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 prerequisite 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. BIO 1230 and BIO 1235 must be completed prior to enrolling in NUR 1300 , NUR 1305 , and NUR 1303 . BIO 1240 and BIO 1245 must be completed before second semester of the Nursing program. Upon successful completion of the following courses, NUR 1300 , NUR 1305 and NUR 1303 with a “C” or better, the LPN will be given credit for the following Nursing courses: NUR 1160 , NUR 1165 , NUR 1163 . Upon presentation of an active LPN license, the student will be awarded one credit hour of NUR 1150. With successful completion of the degree, the graduate is eligible to take the NCLEX examination for licensure as a registered nurse.
The faculty has identified the following Learning Outcomes for all graduates:
1. Provide safe, quality, compassionate, evidence-based, patient-centered nursing care to diverse patients across the lifespan in a variety of healthcare settings.
2. Engage in clinical judgment when making patient-centered care and other nursing decisions.
3. Participate in quality improvement processes to improve patient care outcomes.
4. Participate in teamwork and collaboration with all members of the healthcare team including the patient.
5. Use information technology and patient care technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support clinical judgment.
6. Use leadership, management, legal, and ethical principles to guide practice as a Registered Nurse.