LPN to ADN Program Applications Being AcceptedFeb 15, 2017
RCC is accepting applications through April 12 from Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) who are interested in pursuing the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) degree. Approximately 15 students will be accepted into the program that begins Fall Semester 2017.
“There has been a strong local demand for LPN to ADN option within the Associate Degree Nursing program at the college,” RCC Nursing Director Phyllis Horton explained. “Many of RCC’s former practical nursing students have requested this program as the next stepping stone on their path to become a registered nurse.”
The LPN to ADN cohort of students will experience the same rigorous curriculum as the ADN cohort. However, the delivery method of instruction will be different. The LPN to ADN program of study is a hybrid program. The entire lecture portion of the program will be offered online. All clinical activities will take place in the hospital setting with selected activities in RCC’s Simulated Hospital located in the N. Jerry Owens, Jr. Health Sciences Building. Students will be on the RCC campus one day each week for campus activities and one day in the clinical setting.
According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (February 2015), Registered Nurse supply is projected to exceed demand in 34 states, however 16 states will experience a nursing shortage. North Carolina is among the 16 states who will be in need of registered nurses.