Submit official high school transcript showing date of graduation, GED transcript, HiSet transcript, or transcript for Associate’s degree or higher
  • Complete a Health Programs Orientation after meeting with a Health Programs Advisor – within two years of the application deadline
  • Complete a Limited Entry Workshop within two years of the application deadline
  • Fulfill the English Language proficiency requirement
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 for all prerequisite courses
  • Complete a transfer credit evaluation showing 8 credits accepted into CSN for a Nevada Practical Nurse license
  • Must be currently licensed as a practical nurse in Nevada
  • Take and pass the ATI TEAS with a minimum cut-off score of 80% in Reading, 60% in Math, 60% in Writing, and 60% in Science – test scores are valid for 5 years
  • Pay the Limited Entry Application fee of $20
  • Provide proof of current immunization as required by the clinical agency – MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis B, Tdap, TB skin test, and Flu Shot
  • Must have and maintain current American Heart Association CPR/Basic Life Support throughout the program
  • Pass a criminal background check and drug screen

Program Cost:

Tuition costs $3,362 per semester for Nevada residents completing 13 credit hours per semester and $11,048 for out-of-state students. Books and supplies cost an additional $1,300 per semester.  Financial aid is available for eligible students.

Address: 6375 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146
Phone: 702-651-5000
NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 85.86%



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