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LPN to RN Program Track

LPN-RN Program Track Overview

The Holy Name School of Nursing LPN-to-RN Pathway program provides a bridge from the knowledge and skills acquired through LPN education to professional nursing practice. The Pathways 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. The bridge course 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 Procedure for LPN-to-RN Program Track

  • Attend a Holy Name Medical Center Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing Information Session
  • 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.
  • Register and take the TEAS Exam. The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), a standardized nursing entrance examination, is administered to measure general academic ability, including math skills, reading comprehension and science knowledge. Candidates for the LPN-RN Program must complete the ATI TEAS Admission exam with a minimum composite score of 60%. Student must register for the TEAS exam in advance. For more information, regarding the TEAS exam, registration, dates and testing information please refer to the TEAS tab on our website.
  • Possess a valid unencumbered LPN license.
  • The following required college courses must be completed prior to entering then formal RN program in January. Please Note: These courses must be competed with a minimum grade of C, Anatomy and Physiology I course must have been completed within 10 years of application date.
    1. English Composition (3 credits)
    2. Intro to Psychology (3 credits)
    3. 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.
  • The applicant's application, transcripts, and entrance exam results are all considered in determining acceptance into the LPN-RN Track.
  • If admitted, the student is given credit for the first clinical nursing course in the RN curriculum and enters the RN Program in January. Students then progress through RN Program curriculum as published including all general education and science courses. Please refer to the RN Program tabs on the website for more information on the RN Program curriculum.
  • It is highly recommended admitted students attend the LPN-RN Pathway Bridge Course which is offered during the Fall semester prior to entering the formal RN program in January.

LPN-RN Pathway Bridge Course Information

  • The Pathways bridge course is offered one evening a week for 4 hours over 8 weeks. (Fall semester, Day and time TBD).
  • Course is comprised of a lecture component and skills lab component. There is no clinical component. The course is designed to transition the student successfully into the Holy Name RN program.
  • Pathways is a non-credit course. No grade is 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. (See Tuition and Fees Schedule)
  • The course is optional, but highly recommended to promote the successful transition of the LPN to a RN program.

LPN-RN Pathways Program admission questions should be directed to Monica Hare, Coordinator of Student Services at

LPN-RN Program Track Admission Application Key Steps

  1. Completion of an on-line application form with a $75 non-refundable application fee is required.
  2. Contact ALL schools attended including High school/GED and have the schools mail or electronically email the official transcripts to the Holy Name School of Nursing. Mailing address: (Holy Name Medical Center Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing Attn: Admissions Office, 333 Hudson Terrace Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632) (email:
  3. Mandatory attendance at a school Information Session. To pre-register for an upcoming session, please refer to the Information Session tab on our website.
  4. Register to take the TEAS exam ( Make sure the TEAS includes all four components: English, Reading, Science and Math. Once completed contact ATI and have them email us the transcript results. Obtain a ATI TEAS composite score of 60% or higher.
  5. To review your admission checklist login to: Input user name and pin# created when you applied to the Holy Name School of Nursing.
  6. Application deadline for the LPN-RN Program track admission consideration is April 15th. All admission steps must be completed and submitted to the Holy Name School of Nursing Admissions Office by this deadline to be considered for admission.
  7. Admission questions should be directed to Monica Hare, Coordinator of Student Services at