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LPN to RN

There are two options for the LPN to RN Bridge 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 review the Application Information page before starting your application. [link to Page]

FALL APPLICANTS

• September 1 – Schedule HESI Admission Assessment (A2) [link to Testing Center].

• January 15 – Deadline to apply to Northern Oklahoma College [link to NOC Application].

      Be sure you request official transcripts be sent to NOC Registration at this time.

• January 25 – Currently enrolled NOC students only, optional application deadline for early acceptance consideration.

• February 1 – Deadline for NOC to receive official transcripts.
• March 1 – Deadline for Nursing Application for following fall semester.

 SPRING APPLICANTS

• April 1 – Schedule HESI Admission Assessment (A2) [link to Testing Center].

• July 15 – Deadline to apply to Northern Oklahoma College [link to NOC Application].

      Be sure you request official transcripts be sent to NOC Registration at this time.

• August 1 – Deadline for NOC to receive official transcripts.
•September 1 – Deadline for Nursing Application for following Spring semester.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Nursing Quick Links & Files:

Nursing – LPN to RN Application

  • Enter the Please email address to be used for routine correspondence about the Nursing Program and/or application process.
  • Max. file size: 200 MB.
  • Max. file size: 200 MB.
  • Max. file size: 200 MB.
  • Questions Regarding Program Requirements

    Applicants with disabilities should consult with the Nursing Division Chair.
    Applicants with vaccine exemptions should consult with the Nursing Division Chair.
  • To remain in good standing, I understand that I must:

  • Questions Regarding RN Licensure Requirements

    The Northern Oklahoma College nursing education program is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. Graduates of this state-approved program are eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for registered or practical nurses. Applicants for Oklahoma licensure must meet all state and federal requirements to hold an Oklahoma license to practice nursing. In addition to completing a state-approved nursing education program that meets educational requirements and successfully passing the licensure examination, requirements include submission of an application for licensure, a criminal history records search, and evidence of citizenship or qualified alien status [59 O.S. §§567.5 & 567.6]. To be granted a license, an applicant must have the legal right to be in the United States (United States Code Chapter 8, Section 1621). In addition, Oklahoma law only allows a license to be issued to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and legal permanent resident aliens. Other qualified aliens may be issued a temporary license that is valid until the expiration of their visa status, or if there is no expiration date, for one year. Applicants who are qualified aliens must present to the Board office, in person, valid documentary evidence of: 1. A valid, unexpired immigrant or nonimmigrant visa status for admission into the United States; 2. A pending or approved application for asylum in the United States; 3. Admission into the United States in refugee status; 4. A pending or approved application for temporary protected status in the United States; 5. Approved deferred action status; or 6. A pending application for adjustment of status to legal permanent resident status or conditional resident status. The Board has the authority to deny a license, recognition or certificate; issue a license, recognition or certificate with conditions and/or an administrative penalty; or to issue and otherwise discipline a license, recognition or certificate to an individual with a history of criminal background, disciplinary action on any professional or occupational license or certification, or judicial declaration of mental incompetence [59 O.S. §567.8]. These cases are considered on an individual basis at the time application for licensure is made, with the exception of felony convictions. An individual with a felony conviction cannot apply for licensure for at least five years after completion of all sentencing terms, including probation and suspended sentences, unless a presidential or gubernatorial pardon is received [59 O.S. §§567.5 & 567.6].
    Applicants who are not permanent legal US residents or do not otherwise meet the above requirements should consult the Nursing Division Chair. Applicants seeking licensure in other states should consult license requirements in that state. Falsifying any records pertinent to this application can lead to ineligibility or immediate dismissal from the nursing program.