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"Each and every one of those teachers truly cared about what was going on with their students. I grew tremendously as a person - mentally, emotionally, and intellectually - in nursing school. I realized that out in the workforce I could handle a lot more than I ever thought I would be able to as far as knowledge, stress, and endurance. TCTC just gave me that confidence." -Becky C.

hours RNs spent at clinicals
450
hours LPNs spent at clinicals
432
NCLEX pass rate for 2018 LPN to RN grads
100%
Job placement rate for 2017 LPN grads
96%

Nothing’s worse than wasting your time and hard-earned money…

You want to get in and out of school quickly so you can get on with your life in a career that you love, right?

We know you don’t want to waste your time with unnecessary gen-eds, in huge classes where it’s difficult to get the one-on-one help you need. After all, the whole reason you’re spending all this time and money going back to school is to make sure you graduate and pass your licensure exam so you can work.

We get it. We ONLY offer healthcare education programs, and we do this so we can devote all of our resources to this specialty. We’ve gone above and beyond to include an exclusive NCLEX prep program that helps prepare you for licensure throughout the duration of our programs. Our track record proves itself…TCTC had a 100% NCLEX pass rate for our 2018 LPN to RN grads and a 96% NCLEX pass rate for our 2017 LPN grads. On top of that, 100% of those students secured jobs after passing their licensure exam.

LPN to RN program

Accelerated LPN to RN

The Accelerated LPN to RN Bridge Program is designed for students who are already currently Missouri Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and have chosen to pursue a career as a Registered Nurse.

Time Commitment
1 Year
Until Program Starts
4 Months22 Days14 Hours

Practical Nursing (LPN)

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) provide basic nursing care. They work under the direction of registered nurses and doctors.

Time Commitment
1 Year
Until Program Starts
8 Months12 Days14 Hours

FAQs

Besides the application, what all do I need to do to get into the program?

That depends on the program, so the best answer is to give us a call. In general, we will need copies of a few documents, two satisfactory background screenings, an entrance exam or two completed, and some medical records. Call us for the checklist though!

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What entrance exams do I need to take?

If you are applying for general education classes, you will take the Wonderlic exam.

If you are applying for the LPN program, you will take the Wonderlic exam and the TEAS exam.

If you are applying for the Accelerated LPN to RN program, you will take the Wonderlic exam and the ATI PN Comprehensive Predictor that asks nursing related questions.

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What programs do you offer?

We have a 1 year Practical Nursing (LPN) program and a 1 year Accelerated LPN to RN program.

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Are your programs accredited?

Yes, we are accredited! Our entire institution is accredited by Accreditation Bureau of Health Education Schools. This includes our Practical Nursing (LPN) and Accelerated LPN to RN programs.

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How do gen-eds work?

We offer the general education classes at our campus, which makes it easier for our students. Unlike other schools, our general education classes are part of our program and can be taken during your program. This allows a student to get in and out faster; however, a lot of our students take the general education classes before their program begins, which lightens the full-time course load. Give Admissions a call to see which option might work best for you. 

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What prerequisites do I need for my program?

The only program that has prerequisites is the Accelerated LPN to RN program. The Accelerated LPN to RN program is for current Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) who are IV Certified. If you are applying for the Accelerated LPN to RN program you will need to complete the 17 prerequisite credit hours BEFORE the program begins. The prerequisites include : Anatomy & Physiology I & II, English Composition, Introduction to Psychology and Principles of Human Nutrition. 

The LPN program does not have prerequisites, so you can get started right away.

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Do your programs have additional help if students need it?

Yes! As long as the student is trying and wants to succeed, our instructors will do everything in their power to help students achieve their goals. We offer one-on-one or small group tutoring with instructors, and more if additional help is needed.

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