LPN to RN Bridge Associate Degree Program


Ohio Valley College of Technology School of Nursing offers Licensed Practical Nurses the opportunity to realize their dream of training to become a Registered Nurse in just 16 months! The OVCT’s School of Nursing popular LPN to RN Bridge program is perfect for Licensed Practical Nurses who want recognition and credit for their previous education and work experience.

LPN’s are an important part of the healthcare community, offering direct comfort and support to their patients and families. The OVCT School of Nursing administration and faculty understand that LPNs reach a point in their careers where they want to contribute even more to the delivery of quality healthcare.

If you are that Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) looking for advancement, better career opportunities, and respect, then the OVCT LPN to RN Bridge program is made for you.

“One of the best decisions anyone could make. Everyone at this school cares and wants to make sure you succeed. The best group of people I could’ve been around! Very good school!” – OVCT Student

Change Your Life by Becoming a Registered Nurse


The OVCT School of Nursing LPN to RN Bridge program is a direct admission program, meaning once you are accepted you can expect the opportunity to graduate in 16 months. You will not be required to take courses such as:

  • Psychology
  • Chemistry
  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Pharmacology
  • Nutrition and Diet Therapy
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing I

The Bridge program also includes convenient evening classes and weekend clinical rotations.

Clinical Rotations


An important component of your Associate Degree in Nursing is the practical skills you will develop through your clinical rotations. These hands-on experiences will help you apply the knowledge you learn in the classroom to actual healthcare situations. Some of the clinical rotations nursing students may experience include:

  • Akron Children’s Hospital
  • Alliance Community Hospital
  • Covington Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation
  • East Liverpool City Hospital
  • Heritage Valley Health System
  • Trinity East Hospital
  • Vista Center

Accreditation and Approvals


OVCT is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) to award associate degrees and diplomas. ABHES is a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools | ABHES
7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314
Falls Church, VA 22043
Phone: (703) 917-9503
Web Address: http://www.abhes.org/

The Ohio Valley College of Technology School of Nursing Associate Degree in Nursing has been granted Full Approval by the Ohio Board of Nursing.

Ohio Board of Nursing
17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, Ohio 43215-7410
Phone: (614) 466-3947
Fax: (614) 466-0388
http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/

Be a Registered Nurse


The OVCT LPN to RN Bridge Program is your fast track opportunity to become a Registered Nurse in 16 months!

In addition to learning the critical patient care skills of Registered Nursing, such as pediatrics and obstetrics, your education also includes training related to:

  • Women’s Health Issues
  • The Nursing Process
  • Health Promotion and Maintenance
  • Nursing Roles
  • Therapeutic Communication Skills
  • Competent Nursing Training

If you are ready to change your life and dedicate yourself to your goal of becoming a Registered Nurse, then contact the OVCT School of Nursing immediately!

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