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Associate in Applied Science



LPN to ADN Bridge - Curriculum

Curriculum

Our program prepares the beginning nursing student to be a nurse-generalist. Upon graduation, you will be eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. This plan is a full-time day program. We encourage you to complete some, if not all, of the general education courses, prior to being admitted to the program, as this will lighten the your load and allow you to focus on your nursing courses.

A.A.S Degree: LPN to ADN Nursing

Day Program Plan

COLL 100 First Year Seminar 1
PROGRAM PREREQUISITES
BIOL 100
CHEM 105
Introduction to Cell Biology ~OR~
Introductory Chemistry for Health Sciences
3-5
PSYC 140 General Psychology 3
BIOL 109
   ~OR~
BIOL 110
BIOL 210
Anatomy and Physiology
   ~OR~
Human Anatomy ~AND~
Human Physiology

6-10
PSYC 243 Human Lifespan Development 4
BIOL 208 Microbiology 5
TOTAL PREREQUISITE CREDITS 22-26
SEMESTER 1
RNUR 115 Professional Transition 4
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 4
SEMESTER 2
RNUR 234 Child-Centered Nursing (clinical) 4
RNUR 238 Adult Nursing II (clinical) 5
ENGL 101 Composition and Reading I 3
SOCI 160 Sociology 3
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
SEMESTER 3
RNUR 244 Adult Nursing III (clinical) 7
RNUR 230 Leadership/Management/Trends 2
COMM 100
COMM 102
Fundamentals of Speech ~OR~
Fundamentals of Human Communication
3
Constitution Requirements:
Choose any one of the following: HIST 120, HIST 121, POLS 135, POLS 136, POLS 137 (POLS 153 The Missouri Constitution, 1 cr. hr., required if transferring one of these courses from out of state)

3
TOTAL CREDITS 15
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDIT HOURS 56-62

NOTES: some BSN completion programs may require CHEM 105, BIOL 110 AND BIOL 210

RNUR courses are taken only by students admitted to the nursing program. They prepare you to take the RN NCLEX licensure exam at the completion of the program. (It does not guarantee licensure.) All courses must be passed with a grade of "C" or better.

All general education courses can be completed in advance to decrease total credit hours for any given semester.

Evening Program Plan

Our program prepares the beginning nursing student to be a nurse-generalist. Upon graduation, you will be eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. This plan is a part-time program that takes four semesters, including summers, to complete. The schedule for nursing courses in the evening/weekend session will include class time one to two evenings a week with weekend clinical experiences.

We encourage you to complete some, if not all of the general education courses, prior to being admitted to the program, as this will lighten the your load and allow you to focus on your nursing courses.

COLL 100 First Year Seminar 1
PROGRAM PREREQUISITES
PSYC 140 General Psychology 3
BIOL 100
CHEM 105
Introduction to Cell Biology ~OR~
Introductory Chemistry for Health Sciences
3-5
BIOL 109
BIOL 110
BIOL 210
Anatomy and Physiology ~OR~
Human Anatomy ~AND~
Human Physiology
6-10
PSYC 243 Human Lifespan Development 3
BIOL 208 Microbiology 3
TOTAL PREREQUISITE CREDITS 19-25
SEMESTER 1
RNUR 115 Professional Transition 4
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 4
SEMESTER 2
RNUR 234 Child-Centered Nursing (clinical) 4
ENGL 101 Composition and Reading I 3
TOTAL CREDITS 7
SEMESTER 3
RNUR 238 Adult Nursing II (clinical) 5
SOCI 160 Sociology 3
TOTAL CREDITS 8
SEMESTER 4
RNUR 230 Leadership/Management/Trends 2
RNUR 244 Adult Nursing III (clinical) 7
Constitution Requirements:
Choose any one of the following: HIST 120, HIST 121, POLS 135, POLS 136, POLS 137 (POLS 153 The Missouri Constitution, 1 cr. hr., required if transferring one of these courses from out of state)
3
COMM 100
COMM 102
Fundamentals of Speech ~OR~
Fundamentals of Human Communication
3
TOTAL CREDITS 15
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDIT HOURS 49-55

NOTES: some BSN completion programs may require CHEM 105, BIOL 110 AND BIOL 210

All general education courses can be completed in advance to decrease total credit hours for any given semester.

Last Modified: 10/26/15