The LPN to RN track at Delta College is a special option for currently licensed Practical Nurses with a minimum of one-year full-time equivalent work experience, and may be completed in 16 months.
The program is built on a strong nursing, medical theory foundation, which leads to increased time in clinical practice as you move through each semester. This program requires a strong commitment to critical thinking, team collaboration, leadership and an exceptional work ethic. The program is intense, but our pass rates for the RN-NCLEX are exceptionally high, and area employers often recruit our graduates.
Interested in a career in nursing? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent or disabled patients. Other duties may include advising patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or providing case management. Licensing or registration is required.
median annual salary
annual job openings
are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.
This number is expected to over the next four years.
of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.
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About Delta's Program
You'll learn in Delta’s state-of-the-art heath professions lab. The approximately 9,000 sq. ft. space provides an outstanding simulated hospital patient care environment for students to learn and practice nursing skills. You'll have the knowledge, skills and confidence you need when beginning your clinical education.
The LPN to RN program requires a strong commitment to critical thinking, team collaboration, leadership and an exceptional work ethic. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX).
Our RN graduates work in clinical settings such as acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, doctor's offices, home health care, hospice, industrial and prisons.
The ADN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). Delta College Administration and Nursing faculty value our ACEN accreditation and believe that its standards are reflected in the high quality health care provided in our community. Accreditation reports and results may be viewed upon request in the Nursing Coordinator's Office F219. The ACEN contact information is:
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
All of our nursing programs, Associate Degree in Nursing (both full-time and part-time
tracks), including the Transition to ADN track, and our Practical Nursing Certificate
program have approval from the Michigan Board of Nursing. The ADN program has been
approved since 1964 and the LPN program since 1990. The Michigan Board of Nursing
can be contacted at:
Bureau of Health Services
P.O. Box 30670
Lansing, Michigan 48909-8170
Getting your degree in a health field is unique compared to other programs at Delta. You must first take your prerequisite core courses, and then you apply for validation.
The Registrar's Office validates your prerequisite courses to confirm you are eligible to begin the clinical portion of you program.
- Declare the Practical Nurse to RN program.
- Meet with your advisor regularly. Stay on track with what you need to do to apply.
- Apply for validation with the Registrar's Office once you've started your final semester of prerequisite courses. (Portal login required.)
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We think it's important to know how we're doing so we can continually improve our programs – collegewide. We work really hard to give our students the best possible education. So, we annually evaluate and show you what we find out.
The licensure pass rate is the percent of first time takers achieving a passing score on the NCLEX-RN.
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Program Completion Rate
The completion rate is percentage of graduates within 150% of the program length.
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The job placement rate is the percentage of graduates employed full or part time in a nursing related position as indicated on the Career Program Graduates survey.
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With your successful validation, you're guaranteed a spot in the program if you follow the required steps.
Current wait times from semester of validation to clinical entry as of February 2020 are below, although please know that these are estimates and subject to change.
- RN Full-time Track
2 - 4 semesters
- RN Part-time Track
2 - 6 semesters
- Paramedic/LPN to RN Transition Track
1 - 3 semesters
2 - 3 semesters
Why you should choose Delta
Delta is the right choice for you if you are looking for the best nursing programs in the Great Lakes Bay Region offering optimal clinical hands-on experience!
Since its beginning in 1961, Delta's nursing program has had a stellar reputation for offering an exceptional education at a great value. If you compare programs, you'll find that Delta's is less than half the cost of that of a public university's.
We continue to prepare nurse leaders of tomorrow by ensuring that our students receive the best possible clinical education today!
Life is busy, but that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers a variety of nursing programs. We have the right one for you!
Because our program utilizes only area hospitals & facilities for clinical experiences students are able to commute from home.
The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!
Although not a requirement of one another, students in the Nursing program may be eligible for the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing Honor's Society -- Alpha Delta Nu.
Facts & Figures
98% of grads passed the licensing exam last year, which is higher than the national average!
Employers hired 98% of recent grads.
Delta College offers a variety of nursing programs - one perfect for you.
- Certified Nursing Assistant - Job Training
- Practical Nurse - Certificate
- Licensed Paramedic to RN - Associate
- Registered Nurse - Associate
- Registered Nurse - Dual Associate with General Management