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LPN to ASN Curriculum

LPN to ASN Program

Required Curriculum

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Required Curriculum for LPN to ASN Program . . .


 

The supporting courses listed in each semester must be taken prior to or concurrent with the nursing courses listed in the same semester. Students MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE all courses listed in each semester before enrolling in the next nursing course.

 

First Semester

NUR 104 Calculations for Nursing4                                                                 1

NUR 105 Fundamentals of Nursing4                                                             6.5

NUR 106 Fundamentals of Nursing Clinical4                                               1.5

NUR 150 LPN to RN Transition                                                                           1

PSYS 220 Developmental Psychology                                                               3

BIO 131 Anatomy & Physiology2                                                                          4

 

Second Semester

NUR 155 Medical-Surgical Nursing I                                                               5.5

NUR 156 Medical-Surgical Nursing I Clinical3,6                                           2.5

NUR 157 Medical-Surgical Nursing I Skills7                                                    1

NUR 165 Mental Health Nursing5                                                                     2.5

NUR 166 Mental Health Nursing Clinical3,6                                                   1.5

CHM 109 Chemistry for Health Science2                                                           4

 

Third Semester

NUR 208 Medical-Surgical Nursing II                                                                 5

NUR 209 Medical-Surgical Nursing II Clinical3                                                3

NUR 215 Maternal-Newborn Nursing5                                                            2.5

NUR 216 Maternal-Newborn Nursing Clinical3,6                                          1.5

ENGL 100 Intro to College Writing                                                                      3

BIO 207 Microbiology2                                                                                           3

 

Fourth Semester

NUR 254 Pediatric Nursing                                                                                  2

NUR 255 Medical-Surgical Nursing III5                                                              3

NUR 257 Nursing Seminar & Practicum3                                                         4

SOC 100 Sociology*                                                                                              3

AH Elective Arts & Humanities Elective1                                                            3

Math 109 General Mathematics1

or

Math 116 College Algebra1                                                                                   3

 

Total Program Hours                                                                                           70

 

1Math 109 or 116, SOC 100 and the Category B Elective may be taken at any time during the four semester curriculum.

2Students must achieve a minimum grade of "C" in all science courses in order to progress to the next nursing course.

3Clinical courses require students to complete 3-clock hours each week for each clinical credit hour.

4Upon admission to the ASN Program, proof of current LPN license, and after successful completion of NUR 150, PSYS 220, and BIO  131 the LPN will be awarded nine credit hours for NUR 104, NUR 105 and NUR 106.

5LPNs may receive credit on the basis of departmental examinations for NUR 165, NUR 215, and N254.

6LPNs may receive experiential credit for the course after successful completion of the course’s didactic component.

7LPNs may receive experiential credit for the course after successful completion of skills competency check-off.

       May 2013

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 Last Modified 10/21/14