- Bridge Program Option for LPNs
Bridge Program Option for LPNs
Articulation to the Associate Degree Nursing Program for Practical Nursing Graduates
St. Charles Community College, Department of Nursing supports the concept of articulation and has formulated a plan whereby Licensed Practical Nurses may request advanced standing in the Associate Degree Nursing Program offered by the College. LPNs may "BRIDGE" into the A.D.N. program by successfully completing the admission requirements as outlined below.
Admission to the Bridge program will be based on a comprehensive review of applicants material (e.g. GPA, courses completed, etc.); the Bridge Admission Committee will review applicants' materials in November before the first semester of the Bridge program. Final decisions will be made in December. Admission is selective.
Students must meet with an SCC Career Technical Counselor (636-922-8246) Room 1204, Administration Building, to begin the application process and pay the $25 non-refundable application fee. All criteria must be completed in order to APPLY for the Bridge program.
Once placed on the wait list, students must maintain eligibility status each semester to remain on the wait list.
- Students must complete the assessment test (SC 133) OR submit official transcripts showing college-level English, Reading, and Math courses passed with a grade of "C" or better.
- Submit a "Request for Transcript Evaluation" form for all official transcripts.
- Students must successfully complete any developmental coursework required (RDG 085, 092, 093; ENG 095, 096; MAT 096, 098) or equivalent ESL required courses.
- Students must complete chemistry, anatomy and physiology I, psychology, and English composition I PRIOR to entering the Bridge program. Students enrolled in one or more of these courses in the fall prior to the Bridge program start must show proof of their enrollment. Admission to the program will be contingent on final grade/GPA for the course(s).
Grade Point Average
- Students with 12 hours of college credit (non-developmental) coursework must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above. College credits supersede high school GPA. GPA is considered in the admission process.
- Applicants must have a current undisciplined LPN license for the state of Missouri, including IV certification.
- Applicants should have 2 years of clinical experience within the last 3 years, or graduated from an LPN program and have worked since graduation.
- Admission to the Bridge program is not final until the results from the mandatory drug screening and criminal background checks are reviewed by the nursing department chair and division dean. Students who test positive on the drug screen will be denied admission for the current year. Students may be denied entry into the program based on criminal background results.
- The Bridge Admission Committee will meet in November and again in December to determine admission into the program. Students will begin the Bridge program in January. Student must submit the above materials by Nov. 1 to be considered for enrollment in the January term. Please note there is limited number of openings; eligible students will be notified of their status upon Bridge Admission Committee decision.
- Students who are currently enrolled in SCC's LPN program will be able to apply after they have successfully completed the LPN NCLEX and have received a LPN license number.
It is the student’s responsibility to supply documentation that requirements are met, and to maintain awareness of deadlines, academic status, course requirements, etc.