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LPN-RN Transition Program

LPN-RN Transition Program (ADN) 

Program Overview

The LPN-RN Transition Pathway leading to an Associate Degree in Nursing prepares Licensed Practical Nurses to transition to the Registered Nurse role. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam. This program will be offered during the evening and weekend hours and on a part-time basis. The program will accept twenty-four students, twice per year. 

The RN provides patient care independently using critically thinking while utilizing the nursing process. Furthermore, the RN works as a member of the interdependent team when carrying out medical interventions under the general direction of a health care provider. RN’s are employed by acute care settings, long-term care facilities, outpatient settings, clinics, schools, and many other places. The RN cares for patients utilizing the full scope of the nursing process, administers medications, treatments, performs skilled nursing procedures, and documents in the patient record.

Program Components

Clover Park Technical College’s Associate Degree in Nursing Program consists of five quarters with 42 credits of nursing courses and an additional 15 credits of general education courses above the pre-requisites that were required to enter the Practical Nursing Program.  Students must receive a “B-” or better in all technical (nursing) courses to satisfy graduation requirements.

This LPN-RN Transition Program focuses on preparing students to provide individual-centered care through professional nursing practice, honing in on leadership and collaboration through the use of information, technology, safety and communication. Students learn knowledge in the classroom, practice applying this knowledge in the skills laboratory and in clinical settings including simulation to ensure safe individual care. Clinical learning experiences are obtained in various health care settings in the community under the guidance of nursing faculty. Clinical experiences are largely scheduled between 5:00 a.m. and 11:30 PM on weekends. The college reserves the right to schedule clinical experiences up to 50 miles from the college. 

Program Accreditation

The Clover Park Technical College LPN-RN is conditionally approved by the Washington Board of Nursing. Additionally, the LPN-RN program is seeking pre-accreditation candidacy from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20032, 202-909-2526. This application will be submitted November 2023. Information on the website will be updated as needed. 

Physical Activity Requirements

This occupation requires medium physical activity, handling body fluids, and exposure to infectious diseases. Nurses are often standing for long periods of time. For safety and protection of patients, student nurses must be able to perform basic cardiac life support, including CPR, and function in stressful and/or emergency situations.

Employability Requirements

Graduates must pass the NCLEX-RN exam and meet state eligibility requirements, including a criminal background check, in order to apply for licensure. Persons with history of criminal convictions may not be eligible for licensure.

Program Length

This program is designed to be completed in five part-time quarters. This part-time program is designed for students who may be working as licensed practical nurses. Even though the program is part-time, students will still need to be focused and ready to work hard. The program is academically challenging and requires students to be able to read, understand, critically think and apply complex concepts to provide quality patient care. Students can expect 3-4 hours per week per class for homework and study (e.g. 6-8 hours per week for two classes) in addition to actual class time.

 

 

 

 Program Descriptions: 

 

Nursing Assistant Certificate: 1 quarter

Associate in Pre-Nursing Degree: 6 quarters

Practical Nursing Certificate: 3 quarters

LPN-RN Transition Program 

 

All program lengths are estimates and are not guaranteed. 

Requirements for applying to the Practical Nurse and Nursing Assistant Programs.

**Beginning in Fall 2024 the NLN PAX exam will no longer be required.**

 

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LPN-RN Information:

If you are interested in applying for the LPN-RN Program, please check in periodically here for updates. 

The current cycle has now closed. 

Fall 2024 application cycle opens July 1, 2024.

Practical Nursing Information:

If you are interested in applying for the Practical Nursing Program, please check in periodically here for updates. 

The current cycle has now closed. 

Fall 2024 application cycle opens July 1, 2024. 

    Potential Careers

    Nursing Assistant

    Nursing Assistant Career & Wage Details


    Licensed Practical Nurse 

    Licensed Practical Nurse Career & Wage Details


    This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careeronestop.org.

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    Accreditation Information 

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    The Clover Park Technical College Practical Nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education  Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20032, 202-909-2526. 

    Clover Park Technical College Practical Nursing Program is fully approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. Clover Park Technical College is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. 

    • NCLEX pass-rate - 3-year average 2016-2019: 85.97% 
    • Program Completion Rate within 18 months of program start - 3-year average: 92% 
    • Graduates reporting that they are working as Licensed Practical Nurses within 6-12 months of graduation — 3-year average is 99%
    • Graduates reporting satisfaction with the CPTC nursing program - 100% of those responding 
    • Community stakeholders, employers and clinical partners report high levels of satisfaction with graduates from the CPTC Practical Nurse program. Advisory board members report satisfaction with graduates they have employed. 

    The LPN program has full approval with the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. 

    • NCLEX pass-rate - 3-year average 2016-2019: 85.97% 
    • Program Completion Rate within 18 months of program start - 3-year average: 92% 
    • Graduates reporting that they are working as Licensed Practical Nurses within 6-12 months of graduation — 3-year average is 99%
    • Graduates reporting satisfaction with the CPTC nursing program - 100% of those responding 
    • Community stakeholders, employers and clinical partners report high levels of satisfaction with graduates from the CPTC Practical Nurse program. Advisory board members report satisfaction with graduates they have employed. 

    Meet Your School of Nursing Team 

    Kandy Hernandez BSN, RN: Tenured Faculty 

    Bldg 21, Rm 202 
    253-589-5679 
    kandy.hernandez@cptc.edu 


    Irada Dadashova MSN, RN: Tenured Faculty and Nursing School Lead
    Irada Dadashova

    Bldg 21, Rm 202 
    irada.dadashova@cptc.edu 


    Anne Wheatley MSN, CNM, ARNP: Tenure-Track Faculty 
    Anne Wheatley

    Bldg 21, Rm 202 
    anne.wheatley@cptc.edu


    Hana Greer MN, RN: Tenure-Track Faculty and Clinical Coordinator
    Hana Greer

    Bldg 21, Rm 202 
    253-589-5615 
    hana.greer@cptc.edu


    Celiana Tupua-Denser BSN, RN: Tenure-Track Faculty 
    Celiana Tupua-Denser

    Bldg 21, Rm 202 
    celiana.tupua@cptc.edu 


    Tiffany Smith-Fromm MN, RN: Dean of Nursing Programs
    Tiffany Smith-Fromm

    Bldg 21, Rm 202 
    253-589-6022
    tiffany.smith-fromm@cptc.edu 


    Sean McCullough: Instructional Program Assistant

    Bldg 21, Rm 202 
    253-589-6013
    sean.mccullough@cptc.edu 


    Rosalia Watson MN, RN: NAC Director, Part-time Faculty 

    Bldg 21, Rm 202 
    rosalia.watson@cptc.edu  


    Jasmine Escorcia BSN, RN: Part-time Faculty

    jasmine.escorcia@cptc.edu  


    Rachel Gall MSN, RN: Part-time Faculty

    rachel.gall@cptc.edu 


    Mattie Brickle EdD, RN: Part-time Faculty

    mattie.brickle@cptc.edu  


    Katherine Woodland MSN, RN: Part-time Faculty

    katherine.woodland@cptc.edu 


    Skye Heaton MN,RN: Part-time Faculty

    cheyenne.heaton@cptc.edu 


    Adriana Cruson BSN, RN: Part-time Faculty

    adriana.cruson@cptc.edu 


    Tabitha Tucker, LPN: Part-time NAC Faculty

    tabitha.tucker@cptc.edu 


    Leonida McGowan BSN, RN: Part-time Faculty

    leonida.mcgowan@cptc.edu 

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