LPN-RN Bridge Program

Program Criteria

The Gordon State College LPN-RN Bridge program begins in August of each year and runs three concurrent semesters (Fall, Spring and Fall).

To be eligible for admission applicants must meet the same general admission criteria required for the regular 2-year ASN. In addition, LPNs are required to have ONE YEAR of clinical practice experience as a licensed LPN. Applicants must submit a work verification form after completing their admission application to the email, nursing@gordonstate.edu.    

Applicants who are conditionally accepted to the LPN-RN bridge program, must successfully pass the LPN Validation Test, and a skills (lab) test before final acceptance is granted.

The application for the Fall 2022 LPN-RN Bridge program will be available to online December 2, 2021 - January 17, 2022. Link will be here once available.

The official means of communication is Gordon Sate College e-mail. Please check your GSC e-mail frequently for correspondence with the nursing department about your nursing application.


Prerequisite Core Classes:

  • Quantitative Skills and Reasoning or College Algebra
  • Anatomy/Physiology I
  • Anatomy/Physiology II
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Microbiology with lab
  • American History I or II
  • approved Humanities Elective (3 hr.) 

**All core classes must be passed with a grade of C or better. Biology 2210, 2211, and 2250 must be less than 5 years old upon entry into the program. For Fall 2022 cohort sciences must be Fall 2017to current.

LPN to RN Bridge Program Admission Requirements:

Applications for the LPN-RN Bridge program is accepted only during the Fall semester. The application process period commences on December 2 - January 17. Application packet with all required documentation must be submitted by no later than 12:00 p.m. January 17, 2022, (or the last business day BEFORE the due date should it fall on a weekend) in order to be considered.

  • Applicants applying for admission consideration to the Fall 2022 LPN program must receive a letter of Acceptance into Gordon State College by November 30, 2021. 
  • All official academic transcripts for each college/university/technical school attended, must be sent to GSC’s Admission office at time of admission application. The applicant is responsible for assuring that the college has received the most recent transcripts in order to evaluate the student's application.  
  • Minimum overall/cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of applying. 
  • Exemption from or completion of all Learning Support Classes.
  • Department recommends completing 75-80% of Core Curriculum prior to applying to either the ASN program or the LPN-RN Bridge Program.
  • BIOL 2210K, 2211K, and 2250K must be LESS than 5 years old. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • For Fall 2022, cohort sciences must be Fall 2017 to current.
  • Submission of a recommendation form completed by a professor, instructor, and/or
  • Upon receipt of a completed nursing application and verified eligibility for consideration to the nursing program, eligible students will be e-mailed specific instructions to schedule a date to take the Kaplan Nursing Entrance Assessment Test. 
  • Not failed two (2) or more nursing courses in any nursing program, including an LPN program with a grade of "D". 
  • Not failed any nursing course with a grade of "F" in any nursing program, including the LPN program.
  • Able to meet Technical Standards.
  • Successful completion and the passing of the LPN Validation Test and the Skills (Lab) Test. For applicants who received a conditional acceptance to the nursing program. These tests are administered during the summer semester proceeding the fall semester start term. Passage of all tests is required for final acceptance.
  • In addition to the admission requirements listed, you must have a minimum of one-year work experience practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in a medical facility.

Applicants must submit a work verification form after completing their admission application to the email nursing@gordonstate.edu.



Application documents: 

  • Once applicant has submitted an online application, the following items must be submitted to the email nursing@gordonstate.edu before the application deadline: 

**Incomplete/late applications will not be considered for admissions consideration.

Contact your Academic Advisor or refer to our website for course planning and additional information.