Athena offers an excellent program for those who have their LPN license to learn to become a Registered Nurse, and in just one year. This career is in very high demand and provides very lucrative compensation. We have included some of the most common questions about our program.
What is an RN?
Registered Nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.
Where do Registered Nurses work?
What are the admission requirements?
Persons interested in attending the LPN to RN Program must meet the following criteria for admittance:
- Complete an online application for admission.
- Attend an informational meeting with an admissions representative.
- Attend an individual meeting with a financial aid administrator for funding arrangements.
- Submit a copy of Licensed Practical Nurse Transcript.
- The RN Program Director will validate LPN licensure.
- Provide a copy of valid government identification and signed social security card.
- Citizenship requirements include I94 card with date of entry, current passport, and proof of alien registration number if applicable.
- Provide proof of American Heart Association BLS – Healthcare Provider CPR.
- Complete a physical that is signed and dated by a physician or qualified medical representative within one (1) year of start date.
- Complete and pass a drug screen within 90 days of start date.
- Provide immunizations records, which include:
- A 2 step PPD within one (1) year of start date or an initial 2 step PPD with documented proof of annual one (1) step PPD. – OR – CXR within one (1) year of start date.
- MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis B series/waiver, recent Tetanus, and/or Titers.
- ALL health records MUST be completed PRIOR to enrolling.
- Complete a BCI and FBI criminal background check and fingerprinting within 90 days of start date. The background checks are subject to approval and/or consultation with a director.
- Sign an enrollment agreement.
- Complete an online State of Ohio Disclosure Course.
- Attend the orientation session.
- Provide proof of the current season’s flu shot.
How long does it take to complete the LPN to RN Program?
Will I be licensed at the conclusion of the program?
What types of courses are taught in the program?
What is included in the program?
The LPN to RN Program is an all-inclusive program that includes:
- Classroom Training
- Clinical Practicum
- Books & Materials
- Lab Fees & Supplies
- State Board of Nursing Test Fee
- Simulation Lab Training
How much are RNs compensated?
Where can I take my classes?
Athena Career Academy LPN to RN Program Cost
|Drug Screen (paid to school)||$25.00|
|Books, Uniforms, Supplies and Lab Fees||$2,625.00|
Licensure Fees (Paid to 3rd Party)*
|PN-NCLEX (Ohio or Michigan) School pays for first attempt only||$200.00|
|Records Check Prior to State Exam Student pays||$85.00|
|Application Fee (Ohio) School pays initial fee only OR||$78.50|
|Application Fee (Michigan) School pays initial fee only||$135.00|
*See Admissions Rep for details.
**Athena Alumni are able to apply for a LPN to RN Completion Grant of $1,200.00 which is completely funded by the school. Please visit our Alumni page for requirements and more information, click here.
***Athena students are able to apply for a Nursing Clinical Partnership Grant of $1,200.00 which is completely funded by the school. Click here for more information, click here.