RN Program with LPN Exit Option

Associate of Applied Science Nursing Program - 2.5 years

The following requirements must be completed prior to admission to the core nursing classes. 

Pre-Nursing – Phase 500N

  • ORI 100 Freshman Orientation – 1 Credit
  • BIO 250 Human Anatomy – 4 Credits (good for 7 years)
  • ENG 101 English Composition – 3 Credits
  • PSY 101 General Psychology – 4 Credits
  • Test in at a Math 104 or complete math 103 with a C or higher
  • Current Certification as a Nurse Aide

Fall Semester – First Year

  • BIO 251 Human Physiology – 4 credits
  • NUR 140 – Fundamental Concepts of Nursing Practice Across the Lifespan – 7 credits (6-3-0)
  • NUR 141 – Clinical Experience of Fundamental Concepts – 1 Credit
  • NUR 142 – Clinical Reasoning in Current Nursing Practice – 2 Credits

Spring Semester – First Year

  • NUR 144 - Concepts of Nursing Practice in the Care of Patients with Uncomplicated Conditions – 9 Credits (8-3-0)
  • NUR 145 – Clinical Experience of Nursing Practice I– 4 Credits

PN Exit Option – Summer Semester

  • For those students who wish to complete the NCLEX-LPN Examination  and receive a certificate
    NUR 150 – Practical Nursing Exit Course – 3 credits
  • Total LPN Credits:  42

Fall Semester – Second Year

  • Humanities Course – 3 credits
  • NUR 240 – Concepts of Nursing Practice in the Care of Adults with Stable and Unstable Conditions 5 Credits (4-3-0)
  • NUR 241 – Clinical Experience of Nursing Practice II – 4 Credits

Spring Semester – Second Year

  • NUR 244 – Concepts of Nursing Practice in the Care of Patients Across the Lifespan with Complex Conditions – 4 Credits (4-0-0)
  • NUR 245 – Clinical Experience of Complex Patients - 4 Credits
  • NUR 246 – Transition to Nursing Practice – 2 Credits
  • Communications – 3 Credits
    • ENG 102
    • ENG 250
    • SPE 101
    • SPE 105

Total Credits for the Associate Degree Program: 64 credits

 Students entering into the program must meet admission requirements outlined in the Nursing Admission Policy to be eligible for admission. This includes HESI, Nurse Aide, and GPA requirements.   Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing to take the NCLEX-RN Exam for licensing as an RN. 

 Students currently licensed as an LPN have the option of entering into the second year of the nursing program.  Please follow the Advanced Standing Program Outline.