Nurse Career Advancement Pathway: From CNA to LPN

3 women standing together in scrubs, middle woman holding a clipboard. Text reads PREPARE FOR A NursING Career Advancement THROUGH THE CNA TO LPN walkway

Welcome to the MWCC Nursing program, where we offer an exciting pathway for aspiring nurses through our CNA to LPN Walkway. This unique opportunity is designed for students eager to kickstart their journey into the Practical Nursing program.

By completing the required CNA walkway courses at MWCC with the necessary grades, students will earn automatic acceptance into the Practical Nursing program, paving the way for their future success in the field.

To begin the journey on our CNA to LPN Walkway, students must attend a Selective Programs Info Session and complete the LPN Application. It’s that simple to take the first step towards a rewarding career in nursing!

What Is the Job Outlook?

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) have the potential to earn an average annual salary of $61,041. With a growing demand for qualified and licensed practical nurses, graduates of our program can expect abundant job opportunities in the healthcare industry. Additionally, the automotive service field is projected to experience a 5% growth over the next decade.

**Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Benefits of Attending MWCC’s CNA to LPN Walkway Program

  • Seamless Transition: Automatic acceptance into the Practical Nursing Program upon completion of required CNA walkway courses.
  • Accelerated Pathway: Fast-track program allows students to enter the workforce sooner.
  • Quality Education: Renowned faculty and comprehensive curriculum ensure preparedness for the healthcare industry.
  • Career Opportunities: Graduates are sought-after by employers, opening doors to diverse nursing roles.
  • Supportive Environment: Personalized attention, flexible learning options, and professional development opportunities foster student success.

Minimum Requirements:

Students wishing to participate in the CNA to LPN Walkway should complete the General Application. Students will meet with an advisor to ensure the criteria below have been met. Once the requirements have been completed, the LPN Application can be submitted.

  • Info
  • Verification of completion of High School (or equivalent)
  • TEAS Exam: As of Jan 1, 2023 all TEAS scores for Nursing may be no more than 12 months old at the time of the application deadline.

Candidates must take the TEAS Exam at MWCC with the following minimum scores:

  • Reading (54.8%)
  • Math (50.0%)
  • English (53.3%)
  • Science (35.4%)

Required Courses to be completed before the LPN course of study:

  • PSY 105-Intro to Psychology
  • MAT 126 Complete with a C+ or higher (<10years)
  • NUR 117- Nurse Assistant Theory: With (B) or higher
  • ENG 101- College Writing I
  • BIO 152- Essentials of A&P: (C+ or higher)
  • PSY 110- Human growth and Development
  • HEA 106- Exploring Health Careers: With (B) or higher

*Students enrolled before Fall 2023 must have completed both NUR 117 and NUR 118 with a B+ or higher in both classes.

Kickstart Your CNA to LPN Education Today at MWCC

Join us at MWCC and embark on an exciting journey towards a fulfilling career in nursing! Enroll now and take the first step towards your future success.




***Why is HEA 106: Exploring Health Careers: Charting a Plan for Success Required?

Exploring Health Careers: Charting a Plan for Success (HEA 106) is a required course that offers valuable opportunities for individuals interested in exploring diverse career paths within the healthcare industry. This course is offered every semester and covers essential topics such as CPR, HIPAA/Bloodborne Pathogens, QPR (Question/Persuade/Refer), and Narcan Training. With fully online delivery, students benefit from the flexibility to participate in Zoom lab sessions from 9-11am, allowing for interactive learning experiences and convenient scheduling. Whether you’re considering a career change or aiming to broaden your horizons in healthcare, HEA 106 provides the necessary foundation to chart your path towards success in the dynamic field of health professions.