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    May 29, 2023  
2018-2019 | Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 | Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LPN/ADN Transition | A.A.S.

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The LPN/ADN Transition program is for Licensed Practical Nurses who are licensed in the state of Ohio and are interested in becoming a registered nurse. This program may be completed in three semesters after one semester of prerequisites are completed. The nursing courses are sequential and require three consecutive semesters to complete. Continuation in and graduation from the nursing program is contingent upon the student earning a minimum grade of “C” in the courses indicated in the tables below. The first transition course Role of Nurse in Clinical Applications I (NUR 210S)  has both classroom and laboratory requirements. Clinical Applications in Nursing II (NUR 265S)  and Caring for Childbearing Family/Capstone (NUR 275S)  are held in classrooms and laboratories, whereby area hospitals, community centers and nursing homes provide clinical training sites. After completing the LPN/ADN Transition program, students will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing and are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX) for licensure as a registered nurse.♦
♦ The Ohio Board of Nursing has specific requirements regarding criminal conviction/criminal background checks that must be met prior to approval to take the NCLEX.

Accreditation ►
The Edison State Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)♦ and approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing.
♦ Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) | 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 | 404.975.5000

Some possible careers include ►
staff nurse in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, physician’s offices, home health, long-term care and health care settings.

LPN/ADN Transition Program Applicants ►
In addition to complying with the College’s general admission procedures, LPNs applying for the Transition program must
have a current valid Ohio license as an LPN;
have satisfactorily completed Introduction to Computers (CIT 100S)  or the CIT 100S proficiency exam;
have a satisfactory placement assessment score in math, a grade of “B” or higher in Beginning Algebra (MTH 097D)  or a “C” or higher in Intermediate Algebra I (MTH 098D) ;
have successfully completed prerequisite courses as follows: Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO 125S)  and Basic Chemistry of Life Processes (CHM 111S)  with a grade of “C” or higher; as well as Introduction to Psychology (PSY 121S)  and Health Care Medical Terminology (ALH 151S) .  NOTE High school chemistry or Introduction to Chemistry  is prerequisite for Anatomy & Physiology I  and Basic Chemistry of Life Processes ;
meet with a Health Sciences Career Pathways Advisor/Pre-Nursing Faculty Advisor for signature; and
submit an LPN/ADN Transition Program Application  for admission into Role of Nurse in Clinical Applications I (NUR 210S)  during one of the two application periods. Applications are accepted after September 1 until the application deadline of January 31 for the next fall term. Applications are accepted after March 1 until the application deadline of July 31 for the next spring term.

Criteria for selection of applicants into the program include a combination of ►
college work with an overall weighted GPA of 2.5 or higher for all college transcripts (excludes LPN program GPA);
official high school, LPN and any college transcripts to be postmarked by the application deadline;
demonstrated improvement in recent academic work;
essay describing one’s personal qualities that will support success in the nursing program.

The selection committee will review all nursing applications and select applicants. All applicants will receive an email notification of their application status approximately 6-8 weeks after the application submission deadline. Those selected for the program are required to have a physical and medical health form completed by a physician, a current CPR for the Professional Rescuer card, a successful background check, a successful drug screen and proof of health insurance.

Click here for the LPN/ADN Transition Program Application   
Click here for the Nursing Student Handbook   
Click here for the 2018 Nursing Student Achievement Data     

Program Outcomes ►
The student will, as a
Provider of Care
synthesize knowledge in the sciences, humanities and nursing for the promotion of wellness and identification of changes in health status;
demonstrate patient-centered care within the context of the patient’s ethnic, cultural and social background;
use clinical judgment to safely assess wellness/health status, formulate nursing diagnoses, collaborate with patient and his/her family or surrogates to develop outcomes incorporating patient preferences and values, provide evidence-based therapeutic interventions, differentiating between clinical opinion and levels of scientific evidence, to achieve outcomes and evaluate outcomes and reformulate interventions as needed;
demonstrate clinical competence;
demonstrate effective communication to provide emotional support and physical comfort;
demonstrate effective communication to provide health teaching and counseling; and
use informatics to communicate, manage health data, promote safety and reduce risks.
Manager of Care
demonstrate interdisciplinary team collaboration to achieve outcomes and resolve conflict;
coordinate care to safely direct, delegate and supervise others;
appraise care to reduce risks to both patients and team members;
evaluate cost-effectiveness of team actions; and
use informatics to promote quality.
Member of the Profession
demonstrate professional standards including ethical and legal standards of nursing;
use research and recognizes differences between clinical opinion and levels of scientific evidence to make and evaluate practice decisions;
analyze regional, national and global implications affecting quality, safety and access in health care; and
demonstrate responsibility for personal learning, growth and serving as a mentor.

Program outcomes effective Spring 2018 for incoming NUR-210S students
value clients and their support systems as an integral part in decision-making when providing compassionate care;
integrate leadership skills, demonstrating professional judgment and accountability to perform actions within standards of nursing care;
apply evidence-based practice in the delivery of optimal health care;
utilize measures of quality improvement at an individual and systems level to ensure delivery of safe care;
utilize information and technology in an ethical manner to provide communication, examine information, reduce the risk of errors, and support decision making;
communicate accurately and effectively to deliver safe care in collaboration with other members of the health care team; and
respond to the larger health care system and its impact on the delivery of care.

Prerequisite Courses

  ALH 151S Health Care Medical Terminology     3     ►Student must have successful background check and drug screen to enter program.
►Advisor and student agree on schedule of Semester 1.
  BIO 125S Anatomy & Physiology I     4 C  
  CHM 111S Basic Chemistry of Life Processes     3 C  
  PSY 121S Introduction to Psychology     3    
  Credit Hours 13    

Semester 1

  BIO 126S Anatomy & Physiology II     4 C   ►Advisor and student agree on schedule for Semester 2.
►Student must maintain 2.0 GPA to remain in program.
  BIO 240S Microbiology     2 C  
  BIO 241S Microbiology Laboratory     1 C  
  ENG 121S Composition I   3    
  NUR 210S Role of Nurse in Clinical Applications I     5 C  
  Credit Hours 15    

Credit for Prior Coursework

  NUR 135S Health Promotion of the Adult 1  8     ►These are not courses that the student will have to take.
  NUR 299S Selected Topics in Nursing 1  3    
  Credit Hours 11    
  1Credit awarded upon successful completion of NUR 210S.      

Semester 2

  COM 121S Fundamentals of Communication     3     ►Student must maintain 2.0 GPA to remain in program.
►Advisor and student agree on schedule for Semester 3.
►Student explore RN-BSN completion options.
  MTH 125S General Statistics     3 C  
  NUR 265S Clinical Applications in Nursing II     7.5 C  
  Credit Hours 13.5    

Semester 3

  NUR 275S Caring for Childbearing Family/Capstone     9.5 C   ►Student to submit graduation application.
►Student must maintain 2.0 GPA to remain in program.
►Student must meet health requirements and have current CPR.
►Advisor to review student education plan to ensure graduation readiness.
►Finalize RN-BSN completion plans.
  Humanities Elective 1 3    
  Credit Hours 12.5    
  1Refer to AAS general education requirements.      

Total Credit Hours | 65

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