Nursing LPN-RN Track

We offer the LPN-RN program each summer, as long as minimum enrollment numbers are achieved.

If you have questions about the LPN-RN program, or if you would like to discuss other options for applying to our nursing program, please email the Nursing department directly.

Overview

This LPN-RN Track at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College Nursing Department is designed to meet the LPN’s educational needs through its flexibility and recognition of the LPN’s proven knowledge through the LPN licensure process.

Nursing courses in the LPN-RN Track are blended (also known as hybrid) courses, which combine computer-based/online with face-to-face classroom delivery. Clinical learning experiences are provided in positive clinical learning environments that meet the unique learning needs of the LPN.

Selective admissions is in place for entrance into the LPN-RN Track. This means that students may not be admitted directly into the LPN-RN Track of the UC Blue Ash College Nursing Program. Upon successful completion of the LPN-RN Pre-Nursing prerequisites, the student may submit an application for consideration to the LPN-RN Track. Once admitted to the LPN-RN Track, the student will be required to successfully complete the required nursing courses.


LPN-RN Track Application Now Open

The Selective Program Admission Application is now accepting applicants interested in the Nursing LPN-RN Track. Those interested must apply by 5:00pm on January 31, 2019, and must already be admitted and confirmed as UC Blue Ash College students to be eligible to apply for this program.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Interested in learning about the Nursing RN Technology or the LPN-RN Nursing program at UCBA? Have your questions answered and more at the upcoming information sessions.

Information Sessions for Both RN and LPN-RN Tracks

Sessions are for both the RN Technology Associates Degree and the LPN-RN Advanced Standing Track - located in Walters Hall Room 100 at UC Blue Ash College.

Information Session for RN Track Only

Session is for the RN Technology Associates Degree only. Located in Walters Hall Room 100 at UC Blue Ash College.


Technology Requirement

Starting in Fall 2018, access to a laptop to support learning needs will be required by UC Blue Ash College. Use of an iPad fulfills the Nursing program requirement, but will not meet the technology requirement of the college.

Nursing student at work with a patient model


Program Details: Nursing LPN-RN Track

LPN-RN Track 

All current UC Blue Ash College students who apply to the Nursing Program LPN-RN Track are required to take the Admission test as part of the selective admission process. Admission testing must be completed by February 2018. Not taking the admission test will result in an incomplete application for the nursing LPN-RN Track. Incomplete admission packets will not be considered.

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Have completed:
    • 8 credit hours of Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL 2001C &2002C)
    • 3 credit hours of English (ENGL 1001)
    • 3 credit hours of Intro to Pharmacology (BIOL2028)
    • 3 credits of Foundations of Qualitative Reasoning (MATH 1008) or 3 credits of Statistics for Health Science (STATS 1031)
  2. Achieve a 2.8 GPA or better in all prerequisite and nonclinical required courses taken at UC Blue Ash College.
  3. Hold a current, unrestricted LPN license.
  4. If one full year high school chemistry has been completed with a “C” or better within 6 years of application to the program, a college level chemistry courses is not required. However, college level chemistry (CHEM 1030 + lab) is required if…
  • It has been longer than six years since completing high school chemistry with a grade of “C” or better, OR
  • A student did not take chemistry in high school, OR
  • A student received a grade below “C” in high school chemistry

Additional Selective Program Admission Criteria:

1. Reflective Essay

Please answer the essay in 300 words or less.

    Essay Content:

  • Briefly describe (3-5 sentences), why you have chosen to become a Registered Nurse.
  • Provide the top three characteristics that will make you successful as a nursing student and describe how they will help you become a good Registered Nurse.

    Formatting Instructions: 

  • Essay must be in Times New Roman, size 12 font
  • Must be 300 words or less
  • Double-spaced with one inch margins on all sides, with the text aligned to the left only
  • The file name for the essay should include the following information: Essay-Why I will make a good Nurse, followed by applicant last name
  • Upload the essay as Word Documents where indicated on the online application.

2. Admission Test

The LPN-RN Admission Test is a tool to determine if students have the nursing skills necessary to perform effectively in the LPN-RN Track. The Admission Test is an online, multiple-choice test that evaluates competency in areas as tested by the LPN licensure exam.

The assessments are based on the following areas:

  • Fundamentals
  • Management
  • Maternal Newborn
  • Adult Medical Surgical
  • Mental Health
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacology
  • Nursing Care of Children

All items are tied directly to the NCLEX-PN® Test Plan. You will have approximately 3 hours to complete the proctored admission test.

All students who apply to the Nursing Program LPN-RN Track are required to take the Admission test as part of the selective admission process. Applicants may apply while pre-requisites are in progress but must be completed before May admittance decisions are made.  Admission testing must be completed by February 15, 2019. Not taking the admission test will result in an incomplete application for the nursing LPN-RN Track. Incomplete admission packets will not be considered.

The application will open for the LPN-RN Track on November 1, 2018 and will remain open until 5:00 PM January 31, 2019. You will need to be admitted to the college and confirmed before being able to apply to the Nursing Program. After you are admitted to the college, you will have access to a Pre-Health Advisor who will guide you through the selective admission process. All applicants will be notified by May 31.

LPN-RN Pre-Health Nursing Advisor Contact Information:

Kevin Friedman
Muntz Hall 125
Preferred Method of Contact: Schedule via Starfish or by calling 513-745-5753.

E-Mail: kevin.friedman@uc.edu

Overview

This LPN-RN Track at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College Nursing Department is designed to meet the LPN’s educational needs through its flexibility and recognition of the LPN’s proven knowledge through the LPN licensure process.

All four nursing courses in the LPN-RN Track use a blended course design. This means a portion of all course content and learning activities are delivered online. The Quality Matters™ (QM) Rubric Standards will be used to guide this course design.

Students graduating from the UC Blue Ash College LPN-RN Track will have earned a total of 63 semester credits of general education, nursing clinical learning experiences and nursing didactic course work. Advanced standing [CTAGS] is awarded for the 15 credits of the first year nursing courses in the two-year nursing program.

Selective admissions is in in place for entrance into the LPN-RN Track. This means that students may not be admitted directly into the LPN-RN Track of the UC Blue Ash College Nursing Program. Upon successful completion of the LPN-RN Pre-Nursing prerequisites, the student may submit an application for consideration to the LPN-RN Track. Once admitted to the LPN-RN Track, the student will be required to successfully complete the following nursing courses.

Nursing Program Semester Outline LPN-RN Track

Satisfactory completion of these nursing courses plus additional general education course requirements will take one full academic year and will result in an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Nursing RN Technology and eligibility to take the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN) exam.

2019 Summer Semester Credit Hours
Nursing: Transitions LPN-RN 28 NTSN 1005C 4
Developmental Psychology     28 PSYC 2040 OR        
Lifespan Human Development EDST 2004 Sect. 001 3
Total Summer Semester Credits 7
   
2019 Fall Semester  
Nursing: IV LPN-RN    28 NTSN 2007C  3
Nursing: V  LPN-RN    28 NSTN 2009C  3
Intermediate Composition     28 ENGL 2089  3
Microbiology for Health Professionals  BIOL 2031C 3
Total Fall Semester Credits 12
   
2020 Spring Semester  
Nursing: LPN-RN VI     28 NSTN 2011C  6
Global Community        SOC 2089 3
General Education Elective (HU, FA, HP) 3
Total Spring Semester Credits 12
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Contact Information

Nursing Department
Phone: (513) 745-5665
Email: nursing@ucblueash.edu