Become Licensed as a Registered Nurse with Training at Professional Skills Institute

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LPN to RN Bridge Program

PSI’s LPN to RN Bridge program builds upon the skills you learned to achieve your licensing as a Practical Nurse and provides the additional training required to become licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN).

Healthcare facilities and hospitals are looking for qualified Registered Nurses as the demand for RNs across the country continues to grow. Registered Nurses have increased responsibilities which require critical thinking and decision-making skills. RNs are responsible for administering medication, performing tests, analyzing results, educating patients on how to manage care after their treatment, and overseeing other staff such as LPNs and Nursing Assistants.

Obtaining your licensing as a Registered Nurse provides a career offering job stability, flexible schedules, a good job outlook, and rewarding financial benefits as part of the essential workforce. If you are a Licensed Practical Nurse looking to move forward in your career and increase your employment opportunities, then the LPN to RN Bridge program at Professional Skills Institute may be a good option for you.

PSI’s LPN to RN Bridge program offers both DAY and EVENING CLASSES!

PSI’s LPN to RN Bridge program is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN), 17 South High Street, Suite 660, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-3413; telephone: (614) 466-3947; website: http://www.nursing.ohio.gov

 

Program Details

12

Month Program Length

*Hybrid programs combine a supportive, hands-on, campus-based education environment with the independence and flexibility of online learning.

Your Role as a Registered Nurse

Registered Nurses have increased responsibilities and work under the direction of a physician. RNs are responsible for assessing a patient’s condition, recording the patient medical history and symptoms, and observing the patient’s condition and recording those observations. RNs are also responsible for setting up patient care plans, administering patient medications and treatments, assisting in patient diagnostic tests and analyzing test results. One of the most important functions of an RN is to consult with doctors and other healthcare professionals in order to effectively educate patients on how to effectively manage their care at home after their medical treatment. RNs play a crucial role in patient care and family support during times of medical crisis.

RNs supervise licensed practical nurses, nursing assistants, and nursing aides under the direction of a physician or any of the following who is authorized to practice in this state (Ohio) or surrounding states where licensed: physician assistant, dentist, podiatrist, optometrist, or chiropractor.

The Professional Skills Institute Advantage

  • Clinical Training​

    At PSI, our focus is on your success. Employment is the goal. The 12 month LPN to RN program includes 270 hours of clinical training. Beginning in your first quarter and continuing through the end of your program, you'll spend time working onsite in actual medical facilities. During this special training you'll have an opportunity to shadow a qualified professional and apply the skills you've learned during your campus labs. A dedicated clinical coordinator works closely with facilities to offer clinical sites and experiences best suited to the program outcomes.

  • Fully Equipped Labs​

    The skills training in the LPN to RN Bridge program requires hands-on practice and repetition to master. Thanks to new and continually advancing technology, modern manikins have been developed that are equipped for a wide variety of patient care and monitoring, allowing for more learning opportunities than ever before. In this program, PSI utilizes two modern manikins in classroom training, including a specialized maternal and neonatal birthing simulator.

    Utilizing manikins in healthcare training provides our students with the opportunity to repeat specific tasks until they are mastered. This allows for a personalized education experience for each student that can be completed at their own pace. By encountering various issues and outcomes, students learn to analyze the facts to make proper assessments. Through practice and repetition, students gain valuable confidence needed to enter the workforce.

  • Qualified Instructors

    PSI's course instructors, lab instructors, and clinical instructors are Registered Nurses and are required to have at least 3 years of nursing experience. In addition, instructors teaching LPN to RN Bridge program nursing courses have a minimum of a Master of Science in Nursing degree. Students benefit from the real-world experience from instructors who have worked in the field.

Careers In Focus - Registered Nurse

If you enjoy helping others and want to provide care for those in your community, you should consider a career as a licensed registered nurse (RN). RNs are responsible for administering medication, performing tests, analyzing results, educating patients on how to manage care after their treatment, and overseeing other staff such as LPNs and Nursing Assistants. Check out our infographic to find out what you’ll do, where you’ll work and the career opportunity for an RN!

Get Registered Nursing Jobs with Your PSI Education

With a Professional Skills Institute education, you’ll have opportunities to apply for licensed registered nursing jobs to some of the most highly sought-after medical employers in the state. Here are just a few of the companies who have hired PSI graduates from other programs*:

  • Heartland at Promedica
  • Beaumont Hospital-Dearborn
  • Sunset Retirement Communities
  • Sunshine Communities
  • Mercy Health
  • Genesis Healthcare Centers
  • The Lodge at Taylor

 

Did You Know...

Most Registered Nurses work in medical settings such as hospitals and ambulatory healthcare services such as physicians' offices, home healthcare, and outpatient care centers.

Registered Nurses

9.6% expected growth rate in Ohio from 2018 to 2028
https://ohiolmi.com/Home/LToccOhio

9% expected growth rate nationwide from 2020 to 2030
https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm#tab-6

Additional Information

PSI's LPN to RN Bridge program meets the educational requirements for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of Ohio and in the state of Michigan.

We have not made a determination for the following states*: AL, AK, American Samoa, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, Guam, HI, ID, IL, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MA, MD, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, N. Marianas Island, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, Virgin Islands, WA, WV, WI, WY

Those who successfully graduate from the LPN to RN Bridge program may be eligible to take the NLCLEX-RN®. Approval to take the examination is not automatic. Successfully passing the NCLEX is one of several requirements for licensure.

Requirements for licensure vary among states. In order to locate the licensure eligibility requirements of another state, please contact the Board of Nursing of that state.

*If you need additional information on state eligibility or transferability requirements for these states, please contact your Program Director or the Campus Director.

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National Level
Professional Skills Institute is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

ABHES is recognized by the Secretary of Education as a national accrediting body determined to be a reliable authority as to the quality of training offered by the educational institutions and programs it accredits. Its approved and recognized scope includes degree and non-degree granting private, postsecondary institutions offering educational programs predominantly in allied health; and the programmatic accreditation of medical assistant, medical laboratory technician, and surgical technology programs. When you attend an ABHES-accredited institution, you are attending a school that has undergone a rigorous process that evaluates educational quality.

State Level
Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools
PSI has been granted state approval to confer the Associate of Applied Science Degrees and program Diplomas. http://scr.ohio.gov/

Programmatic Approval
The LPN to RN Bridge program is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN), 17 South High Street, Suite 660, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-3413; telephone: (614) 466-3947; website: http://www.nursing.ohio.gov

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