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LPN to RN Bridge Program

LPN to RN Faculty Members
Faculty from left:
Kim Tinsley, MSN, RN, CNE; Amy Gipson, MSN, RN; Jennifer Feighert, BSN, RN; Shelia Howerton, APN, MSN, RN;
Cheryl Kinder, MSN, RN; Jennifer James, MSN, RN; Carla Jacobs, MSN, RN

Annual State of the RN Program 2013

Ready to move up the career ladder?

The LPN to RN Bridge Program at Northark offers Practical Nurses a fast track to becoming a Registered Nurse.  Once admitted to the Bridge program, students can complete nursing classes in one year (January-December) of intensive study.  The links below provide information and forms for admission.

Registered Nursing Program Informational Webinar November 20 at 2PM, and December 2 at 3PM.

LPN-RN Program of Study

The LPN-RN bridge program begins every January and is a one year program. The deadline for application is September 1.

Applicant Letter
LPN-RN Application
LPN Work Verification Form
Nurse Practice Act-Licensing
Estimated Cost Analysis
Mental and Physical Abilities
Degree Requirements
Hepatitis B Vaccination/CPR Letter
LPN-RN Academic and Professional Standards
Hepatitis B Vaccine Waiver
Varicella Vaccine Accept/Decline Form


All persons seeking initial licensure as a nurse in Arkansas and Missouri are required to undergo a Criminal History Background Check.  The criminal background check shall be completed no earlier than 12 months prior to the application for licensure by examination.  The Arkansas State Police is the agency responsible for conducting the background checks in Arkansas and the Missouri State Police is the agency responsible for conducting the background checks in Missouri.

If you have any questions concerning the application process, please contact the RN Program Director by phone at 870-391-3127 or by email at ktinsley@northark.edu.

RN Program Handbook