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Rochester General College of Health Careers

Education through creative pathways and partnerships

General Content

Nursing Associate of Applied Science Program

LPN to RN Pathway Program

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted for January: July 1st - September 1st

Applications are accepted for July: February 1st - May 1st

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AAS Nursing Admissions Rubric

The Nursing Associate of Applied Science Program is a pathway program that will allow LPNs from an accredited and/or NYSED-approved program transfer into the program at RGCOHC. This program is designed specifically for LPNs and will build upon the knowledge/skills of an LPN while focusing on role transition of the LPN to RN, specifically by further developing clinical judgment and critical thinking. The completed foundation of general education courses is key to this transition. Students enrolled in Rochester General College of Health Careers, a two-year program, require certain supplemental instructional courses, which Monroe Community College is providing.

Program Goals

  • Develop competent entry-level registered nurses with the skills needed to adapt to rapid changes in health care delivery
  • Establish a foundation for lifelong learning
  • Function as caring practitioners across diverse practice settings
  • Provide an educational model that is sensitive to the needs of a diverse student body
  • Work with - and provide care for - individuals of diverse groups in a multicultural community

Learning Outcomes

Our end-of-program student learning outcomes have been derived from the mission, philosophy, curriculum, structure, and organized concepts of the nursing program.

  • Collaborate with members of the health care team to achieve quality patient outcomes (interdisciplinary collaboration)
  • Deliver patient-centered care using clinical judgment, critical thinking, and culturally sensitive (patient-centered care)
  • Demonstrate leadership in multiple health care settings (leadership)
  • Integrate informatics and technology into the practice of nursing (informatics)
  • Participate in quality and safety measures to improve patient outcomes (safety and quality improvement)

Tuition and Fees

Course Descriptions

Learn more about both our Traditional and Transfer Student Course Catalogs and what each semester of learning will encompass. 

Reference Form

Please have your references fill out the Rochester General College of Health Careers Reference Form and return it to the RGCOHC Campus.

Meet the Faculty

Meet the full-time and part-time educators who will be a part of your nursing education. 


  • Effective June 14th, 2022, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on June 14th, 2024.
    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN),
    3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850,
    Atlanta, Georgia 30326
    (404) 975-5000

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