RN Program

Whether you are new to nursing or are already an LPN, Ambria's RN program can help you achieve your goal of becoming a professional nurse.

Upon successful completion of the AAS program, graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree and are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam to become a registered nurse.

Applicants seeking admission into the AAS program are required to meet the following requirements below. Please note, meeting the admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission until applicants receive a formal acceptance letter.

LPN graduates with an active, unencumbered license in the state of IL have the opportunity to receive course credit and/or proficiency credit for prior coursework.

Deadlines & Mandatory Events

In order to start the program in January 2023, you must:

  • Submit all application documents by December 15, 2023
  • Complete FAFSA (Ambria OPE-ID: 041247) by December 20, 2023
  • Attend Clinial Workshop by December 20, 2023
  • Submit results to Castle Branch no later than 3:00 PM on December 25, 2023
    - Background check and drug screening results.
    - Proof of COVID vaccine series (both doses + booster)
    - If enrolling in NUR 112, ALL other clinical health requirements must be completed as well.
  • Register for classes no later than 11:59 PM on Jan 8, 2024
  • Attend New Student Orientation on Jan 11, 2024 (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM)
  • Attend Clinical Orientation from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM on Jan 26, 2024
    *If enrolled in NUR 112

All applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of enrollment and must have a high school diploma or GED equivalence.

General Admission Requirements

Achieve 60% or higher on Entrance Exam (TEAS)

Take the Reading Exam or EQUIVALENT

Take the Math Exam or EQUIVALENT

Undergo Background Check and Drug Test

Complete Prerequisites or EQUIVALENT

Participate in an RN Admission Interview

Additional Requirements

Submit Required Documents

Apply for Federal Financial Aid

Submit High School Diploma or Equivalent

Complete Nursing Program Admission Application

Sign Enrollment Agreement

Attend Clinical Compliance Workshop

Meet with an Admission advisor

After completing all of the admission requirements listed above, please make an appointment to schedule a meeting with your admission advisor to finalize the application process.

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Job outlook for the RN

Click here for detailed information about job outlook for registered nurses.
Bureau of Labor Statistics about Registered Nurses.

Estimated Tuition & Fees for 2023-2024

Tuition & Fees Cost Description
Required $33,465 Based on 50 residency credits
Core nursing courses: $690 per credit hour
Gen-ed courses: $345 per credit hour
Miscellaneous Fees $370 Uniform and nursing lab kit
Student Services Fee $600 Applied every trimester (technology fee, clinical, lab fees)
Standardized Exam Fees $150 Applied at the end of each course

Tuition & Fees are subject to change. Please attend the Info Session for most up-to-date information.

Apply for nursing grants & scholarships.
Apply for federal financial aid.

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Program Outline


Nursing Core required courses

GEN 101

Academic Success Seminar


HSC 210



HSC 102

Pharmacology Essentials


NUR 112

Foundations of Nursing


NUR 113

Nursing Health Assessment


NUR 115

Advanced Nursing Skills


NUR 116



NUR 117-1

Adult Health Nursing I


NUR 118

Psychiatric Nursing


NUR 211-1

Adult Health Nursing II


NUR 212

Maternity Nursing


NUR 213

Pediatric Nursing


NUR 214

Leadership and Management


NUR 215

RN Capstone





General Education Courses

BIO 110

Anatomy & Physiology I


BIO 111

Anatomy & Physiology II


ENG 101

English Composition 1


PSY 101

Intro to Psychology


SOC 101

Intro to Sociology


SPE 101

Intro to Speech


PSY 201

Life Span Psychology


BIO 220





Degree Awarded: Associate of Applied Science in Nursing

2024 Spring Semester

Classes begin on Jan 15.
Application deadline Dec 15.

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2024 Summer Semester

Classes begin on May 20.
Application deadline is Apr 12.

2024 Fall Semester

Classes begin on Sept 16.
Application Deadline is Aug 16.

Info Session

New to nursing? Want to advance your LPN to RN? Learn more.
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Transfer Credits

Follow these steps to transfer credits.
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Take Entrance Exam

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Financial Aid

Ambria School Code: 041247
4 Easy Steps for Financial Aid

RN Scholarships

Click here to apply for the nursing scholarship today.

Office Hours

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Friday | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.


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About Ambria

Ambria College of Nursing is the only private nursing school in Illinois that offers a seamless ladder nursing program which consists of LPN, LPN to RN, and RN to BSN. Read more...

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About Ambria College of Nursing

Ambria College of Nursing is the only private nursing school in Illinois that offers a seamless ladder nursing program which consists of LPN, LPN to RN, and RN to BSN.

With classes available in the morning, evening, and weekend hours and full-time or part-time course load, our flexible schedule allows you to earn a nursing salary while pursuing your Bachelors Degree in Nursing. Read more...