LPN to ADN Transition

Program Information:

  • LLCC offers a transition for licensed practical nurses who wish to become a Registered Professional Nurse.
  • Upon successful completion, the LPN would be eligible to enter the second year of the ADN program.
  • An applicant must meet all the prerequisites to enter the second year of the LLCC ADN program.
  • All science courses must have been completed with a minimum grade of C within the last five years.
  • Students must have a current physical, show proof of immunization and pass a drug screen prior to the start of the program.
  • Students must show proof of CPR certification for health care providers from either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross Professional Rescuer on admission and maintain certification throughout the program.
  • Students must have an unencumbered LPN license in the State of Illinois.
  • Verification of at least one year of employment (including 1000 hours or more) as a practicing LPN in a specific area, such as, an acute or long-term care environment.

For Program Information Contact:

Nursing Student Success Coach at 217-786-2224 or the Nursing Department at 217-786-2445 or 217-786-4913.

Admission to the Program

  1. Submit the LLCC admission worksheet.
  2. Be a high school graduate or have a GED certificate.
  3. Have a minimum of Basic or higher score on TEAS test within the past 5 years.
  4. Complete CHE 100 or CHE 101 with a minimum grade of C within the last five years or one year of high school chemistry with a minimum grade of C and not longer than five years ago.
  5. Demonstrate placement into EGL 101
  6. Demonstrate placement into MAT 141 or another college level math course.
  7. Have a minimum GPA of 2.8 for all previous college courses.
  8. Send all high school and college transcripts AND A COPY OF your unencumbered LPN LICENSE to: Records Office, Lincoln Land Community College, 5250 Shepherd Road, P. O. Box 19256, Springfield, IL 62794-9256.
  9. Successfully complete with a minimum grade of C PSY 101, BIO 175, BIO 176 and BIO 220.
  10. Give evidence of satisfactory physical and emotional health required of practitioners to carry out the tasks of this occupation.
  11. Anatomy and Physiology and Microbiology courses must have been taken within the last 5 years.
  12. Submit the nursing application.

Application and admission to the program is a separate procedure from application and admission to LLCC. The program uses a selective admissions process. Prospective students’ applications are ranked based on several criteria such as TEAS score, grade point average, college science courses grades and previous academic achievement. Applications will be accepted during specified time periods for fall and spring admissions. Further information can be found at: http://www.llcc.edu/lpn-adn-transition.

Course Requirements:

Required Courses

Please see your advisor for course planning

ADN 105ADN Transition for the LPN


EGL 101Composition I


EGL 102Composition II


SOC 101Introduction to Sociology


Total Credit Hours:15

Upon successful completion of ADN 105, the LPN would be eligible to enter the second year of the Associate Degree Nursing program.