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Advanced Placement for Licensed Practical Nurses: LPN to RN Bridge
(Associate of Applied Science)

Limited Entry
Please click here to find out how to enroll in this program

*Students interested in this program must be a graduate of an approved practical nursing program, and be currently licensed as a Practical Nurse in Nevada.

Job Description

Nursing is a profession which focuses on a wide range of human related responses observed in both sick and well persons. Nursing has a theoretical base selected from other sciences and nursing research.  Nurses are highly respected and supported by the public.

Career Opportunities

Nurses work with people of all ages in:

  • Hospitals                                               
  • Clinics
  • Offices
  • Home Health
  • Schools
  • Public Health
  • Military
  • Federal Government
  • Long Term Care
  • Managed Care
  • Subacute/Rehabilitation Settings

Program Description

The program includes both classroom instruction and clinical practice in adult health nursing, family health nursing and mental health nursing.


CSN Nursing Programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (formally the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.) and the Nevada State Board of Nursing.

Degree Requirements

English Language Proficiency Requirement for ADN Applicants

All ADN program applicants are required to demonstrate English Language Proficiency. Please click here for requirements that meet English language proficiency.

Licensing Requirements

All states require Professional Nurses to be licensed. To become licensed in the State of Nevada, you must have graduated from an approved school of professional nursing and have passed the national licensing examination.

In addition to successfully completing the prescribed course of study in an approved school of nursing, the Nevada Nurse Practice Act (NRS 632.140) requires that candidates for licensure be (1) of good moral character (2) in good physical and mental health. Prospective students are advised that if they have been convicted of a felony prior to admission to the program that this may preclude subsequent licensure to practice as a nurse in Nevada (NRS 632.320). If this is the case, it is suggested that the prospective student contact the Nevada State Board of Nursing prior to applying to the program.

Click here for information on Criminal Convictions for those seeking a Nursing Career in Nevada

Admission Requirements

This is a Limited Entry Program.  Therefore, an application for admission must be submitted by the application deadline and all prerequisite requirements must be completed by the completion deadline in order to be eligible for consideration.  This material is reviewed using selection criteria set by the program.  Applicants are notified of their standing by the Limited Entry office. Note: Students interested in the Advanced Placement for Licensed Practical Nurses program MUST attend a health programs orientation.

How to Transfer Credits to CSN

Pilot Test for Assessment of Anatomy & Physiology/Microbiology

Note: Only students applying to the Nursing or Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program may be eligible to take the Pilot Test.

Science courses must be no older than 7 years old at the time of entry into the Limited Entry Programs at CSN. Students applying to the nursing program who completed college transferable course(s) with a "C" or better in Anatomy & Physiology (8 credits) and/or Microbiology (4 credits), greater than 7 years ago may be eligible to take a pilot test(s) for these subjects. By satisfactorily passing a standardardized exam for Anatomy & Physiology and/or Microbiology, the Nursing Program Director will waive the 7 year policy for the science courses, and science courses can then be used for purposes of selection into the Nursing program.

Pilot Test Information and Eligibility Requirements

Accepted Students

Students accepted into the program will be required to show proof of CPR certification, health insurance, immunization against Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Tetanus, Diphtheria and proof of a negative TB skin test.  A physical examination must also be completed.  This documentation is due at the mandatory advising session held during the week before classes begin each semester.

Join us on Nurses Lounge to connect with current students, faculty and alumni for networking. This site is created just for YOU - our CSN nursing students past and present- to network, connect for job leads and hear of each other's successes. 

For further information, contact the Health Programs Advisement office. 

If you require other information, please e-mail the Health Programs Advisor directly.