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 approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing or the approving agency in other states. 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. General Education credits throughout the nursing program will focus on Gerontology due to the aging population and longer life expectancies within the healthcare industry. All nursing education programs include classroom instruction and supervised clinical experience in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Coursework includes the liberal arts for ADN students. 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 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. Students are also eligible to articulate to BSN/BAN programs in the MnSCU system as part of the MnSCU Nursing Articulation Agreement.

Career Opportunities
Overall job opportunities for registered nurses are expected to be excellent, but may vary by employment and geographic setting. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of RNs is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2016 and, because the occupation is very large, many new jobs will result. In fact, registered nurses are projected to generate 587,000 new jobs, among the largest number of new jobs for any occupation. Additionally, hundreds of thousands of job openings will result from the need to replace experienced nurses who leave the occupation. A nursing career enables a person 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" of better and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in general education 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: $3,000


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