LPN to Associate Degree 护理 Bridge

This program is for licensed practical and vocational nurses who are seeking to become registered nurses.

LPN to Associate Degree 护理 Bridge (32 credits)

LPN to Associate Degree 护理 Bridge program page


This program is for licensed practical and vocational nurses who are seeking to become registered nurses. Students receive 11 prior learning credits for completing their practical nursing degree and licensure. Eligible applicants will complete a transition course before joining Associate Degree 护理 (ADN) students in the second year of the ADN program. 

While all students are welcome to apply to M State's nursing programs, acceptance is selective. 

Learn more about the application process by watching LPN to Associate Degree 护理 Bridge Admission (视频).

护理 application information

Fall 2024 LPN to Associate Degree 护理 Bridge - Application information - (Application 关闭d on May 5)
Spring 2025 LPN to Associate Degree 护理 Bridge - Application information - 的最后期限 - 应用

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护理 accreditation and approval



The M State Associate Degree in 护理 and Practical 护理 programs are 认证系统 by the National League for 护理 Commission for 护理 Accreditation (NLN CNEA) 2600 Virginia Ave. 西北,华盛顿特区.C., 20032, 202.909.2526.

All M State nursing programs are approved by the Minnesota Board of 护理.

Educational requirements for initial licensure

The Associate Degree 护理 and Practical 护理 curriculums meet educational requirements for professional licensure or certification in the states of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. See more information for licensure and/or certification in other states at 护理.

DOE Requirement 护理 Program - States

NCLEX first-time test taker pass rate

NCLEX 2020-2022 Pass Rates
Advancing your nursing career

Graduates who earn an associate degree in nursing are eligible to apply for admission to baccalaureate nursing programs through articulation agreements with colleges in the 明尼苏达州 system as well as other colleges and universities outside Minnesota. A bachelor's degree offers nurses increased opportunities in management and community settings.

M State partners with MSUM on Dual Acceptance Program

M State has partnered with 明尼苏达州 University 学习 to be designated as a Dual Acceptance Program, making graduates of M State’s Associate Degree 护理 program eligible for automatic acceptance into MSUM’s RN-BSN program.

For M State ADN students, this new partnership offers the advantages of:

  • A seamless, efficient and cost-effective transition to MSUM’s RN-BSN program
  • Bypassing the traditional RN-BSN application process
  • Flexibility for professional, adult learners:
    • 100%的在线
    • Individualized pace and program progression, with completion in as little as three semesters or up to five years
    • Program starts in fall, spring and summer semesters

Information, including eligibility requirements, is available at M State AS-N to MSUM's RN-BSN Dual Acceptance Program & 计划.

Background check, immunizations required

Students in the nursing program must have current immunizations and undergo a criminal background check. Requirements are outlined in the program application.


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