LPN Step-In Admission Process

Program Start

The LPN Step-In (Bridge PN to RN) is a three semester program with a spring term start. This program follows a hybrid delivery model. Students will earn an Associate of Science degree and are eligible to take the registered nursing exam (NCLEX-RN) after completion of the program.

Application to Northwest Technical College (NTC) and application to the LPN Step-In program are separate. Students must be accepted to NTC before applying to the LPN Step-In program.

  • Applications to NTC may be submitted at any time.
  • Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year until the program becomes full.
    • Admission to NTC does not guarantee admission to the LPN Step-In program.
    • Admission to the LPN Step-In program is required in order to enroll in nursing classes designated with the ADNG prefix.
    • IMPORTANT: Completion of NTC’s Practical Nursing program does not equate to an application to the LPN Step-In program. All students must fill out a program application to be considered for admission to the LPN Step-In program.

Onsite Requirements

Onsite requirements for lab and clinical courses will be discussed during program orientation and specified on the class schedule.

LPN Step-In Admission Criteria

1. Students must have a completed application for admission to Northwest Technical College and acceptance to NTC upon submission of LPN Step-In program application. NTC Institutional Application

2. Students must submit all official transcripts and provide a unencumbered and active LPN license. Send your official transcript by email to: admissions@ntcmn.edu , through Parchment, or mail to: Northwest Technical College 905 Grant Avenue SE Bemidji, MN 566601

3. Students must have completed prerequisites listed below, or Download the PDF: LPN Step-In Prerequisites

4.Complete the LPN Step-In program application.The program application is available online on January 1, 2025 for the 2026 Cohort: LPN Step-In Program Application!

Please Note

  • Applicants are responsible for the completion of the requirements and providing documentation/ notifying admissions via email at admissions@ntcmn.edu
  • Applicants LPN license must be current and unencumbered.
  • Students on current academic probation or suspension may not be considered for program admission.
  • Financial holds or unpaid balances must be resolved prior to admission/registration.
  • Course work in nursing from other academic institutions is not accepted.
  • Applicants will receive their acceptance status within approx 30 days of submitting applications.
  • NTC Nursing Eligibility Requirements