LPN to RN Online Bridge



A licensed practical nurse (LPN) may request advanced placement in the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Individuals are encouraged to contact the director of the program.

Curriculum Information

LPN to RN OBP Admission

Application to the Online Bridge program may be submitted March 1, 2016 through July 30, 2016 for the class starting the 2017 spring semester.

The selection committee meets on an as needed basis to consider applicants who have completed the application process. The completion of the application is the student's responsibility.  If you are not selected for the January start date then you will need to submit a new application each year.

Application process is currently closed.  Please contact our office for information on upcoming opportunities.

Application Checklist
Admission Information

Additional Requirements

  1. Have graduated from a PN program approved by the KSBN with at least a grade of "C" in each nursing course.
  2. Currently possess a licensure in Kansas as a PN.
  3. Must be IV Therapy Certified.
  4. If graduation was more than three years ago, LPN's must have 1000 hours documented LPN work experience within the last three years.
  5. Science courses (A & P and Microbiology) are valid for up to seven (7) years.
  6. Complete prerequisite and general education requirements of the respective technical college, community college or university/college.

Kaplan Entrance Exam

How to take the Kaplan Exam

BEFORE submitting an application for the 2017 Online Bridge Program, you are required to successfully complete the Kaplan Admissions Exam by meeting program benchmarks.

Deadline to successfully complete the Kaplan Admissions Exam is July 30, 2016 for the 2017 OBP.


The most recent edition of the Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exam (6th Edition) is recommended as a study guide by Kaplan and is available at the HCC Bookstores or at: www.amazon.com.

Subjects which will be used for admission are: Reading, Math, Writing, Science.  Exam results must be at or above program benchmarks.