Overview of the Program:
The School of Nursing and Allied Health Administration offers the Accelerated Non-Traditional LPN-ASN degree.
- Requires 3 semesters of nursing course work.
- Provides the LPN who possesses a valid LPN license to receive credit for NURS 1101, Fundamentals of Nursing (7 credits).
- Allows the LPN to challenge Anatomy & Physiology and Nutrition for college credit.
Upon graduation the LPN receives the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing and is eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
LPNs who are new LPN graduates, and/or have limited acute care clinical experience, and/or do not have most of the required support courses completed should consider matriculation into the generic ASN program.
The Non-Traditional program is best for experienced LPNs who have completed most of the support courses for nursing. The nursing courses are taught through Big Blue Button and Blackboard allowing synchronous on-line classes and live instructor-student interaction without having to drive to campus. Clinical experiences are conducted two days each month. Students for this program must possess basic computer skills and have computer access. Class size is limited to 24 students per year. The program starts each fall and admission is on a first- come, first served basis. Admission requirements are the same as for the generic ASN program.