ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE: NURSING EDUCATION
LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE TO REGISTERED NURSE (ADVANCED PLACEMENT)
The Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) LVN to RN step-up program curriculum prepares entry-level Registered Nurses (RN) as providers of care across the health/illness continuum and as members within the profession. The curriculum respects the individuality of the student and aims to provide a positive, innovative learning model that fosters the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills so that the graduate nurse is equipped to deliver care to a culturally diverse population in a variety of healthcare settings. Graduate nurses collaborate with members of the health care team, are effective communicators, are politically aware, and demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning. Upon successful completion of program requirements, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
|BIOL 205||General Microbiology||
|BIOL 230||Human Anatomy||
|BIOL 235||Human Physiology||
Courses Required for the Major
|COURSE #||COURSE NAME||UNITS|
|ENGL 101||Reading and Composition||
|PSYC 101||General Psychology||
|COMS 103||Oral Communication or||
|COMS 135||Interpersonal Communication||
|ANTH 103||Introduction to Cultural
|SOCO 101||Principles of Sociology or|
|SOCO 110||Contemporary Social Problems||3|
|NRSE 235||LVN to RN Transition||2|
|NRSE 240||Medical/Surgical Nursing III||4.5|
|NRSE 242||Mental Health & Gerontological
|NRSE 244||Medical Surgical Nursing IV||4.5|
|NRSE 246||Leadership in Nursing||4.5|
|Total Units = 45|
Recommended electives: Nursing 092, 206, 208, 241, 243, 245.
Award Notes: The Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) requires 6 units of Communication, verbal, written and group; satisfied by ENGL 101 and SPEE 103; and 16 units of Natural, Behavioral and Social sciences; satisfied by the BIOL 205, 230 and 235 prerequisites, PSYC 101 & ANTH 103 or SOCO 101 or 110. *It is strongly recommended that part or all of the general education requirements (including humanities course) be completed prior to admission to the nursing education program.