LPN to ADN Transition Program
Our Nursing Program recognizes that many Licensed Practical Nurses are interested in earning an ADN, being qualified to take the NCLEX exam, and becoming a Registered Nurse. The Montgomery College Nursing Program has designed an eight credit course –the LPN Transition Course (NU 130) to ease the transition of Maryland Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) into the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program.
The course teaches specific concepts related to the practice of professional Nursing drawn from the first year of the regular ADN program. The course is intensive and consists of 7 hours of lectures and discussions, along with 14 hours of laboratory and clinical each week, for thirteen weeks.
The program begins in May during the Montgomery College Summer Session I. Upon successful completion of NU 130, students move into the regular ADN program and join an existing, in-progress cohort for two more academic semesters. After graduating, students will be eligible to take the NCLEX exam and become licensed Registered Nurses.
LPN to ADN Admissions Process
Like the traditional Nursing Program, the admissions process for the LPN to ADN program requires that an applicant be registered as a student of Montgomery College. If an applicant is not currently a student then they must submit a Montgomery College application and registration fee to the Office of Admissions declaring “Pre-Nursing as their major. Applicants must submit all official transcripts to the Admissions Office. If your transcripts are from a foreign institution then they will need to be evaluated by an evaluation service.
LPN to ADN Prerequisite Course Work
The following courses are prerequisites for the LPN to ADN program*:
BI 204: Human Anatomy and Physiology I and
BI 205: Human Anatomy and Physiology II (completed within last five years)
EN 101: Techniques of Reading and Writing I
EN 102: Techniques of Reading and Writing II or
EN 109: Writing for Technology and Business
MA 110: Survey of College Mathematics or higher
PY 102: General Psychology
Additional General Education courses that students must complete prior to graduation are Arts Distribution (3 credits), Humanities Distribution (3 credits) and Sociology (3 credits).
* Documentation of completion of this course work whether through Montgomery College or from credits transferred from a different institution are to be submitted to the Office of Admissions and Records and must be received and verified prior to submission of application.
Test of Essential Academic Skills - TEAS Exam
The TEAS exam is required for all application submissions to the Nursing Program. Applicants cannot be exempted from the requirement regardless of factors like educational background, prior course work, grade point average, or existing degrees. The exam must be taken before an application is submitted. The minimum recommended score requirements are:
Adjusted Individual Total Score: 66%
Applicants who exceed the minimum score requirements are more competitive. For comprehensive information on the TEAS exam, including registration, tutoring and, Academic Support Centers, please visit the web page for the TEAS exam.
All applicants must submit a written letter of recommendation from their current supervisor. The letter must discuss and verify employment in the role of LPN for at least 1 year at a hospital or long-term care facility. Additionally, LPNs must submit a copy of their Maryland or Compact State LPN license.
Application deadline for the LPN to ADN Transition Program and the Military Medic/Corpsman to ADN Option is always March 1st.
We recommend that potential students interested in the LPN to ADN Transition Program attend a Nursing Information Session .
For additional and more specific information about the program please contact Professor Monique Alston-Davis via email with your questions.