LPN to ADN Transition
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Program Intro

The LPN to ADN Transition–A45110 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. Topics include body organization, homeostasis, cytology, histology, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems and special senses.
  • PSY 150 – General Psychology
    This course provides an overview of the scientific study of human behavior. Topics include history, methodology, biopsychology, sensation, perception, learning, motivation, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality theory, social psychology, and other relevant topics.


  • 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. Emphasis includes inquiry, analysis, effective use of rhetorical strategies, thesis development, audience awareness, and revision.
  • NUR 211 – Health Care Concepts
    This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of cellular regulation, perfusion, infection, immunity, mobility, comfort, behaviors, health-wellness-illness, clinical decision-making, caring interventions, managing care, and safety.


  • HUM 115 – Critical Thinking
    This course introduces the use of critical thinking skills in the context of human conflict. Emphasis is placed on evaluating information, problem-solving, approaching cross-cultural perspectives, and resolving controversies and dilemmas.
  • NUR 114 – Holistic Health Concepts
    This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of cellular regulation, perfusion, inflammation, sensory perception, stress/coping, mood/affect, cognition, self, violence, health-wellness-illness, professional behaviors, caring interventions, and safety.


  • BIO 275 – Microbiology
    This course covers principles of microbiology and the impact these organisms have on man and the environment. Topics include the various groups of microorganisms, their structure, physiology, genetics, microbial pathogenicity, infectious diseases, immunology, and selected practical applications.
  • ENG 112 – Writing/Research in the Disc
    This course, the second in a series of two, introduces research techniques, documentation styles, and writing strategies. Emphasis is placed on analyzing information and ideas and incorporating research findings into documented writing and research projects.


  • NUR 213 – Complex Health Concepts
    This course is designed to assimilate the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of fluid/electrolytes, metabolism, perfusion, mobility, stress/coping, violence, health-wellness-illness, professional behaviors, caring interventions, managing care, healthcare systems, and quality improvement.
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
ADN, LPN to ADN, Paramedic to ADN, AAS
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Program Requirements

Program Application requests must be submitted by October 23, 2020. Completed applications must be received by October 30, 2020.

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 2021SP 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.

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 12, 2020 at 9 a.m.. 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

“Thank you for your support of the LCC Foundation. Receiving this scholarship has helped me focus on earning my Associate in Arts degree without the stress of covering the cost of earning a higher education. After my time at LCC I plan to transfer to ECU to earn my bachelor’s degree in construction management.”

Bradley Scott Lanier Scholarship


“With the generous donations from donors, I have been able to cover the cost of my education while attending LCC. I plan to transfer to UNC-Chapel Hill where I will work towards earning my Psychology degree. Words cannot describe how thankful I am that others have decided to invest in my education.”

LCC Guarantee Scholarship
W. Foster and Mary L. Gurley Ambassador Scholarship
Dr. Shirley L. Dove Scholarship


“I am thankful for this scholarship because it helps alleviate the financial stress that comes with the cost of higher education. I promise to make the scholarship committee proud of their decision of giving this scholarship to me and I will not let them down.”

Lester and Geraldine White-Richard and Margaret Richardson Memorial Scholarship


“Earning this scholarship award has not only benefited me, but also my family. I have been able to have the cost of my tuition covered while working toward my degree in Mechanical Engineering. I have been able to work and save money to help cover the cost of my bachelor's degree, so that I can hopefully graduate debt free. I am very thankful for the donors to the LCC Foundation for helping me achieve my dreams!”

LCC Guarantee Scholarship


“Receiving this scholarship affects not just me but my entire family. I am able to work towards my goal of becoming a nurse without the burden of tuition costs. I am the first of my family to attend college. I hope I can inspire others in my family to follow in my footsteps in reaching their dreams!”


“Receiving this scholarship will help to alleviate some of the monetary strain and long work hours associated with the cost of college. Because of your generosity, I will be able to devote more time to my family, education, and future aspirations. One day, I hope to be in a position that allows me to assist other students in reaching their educational goals, just as you have done for me.”

Kathryn and Leroy Pittman Scholarship


“Being awarded these scholarships shows me that someone believes in me and cares about my future. I am in the Human Services program and plan to transfer to ECU to work towards my goal of becoming a school counselor. I aspire to help the youth so that they see their potential, just as others have seen mine in me.”

Bojangles Tands Scholarship


“Thanks to the generous donations to the LCC Foundation scholarships, neither my parents nor I have to worry about covering my tuition cost during my time at LCC. I am very thankful for the opportunity to earn my education at Lenoir Community College debt-free!”

West Pharmaceutical Services Scholarship
A. Forrest and Ruth King Waller Memorial Scholarship


“This scholarship means so much to me and my family as I am the first to pursue higher education. It is because of kind people like you that a young student like me are given opportunities to help them achieve greatness.”

James C. and Angeline S. Shell Scholarship


“I am very grateful and honored to be awarded this scholarship. It is a tremendous blessing to my family to receive this financial help. Thank you to the donors who provide so students like me are given an opportunity at higher education.”

Golden "K" Kiwanis Club of Kinston Scholarship


“It is such a blessing to be given this opportunity to receive this very special scholarship. This award means I will be able to make my dreams of becoming a registered nurse come true. A passion of mine has always been a desire to help others by providing the care they need. Thank you again for helping make my dreams a reality.”


“I am thankful for the generous donations made to the LCC Foundation scholarships that have helped me pay for my tuition at LCC. Because I am in RIBN program, I am enrolled in the nursing program while also working towards earning my BSN through ECU. So, with the scholarships I have received, I will be able to cover the cost of earning my bachelor’s degree as well. Thank you for helping me reach my dreams of becoming a nurse!”


“This scholarship has allowed me to go to college at an affordable price and pursue my dream of becoming a registered nurse! I am so grateful for this opportunity; I don’t know if I would be in the same position I am today without this scholarship.”

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Who to Contact

For more admissions information:
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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