The LPN to RN Diploma program provides a direct path for individuals with a current LPN license to become a registered nurse.
Hands-on training from experienced professionals
Small class sizes in a cohort format
Complete the program in 12 months!
Classes meet 3 days per week
You can still work while attending classes!
Receive a nursing diploma from UVCC
Sit for the NCLEX exam upon program completion
A pathway to bachelor's degree is available through Muskingum University
UVCC also provides:
Assistance from career advisors
Access to opportunities with local healthcare networks
Assisted Living Communities
Hospitals and Medical Centers
Home Health and Hospice Care
Long-Term Care Facilities
Life Plan Communities
Registered nurses earn a median hourly wage of $36.22.*
Graduation and Employment Rates based on ACCSC's Annual Report for 2022
(First class has not completed yet)
BOE Approved LPN to RN Student Handbook
12 months (46 weeks), 900 hours total
Classes 3 days each week
1A - 11.5 weeks
1B - 11.5 weeks
2A - 11.5 weeks
2B - 11.5 weeks
There will be vacation time and holidays allotted at various times during the program.
Do you have to be an LPN before enrolling in the program?
Yes. Our program is an LPN to RN program and you need to be an LPN prior to joining the program.
I am not an LPN. How do I become an LPN?
We offer a Practical Nursing program and would be glad to help you get started.
Did I have to get my LPN at UVCC?
No. All that is required is that you are an LPN with a current license.
Is there a waiting list?
Yes. If you would like to be added to the list, please click the connect link on this page to be added to the list.
How long is the LPN to RN program?
The program is 12 months long.
What will an average school week look like?
Students will spend two days per week in the classroom and one day participating in clinicals or lab.
What's the difference between an RN Diploma and an RN Associate?
When you complete our LPN to RN Program, you will take the same NCLEX, however you will have a diploma, not an associate degree.
Can I get my bachelor's degree if I go through this program?
Yes. There is a pathway for you to get your BSN through Muskingum University.
Don't put your future on hold for another day. Connect with us to get more details and see how you can begin your path towards your practical nursing career.
Cathie Zimmerman, Student Services
UVCC Health Science Center
8811 Career Drive
Piqua, Ohio 45356