LVN Option

The LVN-BSN track offers the licensed vocational nurse (LVN) an educational program to obtain the baccalaureate degree in nursing. Classroom and clinical experiences function to prepare the LVN for the professional nurse role at the baccalaureate level. Upon graduation the LVN is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)

The curriculum flow is designed for the LVN to complete the degree requirements in four academic semesters of full time study. Part time study is an option for those who cannot take a full semester of course work. The LVN is awarded 6 SCH of advanced placement credit for NURS 3603, Nursing Competencies upon successful completion of all semester one courses.

The LVN also has the option of challenging NURS 3307 Pharmacological Basis for Nursing Practice. The exam is taken prior to the first semester after receiving official notification of admission. The student must make 75 or higher on the exam to get credit. If not successful, the course must be completed during the regular academic semester.

Degree Requirements

Junior Year

The following courses must be completed prior to admission to the nursing program:

NURS 3303: Pathophysiology of Acute Care

3

NURS 3205: Nursing Concepts and Theories

2

 

5

Semester I

 

NURS 3307: Pharmacology

3

NURS 3310: Health Assessment

3

NURS 3116: LVN to RN

1

NURS 3603 Nursing Competencies

CR

Total Hours Semester I

7

Semester II

 

NURS 3333: Nursing Research

3

NURS 3611: Adult Health 1

6

NURS 3513: Mental Health

5

Total Hours Semester II:

14

Senior Year

Semester III

 

NURS 4212: Health of Older Adults

2

NURS 4632: Adult Health 2

6

NURS 4723: Family Health

7

Total Hours Semester III:

15

Semester IV

 

NURS 4234: Issues in Professional Practice

2

NURS 4501: Community Nursing

5

NURS 4631: Professional Synthesis

6

Total Hours Semester IV:

13

Total:

59 Sem. Credit Hours