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Interested in the License Practical Nursing (LPN) to Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program?


The curriculum in the Associate of Applied Science degree in nursing is designed to meet the health care needs of the 21st century.  The curriculum focuses on the registered nurse's role in the communities, hospitals, clinics, home health care, and gerontology. 

Licensed practical nurses who have graduated from an approved program and who hold the appropriate credentials to administer medications, including intravenous therapy may be admitted to the second year of the ADN program after completing a transition course in the Summer.

Students who successfully complete the ADN program will be eligible to take the NCLEX exam to earn their licensure to become a Registered Nurse (RN).

Quick Facts about the Kent State University Geauga Campus and Regional Academic Center's LPN to ADN Program:

  • Housed at the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg.  Lectures and labs are usually held at the location in Twinsburg.  Clinicals can be held at any Northeast Ohio area hospital.
  • Admission is selective.
  • Students must apply to the ADN program no later than February 1st for Summer Start.
  • Students must complete prerequisite coursework while applying to the program. See prerequisites listed below.
  • LPNs are placed into the Every-Other-Weekend Cohort program.  LPNs attend classes and clinicals all day Saturday & Sunday in an every-other-weekend format with online work that may be due the weeks where the class will not be meeting. 

ADN Program Admission Requirements

  • 2.7 overall cumulative GPA from your most recent school.
      • If you have ever attended any Kent State campus in the past, we will use your Kent GPA, even if it is the oldest.
  • Competency proven through coursework and/or assessment testing in Algebra, Writing, and Reading.  All prescribed developmental coursework complete.
  • Prerequisites completed or scheduled. Courses marked with * must be completed before the Summer transition course starts. Unmarked courses may be taken alongside the Summer transition course.
      • *BSCI 20020 Biological Structure and Function – 5hrs
      • BSCI 20021 Basic Microbiology – 3hrs
      • *CHEM 10050 Fundamentals of Chemistry – 3hrs
      • *CHEM 10052 Introduction to Organic Chemistry – 2hrs
      • NUTR 33512 Nutrition – 3hrs
      • PSYC 11762 General Psychology – 3hr
      • US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience – 1hr
  • Coursework completed in Algebra, Biology, and Chemistry either in high school or college
  • Information Session attended
  • Admitted to Kent State University
  • All transcripts received (including LPN program)
  • All C- or lower grades in required classes "fixed"
  • Current Licensed Practical Nurse license and IV certification

Click here for more information about the ADN program.

All students must attend an ADN Information Session to receive more information about the program and to receive the application to the program.  Click here for the upcoming ADN Information Sessions.