The Veterans/LPN Bridge program/course is designed to bridge Veterans who have previous healthcare training with the military (i.e. Med Tech, Corpsman) to meet the roles/certification of a licensed practical nurse.
Once you complete the 12-credit program, you will be eligible to sit for the LPN NCLEX and then apply for Advanced Placement into GateWay's Associate Degree RN program, as long as other prerequisites are met.
This Bridge Course also meets the requirements of the AZ State Board of Nursing for LPNs requiring a refresher program. Prospective students must have already passed NCLEX to be eligible for the course. The VA/LPN Bridge Course is not an NCLEX review course. Students attending the refresher program must have a temporary practical nursing license to attend clinical. LPN Refresher students must possess an unrestricted license to meet eligibility requirements for the refresher program at GateWay Community College. If a student’s license, temporary or otherwise, has any restrictions whatsoever (for example, although not inclusive - disciplinary action, monitoring/consent agreement, Board Order, etc.), the student is not eligible for the GWCC LPN Refresher program.
Program Cost Estimates*
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*Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.
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