Nursing Bridge Programs
If you are already working as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or paramedic and are interested in becoming a Registered Nurse (RN), WCTC has two specially-designed bridge programs to help you reach your goal sooner. By completing specific bridge courses, students are able to enter the Nursing – Associate Degree program at the third semester based on past education and experience. These personalized progression pathways will help you become an RN with minimal repetition of the skills and knowledge you’ve already learned.
Priority is given to WCTC District residents for admission to nursing bridge programs. If space remains, non-district residents may apply. All students will need to complete the admissions steps and courses for the Nursing – Associate Degree program, plus the additional bridge courses listed below.
- Contact the program advisor for approval of all prior learning credits.
- Upon program completion, be prepared to take the national licensing exam to become a Registered Nurse.
- WCTC has a state-wide articulation agreement with most universities in which Nursing – Associate Degree credits transfer to the university at a junior-level standing.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to Nursing – Associate Degree
In addition to the Nursing – Associate Degree courses, required bridge courses include:
- 543-123 LPN Progression Transition
- 806-176 Physiology for Health Care
- 890-101 College Success Strategies
Paramedic to Nursing – Associate Degree
In addition to the Nursing – Associate Degree courses, required Paramedic to RN bridge courses include: