LPN To RN

LPN-RN (Associates of Science in Nursing-Bridge)

Program ID
LPN-RN
Campus
Boynton Beach
Level
Degree
Semester
2021 Fall, 2021 Spring, 2021 Winter, 2022 Winter
Credit
72 Credit Hours (21 months)
Method
Lecture

The LPN to RN program combines theory and clinical components in addressing the concepts of professional nursing roles: caregiver, advocate, educator, communicator and manager.

The objective of the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to Registered Nurse (RN) Bridge Associate Degree of Nursing program at the College is to help graduates prepare to become licensed Registered Nurses (RNs). The program is designed to prepare students to work in a variety of medical settings as Registered Nurses. The program combines theory and clinical components in addressing the concepts of professional nursing roles: caregiver, advocate, educator, communicator and manager.

The purpose of the LPN to RN Bridge Associate Degree of Nursing program is to participate as an active partner in meeting the healthcare needs of the community by educating and preparing entry-level professional nurses to practice in a variety of settings. The faculty is committed to the professional development of the student, the support of the institution within the community and the enhancement of the nursing profession. Graduates of the bridge track are eligible to write the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Upon completion of the LPN-RN Bridge Associate of Science Degree in Nursing program graduates will:

  • Achieve a passing score on the NCLEX-RN exam.
  • Provide compassionate, protective and effectual professional nursing care to individuals and families.
  • Employ other professionals and paraprofessionals in therapeutic and mutual discussion for the benefit of patient results.
  • Combine the knowledge of biological and behavioral sciences into the decision making process regarding patient care.
  • Merge values, ethics and legal principals with critical thinking when making decisions for patients.
  • Support the mission and goals of the organization through efficient use of all resources, personnel and financial.
  • Display a commitment to professional nursing through patient advocacy, professional activism and lifelong learning.

The Associate Degree of Nursing Bridge Program at the College prepares the graduates to sit for the Florida State Board Examination NCLEX-RN (Florida Statutes, Chapter 464)

Program Description

The aim of the Associate of Science in Nursing (Bridge) program at the College is to help graduates prepare to become licensed Registered Nurses (RNs). The program builds on the skills of the practical nurse, preparing students to advance to the Registered Nurse level. The student will develop critical thinking skills, relevant knowledge, advanced skills, and competencies to successfully advance in their career. The program is designed to equip nurses to function in a variety of medical settings as a nurse leader. The curriculum combines theory and clinical components in addressing the concepts of professional nursing, caregiver, advocate, educator, communicator and manager. Graduates of the bridge track are eligible to write the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a Registered Nurse.

The program ranges in duration depending on the number of credits a student may transfer in. The estimated duration is 21 months. The full program consists of 72 semester credits, that are divided into twenty-seven (27) general education credits and thirty-six (45) core nursing classes.Areas of study include nursing values and roles, fundamental nursing concepts and techniques, adult health nursing, gerontological nursing, mental health nursing, gynecology, obstetrics and pediatrics nursing, community health concepts, medical and surgical nursing and pharmacology, with nutrition integrated throughout the program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Provide safe and effective care across the lifespan
  • Incorporate prevention strategies to achieve optimal health across the lifespan
  • Promote psychosocial wellbeing across the lifespan
  • Manage care and comfort, reduce risk potential, and health alterations across the lifespan
  • Demonstrate core competencies related to delivery of nursing care to clients across the lifespan
  • Obtain licensure as a registered nurse

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements and procedures, applicants wishing to be considered for admission to the RN to BSN Bridge program must:

Have an unencumbered LPN license

Be prepared to take the Nursing Qualifying Exam prior to starting the core nursing classes. Students must earn a composite score of at least 55

Program Progression



Course #


Course Title

Semester Credits

Theory Hours

Lab Hours

Clinical Hours
 General Education Courses    
ENG101 English Composition I 3 45 0 0
MAT105 Algebra 3 45 0 0
PSY112 General Psychology 3 45 0 0
AP118 Anatomy and Physiology, I with Lab 4 45 30 0
 Term I Total 13 180 30 0
     
PHI260 Introduction to Ethics 3 45 0 0
AP202 Anatomy and Physiology II with lab 4 45 30 0
MCB120 Microbiology with Lab 4 45 30 0
HGD120 Human Growth and Development 3 45 0 0
 Term II Total 14 180 60 0
 General Education Total 27 360 90 0
     
 Nursing Core    
  NUR 100 Fundamentals of Nursing*           9     75     30       135
  NUR105   Pharmacology for Nursing           4       60       0           0
NUR110 Medical-Surgical Nursing I 8 75 0 135
 Term III Total 12 135 0 135
     
NUR230 Medical-Surgical Nursing II 8 75 0 135
NUR115 Mental Health Nursing 4 45 0 45
 Term IV Total 12 120 0 180
     
NUR235 Obstetrics, Newborn and Pediatric Nursing 4 45 0 45
     
 Term V Total 4 45 0 45
     
NUR250 Nursing Capstone 8 60 60 90
 Term VI Total 8 60 60 90
 Nursing Core Total 36 360 60 450
 Program Total 63 720 150 450

*- Students may be awarded these credits for the nursing courses that were covered in the
LPN program.

Career Opportunities

https://www.onetonline.org/crosswalk/CIP?s=practical+nursing&g=Go

29-2061.00 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
31-1131.00 Nursing Assistants

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