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Rochester General College of Health Careers

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Nursing Associate of Applied Science Program

LPN to ADN Pathway Program

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is a pathway program designed to allow LPNs from an accredited and/or NYSED approved program to transfer into the program at the Rochester General College of Health Careers (RGCOHC). This program is designed specifically for the LPN, and will build upon the knowledge and skills that an LPN possesses while focusing on the role transition to RN - specifically further development of clinical judgment and critical thinking. The completed foundation of general education courses is key to this transition. 

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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 cultural 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 Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees: $16,475
Books and Supplies: $450

For financial aid information, please call: (585) 974-5500 or email: [email protected].

Reference Form

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

RGCOHC Traditional Student Course Catalog

Traditional Entry 

Students enter as a freshman and complete four traditional semesters and one micro semester, for a total of 67 weeks of instruction.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Valid unencumbered LPN license
  • Completion of ATI TEAS exam with a score in the "proficient" range or higher
  • PNs will be granted 12 credits for LPN program completion and valid NYS license

RGCOHC Transfer Student Course Catalog

Transfer Entry

Students may also enter into year two and complete two-and-a-half (2.5) semesters for a total of 37 weeks of instruction.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Valid unencumbered LPN license
  • Completed General Education Courses with a "C" or greater, and sciences completed within five years of enrollment
    • Anatomy & Physiology I & II
    • Microbiology
    • English I & II
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Introduction to Sociology
  • Completion of ATI TEAS exam with a score in the "proficient" range or higher
  • PNs will be granted 12 credits for LPN program completion and valid NYS license
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Start the LPN to RN Pathway

If you are ready to build on your skills and knowledge and take the next steps in your nursing career, apply to the Nursing Associate of Applied Science Program today!
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