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Rochester General College of Health Careers

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General Content

Nursing Associate of Applied Science Program

LPN to RN Pathway Program

Application Deadlines 

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

All required admissions documents and testing must be completed at time of applications closing

Admissions decision will be made by November 1st

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

All required admissions documents and testing must be completed at time of applications closing

Admissions decision will be made by June 1st

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)
  • Incorporate ethical, legal, regulatory, and best practice standards into care delivery

Admission Details

A completed admission application, all related transcripts, and documents must be received before the application deadline to receive full consideration.

  • Fall Semester: Opens February 1st and closes May 1st. 
  • Spring Semester: Opens July 1st and closes October 1st

Documents required for admission include:

  • High school transcript or General Education Diploma (GED) transcript in official format from granting institution or school district 
  • Valid unencumbered LPN license
  • Proof of completion of required general education courses, if applying as a transfer student. 
  • All science courses must be completed within seven (7) years of the application date with a final grade of “C” or higher 

Admission Requirements:

  • Completion of Assessment Technology Institute Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) entrance assessment exam with a score in the “proficient” range or higher.
  • Submission of official college (LPN school) transcript showing successful completion with a grade of “C” or better for all required courses. 
  • LPNs will be granted 12 credits for LPN program completion and a valid NYS license.

International Applicants ONLY:

In addition to completing the application and submitting required documents, international applicants are required to submit additional documents as part of the application process. International applicants must secure (at the student’s expense) a course by course credential evaluation for all foreign transcripts and related academic documents. An official copy of the Course by course credential evaluation must be submitted directly to:

Rochester General College of Health Careers

Admissions Department

470 Skyview Centre Parkway

Rochester, NY 14622

A credential evaluation is only considered official if it is received by RGCOHC sealed in the original envelope from the credentialing entity.

Tuition and Fees

Course Descriptions

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

Academic Catalog

View the academic catalog as well as the catalog addendum for the Rochester General College of Health Careers.

AAS Handbook

View the handbook for the Rochester General College of Health Careers.

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. 

Join an Information Session

Learn more about the programs at one of our information sessions.



  • Effective June 14, 2022 the AAS nursing program at Rochester Regional Health at the Rochester General College of Health Careers Campus located in Rochester, NY is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on June 14, 2024.

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
    Atlanta, Georgia 30326
    (404) 975-5000
    View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this candidate program at

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