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LPN to ADN Advanced Placement


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LPN to ADN Advanced Placement
Associate of Science (A.S.)

Program Description:


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.

An 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 Criteria:

  1. Criteria for consideration for admission into the nursing program:
    1. Achievement of a GPA of 2.50 or higher, calculated from courses that are required for completion of the Nursing program.
    2. In order to meet CCBC graduation requirements, all students who are accepted must have a minimum overall CCBC GPA of 2.00.
    3. Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 18 pre-clinical credits, including:
      1. BIOL 220 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I  with a grade of C or higher. 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.
      2. BIOL 221 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II  with a grade of C or better.
      3. BIOL 230 - Microbiology  with a grade of “C” or better.
      4. ENGL 101 - College Composition I  with a C or better.
      5. PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology .
    4. Eligibility for college math requirement (must meet the prerequisite for the college general education math requirement).
    5. Completion of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).

      NOTE: In order to progress through and graduate from the nursing program, students must successfully complete all science, math, ENGL 101 , and nursing courses with a grade of “C” or better.
  2. LPN to ADN Additional Admission Requirements:
    1. Current Maryland licensure as an LPN
    2. Six (6) months of clinical experience as an LPN

Application Deadlines:

Admission into the LPN to ADN Transition course is competitive. Selective admission applications should be completed by May 31 for consideration. Applicants must have a minimum of six (6) months clinical experience as LPN prior to the start of classes.

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: 

  1. Collaborate within a team of health care providers to advocate for patients, families and communities in order to provide safe, high quality nursing care; 
  2. Integrate effective communication techniques and caring behaviors with patients, families, and communities to improve health outcomes; 
  3. Provide nursing care to patients, families, and communities that support their diversity and spirituality; 
  4. Use informatics and evidence-based practice to examine and to advance nursing practice and improve the quality of care for patients, families, and communities; 
  5. Design health promotion activities that contribute to the wellness of patients, families and communities; 
  6. Demonstrate accountability and responsibility in the management of nursing care of patients, families and communities; 
  7. Evaluate the application of the nursing process as a systematic method of providing patient-centered nursing care throughout the life span;  
  8. Analyze the essential pharmacologic principles used in providing care for patients;
  9. Adhere to the standards of excellence essential to professionalism incorporating ethics, integrity, caring, leadership, advocacy, and life-long learning; 
  10.  Use quality improvement processes to promote and advance safety for patients, families, and communities within health care systems; 
  11.  Perform nursing skills independently using available technology to meet standards of efficacy and safety;
  12.  Integrate patient-centered teaching into the nursing care of patients, families, and communities.
  13. Demonstrate sound nursing judgment in clinical practice based on evidence which promotes optimal health for patients, families and communities.

 

General Education


General Education Requirements for the RN Program - 9 Credits:


Program Requirements for RN Program - 25 Credits:


Program Requirements - 36 Credits


Upon successful completion of NURN 215 , students will receive 18 credits for the first year of the nursing program.

Total Credits: ***70


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  is a prerequisite for   and  . The option to challenge or receive a waiver for   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.

***If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed transferable college credits 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.

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