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LPN to RN Bridge Program – Associate Degree

Credential: A.A.S.
Code: A45110B

The LPN to RN Bridge program is developed to allow currently Licensed Practical Nurses to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing. The successful candidate for this program must complete requirements as updated annually and must be a Licensed Practical Nurse with an unencumbered license.

The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence- based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities

Admission for the ADN program is based on selective criteria. Applicable fees are attached to Nursing Classes in this program and student is required to purchase uniforms. This course of study fits the Uniform Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina RN to BSN Programs and the North Carolina Community College System Associate Degree Nursing Programs.

Curriculum

Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
Summer Semester
*NUR 214 Nursing Transition Concepts 3 0 3 4
Fall Semester-2nd Year
NUR 113 Family Health Concepts (8 weeks) 3 0 6 5
NUR 212 Health System Concepts (8 weeks) 3 0 6 5
NUR 211 Health Care Concepts 3 0 6 5
ENG 114 Pro Research and Reporting 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 12 0 18 18
Spring Semester-2nd Year
NUR 213 Complex Health Concepts 4 3 15 10
PSY 241 Developmental Psy 3 0 0 3
NUR 117 Pharmacology 1 3 0 2
Total Hours Per Week 8 6 15 15
*NUR 214 is a pre-requisite
SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 6
MAJOR COURSES 25
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES 2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 33