LPN-to-RN Option Overview

February 8, 2019

Dear LPN,

We are delighted to inform you that we have received ACEN approval and are ready to launch the LPN-to-RN Option, on the website https://www.ccri.edu/dean-hrs/admissions/lpntornadmissions2019.html

you will find the Admission Guidelines, the LPN Work Requirement Form, and the three-semester Program of Study document. Acceptance into the LPN-to-RN Option is performance-based and eight (8) LPNs will be accepted each semester. The application periods are:

  • June for Fall Semester
  • October for Spring Semester

Pharmacology I (NURS 1061) is a pre-requisite for the LPN-to-RN Option. This 1-credit course will be offered over the course of 6 weeks after Spring Break (tentatively scheduled for 4-6:30 on 3/19, 3/26, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30). Potential applicants will have the opportunity to challenge this course on:

  • February 28th, 4-6:30PM, Room 6062, Warwick Campus
  • March 4th, 8:30-11AM, Room 4080, Warwick Campus.
  • Once the Level I Chairperson receives your LPN Employment Verification Form you may schedule a challenge exam by sending an email to jnelligan@ccri.edu

A successful challenge will include:

  • a score of 85 or better on a 20-item math competency test (1 hour)
  • a grade of C (75) or better on a 56-item exam (1.5 hours)

To prepare for the challenge, review course Syllabi A & C and Math Review Worksheet.

Level I Chairperson must receive completed LPN Employment Verification Form in order to receive:

  • An override for the LPN-to RN Option NURS 1061 Course
  • A Challenge Request Form for LPN-to-RN Option NURS 1061, which needs to be brought to the Bursar and stamped “Paid” prior to the exam.

The acceptance process is performance-based and the performance indicators (points) are listed on the attached admissions guidelines.

If you have questions regarding the program or the application process, please send them to Jennifer Nelligan at jnelligan@ccri.edu.

We are looking forward to the possibility of welcoming you into the LPN-to-RN Option within our associate degree program.


Allie Cullen, MSN, RN Department Chair, Level I Nursing

Susan Sienkiewicz, MA, RN Department Chair, Level II Nursing

Contact Information

Suzanne Carr, Ph.D., RN
Interim Dean of Health and Rehabilitative Sciences

Jeanne S. McColl, MSN, RN, CNE
Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs/ Nurse Education

Allethaire (Allie) Cullen, MSN, RN
Chair - Level I

Susan Sienkiewicz, MA, RN
Chair - Level II ADN

Email: nursinfo@ccri.edu


Knight Campus
KC 2nd Floor Faculty offices - Room 2270
Tel: 401-825-2162

Flanagan Campus
FC 2nd Floor Faculty offices
Tel: 401-333-7268

Liston Campus
Nursing Lab, 2314
Tel: 401-455-6046

Newport Campus
Nursing Lab, 114
Tel: 401-851-1608

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)                  3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850  Atlanta, Georgia 30326                              Tel: 404-975-5000                                      Fax: 404-975-5020


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