Advanced Placement for Licensed Practical Nurses: LPN to RN Bridge
(Associate of Applied Science)
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.
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.
Nurses work with people of all ages in:
- Home Health
- Public Health
- Federal Government
- Long Term Care
- Managed Care
- Subacute/Rehabilitation Settings
The program includes both classroom instruction and clinical practice
in adult health nursing, family health nursing and mental health
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Test Information and Eligibility
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
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For further information, contact the Health Programs
If you require other information, please e-mail the Health Programs Advisor