The LPN to ADN Transition Nursing curriculum is designed to prepare qualified licensed practical nurses (LPN) to obtain an associate degree in nursing (ADN).
Graduates of the LPN to ADN Transition Nursing program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Students are also qualified to transfer to a four-year university to continue their nursing career.
Admission: Nursing programs have special program admission criteria which must be completed prior to applying for the clinical phase of the program. A student may be admitted to the college at any time in order to complete prerequisite and general education coursework. For more detailed information, please see the Advisement Information section below.
Program Location: Greenwood
Contact Information: Janean Reish
Transition Nursing: After completing the other program entry requirements, students must take the National League for Nursing's (NLN) Foundation of Nursing exam and score a 55 percentile or higher to apply to enter the Transition Nursing program. Students must also have an active unencumbered PN license, a high school diploma or GED, and a 2.0 GPA for program entry.
|GENERAL EDUCATION AND PROGRAM-READY COURSES||Credit Hours|
|BIO 210||Anatomy and Physiology I||4.0|
|BIO 211||Anatomy and Physiology II||4.0|
|ENG 101||English Composition I||3.0|
or MAT 120 Probability and Statistics
|NUR 201||Transition Nursing (to be completed after program acceptance)||3.0|
|PSY 201||General Psychology||3.0|
|Elective Humanities/Fine Arts||3.0|
|FIRST SEMESTER||Credit Hours|
|NUR 265||Nursing Concepts and Clinical Practice II||6.0|
|NUR 214||Mental Health Nursing||4.0|
|SECOND SEMESTER||Credit Hours|
|NUR 211||Care of Childbearing Family||4.0|
|NUR 212||Nursing Care of Children||4.0|
|NUR 217||Trends and Issues in Nursing||2.0|
|THIRD SEMESTER||Credit Hours|
|NUR 210||Complex Health Problems||5.0|
|NUR 219||Nursing Management and Leadership||4.0|
|NUR 216||Nursing Seminar||1.0|
|Total Credit Hours: 53.0|
Transition Nursing Applicants:
Interested licensed practical nurses must take the NLN Foundation of Nursing exam (NACE-I) and receive a score of 55 percentile or higher. A non-refundable fee of $60 for this exam must be paid to the Business Office prior to scheduling your exam appointment. For more information about the exam, including the topics covered, number of questions, and other details, please click here. To schedule an appointment for the NLN Foundation of Nursing test, click here to access the online NLN exam appointment form. This online form is the ONLY way to schedule an exam appointment. Students will receive email confirmation of the scheduled exam appointment. Opportunities to take the NLN exam are as follows.
The Transition Nursing Program application period will open May 1, 2014.
Applications for the Transition Nursing Program are accepted ONLY during the month of May. Applicants must have met all eligibility requirements prior to submitting an application for program entry. During the month of May, the program application will be available on this webpage for students to submit electronically.
A limited number of transition students are be accepted to enter the program, which begins each fall. Accepted students will be registered for NUR 201 (the transition class) by the nursing support counselor. Students have only one (1) attempt to successfully complete NUR 201.
Purpose Statement - An Associate Degree in Nursing provides the student with the knowledge and skills needed to apply the nursing process to individuals and families across the life span and prepare them to take the NCLEX-RN.
Program Student Learning Outcomes (QSEN):
1. Patient centered care
2. Teamwork and collaboration
3. Evidence based practice
4. Quality improvement