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What is an LPN to RN Transition Program?

This program is designed as a bridge for current Licensed Practical Nurses to complete their AAS degree in Nursing and challenge for licensure as a Registered Nurse. Using the skills that were learned as an LPN, students complete a transition course in order to complete the RN program in a shorter time-frame.

This program includes coordinated classroom and clinical instruction. Students who earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing must successfully complete the Virtual ATI NCLEX-RN review course to be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN). Success on the NCLEX-RN examination and state licensing qualifies a trained nurse as a registered/licensed nurse.

The Associate Degree Nursing program at Lehigh Carbon Community College at the Main Campus located in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania; at the Donley Center located in Allentown, Pennsylvania; and at the Morgan Center located in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-975-5000;

Nursing Director

 Karen M. Clark

Karen M. Clark

Director of Nursing
Schnecksville, PA

Nursing Courses

Your nursing courses will prepare you for success in either a future career or when pursuing a four-year degree. In this program, you’ll take classes like:

  • Advanced Transition into Associate Degree Nursing
  • Medical Surgical Nursing II
  • Maternal Newborn Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Nursing Leadership

Pathway to a Career in Nursing

Advance your career at your own pace. Each step below transfers credits to the next. Appropriate job titles and average pay ranges are meant to help guide an individual interested in this field; they vary based on individual experience and employer.

Wage information taken from Lightcast Q2 2023 BETA Data Set – QCEW Employees. Wage range is 25%-75% hourly average in surrounding 10-county region.

Bachelor’s Transfer Schools

Students who graduate with the nursing program and obtain state licensing as a Registered Nurse can continue their nursing education for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BSN). LCCC has partnership agreement with a number of RN-BSN programs. Learn more about transferring to a four-year school.

Your A.A.S. in Nursing prepares you to transfer to the following four-year colleges or universities:


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