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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 program 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 regular nursing program.

 A grade of “C” or better must be achieved in the required math and science courses.

These classes may be taken prior to being accepted into the program.
General Education    
BIOL 2230 Microbiology 4
BIOL 2010, 2020 Anatomy and Physiology I1, II2 8
ENGL 1010 Composition I 3
MATH 1530 or 1130 Statistics, College Algebra or higher level Math 1,3 3
PSYC 2130 Lifespan Psychology (formerly Developmental Psychology)1 3
SPCH   Speech Elective 3
    Humanities Elective 3

1Prior to the application deadline, a minimum of 13 of the 27 required credit hours of the Nursing general education courses must be completed and the following are required:  BIOL 2010, MATH requirement, and PSYC 2130.

2Strongly recommend completion of BIOL 2020 prior to taking nursing courses.
3MATH 1530 is recommended for students planning to complete a BSN.  MATH 1410 does not meet the math requirement.

Challenge by Proficiency Examination (NSG 105- Foundations of Nursing Practice) 10
The Proficiency Credit fee will be assessed in spring of the second year.  
Additional Course Requirements  
NSG 107 or 108 Care of the Childbearing Family 3
NSG 109 or 110 Adult and Child Health I 6
NSG 126 Pharmacology in Nursing 3
NSG 210 or 211 Adult and Child Health II 10
NSG 212 or 213 Psychosocial Nursing 4
NSG 215 or 217 Transitions to Nursing Practice 3
                                         Total 66

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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