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LPN Transition to RN

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LPNs who want to earn an associate degree in Nursing (RN) Technology may receive up to 52 hours of college credit upon successfully completing Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) examinations, certain proficiency tests, and MTC’s NUR1040A (Transition) course and 3 senior level nursing clinical courses. It’s the perfect way to make your work experience count! Graduates are then eligible to take the licensing examination of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing to become a Registered Nurse (RN).

Studying Nursing (RN) Technology at MTC combines lecture, small group and laboratory studies and demonstrations, and a variety of clinical learning experiences. Classroom ratios in beginning courses are approximately 6 - 8 students to one instructor to provide optimal student support.

Nursing Mission Statement

Prepare students to be professional, caring Registered Nurses who promote optimal levels of wellness for individuals, families, and communities.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to the LPN Transition Program is in accordance with current Nursing policies. Applicants must submit a completed Nursing Program application after the following items are received by MTC:
  • Final high school transcript (or GED results). Completed MTC Application for Admission (including nonrefundable application fee). Successful completion at Levels 1 or greater on three ATI Tests administered on site at MTC through the Center for Workforce Development (CWD): ATI Fundamentals of Nursing ATI Nursing Care of Children ATI Maternal Newborn Nursing A 2.5 accumulative GPA is the minimum for acceptance/continuation. Validation of current Ohio LPN license with no restrictions. Official college and/or LPN School transcripts. Successful completion of a criminal background check prior to entry into NUR1040 Transition.
  • Nursing is a regulated profession. The training, licensure and practice of nursing are subject to federal and state statutes, rule and regulations.  All students entering nursing will be subject to a background check.  Students with a criminal record may be ineligible for admission into the nursing program.  The submission of any false information to Marion Technical College shall be cause for immediate dismissal from the nursing program. 
  • Students are to remain free of any convictions or drug related arrests while enrolled in the program.  Students are required to notify of Dean of Nursing, within one week of any convictions or drug related arrests.  Failure to do so may result in dismissal.
  • Drug screening prior to entry into NUR1040 Transition. Submission dates for LPN-RN applications Spring Semester The selection process for acceptance into the LPN-RN program is based on the highest ranking students who apply and the number of seats available.  Applicants are ranked according to their ATI level scores, most current accumulative grade point average, and general education courses completed in the program. Student must graduate within 5 years of most recent successful Fundamental ATI Exam


The Nursing (RN) Technology program is accredited by The National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC, 3343 Peach Tree Rd. Suite 850, NE, Atlanta, GA 30326, 1-404-975-5000) and approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing.

Learning Outcomes

Transition Course

Transition (NUR1040) is offered Spring Semester depending on space availability and demand. The course consists of 40 hours of theory delivered online, 40 hours of clinical experience, and 20 hours of lab experience help on campus.

Students should register for NUR1040 only after:

• Acceptance into the Nursing Program, including written response from student.
• General coursework is in progress.
• Prerequisites are completed for NUR1040 and other current courses.
• Information session with MTC’s Dean of Nursing (RN) Technology is held.

For additional information contact the MTC Admission Department for an appointment @ 740.389.4636.


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Marion Technical College
1467 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion, Oh. 43302


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