Associate Degree Nursing - LPN to RN Advanced Placement Pathway, Associate of Applied Science

Curriculum Code #2400

Effective May 2021

 

Division of Health and Wellness Sciences

 

The associate degree nursing program prepares graduates to function as registered nurses in hospitals, nursing homes and other health care agencies. Registered nurses promote health for clients through hygienic care; teaching; assessment of body systems; implementation of the nursing process, including treatment modalities ordered by the physician; and rehabilitative care. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take the NCLEX examination for licensure as a registered nurse. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College’s University Partnership.

Note: LPNs will be given prior learning credit and advanced placement for the ADN Degree.

Plan of Study Grid
Preadmission CoursesHours
BIOG 121 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I 1,2 4
ENGL 161 COLLEGE COMPOSITION I 3 3
MTHM 168 STATISTICS 1,2 3
PSYH 151 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 1,2 3
SDEV 101 COLLEGE 101 4 1
 Hours14
Semester I
BIOG 122 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II 1, 2 4
NURS 101 ADVANCED PLACEMENT LPN TO RN 1, 2, 5 3
NURS 122 NURSING CONCEPTS II 1, 2 4
NURS 124 PHARMACOLOGY II 1,2 1
PSYH 251 HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT 1, 2 3
 Hours15
Semester II
CHMY 161 GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY I 1, 2 4
NURS 138 MATERNAL-PEDIATRIC NURSING 1, 2 3
NURS 221 NURSING CONCEPTS III 1, 2 4
NURS 223 PHARMACOLOGY III 1, 2 1
NURS 224 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NURSING 1, 2 3
 Hours15
Semester III
BIOG 251 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY 1, 2 4
NURS 222 NURSING CONCEPTS IV 1, 2 4
NURS 225 MANAGER OF CARE/CAPSTONE 1, 2 4
NURS 226 NURSING CONCEPTS SYNTHESIS 1, 2 1
 Hours13
 Total Hours57

Note: LCCC offers its Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN (formerly NLNAC)) accredited associated degree nursing (ADN) program at the BGSU-Firelands College campus providing nursing education to the Huron, Ottawa, Erie and Sandusky country residents. The satellite program provides the opportunity for residents of the area to earn the associate of applied science degree in nursing from LCCC. All support courses taken at Firelands College will transfer to LCCC. The clinical courses are offered at regional health care agencies.

Program Contact(s):

Hannah Patawaran
440-366-4197
hpatawaran@lorainccc.edu

For information about admissions, enrollment, transfer, graduation and other general questions, please contact your advising team.

More program information can be found on our website.

Advanced Placement Nursing Program (LPN TO RN)

This program allows licensed practical nurses advanced placement in the associate degree nursing (RN) program. Through this program, the licensed practical nurse will receive credit for prior nursing coursework, thereby eliminating excessive course repetition.

Admission Requirements for Advanced Placement Nursing Program (LPN to RN):

  1. Be a graduate of a state board approved practical nursing program.
  2. Be actively licensed as an LPN in the United States or U.S. territory without restrictions or conditions.
  3. Have completed all practical nursing courses with a grade of C or better.
  4. GPA of 2.5 or higher on all completed college-level coursework (includes transfer/transient courses).
  5. Have completed BIOG 121 with a grade of C or better.
  6. Have completed ENGL 161 with a grade of C or better.
  7. Have completed PSYH 151 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
  8. Have completed MTHM 168 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
  9. Obtain a score of PROFICIENT on the ATI TEAS Exam. 

  10. Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records office.
  11. Must complete SDEV 101 with a grade of C or better.

Once admission requirements have been completed, students are eligible to register for NURS 101 ADVANCED PLACEMENT LPN TO RN. Upon successful completion with a grade of C or better of NURS 101 students will be given credit for: NURS 120 NURSING CONCEPTS INURS 123 PHARMACOLOGY I. The Accelerated students will substitute NURS 116 MATERNAL-NEWBORN NURSING and NURS 119 CONCEPTS IN PEDIATRIC NURSING with NURS 138 MATERNAL-PEDIATRIC NURSING which is a blended course with no required clinical practice. The remainder of the support courses must be completed as REQUIRED in the associate degree nursing program. NURS 101 may not be repeated if failed.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate the role of the patient or designee as the source of control and full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for patient’s preferences, values, and needs (patient centered care)
  2. Integrate best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient/ family preferences and values for delivery of optimal health care. (EBP)
  3. Prioritize data to monitor the outcomes of care processes in order to ensure patient safety and minimize risk of harm. (quality improvement/safety)
  4. Use information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making. (informatics and technology)
  5. Interact effectively with patients and families and within nursing and inter-professional teams, to foster open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision- making, to achieve quality patient care and positive health outcomes, and to enhance patient satisfaction. (communication, teamwork & collaboration)
  6. Demonstrate accountability for the delivery of standard-based nursing care consistent with moral, altruistic, legal, ethical, regulatory, and humanistic principles. (leadership & professionalism