February 27, 2014

FRCC Campus in Longmont Offers Free Assessment Exam for LPNs Wanting to Become RNs

Licensed Practical Nurses interested in becoming Registered Nurses can take a free preadmission assessment exam for entry into the Front Range Community College LPN-ADN Bridge Program at the Boulder County Campus.

The four-hour assessment will be offered twice in March: noon to 4 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014. The assessment will be given in Room 1772 of the Classroom Building at the campus, 2121 Miller Drive, Longmont. Scores on the assessment exam are part of the criteria determining admission to the program.

The bridge program allows Licensed Practical Nurses to complete a transition course and enter the second year of the Associate of Applied Science Degree Nursing Program. This one-year program starts in May. Graduates of the LPN-ADN Bridge Program receive an Associate of Applied Science degree and are eligible to become Registered Nurses by taking the NCLEX-RN exam.

To be eligible for the bridge program, the student must hold have a current Colorado LPN license in good standing and show proof of completion of prerequisite courses or enrollment in those courses. The assessment request form is on the FRCC website (http://www.frontrange.edu/Academics/Academic-Departments/Boulder-County-Campus/Nursing/LPN-ADN-Preadmission-Assessment-Exam-PDF.aspx).

For more information, contact Mary Torbett at mary.torbett@frontrange.edu.

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About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education. CCCS serves more than 162,000 students annually. The system oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and six other post-secondary institutions.


About the author:

John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College. He’s a somewhat-frequent bicycle commuter, a certified soccer referee, and a newspaper editor whose subscription ran out.

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