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Thank you for your interest in the LPN-RN Transition Program at Clover Park Technical College. The application process consists of several requirements prior to admission to the program. Please read the entire packet. Admission policies are subject to change. Applicants are accepted under the terms in place at the time the application is received. The student is advised to keep up to date on any changes that might affect their qualifications for acceptance into the LPN-RN Transition program.


The LPN-RN Transition Pathway leading to an Associate Degree in Nursing prepares Licensed Practical Nurses to transition to the Registered Nurse role. This program will be offered during the evening and weekend hours and on a part-time basis.

The RN provides patient care independently using critically thinking while utilizing the nursing process. Furthermore, the RN works as a member of the interdisciplinary team when carrying out medical interventions under the general direction of a health care provider. RN’s are employed by acute care settings, long-term care facilities, outpatient settings, clinics, schools, and many other places. The RN cares for patients utilizing the full scope of the nursing process, administers medications, treatments, performs skilled nursing procedures, and documents in the patient record.


Clover Park Technical College’s Associate Degree in Nursing Program consists of five quarters with 38 credits of nursing courses. Students must receive a “B-” or better in all nursing courses to satisfy graduation requirements.

This LPN-RN Transition Program focuses on preparing students to provide individual-centered care through professional nursing practice, hoing in on leadership and collaboration through the use of information, technology, safety and communication. Students learn knowledge in the classroom, practice applying this knowledge in the skills laboratory and in clinical settings, including simulation, to ensure safe individual care. Clinical learning experiences are obtained in various health care settings in the community under the guidance of nursing faculty. Clinical experiences are largely scheduled between 5:00 a.m. and 11:30 PM on weekends. The college reserves the right to schedule clinical experiences up to 50 miles from the college.

Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam and meet state eligibility requirements, including a criminal background check, in order to apply for licensure. Persons with history of criminal convictions may not be eligible for licensure.

Physical Activity Requirements

This occupation requires medium physical activity, handling body fluids, and exposure to infectious diseases. Nurses are often standing for long periods of time. For safety and protection of patients, student nurses must be able to perform basic cardiac life support, including CPR, and function in stressful and/or emergency situations. 

Entry Requirements 

The following are required to enter the LPN-RN ADN Program:

1. An active LPN License 

2. Pre-requisite Courses:  A student must achieve an average of a "B" for all pre-requisite courses. (CPTC courses with an “&” in the course name are transferable to other Washington State educational institutions.) 

  • CHEM& 121 (5 Cr.)
  • BIOL& 160 (5 Cr.)
  • BIOL& 241 Human A & P 1 w/Lab (5 Cr.)
  • BIOL& 242 Human A & P 2 w/Lab (5 Cr.)
  • BIOL& 260 Microbiology with lab (5 Cr.)
  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I (5 Cr.)
  • MATH& 146 Introduction to Stats (5 Cr.) 
  • NUTR& 101 Nutrition (5 Cr.)
  • PSYC& 100DIV General Psychology (5 Cr.)
  • PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology (developmental psychology) (5 Cr.)

Must achieve a passing grade in COLL 102

  • COLL 102 College Success for All (3 Cr.)

3. American Heart Association CPR for the Health Care Provider. This includes adult, child, and infant, under the guidelines of the American Heart Association. Online CPR courses are not accepted. Students are required to carry personal health/medical insurance throughout their clinical rotations.

4. Proof of immunizations

Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR)

o 2 MMR doses of vaccinations, or

o Proof of immunity by titer of each of the three components -Rubella, Mumps & Measles. (Lab report required)

Varicella (Chicken Pox)

o 2 doses of the Varicella vaccinations, or

o Positive antibody titer (lab report required)

Hepatitis B

o 3 vaccinations and

o Positive HepB sAB antibody titer (lab report is required)

TB Skin Test (2 Step) Provide one of the following:

o Negative 2 step test (2 separate tests done 1-3 weeks apart) within the past 12 months ( you must show placement date and read date for both of the 2 steps) or

o Past negative 2 step test PLUS all subsequent annuals (latest test must have been done within the past 12 months) or

o If positive results, clear Chest X-Ray report within the past 3 years and a current year symptom-free report from your healthcare provider or

o Negative QuantiFERON Gold Blood test. You must submit a copy of the laboratory report to meet this requirement.

Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis (TDaP)

o There must be documentation of a TDaP vaccination. If the TDaP vaccine was administered more than 10 years ago, you must also submit a recent TD booster.


o Submit documentation of a seasonal flu shot administered after October 1 of the current year. If after flu season (October to March) flu shot will be needed when available.


o Must be fully vaccinated.

 Additionally, once a student is accepted into the program, the following is expected.

1. Student must receive a “No Record On File” report related to crimes against persons from the Washington State Patrol. A non-refundable fee is charged to each student for the background check.

2. Student will upload all clinical documentation, including immunizations into current document management system. 

3. Student will keep department up to date on any changes related to background checks, address or name changes. 

Admission Dates

Fall and Spring quarters. 

If students are taking or have taken prerequisite courses at another educational institution, they must have credits evaluated prior to submitting the application. Students must request an official college transcript be sent to CPTC Enrollment Services for evaluation and complete a transfer credit request form. Mail your official transcript to Clover Park Technical College ATTN: Credential Evaluator.

To apply, download and complete the LPN-RN Transition Program (ADN) Admission Packet and follow the directions given in the packet for deadlines and how to submit.

Program Outcomes

Individual-Centered Care: Utilize critical thinking to provide excellent individual-centered care to our diverse community.

Professional Nursing Practice: Demonstrate professional nursing standards through continuous learning and self-care.

Leadership and Collaboration: Create an inclusive and collaborative environment through the development of leadership qualities and culturally conscious attitudes.

Information and Technology: Implement evidence-based information and technology that supports healthcare teams and their decision- making process.

Safety: Integrate the nursing process to promote safe, high-quality care of individuals and their communities

Communication: Employ strong therapeutic communication skills to promote the health and wellness of individuals in various settings.

Completion Requirements


A mandatory orientation is required prior to admission to the program.

LPN-RN Transition Program (ADN) Courses



NURS 270Variations in Health and Wellness III


NURS 271Variation in Health and Wellness Lab III


NURS 272Variation in Health and Wellness Clinical/SIM III


NURS 273Variations in Pediatric and Reproductive Health


NURS 274Ethics and Policy in Nursing II


NURS 280Variations in Health and Wellness IV


NURS 281Variations in Health and Wellness Lab IV


NURS 282Variations from Health and Wellness Clinical/SIM IV


NURS 285Transition to Professional Nursing Practice


NURS 286Psychosocial Issues in Nursing II


NURS 292Transition to Nursing Practice Clinical


NURS 293Communication in Healthcare II


NURS 295Professional Nursing Concepts


Total Credit Hours:91