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Nursing A.A.S. Degree One-Year LPN to RN Path

The nursing program is designed to prepare individuals to be eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for the Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). The three semester curriculum provides learning opportunities which emphasize the application of the nursing core competencies which are professional behaviors, communication, assessment, clinical decision making, caring interventions, teaching and learning, collaboration, and managing care of a diverse client population. Clinical activities are provided in campus classrooms, area hospitals, extended care facilities, and other health and community agencies. While the majority of the clinical experiences are located within the college's eleven county service area, additional travel is sometimes required. Students completing this program will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. Articulation with a baccalaureate program of study is supported.

New Changes

The LPN-RN Program has been updated to align with the new curriculum.

To help prospective LPN-RN students plan which general education courses to take, here are the courses that are pre-requisites:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II (BIOL 2010 and BIOL 2020)
  • English Composition I (ENGL 1010)
  • Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 1030)
  • Probability and Statistics (MATH 1530)

Students may take the remaining general education courses prior to admission to the nursing program if desired:

  • Microbiology (BIOL 2230)
  • ENGL Composition II (ENGL 1020)/Speech (SPCH 1010) or Developmental Psychology (PSYC 2130): Choose one
  • Art Appreciation (ARTA 1030), Music Appreciation (MUSA 1030) or Theatre Application (THEA 1030): Choose one

Student Selection Process

All applicants are ranked in numerical order on a selection list with students with the highest scores selected to fill the class. Students are notified of their summer semester admission status in April via their Motlow email account. Selection for admission to the Nursing Program is based upon a point system with the highest points possible being 600 plus eligible applicants earning up to 75 quality points. All applicants are ranked on a selection list in numerical order with the applicants with the highest points selected to fill the class.

Students admitted to the Nursing Program are required to attend a Nursing Program Orientation Session held in May with the date, time, and location included in the admission email. After the class is selected, the selection list converts to an alternate list and, if needed, candidates are selected from the alternate list in numerical sequence. Candidates who are not selected will need to reapply to the Nursing Program.