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Academic Plan

For most LPN-to-RN Mobility students, completing required coursework toward the associate of science degree takes about one calendar year. Obtaining your degree may take longer depending upon the number of liberal arts and science credits you have completed toward graduation before beginning the nursing courses.

Advanced placement

Advanced placement credit in nursing will be awarded by completing the National League for Nurses Acceleration Challenge Exams in Nursing Care. Up to 12 credits will be awarded for advanced placement. You must meet the 30-credits-in-residence requirement in order to graduate.

Academic plan

Below is a list of required courses. Each tab displays requirements from each category. This plan assumes advanced placement was awarded for 12 credits of nursing courses.

Required nursing courses:

  • NURS 1260: Health & Nursing Assessment for Students in Transition
  • NURS 2250: The Nursing Role & Variations in Health for Students in Transition
  • NURS 2550: Variations in Health II for Students in Transition
  • NURS 2800: Transition to the Professional Role
  • NURS 2810: Management of Complex and Multiple Patients

Required supporting courses:

  • BIOL 2400: General Anatomy & Physiology
  • BIOL 2410: Advanced Anatomy & Physiology
  • BIOL 2450: Applied Microbiology
  • ENGL 1100: Composition I
  • PHIL 2000: Ethical Problems in Healthcare
  • PSYC 1000: General Psychology
  • PSYC 2020: Lifespan Developmental Psychology

Additional liberal arts and sciences requirements:

  • SSCS 1000: Power and Social Change
  • ENGL: Writing-based literature elective
  • Art elective
  • Social science elective
  • Theology elective
  • CIL 1500: Transcultural Learning Through Community Connections or CIL 1400: Health Justice (required before NURS 2800 and NURS 2810)
  • Demonstration of math competency (MATH 1000)

For detailed course descriptions, visit the courses page.