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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

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

Total Credit Hours

This degree requires 68 credit hours.


Course Title Credits
BI103 Human Anatomy and Physiology 6

Basic structure and function of the human body. Lecture and lab.
Pre-Reqs: BI100 or BI101 or BI104 or BI105 or BI112 w/Grade of C

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. Lecture and lab.
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 utilizing the nursing process to identify physical, physical, psychological, cultural, and spiritual needs and plan care to improve patient outcomes.
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 with varying age groups. Providing safe, evidence-based professional, holistic nursing care related to the management of patients with advanced medial and surgical needs.
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 Complex Care of the Adult 4

Concepts and theories related to nursing care of complex adult patients experiencing acutely changing conditions in settings where outcomes are less predictable. Complex, multi-system disease processes will be critically examined.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR221 Leadership and Management Concepts in Nursing 1

Concepts and theories of nursing leadership and management applicable to various roles. Evidence-based leadership skills, through self-reflection and group processes, as a core competency in nursing to improve quality in patient care and strengthen nursing as a profession.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR224 Role Transition: Student to the Professional Nurse 1

Issues and trends that affect the profession of nursing when transitioning from the student nurse role to the professional nurse role. Concepts of burnout and reality shock will be examined.
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 3.00-3.00

EN101 English Composition IA 3.00-3.00

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

SH210 Interpersonal Communication 3.00-3.00

Sociology/Nutrition Options 3
Course Title Credits
HE202 Nutrition 3.00-3.00

SO100 Fundamentals of Sociology 3.00-3.00

SO100H Honors Fundamentals of Sociology 3.00-3.00

Must be IV Therapy Certified before starting the program.
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