Registered Nursing

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New River CTC’s LPN to RN Program is accepting applications for classes starting in 2021!

New classes will start annually in January and August. Applications for admission to the LPN to RN Bridge Program must be submitted to the Director of the LPN to RN Bridge Program by May 1st for August 2021 admission and October 1st for January 2022 admission.

The LPN to RN bridge program is an intensive 16-month associate of applied science degree program designed to prepare students to practice as Registered Nurses in a variety of healthcare settings. The hybrid program meets Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the College’s Greenbrier Valley Campus in Lewisburg. Each student admitted to the Bridge Program must be a Licensed Practical Nurse with an unencumbered license.

The curriculum provides students with classroom and clinical experiences in the areas of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Maternal-Child Nursing, Geriatrics and Mental Health Nursing in a variety of acute care, extended care, and outpatient facilities and includes courses in pharmacology and nutrition. The program also is designed for career laddering, awarding appropriate transfer credit allowing for seamless transfer into more advanced nursing programs of study. Upon completing the LPN to RN Bridge Program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council License Examination for Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). Successful completion of this examination is required for licensure and practice.

The West Virginia Board of Examiners accredits the program for Registered Professional Nurses. The program leadership will apply for national accreditation when applicable.

For more information, contact Duane Napier by using the link below:

Contact Information

Duane Napier, MSN, RN 
Director of the Registered Nursing Program
304-647-6714

Erin Trump
Administrative Associate
304-647-6572

RN-Program@newriver.edu

Program Information

Admission Requirements Application Process
Program Cost Curriculum
New River Community and Technical College offers nursing programs that lead to professional certification in the state of West Virginia and cannot confirm if programs meet the prerequisites for professional certification outside the state of West Virginia. Students will need to contact the state licensing board relative to their program of study in the state of which they seek certification for further information.  Prospective Nursing Applicants letter

Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the Associate of Applied Science Degree Registered Nursing Program, graduates will be prepared to:

Human Flourishing

Advocate for patients and families in ways that promote their self-determination, integrity, and ongoing growth as human beings.

  • Collaborate with the patient or designee to plan and provide nursing care that respects the patient’s individual values and needs.

Nursing Judgment

Make judgments in practice, substantiated with evidence, that integrate nursing science in the provision of safe, quality care and that promote the health of patients within a family and community context.

  • Generate safe and effective patient centered care using the nursing process.
  • Incorporate effective communication strategies to reduce risk and injuries in the healthcare environment.

Professional Identity

Implement one’s role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility, ethical practices, and an evolving identity as a nurse committed to evidence-based practice, caring, advocacy, and safe, quality care for diverse patients within a family and community context.

  • Create caring relationships with patients and support systems consistent with the American Nursing Association Standards of Nursing Practice and Code of Ethics.
  • Evaluate the utilization of healthcare system resources to efficiently and effectively manage care.

Spirit of Inquiry

Examine the evidence that underlies clinical nursing practice to challenge the status quo, question underlying assumptions, and offer new insights to improve the quality of care for patients, families, and communities.

  • Integrate current best practices to plan and implement safe and effective patient care.
RESOURCE

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) vs. Registered Nurse (RN): An Online Guide to Picking Your Nursing Career Path