LPN to RN Diploma Program

Program Description:

Our LPN to RN Diploma Program is a transition program for the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with the goal of educational advancement as a Registered Nurse (RN). Successful graduates will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN® examination to become a Registered Nurse. The program provides a blended curriculum (classroom and online) with strong emphasis on clinical skills, professionalism, and leadership. Our program is fully-approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing and we are nationally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).

Why Choose Tri-Rivers?

  • Flexible program choices: DAYTIME 45-week program or DAYTIME 90-week program, perfect for working adults or parents
  • Excellent NCLEX-RN® pass rate on first attempt (2014 = 100%, 2015 = 95.6%, 2016 = 100%, 2017 = 95.8%, 2018 = 100%, 2019=92.8%, 2020=100%, 2021 89.4%)
  • Compassionate, caring instructors who promote a positive learning environment focused on student success
    • Classroom instructors have master’s or doctoral degrees in nursing
    • Teaching assistants and clinical instructors have a minimum of bachelor’s degree in nursing
  • Strong emphasis on clinical skills, professionalism, and leadership
  • Small campus environment with easy, on-site parking
  • Pass Rate for LPN to RN: 2018-100%; 2019-100%; 2020-100%; 2022-93%

Length of Program:

The program is divided into 4 quarters with 2 available daytime schedules including in-class, online, and clinical hours:

  • 45-weeks daytime program (August – June, classroom 2 days/week, 12-hr. clinical weekly with clinical prep prior)
  • 90-weeks daytime program (22 months beginning in August, classroom 1 day/week, 12-hr. clinical every other weekend with clinical prep prior)

Enrollment Deadline: March 1st
Program Start Date: 8/1/2024
Program End Date: 6/19/2026


  • Current, valid LPN/LVN license with no restrictions
  • IV Therapy endorsement
  • Pre-entrance testing
  • General Psychology
  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Microbiology
  • English Composition I & II
  • Sociology
  • Basic Chemistry (can be high school credit)
  • Dosage Calculations (credit by exam accepted)
  • Physical examination (no restrictions), immunizations, and labs
  • FBI & BCI clean background check
  • EKG offered only at Tri-Rivers. Credit by exam if student. has completed EKG Course. Student must achieve 80%+

Dosage calculations and ComTech classes are available at Tri-Rivers

For specific information on pre-requisites, please refer to the application packet or contact Suzy Wall at 740-389-4682 ext. 5526 for more information.

Application Window:

Enroll now.

Costs (subject to change):

  • LPN to RN (2021-2022) tuition: $3,325/quarter
  • Lab fee: $200.00
  • Technology fee: $780.00 ($195.00/quarter)
  • General fee: $800.00 ($200.00/quarter)
  • Admission fee: $500.00
  • Application fee: $95.00
  • TOTAL COST: $15,675.00 (does not include textbooks, pre-requisite courses, equipment or other associated costs)

How to Apply:

  • Complete and submit the application, $95 application fee, and letter requesting admission. Drop off at our Adult Education campus or mail to:

2222 Marion-Mt. Gilead Rd., Marion, OH 43302 Attn: Suzy Wall

  • Arrange for your high school and any other college transcripts to be mailed to us. There is a form in the Application Information.
  • Schedule your pre-entrance exams (WorkKeys) once your application is received by calling 740-389-4682 x5500.
  • After receipt of your application packet, you will be contacted for an interview with a member of the admissions committee.
  • See the application packet for additional information regarding acceptance, physical examination and other requirements.
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Ready to Apply?

Review and download or call to request the application information and application. Return the completed application, letter requesting admission, and $95 application fee. Please refer to the steps in “How to Apply.”

LPN-RN Program Application 2023-2024

Application Packet LPN-RN


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Contact Us

Contact us with questions or to request more information.

Suzy Wall, 740-389-4682 ext 5526
Email: [email protected]

Financial Aid Questions?

Nikki Hamilton, 740-389-4682 ext 5524
Email: [email protected]


Directions/Find Us

Our Campus is in Marion, Ohio.  We’re an easy commute from anywhere in Central Ohio. We are located at: [google directions]

2227 Marion-Mt. Gilead Road.
Marion, OH 43302