LPN-RN Pathway Bridge Course

Course Overview

The LPN-to-RN Pathway is a course bridging the knowledge and skills acquired through LPN education to professional nursing practice. The course is designed to facilitate successful entry of licensed practical nurses into the Holy Name Medical Center Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing Registered Nurse Program. This pathway introduces the LPN-to-RN student into the role of a professional registered nurse, as it relates to communication, legal/ethical standards, nursing process, concept mapping, test-taking skills, critical thinking skills, medication calculation, health and physical assessment, and technology.

Admission to LPN-RN Program:

  • Attend a Holy Name Medical Center Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing Information Session
  • LPN-RN applicants must complete on-line application by designated deadline. There is a nonrefundable $75.00 application fee for the Holy Name Medical Center Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing.
  • Valid unencumbered LPN license.
  • Cumulative GPA: 2.0 (minimum) includes LPN school and college courses.
  • Required College Courses for fall semester prior to entering Nursing 102 Parent-Child Nursing:
    • English Composition (3 credits)
    • Intro to Psychology (3 credits)
    • Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits)
  • Official transcripts from ALL SCHOOLS ATTENDED (high school, GED, ALL colleges, vocational/technical schools, school of practical nursing, etc.)
  • Transferred science courses required for the nursing curriculum must have been completed within the last ten years with a minimum grade of C.
  • Applicants must schedule to take both entrance exams: The TEAS and the LPN Comprehensive Predictor. For the TEAS exam, achieve a total 60% or higher. For the PN Comprehensive Predictor, achieve 60% or higher. Each exam is 3 hours long. The TEAS exam and the PN Predictor are scheduled through the School of Nursing website under the TEAS tab. Instructions for registering for the PN Predictor are attached. The price of the exams is as follows: TEAS exam - $85.00 PN Predictor - $ 52.00. No refunds or rescheduling is permitted once registered for a specific date.
  • The applicant's application, transcripts, and entrance exam results are all considered in determining acceptance into the LPN-RN Track.
  • If admitted, student is given credit for Nursing 101 Fundamentals of Nursing and enters the RN Program in January with Nursing 102 Parent-Child Health. Students then progress through RN Program curriculum as published including all general education and science courses.
  • It is highly recommended admitted students attend the LPN-RN Pathway Bridge Course which is offered during the Fall semester prior to Parent-Child Health.

Entrance Exams Required for LPN-RN Program Admission Consideration:

  1. Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS): the exam consists of four sections which measure Reading, Math, Science and English/Language usage. Please refer to the TEAS Instruction Sheet located on the School of Nursing website under the TEAS Tab.
  2. LPN Comprehensive Predictor Assessment (administered through ATI): The ATI Practical Nurse Comprehensive Predictor Assessment is an assessment of the LPN applicant's comprehension and mastery of basic nursing principles. The web exam is three hours and contains 180 test items on the following content areas:
    • Fundamentals of nursing
    • Pharmacology
    • Adult medical-surgical nursing
    • Nursing care of children
    • Nutrition
    • Management

LPN-RN Pathway Course Information

  • Course is offered one evening a week for 4 hours over 8 weeks. (Day and time TBD).
  • Course is comprised of a lecture component and skills lab component. There is no clinical component.
  • There is no credit earned or grade assigned to the course. A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course.
  • The cost of the 8 week course is $ 500.00.
  • Additional fees are charged related to acceptance into the LPN-RN Program Track.
  • The course is optional, but highly recommended to promote the successful transition of the LPN to a RN program.

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Monica Hare, Coordinator of Student Services
Holy Name Medical Center Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing
Tel: 201-833-3360
Email: hare@holyname.org