What it means to "roll-over" and/or "bridge"
Oftentimes an LPN student may wish to ultimately become a BSN. They accomplish this by way of a process called “rolling over”. Normally, an LPN would only qualify for the RN-ASN/ADN program (if they have four years prior work experience) and they would not be eligible to enroll in the BSN program without first being an RN with at least four years work experience. However, they can become a BSN by rolling over from RN to BSN.
How to roll-over
Roll-over availability must be requested and confirmed through Student Services prior to completion of the current semester of enrollment. It is not guaranteed unless confirmed in advance and is subject to availability of your requested program for the upcoming semester.
To guarantee roll-over availability, it must be requested before signing your enrollment documents for your initial program of enrollment so that “roll-over” can be specified within said enrollment documents to guarantee your seat in the upcoming semester.
Yes. It is available for all programs–not just LPN to BSN. Inquire with Student Services for further details.
No. When rolling over from one program to another, the student is only eligible to earn one (1) degree, as the previous program’s credit hours are being applied toward the future program degree. Students only earn one (1) degree when rolling over.
Yes. An enrollment deposit is paid each time there is an enrollment into a given program. The minimum enrollment deposit for each program is 20%. They only way to avoid the enrollment deposit is by increasing the current tuition payment to reflect the amount by which the program balance has increased as a result of the roll-over. But if the student pays their enrollment deposit for the program being rolled-over to, then there will not be an increase in the student’s current tuition payment.
You would only attend one (1) graduation, as you would only be graduating one (1) time for the BSN program. You would not graduate as both an RN and a BSN because you are only earning one (1) degree–a BSN degree.
When a student has elected to roll-over from LPN to BSN, they will take some standard RN classes. However, they will be placed on the “BSN track” which requires they commence BSN classes during their RN enrollment in preparation to roll-over to the BSN program at the end of the 7-week RN program timeframe. The official BSN enrollment is completed the following semester, subject to loss of graduation eligibility. This is due to our two-semester residency period.
When a student has elected to roll-over from LPN to RN, they will take some standard LPN classes. However, they will be placed on the “RN track” which requires they commence RN classes during their LPN enrollment in preparation to roll-over to the RN program at the end of the 5-week LPN program timeframe. The official RN enrollment is completed the following semester, subject to loss of graduation eligibility. This is due to our two-semester residency period.
When rolling over, a student must complete the equivalent of two (2) clinicals to cove the 90-clinical hour and 120-clinical hour requirements required by the RN and BSN programs respectively.
Yes. If a student does not wish to become a BSN, they may apply for graduation as an RN after completing the remaining RN classes (i.e. 45 credit hours) that were applied as BSN pre-requisites as a result of their having been on the “BSN track”. They will need to complete those 45 credit hours within their current semester of enrollment.
Yes. The student would complete their 7 weeks of RN (whilst commencing BSN pre-requisites) and then bridge into BSN which can then be completed on the fast-track (i.e. 6 weeks or less instead of the standard 9 weeks).
Yes. Because 45 of the RN credit hours are being applied toward the BSN degree, the student can save up to $12,060 toward their BSN degree.
No. After paying your 20% enrollment deposit for your second program that you are rolling over into (i.e. BSN), your tuition payment will not increase.
After being switched from a standard standalone program to the roll-over option, it is not possible to cancel the roll-over without possibly losing some of the previous credit hours obtained in the standalone program and/or the roll-over enrollment deposit–which is non-refundable in all instances. Please also note that if a student, for example, is rolling-over from RN to BSN that they have only been registered for one (1) graduation and board exam. This will only be for the program they are rolling-over to. When cancelling the roll-over option, the student will not automatically obtain graduation and board eligibility for their original program of enrollment. For theses reasons, we recommend NOT rolling-over unless capable of completing the entire process to avoid any possible setbacks. While we can cancel the roll-over, we cannot guarantee what the potential consequences may be from abandoning the enrollment, as there are several third party organization involved in the process and we cannot alter their policies and procedures regarding the enrollment components.