Nursing LPN Transfer

Nursing LPN Transfer

Ready to Become an RN?

If you're currently an LPN who completed your education at another community college, or earned your LPN at Kirkwood, but then took a break from college, you can continue on to earn your Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and become an RN.

Our LPN transfer program allows you to finish up the last two to three semesters of the ADN curriculum to complete your degree. 

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ADN classes give you a full range of clinical experience, covering medical, surgical, geriatric, maternal-child, pediatric, and mental health modalities.

You'll also get real-world patient care training with supervised laboratory, simulation, and real-life clinical experiences that begin in your first semester at Kirkwood.

Kirkwood offers more than $3 million in scholarships for students each year, and there are 35 for students enrolled in nursing programs. Nursing students may also qualify for the tuition-free Last Dollar Scholarship and/or the Kibbie Grant.

Once you earn your associates degree in nursing from Kirkwood, you can easily transfer to an RN-BSN program at a four-year school. 

Further education in MSN or DNP programs can open up a huge range of employment opportunities as a nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist, nurse educator, or nurse manager.

Additionally, many area employers provide funding for associate degree RNs graduating from community colleges to complete their RN-BSN degrees. 

  • The University of Iowa
  • Allen College
  • Iowa Wesleyan University
  • Mount Mercy University
  • Upper Iowa University
  • St. Ambrose University
  • University of Dubuque
  • William Penn University


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