LPN to RN
There are two options for the LPN to RN Bridge Program:
- Challenge route-for LPNs who did not graduate from an ACEN accredited program
- Direct articulation route-for LPNs who graduated from an ACEN accredited program
If you do not know if you graduated from an ACEN accredited program you may call the LPN program you graduated from or go to www.acenursing.org and check schools accredited by the ACEN. If you have any questions please call us at 580.628.6679.
Application Process for LPN to RN Bridge Program
Please complete the application below. This application is in addition to your general application to NOC (www.noc.edu/apply).
Applicants for the traditional RN program please follow this link.
LPN to RN applications are accepted until March 1 for the following Fall Semester start or September 1 for the following Spring Semester start. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Students are selected for admission based on qualifications and space availability. Admission to the nursing program is competitive. Applicants may be invited for an interview as part of the selection process. Applicants will be notified of acceptance status after the review process in April for the following fall semester and in September for the following spring semester.
The HESI Admission Assessment (HESI A2) is required for all applicants. The HESI A2 must have been taken in the past three years and must include: English Language (Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary & General Knowledge, Grammar), Basic Math Skills, and Biology. The HESI A2 is scheduled through the NOC Testing Center.
Applicants must meet minimum program requirements for admission:
- College retention GPA of 2.85 in required courses OR high school retention GPA of 3.5 if no college credits
- Grade of C in required science courses
- HESI A2 composite score of 75%