Program Description

Nursing (A.D.N)
Nursing - LPN To ADN Mobility AS (64 Credits)


Program Description
This program is designed for graduates from Practical Nursing programs. The nursing program includes a focus on Gerontology as healthcare practitioners are serving a growing population of patients with longer life expectancy. Supervised clinical experience is provided in hospital departments such as pediatrics, mental health, maternity, and surgery. Clinical experiences also include rural and community hospital settings, specialized dementia care facilities, and ambulatory clinics. Graduates are eligible to articulate to BSN/BAN programs in the MnSCU system as part of the MnSCU Nursing Articulation Agreement.

After reviewing comparable Minnesota State college programs, this program exceeds 60 credits for one or more of the following reasons: national or international program certification, national or international standards including skill standards, standards recommended by a primary employer or multiple employers, national specialized program accreditation, state licensure requirements, and/or national practices or standards.

Degree Specific Program Requirements: A background check, including fingerprinting, will be completed as a requirement of this program. At the time of the background check submission, students must provide documentation as required by the MN Department of Human Services. If you have been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field you intend to study, or on your ability to obtain federal, state, and other higher education financial aid. Students who have earned a grade of "C" or better, in all required classes, as well as an overall GPA of 2.0 or better will have satisfied the program requirements for the AS degree. Students will receive 9 credits for their PN education and must be currently licensed as an LPN at the time of application. Students must also complete the required 31 General Education credits and 24 Professional Nursing credits to receive a Nursing, RN AS degree for a total of 64 credits.

Accreditation Information: The Nursing A.D.N. Program is approved by the Minnesota State Board of Nursing, 2829 University Ave SE, 2nd Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55414-3253, (612) 617-2270 or (888) 234-2690, http://mn.gov/boards/nursing . Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), which is required for practice as a Registered Nurse.

The general education courses may transfer and are part of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

Career Opportunities
A nursing career enables a graduate to help where help is greatly needed. The big demand can also translate into registered nursing jobs with enticing perks and attractive nursing salaries for skilled and qualified applicants.


Technical Studies Prerequisites
BLGY2310 Human Anatomy/Physiology I 4 Credits
BLGY2320 Human Anatomy/Physiology II 4 Credits
BLGY2330 Microbiology 4 Credits
CMST2310 Interpersonal Communication 3 Credits
ENGL1302 Analytical Writing 4 Credits
PHIL1320 Ethics 3 Credits
PSYC1304 Life Span Developmental Psychology 3 Credits
BLGY1325 Nutrition 3 Credits
GERO1300 Introduction to Gerontology 3 Credits

» STUDENTS MAY TAKE CMST1320 INTRO TO COMMUNICATION STUDIES or 2310 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS

» LPN Credits granted for advanced standing-9 credits

» THE FOLLOWING LICENSE/REGISTRATIONS MUST BE CURRENT AND ON FILE PRIOR TO ADMISSION INTO THE PROGRAM -- CPR/AED Adult, Child & Infant (Health Care Provider Level)--Minn. Board of Nursing LPN License

» A minimum grade of "C" or better and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in prerequisite coursework is required to be considered for admission and must be maintained.


Technical Studies Semester I
NURS2401 Transitional Nursing Concepts 3 Credits
NURS2415 Nursing Concepts I 5 Credits
NURS2418 Clinical Concepts I 4 Credits

Technical Studies Semester II
NURS2411 Professional Nursing Concepts 3 Credits
NURS2421 Nursing Concepts II 5 Credits
NURS2424 Clinical Concepts II 4 Credits


Estimated cost for books and supplies: $2,420


PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.

 

Contact Info

320.308.5000 or 1.800.222.1009

1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303