2020-2021 Catalog 
  
    Jul 12, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

LPN to RN Transition (AAS)


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CIP 51.3801
Degree: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Program Code: 156-02
Program Length: See Curriculum
Minimum Credits: 56

Program Advisor
Neyia Beavers
276.964.7659
Russell Hall Room 204

Students who are LPNs are required to complete at least 22 hours of the general education courses before beginning the LPN to RN nursing classes. The length of this track depends on the amount of time needed to complete the general education classes. The nursing classes can be completed in one year.

The Nursing Program’s advance placement or “Transition Program,” is designed to grant advanced placement to LPNs who have been admitted to the Nursing Program’s Associate Degree program and meet pre-requisite requirements.

If there is sufficient enrollment in the Nursing Program, students who meet the eligibility requirements for the advanced placement will take “Transition Courses” in the summer term and then be eligible to take the sophomore level courses and graduate within one (1) academic year with an AAS Degree in Nursing.

This program is designed to recognize the common abilities of nurses and to bridge the difference between the LPN and RN knowledge base and to allow these students to finish the AAS program within a 12 month period of 1 summer session and 2 semesters.

Admission Requirements:

Admissions requirements for the LPN to RN nursing program are the same as the regular program with the following exceptions:

  1. Current LPN license
  2. Applicants must have graduated from an LPN program after May 15, 2018 OR provide documentation of one (1) year (2000 hours) of full-time LPN work experience in direct patient care during the past three years with written verification form employer at the time of application.
  3. Completion of 22 credits of support (general education) courses required for graduation from the Nursing program: BIO 141 , BIO 142 , BIO 150, ENG 111 , ITE 119 , PSY 230 , and SDV 100  or SDV 101 . Additional required general education courses can be completed after enrolling in the program.

Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 19
  • Lab Hours: 9
  • Course Credits: 22

Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 6
  • Lab Hours: 6
  • Course Credits: 8

Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 7
  • Lab Hours: 18
  • Course Credits: 13

Spring Semester - Year 1


Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 9
  • Lab Hours: 12
  • Course Credits: 13

Total Minimum Credits: 56


Footnote:

1 Upon completion of NSG 115  credit will be awarded for NSG 100 , NSG 106 , NSG 130 , NSG 152 , NSG 170  (16 credits).  These credits will appear on the student’s official transcript.
2Approved Humanities electives include: ART 101 ; ENG 241 , ENG 243 , ENG 251 ; MUS 121 ; REL 230 

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