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Licensed Practical Nurses may obtain advanced credit.

LPN TO ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN APPLIED SCIENCE OPTIONS

There are several educational opportunities available for the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The selection of an option should be based on the individual’s self-assessment and after consultation with the Nursing Program Coordinator and/or the Dean of Health Science and Nursing. This should include consideration of work experience and networking with LPNs who have recently completed an Associate Degree Program.

The LPN may enter the generic route through the competitive admission process and complete the program as published in two years. Students must meet the progression requirements as published. The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) may apply for exemption of NUR 134 (Beginning Nursing Skills) and NUR 131 (Introduction to Pharmacology) through the Nursing Program Coordinator. The exemption process is implemented after the student has met admission criteria and been accepted into the Associate Degree in Applied Science Nursing Program. Proof of current licensure must be submitted. Progression requirements regarding general education courses must be met as published.

Nursing Transition Option

The LPN may seek advanced placement into the Associate Degree in Applied Science Nursing
Program. Students must meet the same criteria as the generic ADN program. Credit for 15 semester hours (NUR 134, NUR 111, NUR 161, NUR 206) will be conferred based on the following:
1) Admission to the Program,
2) Successful completion of NUR 201 (Transition Nursing). Content in NUR 201 is program specific.
3) Successful completion of required previous college credits.

Students must obtain an 80% (“B”) competency and satisfactory clinical performance to progress. Progression requirements regarding general education courses must be met as published. Students may attempt NUR 201 only two times. If unsuccessful on the second attempt, the student must reapply through the generic ADN program.

Flex Option

The LPN may seek advanced placement into the Associate Degree in Applied Science Nursing
Program. Credit for 15 semester hours (NUR 134, NUR 111, NUR 161, NUR 206) will be conferred
based on the following:
1) Admission to the Program with a GPA of 3.0.
2) Successful completion of NUR 201 (Transition Nursing). Content in NUR 201 is program specific.
3) Successful completion of general education courses apply to program entry.

Transition Nursing (NUR 201) will be taught as a hybrid class with online lectures and on-site labs and clinicals. Students must obtain an 80% (”B”) competency and satisfactory clinical performance to progress. Students may attempt NUR 201 only two times. If unsuccessful on the second attempt, the student must reapply through the generic ADN program.

Advanced Placement Requirements for Transition and Flex options

Licensed Practical Nurses seeking advanced placement into the Associate Degree in Applied Science Nursing Program must meet the following criteria and the admission requirements of the Associate Degree Nursing Program as published:

• Provide proof of current, active licensure to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

All options require that the LPN meet the published admission criteria and be accepted into the
program according to the published procedure. Admission to the program is competitive and students selected accordingly.

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