LPN-to-RN Option FAQ
Q- I have been an LPN for many years, how do I start the process for entering the LPN-to-RN Option?
Q- I have an active LPN license in another state. Am I still eligible to apply?
Q- Is the LPN-to-RN Option offered during evenings and or weekends?
A- Yes, please see the LPN-to-RN Option Admission Guidelines page for specifics on when to apply for the evening weekend program.
Q- How long does it take to complete the LPN-to-RN Option?
A- Once accepted into the LPN-to-RN Option it is 3 semesters please see LPN-to-RN Option Program of Study for more details.
Q-When is the next application period for the LPN-to-RN Option?
A- There are two application periods for the LPN-to-RN Option June and October. LPN-to-RN Option Admission Guidelines
Q-What are the application deadline dates?
A- The application period always opens first day of the month and closes the last day of the month.
Q- Is the LPN-to-RN HESI Exam available online?
A- Yes please email [email protected] to schedule it.
Q- What do you recommend for study materials for the LPN-to-RN HESI exam?
A- Any NCLEX-PN study guide is appropriate. Students are encouraged to review previous
nursing coursework material. The HESI LPN-to-RN Admission Exam measures competency
across PN/VN content areas, including:
- Pediatric Nursing
- Professional Issues
- Psychiatric/Mental Illness
Q- If I took the LPN-to-RN HESI at another community college in another state do I need to take it for CCRI?
Q- How many LPN-to-RN Option applicants are accepted per semester?
A- 8 LPN-to-RN Option applicants are accepted per semester.
Q- My employer has sent my Verification Form to you. What’s the next step to enroll?
A- It is reviewed by Level 1 Chairperson and if its approved you’ll get an email to see if you want an override to take the class NURS 1061 Pharm 1 or challenge it. If you have not taken the LPN-to-RN HESI exam
Q- Is a Humanities Elective a requirement for the application?
A- No, it's not a requirement for application but it is a requirement for graduation.
Q- How can I sign up for the 1 credit course NURS 1061?
A- Once your employment verification form has been received and approved by the Level I Chair an override may be entered so that you can register for NURS 1061.
Q-How can I challenge the 1 credit course NURS 1061?
A- Those electing to challenge NURS 1061 should petition the Nursing Level I Department Chairperson by sending an email to Jennifer Nelligan ([email protected]). Successful course challenge includes:
- Score of 85 or better on a 20 question math competency test.
- Grade of a "C" (75) or better on a 56 item exam
Note: This course is limited to two (2) attempts. An unsuccessful challenge is considered one attempt.
- Credits granted through AP, CLEP, challenge exams or assessment of prior learning will be recognized as satisfying course requirements and will be assigned points equivalent to a grade of "B."
- NURS 1061P satisfies the NURS 1061 requirement.
Q-How long is the class NURS 1061 valid for?
A-It does not have an expiration date.
Q- If I can take a Pass/Fail or a letter grade for a course, which should I do?
A-If you are a student applying for health science program you should take a letter grade for the performance based application system. For more questions and answers see
Q-Does your LPN-RN Program take the TEAS score?