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Students who are LPNs are required to complete at least 17 hours of the general education courses before beginning the LPN to RN nursing classes. The length of this tract depends on the amount of time needed to complete the general education classes. The nursing classes can be completed in one year. Some LPNs may opt for the part-time/evening weekend program which requires 2 years of nursing classes after completion of general education requirements.
The Virginia Appalachian Tricollege Nursing Program’s advance placement or “Bridge Program,” is designed to grant advanced placement to LPNs who have been admitted to the Virginia Appalachian Tricollege Nursing Program (VATNP) Associate Degree program and meet pre-requisite requirements.
If there is sufficient enrollment in the VATNP, Virginia Appalachian Tricollege Nursing Program, students who meet the eligibility requirements for the advanced placement will take “Bridge Courses” in the summer term and then be eligible to take the sophomore level courses and graduate within one (1) academic year with an AAS Degree in Nursing.
This program is designed to recognize the common abilities of nurses and to bridge the difference between LPN and RN knowledge base and to allow these students to finish the AAS program within a two and one-half semester period.
Admission Requirements: Admissions requirements for the LPN to RN nursing program are the same as the regular program with the following exceptions:
Nursing Track 3: LPN to RN Bridge Curriculum
Pre-Clinical Studies Course Title
College Survival Skills
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
Human Anatomy & Physiology II
College Composition I
ITE 115 or 100
Intro. to Comp Apps & Concepts or
Intro to Information Systems
Mathematics for Allied Health
Summer Semester - Year 1
Principles of Pharmacology I
Principles of Pharmacology II
College Composition II
Introduction to Second Level Nursing
Principles of Pharmacology III
Life Span Human Development I
Acute Medical-Surgical Nursing
Principles of Pharmacology IV
Dimensions of Professional Nursing
Life Span Human Development II
Total Minimum Credits for the AAS Degree .......................60*
Upon completion of NUR 115, credit will be awarded for NUR 105, 108, 109, 195 (15 credits). These credits will appear on the student’s official transcript.
1. Humanities electives include: ART 201, 202; literature; MUS 121, 122; PHI 101; REL 200, 210, 230; CST 130, 151, 152.
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