LPN to ADN Transition
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Program Intro

The LPN to ADN Transition–A45110LPN curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended industrial, and community health care facilities.

Curriculum Preview


  • BIO 168 – Anatomy and Physiology I
    This course provides a comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body.
  • PSY 150 – General Psychology
    This course provides an overview of the scientific study of human behavior.


  • ENG 111 – Writing and Inquiry
    This course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety of genres and formats using a recursive process.
  • NUR 211 – Health Care Concepts
    This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing.


  • HUM 115 – Critical Thinking
    This course introduces the use of critical thinking skills in the context of human conflict.
  • NUR 114 – Holistic Health Concepts
    This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing.


  • BIO 275 – Microbiology
    This course covers the principles of microbiology and the impact these organisms have on man and the environment.
  • ENG 112 – Writing/Research in the Disc
    This course, the second in a series of two, introduces research techniques, documentation styles, and writing strategies.


  • NUR 213 – Complex Health Concepts
    This course is designed to assimilate the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing.
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

Program Requirements

BEFORE applying to the LPN to ADN Transition Program, an applicant must satisfy the math and science prerequisites.

An applicant must have completed one of the following before receiving the LPN to ADN application packet:
•Qualifying placement scores within the last 5 years or
•MAT 080 with a grade of “C” or higher within last 5 years or
•DMA 010-050 with a grade of “P” and DMA 60, 70,80 with a grade of “P” within the last five years or
•MAT 122, MAT 141, MAT 151, MAT 161, MAT 171, MAT 263 course or an approved college algebra math with a grade of “C” or higher (the 5 year rule does not apply to these courses)

An applicant must have completed the following before receiving the LPN to ADN application packet:

  • Applicants must also have completed BIO 168 and BIO169 with a grade of “C” or higher and PSY 150 with a grade of “C” or higher (the 5 year rule does not apply to these courses)


  • If an applicant has not completed PSY 241 and ENG 111, the applicant will be required to take these courses with NUR 211.
  • If an applicant has not completed HUM 115, ENG112, BIO 275, and a humanities/fine arts elective, the applicant will be required to take these courses with the NUR courses noted in the catalog.


  • In addition, a satisfactory score must be obtained on a math-pharmacology competency exam.
  • Registration is required.
  • You will be registered after your completed application packet is received.

Request an Eligibility Review: 
If you are unsure of meeting the prerequisites, you may request an eligibility review prior to completing STEP 1. Email Dusk Stroud at dostroud89@lenoircc.edu and attach unofficial transcripts and/or placement scores if LCC does not have them on file.

If you have satisfied the math, biology and psychology prerequisites, you are ready to begin the competitive application process.

Complete and submit the online Application for General College Admission.  Select Pre-Associate Degree Nursing A1030N as the major. Select SPRING as the start term. Submit an official high school transcript, official transcripts from all other colleges attended, and placement scores if applicable. Set up LancerLOGIN account to access LancerMAIL email. Acceptance into a Pre–Health Sciences Program does not guarantee acceptance into the Health Sciences Program.

Application for General College Admission

Setup Lancer Account

Submit an official transcript from your high school or provide a copy of your High School Equivalency Diploma. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree are still required to submit high school documentation.

Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended. Falsification or failure to supply the correct information may be considered grounds for rejection or dismissal. If it is determined that you have attended a college that was not listed on your application, the transcript will be required. If you are unable to submit an official transcript due to a hold on your account at the college, you will be ineligible to apply at this time.

Submit qualifying placement scores, developmental course grades, or qualify for a waiver. You may use NC DAP or RISE scores taken at another community college. If your math scores or your developmental math classes are more than 10 years old and you have not completed a qualifying college level math class, you will need to take the RISE test.

RISE Placement Assessment

The Health Sciences Advisor will review your request. You will receive an email indicating you have met the requirements. You will also receive your Health Sciences Application Packet as an attachment to the email. If you have not provided proof of the requirements, you will receive an email requesting that you contact the Health Sciences Admissions Advisor to provide missing information at dostroud89@lenoircc.edu.

Program Application Request

The Pharmacology Exam is November 10, 2022 at 9 a.m., Room 215. Students submitting completed applications will be notified that they are registered for the pharmacology exam.

Pharmacology Exam General Information

Pharmacology Exam Study Guide

Paying for College

What is financial aid? Financial aid is money that is given or borrowed to help pay for college. It can come from federal, state, local, school and private entities. North Carolina and the federal government award millions of dollars each year to help students pay for college. Don’t forget Scholarships! Scholarships are gifts. They don’t need to be repaid. There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, and professional and social organizations.

Paying for College
Tuition and Fees
Types of Financial Aid

Who to Contact

For more admissions information:
Dr. Dusk Stroud
Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management

Administration (Bldg 3), Room 140A
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 394
Fax: (252) 233-6893
Email: dostroud89@lenoircc.edu

For more information:
Vicki Barker, RN,MSN,CNE
ADN Program Chair

Health Sciences (Bldg 13), Rm 228
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 806
Fax: (252) 520-9598
Email: vpbarker75@lenoircc.edu

For more information:
Dr. Alexis Welch, RN
Dean of Health Sciences and Nursing

Health Sciences (Bldg 13), Rm 214
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 801
Fax: (252) 520-9598
Email: abwelch27@lenoircc.edu

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