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    Aug 09, 2020  
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Program of Study

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) who have an active license, one year of nursing experience and are in good professional standing, may apply for advanced placement into the Nursing program. LPNs are required to complete the program prerequisites courses and general education courses. Upon completion of the program prerequisite courses with a grade of "C" or better, the LPN may apply for admission to the Nursing program.

  and   must be completed prior to enrolling in NUR 1131  , NUR 1134 , and NUR 1135 .

Upon successful completion of the following courses, NUR 1131  , NUR 1134 , and NUR 1135  with a "C" or better, the LPN will be given credit for the following Nursing courses: NUR 1110  , NUR 1113 , NUR 1125 , and NUR 1050 .

The faculty has identified the following Learning Outcomes for all graduates:

  • Demonstrate autonomy in completing physical, psychosocial and spiritual assessments of patients.
  • Plan and implement an individualized plan of care using evidence base practice and technology for patients across the life span.
  • Assess and integrate the educational needs of patients in the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health.
  • Practice within the realm of the professional nurse as defined by law and guided by ethics.
  • Deliver safe, patient centered care in a manner that is sensitive to the patient's cultural diversity.


  • Registered nurses work in a variety of settings including hospitals, Home Health Clinics, and extended-care facilities.

Total Technical Credit Hours: 26

Total General Education and Related Credit Hours: 31

Total credit hours: 57

Entry Level Requirements for RN degree program:

  1. Completion of TEAS entrance examination.
  2. GPA of at least a 2.8 on a 4.0 scale or higher in program courses.
  3. Students will be admitted based on a point scale and will be ranked accordingly.

See your advisor for appropriate course selection.

The nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326.

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