The purpose of the LPN – RN Transition pathway is to provide the opportunity for students with previously acquired nursing knowledge and skills as an LPN in a RN program to continue and achieve an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing and to pass the NCLEX-RN. Admission into the LPN-RN transition pathway and into the second year of the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree program is on a space-available basis and course equivalency evaluation. In order to be eligible for admission into the Transition Pathway, the LPN must meet the following admission criteria: (Please refer to LPN-RN Transitions Rubric).
Application deadline: May 1st prior to the desired semester of reentry.
- Completed the first level Associate Degree Nursing Program such as (UH Nursing Consortium Curriculum, KCC Career Ladder Program, or similar RN Associate degree programs).
- Possession of a valid Hawai‘i LPN License in good standing
- Complete all program prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or higher and a minimum GPA will be 2.75
- Completed NURS 212, Pathophysiology and NURS 203, Pharmacology (or equivalent Pharmacology course prior to Fall 2017) with a grade of “C” or higher
- If science and math courses are older than 7 years, students will be required to take the ATI TEAS exam and achieve a “Proficient” or higher score in all areas.
Credit is granted for the following courses at the time of admissions into the AS Program:
- NURS 210 Health Promotion Across Lifespan (9 credits)
- NURS 211 Professionalism 1, (1 credit)
- NURS 220 Health & Illness 1, (10 credits)
- NURS 230 Clinical Immersion, (4 credits)