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LPN to RN Bridge Program Applications

Pikes Peak State College (PPSC) Nursing Department plans to run the LPN to RN bridge program in Fall 2024. Applications will begin being accepted in May 2024. Continue checking here for the most recent updates. 
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LPN to RN Bridge Application Requirements

In-progress courses are acceptable. Students interested in the LPN to RN Bridge Program are required to complete all of the following steps and applicants MUST be 18 years of age, or older, at the time of application submission, no exceptions.

Prospective students MUST complete the following courses as prerequisites:
• BIO 201/2101 (Anatomy & Physiology I)
• BIO 202/2102 (Anatomy & Physiology II)
• BIO 204/2104 (Microbiology)
• ENG 121/1021 (English Composition I)
• PSY 235/2440 (Human Growth & Development)

Prospective students MUST have FULLY COMPLETED the following 1st year additional requisite courses before or concurrently to the LPN to RN Bridge Program:
• BIO 216/2116 (Pathophysiology)
• MAT 103/1120 (Math for Clinical Calculations)
• Students can test out of MAT 103/1120

All BIO courses must be within the past seven years. Prospective students MUST take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), within the 365-day period before they apply. They must meet or surpass the national mean scores in the overall, reading, and math categories on the TEAS Test.

Application Submission is not a Guarantee of Acceptance into the Nursing Program.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the Nursing department at 719-502-3450 or Nursing@pikespeak.edu. Our nursing students can take the prerequisites online or as hybrid courses, but once accepted into the nursing program they must take all required classes on campus and the clinicals at our designated clinical sites, the department asks that students be available Monday through Friday from 8am until 6pm. Some clinical site times are during the evening or night shift and weekends. The nursing program is full-time.

Application Requirements

Application Requirements

Application Requirements

Fill out Pikes Peak State College Admission Form in the Admissions office at one of the three campuses, or an online Admissions Application.  If you are already enrolled as a student, you do not need to repeat this step.

Request copies of official transcripts (colleges attended other than Pikes Peak State College) be sent to: Records@ppcc.edu  --OR-- submit transcripts to:

Pikes Peak State College 
5675 S. Academy Blvd. 
Colorado Springs, CO 80906 
(719) 502-3000

You will still need to include UNOFFICIAL copies of transcripts of any college attended (including from PPSC) with the Nursing Program application. 

Prerequisite courses for the Nursing Program MUST be transferred over to your PPSC transcripts.

Take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), (see information below regarding remote testing through atitesting.com.) The Adjusted Individual Score (the overall score), Reading Score and Mathematics Score must be at or above the current national mean, as noted on the student’s individual final TEAS report. A printed copy of the TEAS results is required to submit with the ADN application. Applicants will be allowed 2 attempts on the TEAS test per application cycle.

COVID-19 INFORMATION: For students that need to complete their TEAS exam to apply, the PPSC Testing secured the option for remote testing through the ATI testing platform. If you need to schedule the TEAS exam or you need directions and information about the remote testing option, please go to TEAS Exam Information. There is an additional $5 charge to take the TEAS exam remotely on top of the cost of the exam.

Complete, with a C or better, the following prerequisite courses. The following courses should have a minimum combined GPA of 2.5. ALL PREREQUISITES must be completed before start of summer semester.

• ENG 1021 English Composition I (3 Credits)
• PSY 2440 Human Growth and Development (3 Credits)
• BIO 2101 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 Credits)
• BIO 2102 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 Credits)
• BIO 2104 Microbiology (4 Credits)

All Biology (BIO) prerequisites must be completed within the most recent seven-year period prior to entry into Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Nursing Programs.

No more than one grade of D or F allowed in any of the 2000 level BIO courses that are required for the Nursing Program in the past seven years. Students accepted into the Nursing Program must maintain a "C" or better in each required course (nursing and non-nursing). ENG 122/1022 is NOT an acceptable substitute for ENG 121/1021.

Prerequisite courses for the Nursing Program MUST show as completed with the correct number of credits on your PPSC transcripts.

The following courses are also required to be completed, but can be completed before or concurrently to the program. These courses are not required for application and they will NOT be figured into the GPA for admission into the Nursing program:

BIO 216/2116 Pathophysiology (4 credit hours)

Elective Humanities/Social Science (3 credit hours)

(PSY 101/1001, a pre-requisite for PSY 235/2440, will fill this requirement)

Application Requirements

Provide a Current and Active Colorado or Compact LPN License in good standing

BLS/CPR from the American Heart Association (AHA): Certification must be "Health Care Provider Professional" with " hands-on" training. Certification copy must be front & back of the card and card must be signed. Certification is valid for two years and cannot expire during the first semester of the program. 

Health & Immunization Report Upon acceptance into the LPN to RN program, the health and immunization report must be completed by your physician and submitted to the PPSC nursing department prior to the start of classes. PPSC Health & Immunization form 

Immunization Requirements and necessary titers/vaccines require proof of vaccines or titers, are at the student's expense and can be done by any healthcare provider of the student's choice. All Health Career programs at Pikes Peak 
Community College require that a current immunization health form be completed. These include:

• TB skin, Quantiferon blood test or Chest X-ray (within the past 5 years)
• Rubella, Rubeola, Mumps (MMR): proof of 2 vaccines or titers (if no immunity exists, student must obtain
appropriate vaccinations)
• Tdap booster (within the past 10 years)
• Varicella: proof of 2 vaccines or titers (if no immunity exists, student must obtain appropriate vaccinations)
• Hepatitis B: proof of 3 vaccines or titers (if no immunity exists, student must obtain appropriate vaccinations)
• Flu: (proof of yearly vaccine for the current flu season)
• COVID-19: proof of vaccine

Complete LPN-RN Program Application. Hand delivery is required at the Center for Healthcare and Simulation Education (CHES) Building at 1850 Cypress Semi Drive, Colorado Spring, CO. Nursing Department is not responsible for misplaced application materials or failed delivery of application materials.

Any student who has not been successful in another Nursing Program within the past 2 years will not be eligible to apply to the PPSC Nursing Program. Your application will be denied.

Student may not have a current active RN License in Colorado or any other state. 

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Next Steps

Applicants who have completed steps 1 to 8 and submitted their applications will have their packets reviewed by a staff or faculty member from the Nursing Department.

Once the deadline for the application period has closed, candidates will have their application packets reviewed by the ADN Admissions Committee. The Nursing Department will not accept any additional application materials after the deadline. Notification letters will be sent after the Admissions Committee has reviewed all applications, scored each packet and made final choices.

Candidates will be notified via email through their PPSC student email accounts. Please watch for updates on the Nursing Department website. For any questions, contact the Nursing Department at 719.502.3450 or by email at Nursing@pikespeak.edu.

Application Process Competitive Ranking

When the application period closes, all applications received will be reviewed and ranked on a point system starting first with GPA. A point range from a minimum of 25 to a maximum of 42 points will be awarded on the following criteria:

  1. GPA from weighted prerequisites (ENG 121/1021, PSY 235/2440, BIO 201/2101, BIO 204/2104), a minimum of 2.5 (25-40 points)
  2. A previously awarded regionally accredited degree (one point)
GPA will be considered as the first criteria based on the number of candidates and the number of slots available. Competitive Ranking is based on a maximum of 42 points with one of the points awarded for an accredited degree. In the case of multiple candidates with the same number of points, selection will be by the candidates with the highest GPA and those who had his/her application turned in first.

All decisions are made by the Admissions Committee and are final.

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