Nursing - LPN to RN Traditional Bridge - AAS

Allied Health

Contact: Debbie HACKLER (620)665-4931
Department Co-Chair: Debbie HACKLER (620)665-4931
Department Co-Chair: Todd SAZAMA (620)665-4939

If you are starting this program after January 1, 2017 the curriculum guide can be found here attached to the program Application Checklist.

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Total Credit Hours

This degree requires 72 credit hours.


Course Title Credits
BI103 Human Anatomy and Physiology 6

Basic structure and function of the human body. Four hours lecture and four hours laboratory per week.
Pre-Reqs: BI101 or BI104 or BI105 or BI112, or BI100 Bas Cncpt for AH Studies with a grade of C or better

BI112 General Microbiology 4

Microbiological principles; introduction to eukaryotic and prokaryotic microbes and viruses, growth and control, microbial genetics, mechanisms of infection, and host defenses with selected microbial diseases addressed; support of concepts examined in lecture provided by lab emphasizing aseptic technique, safe handling and manipulation of microbes and survey of representative microorganisms. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week.
Pre-Reqs: BI101 or BI103 or BI104 or BI105

HR105 Medical Terminology 3

Elements of medical language including common abbreviations. Emphasis is placed on spelling, pronunciation, correct usage, and meaning relating to body systems, medical science, and medical specialties.

NR103 LPN Transition to RN 2

Review of the care of the adult patient with alterations of cardiac, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, peripheral vascular, hematological, musculoskeletal and gastrointestinal systems; management of the client undergoing surgery; care of patients experiencing diabetes; promotion, maintenance and restoration of physiological and psychological homeostasis within the environment through utilization of the nursing process emphasizing interrelatedness of pathophysiology, pharmacology and nutrition as it occurs in specific conditions.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR210 Medical-Surgical III 3

Focusing on the care of the adult client with alteration of immunological, neurological and endocrine systems, focusing on promotion, maintenance and restoration of psychological homeostasis within the environment through utilization of the nursing process emphasizing the interrelatedness of pathophysiology, pharmacology and nutrition as it occurs in specific conditions.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance, and NR113 & NR115 & NR120 & NR121L

NR211L Advanced Skills Lab 1

Development of psychomotor and psychosocial competencies in complex skills in varying age groups.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR214 Issues and Trends: Practice, Research, Education 1

Continued examination of issues and trends affecting nursing profession focusing on practice, education and research.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR215 Children and Family Nursing 3

Interaction between health and development of children and their families; enhancement of the health of children and the culturally diverse family system; clinical practice in hospital-based pediatric care areas and community-based facilities.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR216 Maternal-Infant Nursing 3

Psychological and physiological changes/adaptations within the environment that occur during the childbearing years; effects of cultural differences on childbearing and self-care abilities.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR220 Crisis Care 6

Nursing care of patients in psychological and/or physiological crisis.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR221 Leadership and Management Concepts in Nursing 3

Exploration of leadership and management concepts applicable to various roles in nursing in structured setting.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR224 Strategies for Success 1

Issues and trends that affect the profession of nursing; transitioning from the student role to the role of registered professional nurse; job opportunities, job attainment, resume writing, burnout, reality shock and success on the NCLEX-RN.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

PS100 General Psychology 3

A survey of the fundamental principles of behavior including physiological, perceptual, historical, methodological, learning, memory, development, motivational, emotional, social and applied perspectives.

PS102 Human Growth and Development 3

A survey of the theories of and current research into the psychological development of individuals from birth to death focusing on the progressive changes experienced in the physical, cognitive and social-emotional domains of life.
Pre-Reqs: PS100 General Psychology

Credit for Prior Learning 21
English Composition I Options 3
Course Title Credits
EN100 English Composition IB 3.00

EN101 English Composition IA 3.00

English Composition II/Sociology/Nutrition Options 3
Course Title Credits
EN102 English Composition II 3.00

EN102H Honors English Composition II 3.00

HE202 Nutrition 3.00

SO100 Fundamentals of Sociology 3.00

SO100H Honors Fundamentals of Sociology 3.00

SH101 Public Speaking OR SH210 Interpersonal Communication 3
Course Title Credits
SH101 Public Speaking 3.00

SH210 Interpersonal Communication 3.00

Must be IV Therapy Certified before starting the program.
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