If you’re an licensed Practical Nurse (PN) looking to move up in your career, consider Monroe’s full time and part-time PN to RN program.
- Full time (one year) or part time (two years evening/weekends)
- Scheduling that allows you to work while you complete your degree
- Hands-on, career-focused skills
- Prepare to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam
Accreditation and Affiliations
Graduate as a registered nurse and be well-prepared to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensing exam. We're proud to say that the first time pass rate for our graduating students is 92%!
Opportunities to Network
The nursing program has membership in the following professional organizations:
- National League for Nursing
- American Association of Colleges of Nursing
- New York Council of Deans & Directors of Nursing
- Council for Associate Degree Nursing in New York State
- Council of Practical Nurse Programs of New York State
Your Future Career
You are most likely to find work in post-acute settings such as ambulatory care, home care, hospice, and long-term care. Hospitals do hire nurses with an Associate degree, but generally prefer to hire those with a BS in Nursing.
- A score at the Proficient level or higher on the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
- An active PN license
- An overall high school grade point average of 80 or higher
- Evidence of satisfactory grades (generally C+ or higher) in algebra, biology/living environment, and chemistry at the high school or college level
- Evidence of the completion of the following college-level coursework:
- English and general psychology, generally with grades of C or higher
- Microbiology and anatomy and physiology I & II with lab, completed within the last five years, with grades of C+ or higher
- PN Knowledge Based Assessment Exam
- Competency assessment in pharmacology and dosage calculation
- Two letters of recommendation from employers, academic institutions, or a community organization
- An application, personal statement, and a $35 application fee
The nursing program at Monroe is a challenging mix of courses in anatomy, chemistry, pharmacology, and healthcare. You’ll take several liberal arts courses, too. Your professors will be with you every step of the way – their goal is to see you succeed!
Monroe provided me with the tools to succeed by teaching me real-life, practical lessons.
BS Nursing, 2014
Registered Nurse, New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital
Culturally Competent Care of the Child-Bearing Family
Focusing on family-centered care, including role changes for parents. Essential concepts include prioritization, communication, providing patient education, and facilitating continuity of care following discharge.
Professor, School of Nursing
Associate Dean, School of Nursing
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