Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

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LPN to RN (Associate of Science in Nursing)

Students applying for the LPN–RN transition program must have a current, valid LPN license from the state of Pennsylvania at the time of application.

English, mathematics, science and social science electives must be completed with a C grade or better prior to admission to the nursing program. All science and developmental courses must have been completed with a grade of C or better by the third attempt. Attempts include withdrawals and incompletes.

It is strongly recommended that ALL non-nursing courses be completed prior to beginning any nursing course.

 

  1. Prerequisite high school level chemistry
  2. Students must meet the eligibility requirements for college-level English or have completed college-level English courses.
  3. BIO-161, Anatomy and Physiology 1 1
  4. PSY-101 Introduction to Psychology
  5. MAT-106 Mathematics for Health Science or  MAT-108 Intermediate Algebra
  6. Valid LPN Pennsylvania license

Students must complete 68 credits, not including prerequisites, with at least 30 credits being completed in CCAC classes.

The student may transfer all non-nursing requirements taken through the three nursing semesters (total of 29 credits). Students will still need to take at least one (1) additional credit at CCAC to have the required 30 CCAC credits.

Credits from other colleges and universities can be evaluated when those official transcripts are received in the Registration and Advisement office, but may not be posted until the student has successfully completed his/her first term in the program. 

The Dean of Nursing approves the LPN advanced standing for NUR-110/120.  Those eight credits will be posted after successful completion of NUR-130/140.2

Students must have a grade point average of 2.8 or greater from college transcripts.

See the graduation checksheet for students enrolled fall 2013 and forward for this program in printable PDF form.

See the graduation checksheet for students enrolled Fall 2012 in printable PDF form.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 68 2 (with a minimum of 30 CCAC credits)

LPN License=NUR-110/120 eight (8) credits. Credits posted after successful completion of
NUR-130/140.

 

Second Semester 

Course #     

Course Name

Credits

BIO-162

Anatomy & Physiology 2

 4

ENG-101

English Composition 1

 3

NUR-130

Basic Health Concepts for Nursing Practice

6

NUR-140Evidence Based Nursing Drug Therapy

3

PSY-108

Human Growth & Development

3

   
Summer  

BIO-175

Microbiology

4

  
Third Semester 

ENG-102

English Composition 2

3

NUR-210

Professional Nursing Concepts   

2

NUR-220

Adult Health Concepts for Nursing Practice  

4

NUR-230

Family Health Concepts for Nursing Practice

4

   
Fourth Semester

NUR-240

Complex Health Concepts for Nursing Practice

7

NUR-250

Leadership & Management Concepts   

3

 

 Humanities Elective

3

   


1 Prerequisite examination or courses to  BIO-161, Anatomy & Physiology 1.

 
BIO-110
BIO-151

Introduction to Biological Science or
General Biology or
Biology Waiver Exam

4
4

2LPN License=NUR-110/120 eight (8) credits. Credits posted after successful completion of
NUR-130/140.

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