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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:

 

  1. Current LPN license.
  2. Applicants must have graduated from an LPN program after May 15, 2012 OR provide documentation of one (1) year (2000 hours) of full-time LPN work experience in direct patient care during the past three years with written verification form employer at the time of application.
  3. Be an accepted student in the regular VATNP program
  4.  Completion of 17 credits of support (general education) courses required for graduation from the Nursing program: BIO 141, BIO 142, ENG 111, ITE 100 or 115, MTH 126, and SDV 108. Additional required general education courses can be completed after acceptance to the program.

 

Nursing Track 3: LPN to RN Bridge Curriculum

Course Number

Pre-Clinical Studies Course Title

Lec. Hrs.

Lab. Hrs.

Crs.

SDV 108

College Survival Skills

1

0

1

BIO 141

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

3

3

4

BIO 142

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

3

3

4

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

0

3

ITE 115 or 100

Intro. to Comp Apps & Concepts or
Intro to Information Systems

3

0

3

MTH 126

Mathematics for Allied Health

2

0

2

TOTAL

15

6

17

Summer Semester - Year 1

NUR115*

LPN Transition

5

3

6

NUR 136

Principles of Pharmacology I

1

0

1

NUR 137

Principles of Pharmacology II

1

0

1

NUR 226

Health Assessment

1

3

2

TOTAL

8

6

10

Fall Semester

ENG 112

College Composition II

3

0

3

NUR 201

Psychiatric Nursing

2

3

3

NUR 205

Introduction to Second Level Nursing

2

9

5

NUR 236

Principles of Pharmacology III

1

0

1

PSY 231

Life Span Human Development I

3

0

3

TOTAL

11

12

15

Spring Semester

NUR 245

Maternal/Newborn Nursing

2

3

3

NUR 208

Acute Medical-Surgical Nursing

3

9

6

NUR 237

Principles of Pharmacology IV

1

0

1

NUR 254

Dimensions of Professional Nursing

2

0

2

PSY232

Life Span Human Development II

3

0

3

EEE

1*Humanities

3

0

3

TOTAL

14

12

18

Total Minimum Credits for the AAS Degree .......................60*

Footnote:

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.

Last updated: 3/7/2014 2:03:46 PM