Students who have been unsuccessful in the Basic ADN will be able to apply for the ADN Transition program after successful completion of a VN program and one year of employment as a vocational nurse.  If unsuccessful in a transition course, a student is not eligible for readmission into the Transition program. The student is eligible for application to the ADN Basic Program.

Degree Requirements: A minimum of 60 semester hours of credit with a 2.0 GPA, A grade of “C” or above in academic support and nursing courses, and a passing score on a comprehensive exit exam.  Students must see policy in Health Sciences Student Handbook for details.

Candidates must be a licensed vocational nurse with twelve months of documented employment (within the preceding 36 months) prior to the application deadline and hold an active, unencumbered license to practice as a VN/PN.

Candidates must have the following on file in the Office of Admissions by the posted deadline. 

  1. All basic admission criteria.
  2. An official transcript from the VN program. 
  3. A copy of the LVN or LPN license. 
  4. Proof of employment for one year as an LVN or LPN.

Resources

Freshman Year

First SemesterHours
BIOL 2301/2101 or BIOL 2302/2102
Anatomy & Physiology I or Anatomy & Physiology II
4
BIOL 2320/2120
Microbiology for Non-Science Majors & Lab
4
PSYC 2301
General Psychology
3
PSYC 2314
Lifespan Growth & Development
3
Total14
Second SemesterHours
BIOL 2301/2101 or BIOL 2302/2102*
Anatomy & Physiology I or Anatomy & Physiology II
4
RNSG 1327
Transition to Professional Nursing
3
RNSG 1251
Care of the Childbearing Family
2
RNSG 1160 (Clinical)
Registered Nurse Training (Transition)
1
RNSG 2213
Mental Health Nursing
2
Total12

Upon successful completion of transition courses, ADN Transition students will receive 13 hours of Prior Learning Credit for the following courses:

  • RNSG 1413 Foundations of Nursing Practice – 4 hours
  • RNSG 1360 Clinical Nursing-Registered Nurse Training (Foundations) – 3 hours
  • RNSG 1431 Principles of Clinical Decision-Making – 4 hours
  • RNSG 1260 Clinical Nursing-Registered Nurse Training (CDM) – 2 hours

Sophomore Year

First SemesterHours
ENGL 1301* (core)
Composition I
3
RNSG 1441
Common Concepts of Adult Health
4
RNSG 2360 (Clinical)Registered Nurse Training (Common / Mental Health)3
Total10
Second SemesterHours
ARTS 1301 or MUSI 1306 or DRAM 1310* (core)
Art Appreciation or Music Appreciation or Theatre Appreciation
3
RNSG 1443
Complex Concepts of Adult Health
4
RNSG 2463 (Clinical)
Registered Nurse Training (Complex / Management)
4
Total
Nursing – Transition Program AAS Total
11
60

#Prerequisite to RNSG 1413 and 1360.
*Co-requisite to Nursing courses taught in this semester, or may be taken in advance.

Please be advised that licensure for this program includes a criminal background check.  If you have a question about this action, please speak to the division dean.