Transition Option: Individuals who are LPNs are eligible to enroll in an accelerated program leading to an AS degree in Nursing and subsequently be in a position to take the licensing examination. The program is designed to assist these professionals’ pursuit of an Associate degree in Nursing (ADN). This program is offered once a year starting in the summer term on the Dale Mabry campus. Nursing graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and, upon successful completion, receive the RN license. ACEN information and completion rates are available here.
Career Opportunities: The careers that are possible for graduate nurses are constantly expanding. Career opportunities are plentiful in hospitals, outpatient clinics, medical offices, and public health.
An additional Health Sciences application is required for this degree. See the Admissions link below for more information.
This curriculum is from the current college catalog and is meant to provide prospective students an example of courses taken in this degree/certificate. It is not intended to be used for graduation requirements. Students should consult an advisor for graduation information.
Prerequisite Courses Required for Admission
†AMH 2020 Modern American History or †POS 2041, American Government - 3 cr.
†BSC 2085 Human Anatomy and Physiology I, 3 cr.
†BSC 2085L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory, 1 cr.
†BSC 2086 Human Anatomy and Physiology II, 3 cr.
†BSC 2086L Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory, 1 cr.
†ENC 1101 English Composition I, 3 cr.
†MAC 1105 College Algebra or higher mathematics, 3 cr. (Note: Statistics courses are not accepted)
†MCB 2000 Microbiology and Human Disease, 3 cr.
†MCB 2000L Microbiology and Human Disease Laboratory, 1 cr.
Program Required Courses
NOTE: 10 credit hours of articulated credit or experiential credit will be awarded to individuals who are licensed practical nurses.
YEAR I - First Semester
†ENC 1102 English Composition II - 3 cr.
NUR 1022C Essential Concepts of Patient Care Management - 2 cr.
NUR 1024 Critical Thinking in Nursing Practice - 2 cr.
NUR 1440C Concepts of Family Nursing - 4 cr.
NUR 1522C Concepts of Mental Health Nursing - 3 cr.
YEAR I – Second Semester
NUR 2205C Complex Simulation - 2 cr.
†NUR 2210 Concepts of Adult Health I - 5 cr.
NUR 2210L Concepts of Adult Health I Clinical - 3 cr.
Humanities General Education CORE - 3 cr.
YEAR I – Third Semester
†NUR 2211 Concepts of Adult Health II - 5 cr.
†NUR 2211L Concepts of Adult Health II Clinical - 3 cr.
NUR 2811C Role Transformation - 3 cr.
*Specified Electives - 3 cr.
*Select 3 specified elective credits from the following:
†BSC 1025C Nutrition and Drugs - 3 cr.
†CHM 1032 Chemistry for Health Sciences - 3 cr.
†CHM 1032L Chemistry for Health Sciences Laboratory - 1 cr.
†DEP 1004 Developmental Psychology of Life Span - 3 cr.
†HUN 2201 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition - 3 cr.
NUR 1060 Health Assessment - 3 cr.
†PHI 1600 Ethics - 3 cr.
†PHI 2635 Biomedical Ethics
†PSY 2012 General Psychology - 3 cr.
†Courses symbolized by a dagger (†) are offered online in addition to the traditional delivery method. Online availability may vary by academic term.