Who Qualifies for RN Bridge Program?


The program is designed for people with a preexisting healthcare background.  While anyone can complete prerequisite classes, you must have an active license in one of the following professions to be able to complete the program.  The state of licensure does not matter but it must be active.

  •  LPN/LVN
  • Paramedic
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Military Corpsman
  • Physicians Assistant
  • Certified Lay Midwifes
  • And possibly anyone who has completed at least fifty percent of the clinical classes in a traditional nursing program.

Meeting the above requirements does not guarantee your acceptance into the degree granting institution, Excelsior College.  You should verify your eligibility to enroll by calling 888-647-2388.

*Be sure to check with your state board of nursing for any additional clinical requirements or restrictions in your state for Excelsior College.  Click here for state restrictions and contact information to your board of nursing.