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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.  Science Courses must be less than 10 years old. 

Note:  For students applying for admission into the program for Fall 2017, the Admissions policy will change where Science courses cannot be more than 5 years old. (Pending TBR approval)

1st Fall    
BIOL 2010 Anatomy and Physiology I1 4
ENGL 1010 Composition I 3
MATH 1530 Probability and Statistics1,3 (Recommended) OR
MATH 1130-College Algebra or higher level math 1,3
PSYC 2130 Lifespan Psychology1 3
    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    
BIOL 2020 Anatomy and Physiology II2 4
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech 3
PHIL 121 Elementary Ethics (Recommended) OR
Humanities Elective
    Term Total 10
Action Items    
  Mar Meet with Success Coach or Faculty Advisor  
  Apr Register for next term  
2nd Fall    
NSG 108 Care of the Childbearing Family 3
NSG 126 Pharmacology in Nursing 3
    Term Total 6
Action Items    
  Oct Meet with Faculty Advisor
Complete FAFSA for upcoming fall term
  Nov Register for next term  
2nd Spring    
NSG 110 Adult and Child Health I 6
BIOL 2230 Microbiology 4
    Term Total 10
Action Items    
  Mar Meet with Faculty Advisor  
  April Register for next term  
3rd Fall    
NSG 211 Adult and Child Health II 10
    Term Total 10
Action Items    
  Oct Complete Intent to Graduate with Faculty Advisor  
  Nov Register for next term  
3rd Spring    
NSG 213 Psychosocial Nursing 4
NSG 217 Transitions to Nursing Practice 3
NSG 105 Foundations of Nursing Practice2  
    Term Total 7
Action Items    
  Feb Pay Credit by Proficiency fee in Business Office
Take Exit Exam 
  Mar Begin job search using RaiderRecruit   
    LPN Challenge Exam Credit2 10
    Total Hours 66

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.

2 NSG 105- Foundations of Nursing Practice- 10 credits, to be awarded on RSCC transcript for LPN Challenge Exam.

NOTE: The requirements will be changing for student seeking admission into the Fall 2017 class.  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, SPCH 1010 or PSYC 2130. (pending TBR approval)

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.

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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