LPN to RN Bridge (AAS)

*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.

Nature of Work

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.


The CSN Associate Degree in Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) and approved by the Nevada State Board of Nursing.

LPN to RN Bridge (AAS) Requirements

LPN to RN Bridge Advising Sheet - Fall
LPN to RN Bridge Career Guide - Fall
LPN to RN Bridge Application Flowchart - Fall

LPN to RN Bridge Advising Sheet - Spring
LPN to RN Bridge Career Guide - Spring
LPN to RN Bridge Application Flowchart - Spring

Note: Qualified applicants are expected to meet all admission criteria and matriculating students are expected to meet all progression criteria, as well as these Essential Functions of Nursing StudentsStudents with documented need for accommodation are to meet with the Disability Resources Center.

TEAS Exam Information
Evidence of Non-infectivity for Tuberculosis
Proof of Immunity to Select Infectious Diseases

Assessment Testing

NOTE: The Kaplan Exam must be taken prior to December 31, 2016 and will be accepted until December 31, 2021.  Kaplan Exams taken after December 31, 2016 will not be accepted.  TEAS or Kaplan Exam scores older than (5) years at the time of application will not be considered.  Students who have taken the TEAS or Kaplan exam from another state and/or institution must have all their scores officially transferred to CSN before their specified application deadline.  An unofficial copy must also be presented with the limited entry packet.

TEAS registration information is available online: TEAS Exam Information

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 LPN to RN Bridge program MUST attend a health programs orientation.

Find out how to apply to this program through the Limited Entry Office.

Proficiency Exam for Assessment of Anatomy & Physiology/Microbiology

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 proficiency exam(s) for these subjects. By satisfactorily passing a standardized 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.

Proficiency Exam Information and Eligibility Requirements - Nursing

Student's First Checklist

New students planning to register for courses at CSN must follow the steps outlined on the Health Programs Advising Checklist. This checklist provides information on the registration process for new students seeking a Limited-Entry Health Science Degree or Certificate.

Find out how to Transfer Credits to CSN from other colleges.

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.

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If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact one of our Health Programs Advisement Offices.

  • Charleston Campus: (702) 651-5885, Building K Lobby
  • North Las Vegas Campus: (702) 651-4415, Main Building Room N212
  • Henderson Campus: (702) 651-3563, Student Union Room 127