East Central University's LPN Pathway is an opportunity for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) to advance their careers and become registered nurses (RNs). Through the School of Nursing, LPNs can now earn a Bachelor of Science degree, enabling them to transition to the next level of nursing practice.
The pathway has been made possible through agreements established between ECU and five reputable technology centers. These centers include Mid-America Technology Center in Wayne, Southern Technology Center in Ardmore, Pontotoc Technology Center in Ada, Gordon Cooper Technology Center in Shawnee, and Wes Watkins Technology Center in Wetumka.
LPNs who have obtained their licensure from any of the five partnered technology centers have the advantage of receiving credit for specific courses essential to ECU's Nursing program. These courses include important subjects like Foundations in Nursing and Physical Assessment and Intro to Professional Nursing. By recognizing the educational achievements and competencies acquired at these technology centers, ECU aims to streamline the transition process for LPNs, enabling them to build upon their existing knowledge and skills as they pursue their Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
Students with an LPN from these technology centers listed that wish to obtain a BSN at ECU must apply and be admitted to ECU, and apply to the Nursing Program.