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  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
Catalog 2017-18

LPN to RN Transition Course


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Important Information


Short Description


The LPN to RN Transition Course option offers a unique opportunity for qualified licensed practical nurses to enter the associate degree nursing program with advanced standing once admission and general education requirements have been met.

Type of Credential


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

Program Code


S 200

Contacts and Additional Information


Program Directors:

Nursing Program Administrator/Dean
CCBC Essex, Dr. Shawn P. McNamara
443-840-1360 or smcnamara2@ccbcmd.edu

Program Director - Catonsville
Elizabeth Webster
443-840-4447 or ewebster@ccbcmd.edu

Program Director - Essex
Dr. Mary Kay DeMarco
443-840-1433 or mdemarco@ccbcmd.edu

Program Director - Dundalk
Cheryl J. McNamara
443-840-3360 or cmcnamara@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

  • Registered Nursing offered at Catonsville and Essex. Practical Nursing certificate offered only at Dundalk. Paramedic to RN transition course offered only at Catonsville. LPN to RN transition course offered only at Dundalk; successful students then transfer to either Catonsville or Essex.
  • Health Workforce Shortage Program
  • Selective Admission Program
  • Opportunities for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) - Several General Education classes offer PLA. See Portfolio, Departmental Exam, CLEP, DSST, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate. General education classes are required for associate degrees but not for certificates.
  • Articulation and Transfer Agreements

Semester Sequence


Students must have completed the Practical Nursing Certificate  or its equivalent to be selected into this Advanced Placement program. Students must complete any General Education courses that were not part of their Practical Nursing program, at CCBC or elsewhere. They are strongly encouraged to take these classes prior to applying to the LPN to RN transition Course. Once accepted, the courses must be completed in the sequence shown.

Semester 1 - Prior to Selective Admissions*


Semester 2 - Prior to Selective Admissions


Semester 3 - Prior to Selective Admissions


Semester 1


Courses Needed for This Program*


Prerequisites - 22 Credits


Several Prerequisite courses also fulfill General Education requirements. Students must complete all courses with a C or better.

General Education Requirements and Electives - 12 Credits


General Education Requirements:


Several Prerequisite courses also fulfill General Education requirements. Students must complete all courses with a C or better.

General Education Electives:


Choose a course in this category from the list of approved General Education Courses. Students must complete all courses with a C or better.

  • Arts and Humanities (PHIL 240  recommended) 3 Credit(s).
  • Mathematics (MATH 125  or higher recommended) 3 Credit(s).

Program Requirements and Electives - 36 Credits


Program Requirements:


Upon successful completion of NURN 215 - LPN to RN Transition , students will receive 18 credits for first-year nursing courses by authority of the Maryland State Nursing Articulation Agreement. Students must complete all courses with a C or better.

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 70*


Notes


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

**BIOL 110  is a General Education course and is a pre-requisite for BIOL 220  and BIOL 230 . The option to challenge or receive a waiver for BIOL 110  can be requested through the Biology Department. (Different programs within the School of Health Professions have different Biology requirements; these are noted in each specific program of study.)

 Students planning to enter the nursing program should address this alternative with an academic advisor, case manager, or counselor.

Program Description


The LPN to RN Transition Course offers a unique opportunity for qualified licensed practical nurses to enter the associate degree nursing program with advanced standing once admission and general education requirements have been met. 

A seven-credit LPN/RN Transition course is offered to qualified LPN’s. An LPN who earns a grade of C or higher in this course and completes the prerequisite and general education courses, is able to enter the CCBC Nursing Program with advanced standing and receive academic credit for the first year of the nursing program. 

School of Health Professions Policies


Students in the School of Health Professions are expected to conduct themselves according to an honor code; exhibit professional behavior; communicate effectively in English; provide proof of health insurance, immunizations, and a tuberculosis (TB) test; and submit to a criminal background check and drug testing. Students are expected to pay the costs associated with these requirements.

Admission


Applications for all School of Health Professions programs, except Dental Hygiene and Physician Assistant, are processed in a Central Application Service called CCBC CAS. The link to the CAS and the application instructions are located in the program admissions packet at the School of Health Professions website. You will need a CCBC student ID number and a CCBC student account password to complete the application. If you have questions about the CCBC CAS process, contact the School of Health Professions Admissions Office at (443) 840-1989 or read the FAQ selections at the bottom of each page inside the CAS application.

 Admission Criteria (in addition to the ADN admission requirements)

  • Current Maryland licensure as an LPN
  • Six (6) months of clinical experience as an LPN. 

Application Deadlines

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

Program Outcomes


Students who progress from LPN to RN will meet the Program Outcomes for the Registered Nursing Program.

Other


Program Competencies


Students who progress from LPN to RN will meet the Program Competencies for the Registered Nursing Program.

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