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NURSING - LPN/ADN TRANSITION - ADVANCED PLACEMENT FOR ADN

DEGREE: Associate in Applied Science with a major in Nursing

To prepare nursing students to be competent, professional caregivers through a dynamic curriculum and clinical experience which provides the requisite skills and knowledge for state licensure so that the community nursing needs are met.

This program is designed for the Licensed Practical Nurse interested in obtaining an Associate Degree in Nursing by providing ways to take full advantage of her/his training and experience. Nurses are employed in health care facilities, physician's offices, home care agencies, industries, and long term care facilities. There are numerous additional opportunities for nurse employment. According to the US Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics) website, the mean annual salary for a Registered Nurse in South Carolina is estimated to be $58,940 (May 2012).

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTRANCE

Required Courses

High School: None
College: BIO 210, MAT 110, ENG 101, BIO 211, PSY 201

NOTE:  A grade of "C" or better is required for each prerequisite course.

Other Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Departmental Approval
  3. Prior Experience/Observation - Mandatory attendance at a Nursing Career Talk is required.
  4. Minimum Cumulative GPA  of 2.0
  5. Current CPR Certification by American Heart Association or American Red Cross
  6. First Aid Certification
  7. Hepatitis B Immunization, Signed Informed Refusal or Titer
  8. MMR Immunization or Titer
  9. Chicken Pox Vaccination or Titer
  10. Two-step PPD / Chest X-Ray
  11. Flu Vaccine or Declination Form
  12. Medical Examination - Forms are provided by the college and should be current (within one year) and complete.
  13. Other Diplomas, Licensures, etc.:  Licensed as an LPN in South Carolina without disciplinary action
  14. Recent Photograph - Photograph will not be returned.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  1. Any course with one of the following prefixes requires a grade of "C" or better: ALL
  2. Any course with one of the following prefixes may not be attempted more than twice: (NUR/PHM prefix courses)
  3. Complete or Maintain CPR Certification by American Heart Association or American Red Cross
  4. Curriculum Completion Requirement - true months (NOTE: The Associate Dean of Nursing must approve part-time sequence. )
  5. Drug Calculation Competency - Students must demonstrate drug calculation competency each semester in order to progress in curriculum courses.
  6. Dismissal Policy: A student who receives a grade below "C" for any two or more NUR/PHM courses will be dismissed from the program.
  7. Reentry Policy: There is a 2 year waiting period beginning with the last NUR/PHM course taken if unsuccessfully at any nursing school enrolled.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Course Requirements


Course Class Lab Credit
BIO 225 Microbiology 3 3 4
NUR 162 Psychiatric And Mental Health Nursing 2 3 3
NUR 201 Transition Nursing 2 3 3
NUR 264 Nursing Across Life Span III 2 6 4
NUR 266 Nursing Concepts & Clinical Practice III 3 9 6
NUR 267 Nursing Concepts & Clinical Practice IV 1 15 6
PHM 115 Drug Classification I 2 0 2
XXX XXX Elective: Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 3
18 39 31
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  31

SEMESTER CURRICULUM

SEMESTER 1 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
NUR 201 Transition Nursing 2 3 3
PHM 115 Drug Classification I 2 0 2
4 3 5

SEMESTER 2 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
BIO 225 Microbiology 3 3 4
NUR 264 Nursing Across Life Span III 2 6 4
NUR 266 Nursing Concepts & Clinical Practice III 3 9 6
8 18 14

SEMESTER 3 (Summer)


Course Class Lab Credit
NUR 162 Psychiatric And Mental Health Nursing 2 3 3
NUR 267 Nursing Concepts & Clinical Practice IV 1 15 6
XXX XXX Elective: Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 3
6 18 12
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  31

PROGRAM AND EMPLOYMENT TIDBITS

Contact Person: Sharon Stafford

Waiting List: No

Local Starting Salary: $30,000.00

Local Average Salary: $34,000.00

National Starting Salary: $30,000.00

National Average Salary: $36,250.00