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Students who have successfully completed the practical nursing program, hold an active unencumbered PN license, and have earned a minimum score of the 65 percentile on the National League for Nursing’s Foundation for Nurses examination may be admitted to the ADN program after meeting the following additional requirements:
Complete the following courses with a “C” or higher: BIO 210, BIO 211, ENG 101, MAT 110 or MAT 120, PSY 201 and an elective in Humanities/Fine Arts.
Minimum grade point average for the above courses of 2.5. A grade point average calculator can be found on the Health Care Program-Ready Resources section of the college website.
Complete NUR 201 and NUR 203 with a minimum grade of “C” to receive exemption credit for NUR 101, NUR 139 and NUR 157. This is a requirement for progression in the transition program.
Graduate LPN students may also enter the program through the normal admission process but will not be eligible for the exemption credit without meeting the above criteria.
Students are required to maintain a current American Heart Association “Basic Life Support” certification throughout the major studies courses.
Please visit www.ptc.edu/transition for additional program acceptance guidelines.
|GENERAL EDUCATION 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|
|MAT 120||Probability and Statistics
or MAT 110 College Algebra
|PSY 201||General Psychology||3.0|
|Elective Humanities/Fine Arts||3.0|
|REQUIRED CORE SUBJECT AREAS|
|NUR 162||Mental Health Nursing||3.0|
|NUR 201||Transition Nursing (to be completed AFTER program acceptance)||3.0|
|NUR 211||Care of Childbearing Family||4.0|
|NUR 212||Nursing Care of Children||4.0|
|OTHER COURSES REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION|
|NUR 203||Transition for Licensed Practical Nursing||1.0|
|NUR 216||Nursing Seminar||1.0|
|NUR 219||Nursing Management and Leadership||4.0|
|NUR 227||Application of Nursing Concepts II||7.0|
|Total Credit Hours||50.0|
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.
1. Patient centered care
2. Teamwork and collaboration
3. Evidence based practice
4. Quality improvement