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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, BIO 211, ENG 101, MAT 110, PSY 201

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

Other Requirements

  1. Departmental Approval
  2. Prior Experience/Observation - Mandatory attendance at a Nursing Career Talk is required.
  3. Minimum Cumulative GPA  of 2.0
  4. Other Diplomas, Licensures, etc.:  Licensed as an LPN in South Carolina without disciplinary action
  5. 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. Dismissal Policy: A student who receives a grade below "C" for any two or more NUR/PHM courses will be dismissed from the program and will not be eligible to re-enter the program.
  3. Reentry Policy: A FDTC or non-FDTC nursing student must petition the Nursing Admission and Advisement Committee regarding potential reentry.

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