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Nursing - LPN to RN Bridge


Take your nursing education to the next level

What you’ll earn

Lane’s LPN-to-RN Bridge program is an educational path where licensed practical nurses (LPNs) can further their education and career.

Associate Degree

Using your LPN education and experience as a starting point, this program offers in-depth curriculum at an accelerated pace that will prepare you for the next level of your nursing career.

The curriculum provides a strong foundation in the practice of nursing and prepares students to function safely within the framework of the Registered Nurse’s role. Throughout the program, students integrate classroom theory with clinical experiences that are related to the theory component. Nursing education incorporates effective therapeutic communication techniques, critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills, and the development of sound nursing judgment.

2 years start part-time, end full-time
$39,168 Full program, not including prerequisites


  • Hospital, medical surgical, public health nursing
  • Pharmacology & Pathophysiology
  • Nursing care of chronic conditions
  • Nursing care of acute conditions
  • Evidence based practice
  • Clinical decision making


Our graduates have an exceptionally high job placement rate. Whether you plan to work after licensure or continue your education in a RN to BSN program, you'll be well prepared by our rigorous program. Some RN to BSN programs our graduates have gone on to include Linfield UniversityOregon Health Science University, and Bushnell University. If you are interested in concurrent enrollment, so you can work on your bachelor degree while in our associate program, consider Grand Canyon University.


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Classes required before entering the program may vary depending on placement into Math and Writing Classes. Please click here to learn more about course placement and consult the catalog for detailed information about prerequisites, including BI112 Cell Biology for Health Occupations.

Additional Information:

  • 2023: >90 on-time completion rate
  • 2023: 94% first time NCLEX pass rate
  • Opportunity to take the NCLEX PN exam and work as an LPN after completing the first year of the ADN program
  • Additional clinical experience opportunities through Cooperative Education


Effective July 3rd, 2023, the Practical Nursing and Registered Nursing program at Lane Community College in Eugene Oregon  is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on July 3, 2025.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this candidate program.

*Type of program: practical, diploma, associate, baccalaureate, master’s, master’s/post-master’s certificate, post-master’s certificate, clinical doctorate, clinical doctorate/DNP clinical doctorate specialist certificate, or DNP clinical doctorate specialist certificate.

Note: Upon granting initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the ACEN Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation.

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