Nursing AAS LPN-to-RN Part Time Option

Nursing AAS LPN-to-RN Part Time Option


Associate Degree in Nursing (AAS)
LPN-to-RN Part Time Option

The Part time LPN-to-RN option is designed for the working Licensed Practical Nurse who wishes to advance professionally to Registered Nurse status. The traditional two-semester full time program is stretched to four semesters. This will accommodate the working LPN’s work schedule and provide a work-life balance. Lecture classes meet once a week. Clinical will be every other week.

Applicants must have an active, unencumbered LPN license. Applicants must have a current ATI TEAS test that scores at proficient or better and an English score of 50 or better. Applicants must have an American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Providers CPR certification (not Heart savers but BLS) before coursework begins.

This program is a highly selective program and acceptance is dependent upon a minimum GPA of 2.5 and an admission criteria point system. Students will need to complete the required general education before applying. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. The next cohort will be Spring 2023.

Transfer credit for non-nursing courses and placement exam credit will be evaluated on an individual basis. Transfer courses must be completed with a "C" or higher to qualify for credit towards associate degree. All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Please see Academic Advisors for transcript review.

The nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The nursing program prepares students to become registered nurses (RNs), to provide safe, quality care in hospitals and ambulatory care settings. Upon completion of both levels, graduates are eligible to take the licensure exam for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN).

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Pre-requisite Courses HOURS F,S,I,SU GRADE
BIOL 136 Anatomy and Physiology I 4      
BIOL 137 Anatomy & Physiology II 4      
BIOL 140 Microbiology 4      
ENGL 101 Rhetoric I 3      
PSYC 100 Intro to Psychology 3      
MATH 115 Survey of Statistics 3      
Total 21      

Level Two First Semester HOURS F,S,I,SU GRADE
NURS 296 Advanced Nursing I 6    
Level Two Second Semester      
NURS 297 Advanced Nursing II 6    
Level Two Third Semester      
NURS 298 Advanced Nursing III 8    
Level Two Fourth Semester      
NURS 299 Advanced Nursing IV 4    
Total Hours Level Two 24