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LPN Career Mobility may not be offered every year. Availability of this option is dependent upon the number of qualified applicants.

This program is designed to facilitate the achievement of a registered nurse level education by LPNs who qualify for admission. LPNs who wish to qualify for this program are required to pass the proficiency examination. The examination will cover fundamentals of nursing.

Examination scores are valid for three (3) years. Candidates who do not enter the program after three (3) years will be required to repeat the examination process.

Admission to the Career Mobility option is not automatic. Academic qualifications as well as test scores will be considered in the selection process. Admission is also contingent on available space in the program.  Other admission, progression, readmission, and retention policies are the same as those for the Traditional nursing program.

 A grade of “C” or better must be achieved in all of the required courses.  Science Courses must be less than 5 years old at time of admission to the Nursing Program.

1st Fall   HOURS
BIOL 2010 Anatomy and Physiology I1,2 4
ENGL 1010 Composition I 1 3
MATH 1530 Introductory Statistics1,3 (formerly Probability and Statistics) 3
PSYC 1030 Introduction to Psychology (Recommended) OR
Guided Elective 1
    Term Total 13
Action Items    
  Sept Take LPN Challenge Exam   
  Oct Meet with Success Coach or Faculty Advisor
Complete FAFSA for upcoming fall term
  Nov Register for next term  
  Dec Complete Nursing application in RaiderNet  
1st Spring MAY be taken this term or concurrently with NRSG courses  
BIOL 2020 Anatomy and Physiology II2 4
BIOL 2230 Microbiology 4
    Guided Elective (Recommended) OR
PSYC 1030 General Psychology(must take, if not previously taken) 1
PHIL 1040 Introduction to Ethics (Recommended) OR
Humanities Elective
Action Items    
  Mar Meet with Success Coach or Faculty Advisor  
  Apr Register for next term  
2nd Fall    
NRSG 1320 Women's Health and the Childbearing Family 3
NRSG 1360 Pharmacology in Nursing 3
NRSG 1100 Transition to Professional Nursing 1
BIOL 2020 Anatomy and Physiology II2 (If not taken previously) 4
    Term Total 7-11
Action Items    
  Oct Meet with Faculty Advisor
Complete FAFSA for upcoming fall term
  Nov Register for next term  
2nd Spring    
NRSG 1620 Medical-Surgical Nursing I 6
BIOL 2230 Microbiology 2 (If not taken previously) 4
NRSG 1340 Mental Health Nursing 3
    Term Total 9-13
Action Items    
  Mar Meet with Faculty Advisor  
  April Register for next term  
3rd Fall    
NRSG 1330 Pediatric Nursing 3
NRSG 2630 Medical-Surgical Nursing II 6
    Term Total 9
Action Items    
  Oct Complete Application for Graduation  
  Nov Register for next term  
3rd Spring    
NRSG 2240 Professional Practice in Nursing 2
NRSG 2640 Medical-Surgical Nursing III 6
PHIL 1040 Elementary Ethics (Recommended) OR
Humanities Elective (If not taken previously)
    Term Total 11
Action Items    
  Feb Pay Credit by Proficiency fee in Business Office
Take Exit Exam 
  Mar Begin job search using RaiderRecruit   
    LPN Challenge Exam Credit  - NRSG 1710 3 7
    Total Hours 67

  1 Courses to be completed prior to the application deadline are:  ENGL 1010, BIOL 2010, MATH 1530, PSYC 1030 or a Guided Elective (3 cr.) to be selected from:  ENGL 1020, COMM 2025 or PSYC 2130.

2 Science courses cannot be more than 5 years old upon admission to the program. Strongly recommend completion of BIOL 2020 prior to taking nursing courses.

3 NRSG 1710-Fundamentals of Nursing Practice - 7 credits, to be awarded on RSCC transcript for LPN Challenge Exam.

Nursing Program Application Deadline:  4th Friday in January for admission into the following Fall class.

Academic Advisement:  Student pursuing this option will be advised by the Nursing Division.  A mandatory orientation to the Nursing Program will be scheduled prior to the first day of nursing classes.

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