This part-time program consists of 840 clock hours completed in 18 months. It consists of classroom, clinical, and laboratory components. Clinical experiences will occur at local hospitals, community health care agencies, schools and rehab/long-term care facilities, and area schools. The program is designed to promote a work-life balance. Classes are held one evening a week and clinicals one day per week with short respite breaks between terms. The Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN) regulates the LPN-RN Transition Program. The Commission of the Council on Occupational Education accredits Vantage Career Center. Contact information for the Council on Occupational Education is 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, Telephone: 770-396-3898 / FAX: 770-396-3790, www.council.org.
Students must successfully complete all courses with a 75% or better grade and maintain an attendance average of 90% or better each term. All graduates of this program will receive a diploma of completion and are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become a Registered Nurse.
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Possess a valid high school diploma or have attained a GED equivalency certificate
- Provide a valid licensed practical nursing license in the state of Ohio
- Provide an official transcript from the licensed practical nursing program they completed
- Provide proof of employment as an LPN for a minimum of 750 hours
- Provide all official high school and post-secondary transcripts to Vantage Career Center
- Meet required standards on one pre-entrance assessment: HESI - Required scores of at least 75% in each category: Reading, Vocabulary, and Math
- Pass a drug screening and FBI/BCI background check
- Possess a current professional CPR certification and maintain it throughout the program
Possess the following physical and mental capabilities (with documentation from a healthcare provider on physical examination) to complete the nursing program and provide safe patient care successfully:
- Ability to move freely from room to room in a clinical setting, observing the patient and environment.
- Ability to think critically to apply sound judgment in the clinical setting.
- Ability to collect objective data through the senses (such as auscultation and palpation) to provide for patient assessment.
- Ability to prepare and administer medications, including accurately reading the medication administration record, patient medical records, and patient identifiers.
- Ability to lift and/or assist in the transfer of patients.
- Ability to communicate clearly in English in verbal and written forms.
- Ability to treat patients, instructors, and peers with respect and dignity.
Mandatory Orientation August TBA
Class Begins August 29, 2024, Completes April 2026
840 total clock hours completed in 70 weeks of instruction
Classes will meet on Thursday evenings from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm with varying days/times for clinical and precepting hours
The class size is limited to 30 students.
Program Cost and Information Sheet
Financial Assistance is available for those who qualify from a variety of sources. Complete a Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your eligibility for Federal Financial Aid, including Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), and Federal Student Loans. For details on all assistance available, see our Financial Aid page
Ohio Means Jobs
- Financial Assistance may be available for those that qualify through your local Ohio Means Jobs (OMJ) agency. Students must work directly with OMJ to apply. Additional Information
Employer Assistance - Some employers may help pay for your continued education. Contact your employer to see if your employer offers any tuition assistance or reimbursement.
Healthcare workers are essential to our society. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for registered nurses is projected to grow 9% from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The median annual wage for this profession was $75,330 in May 2020. Statistics are taken from the U.S. Occupational Outlook Handbook. To explore this career further visit O*NET Online. The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor.