Oct 22, 2019
LPN to ADN Advanced Placement
Associate of Science (A.S.)
(Offered at CCBC Essex only)
General Education - 33 Credits
Prerequisite General Education Requirements:
* BIOL 110 is a prerequisite for BIOL 220 and BIOL 230 . The option to challenge or receive a waiver for BIOL 110 can be requested through the Biology Department. Students planning to enter the nursing program should address this alternative with an academic advisor, case manager, or counselor.
General Education Requirements:
Upon successful completion of NURN 215 , students will receive 17 credits for the first year of the nursing program. Students will then complete the remaining courses in the nursing program:
Total Credits: ***69
**Additional requirements for admission to NURN 215 - LPN to RN Transition Course
- Completion of the Student Health Profile (CCBC Nursing Physical Examination form).
- Documentation of current CPR from the American Heart Association Health Care Provider or other approved equivalent.
- Proof of Health Insurance coverage, which must be maintained throughout the clinical program.
- Completion of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements and modules required by clinical agencies. (The college will make provision for all clinical students to meet this requirement.)
- Students are required to complete criminal background checks and drug screening through PreCheck.
- Completion of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).
***A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101 course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to the college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101 during your first semester at CCBC. This must be completed prior to completing the Selective Admissions process and entering the Nursing–LPN to ADN Advanced Placement program. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.
The LPN to ADN Advanced Placement option offers a unique opportunity for qualified licensed practical nurses to enter the Nursing Program with advanced standing once admission and General Education requirements have been met.
A seven-credit LPN/ADN Transition course is offered to qualified LPNs. An LPN who earns a grade of “C” or higher in this LPN/ADN Transition course and completes General Education prerequisites is able to enter the CCBC Nursing Program with advanced standing and receive academic credit for the first year of the Nursing Program.
Admission into the LPN to ADN Transition course is competitive. Selective admission applications should be completed by January 15 for consideration.
Prerequisites for application for advanced placement are Maryland Licensure as an LPN and graduation from a Maryland Board of Nursing approved school. The student must complete the prerequisite general education requirements before admission to the LPN to ADN transition course. Before graduation, completion of all general education requirements is required.
Nursing Program Competencies
Upon graduation from the Community College of Baltimore County Nursing Program, the Associate Degree nurse generalist will be able to:
- Collaborate with other health care providers to advocate for patients, families and groups in order to provide quality nursing care;
- Integrate effective communication techniques and caring behaviors with patients, families and groups to improve health outcomes;
- Provide nursing care to patients, families and groups that supports their cultural and spiritual customs, beliefs, and values;
- Integrate evidenced-based practice for clinical decision making in the delivery of nursing care;
- Design health promotion activities that contribute to the wellness of patients, families and groups;
- Demonstrate accountability and responsibility in the management of nursing care of patients, families and groups;
- Evaluate the application of the nursing process as a systematic method of providing nursing care throughout the life span;
- Analyze the essential pharmacologic principles used in providing care for patients;
- Incorporate the knowledge, responsibilities and standards essential to the professional practice of nursing;
- Organize nursing care to promote and maintain safety for patients, families and groups;
- Perform nursing skills independently using available technology to meet standards of efficacy and safety; and
- Integrate teaching into the nursing care of patients, families and groups.