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 course work. 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||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:
1st Step: Students interested in the Transition Nursing Program MUST begin by completing the mandatory online Transition Nursing Information Session. Click here to view and print the Transition Nursing Program Information Packet. This packet serves as the online information "session" and must be read completely by the potential transition student. Once the student has read the packet thoroughly, instructions will be provided regarding how to access and submit an online post-session test to receive credit for completing the "session."
Interested licensed practical nurses must take the NLN Foundation of Nursing test and receive a score of 55 percentile or higher. A non-refundable fee for this exam must be paid to the Business Office prior to scheduling your test appointment. For more information on the test, click here (scroll down to the bottom of the page to view the NLN information video). To schedule an appointment for the NLN Foundation of Nursing test, contact the nursing division at 864-941-8724. Upcoming opportunities to take the NLN exam are as follows.
Students must complete all six (6) required general education courses listed below with a C or better before applying to the program. If a student plans to eventually pursue a four-year nursing degree, MAT 120 is recommended over MAT 102.
Required General Education Courses:
BIO 210- Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO 211- Anatomy & Physiology II
ENG 101- English Composition I
MAT 102- Intermediate Algebra or MAT 120- Probability & Statistics
PSY 201- General Psychology
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (see next bullet for a list of qualifying electives)
An elective in humanities/fine arts is required. Choose from the options listed: ART 101, MUS 105, ENG 201, ENG 202, ENG 205, ENG 206, ENG 208, ENG 235, ENG 209, PHI 101, PHI 105, PHI 110, REL 103 or THE 101.
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. Because there are a number of other program applications located at various places on the college website, Transition applicants must take care to submit the correct application that will ONLY be posted on this webpage.
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 Janean Reish, nursing support counselor. Students have only one (1) attempt to successfully complete NUR 201.
After completion of the NUR 201 course with a C or better, students will progress to the final three semesters of the ADN program. Students must complete the entire three semesters of senior level ADN courses within 24 months. Students in the program have only two (2) program attempts. A grade of W, D, or F is considered an unsuccessful attempt in the program.
Students should limit work to 20 or less hours/week when clinical courses start and should have a back-up system in place for daycare and transportation before the semester begins. Clinical courses can be days, evenings, nights and weekends in any of the seven counties served by PTC or in Anderson.
In addition to college tuition, books and fees, students should be prepared to buy uniforms and lab supplies, and special nursing software, pay NCLEX preparation fees, and other fees. Click here to learn about the initial costs associated with the transition program.
Prior to enrolling in the first nursing course, students must submit to a criminal records check and drug screening conducted at PTC at the student's expense. They must also submit a completed health assessment form, and documented evidence of required immunizations. They must complete the Hospital Orientation session, and AdminRX/ Electronic Documentation training from Self Regional Healthcare. These and any additional program requirements will be explained to the student upon program acceptance.