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Practical Nursing LPN-RN Educational Progression

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Health Sciences
Downtown Milwaukee and Mequon campuses
Program Code: 10-543-10

 

For Information:
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC
Mequon Campus, 262-238-2300


Overview — The LPN-RN Educational Progression program is designed for the Licensed Practical Nurse whose goal is a Registered Nurse license. This associate degree program, accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, grants currently licensed LPNs up to 19 advanced standing nursing credits upon satisfactory completion of a challenge exam.

One year of clinical nursing courses follows successful completion of the challenge exam and an introductory nursing process course. Fifteen general education credits and two elective credits complete the requirements for the degree. After successfully completing this program, you will be eligible to take the RN Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN).

Success in the program will depend on your critical thinking skills, written and oral communication skills, physical and emotional stamina, and the ability to work under stress with a variety of health professionals and patients.

 

Career Outlook — Licensed practical nurses who become registered nurses increase their employment options in a variety of healthcare settings.

 

Program Learning Outcomes — Upon graduation, employers will expect you to:

  • Adhere to professional standards of practice for RNs
  • Use effective communications skills
  • Assess the health of individuals, families and groups within the context of community
  • Make clinical decisions to assure effective nursing care
  • Provide safe, caring interventions with diverse populations
  • Collaborate with other health professionals
  • Manage care to facilitate continuity within and across healthcare settings
  • Use teaching and learning processes to promote and restore health throughout the lifespan

Preparation for Admission — This program admits students through a petition selection process. 
Learn more about the petition process


The following are also required for admission:

   • A high school diploma or GED
   • One year of high school-level biology and chemistry
   • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment 


Required Natural Science (NATSCI) courses must be completed with a grade of B- or better in each course.
These courses are NATSCI-177, NATSCI-179 (or NATSCI-201 and NATSCI-202), NATSCI-197, NATSCI-186 (or NATSCI-209). 

All Liberal Arts and Sciences and elective courses required for the program must be completed with a grade of C or better.

 

Possible Careers:
Registered Nurse
Head Nurse

 

Related Program:
Registered Nursing

 

Start Dates: August/January

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

 

Curriculum effective 2014-15.

  TECHNICAL STUDIES Credits  

NRSAD-191

Nursing: Clinical Skill Development ‡

       1        

NRSAD-109

 Nursing: Complex Health Alterations 1 ‡

3

NRSAD-110

 Nursing: Mental Health Community Concepts ‡

2

NRSAD-111

 Nursing: Intermediate Clinical Practice ‡

3

NRSAD-112

 Nursing: Advanced Skills ‡

1

NRSAD-113

 Nursing: Complex Health Alterations 2 ‡

3

NRSAD-114

 Nursing: Management Concepts ‡

2

NRSAD-115

  Nursing: Advanced Clinical Practice ‡

3

NRSAD-116

  Nursing: Clinical Transition ‡

2

 

 

 

 

 

  

GENERAL STUDIES

ECON-195

Economics

3

 

(or) Any 200-series ECON Course


ENG-151 and


Communication Skills 1 ‡


3

 

ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

 

(or) ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

 

 


NATSCI-177


General Anatomy and Physiology ‡

4

 

and
NATSCI-179

 
Advanced Anatomy and Physiology ‡


4

 

 

(or) NATSCI-201 and NATSCI-202

 

 


NATSCI-186


Introductory Biochemistry ‡


4

 

(or) NATSCI-207 and NATSCI-208


NATSCI-197


Microbiology ‡


4

 


PSYCH-188


Developmental Psychology ‡


3

 

 

(or) PSYCH-238 Lifespan Psychology

 


SOCSCI-197


Contemporary American Society


3

 

 

(or) Any 200-series SOCSCI or HIST course

 

 



ELECTIVES

 

Suggested Electives: 2 Credits Needed                                  



          2        

 

FLANG-105

Spanish for Nursing

 

NATSCI-237

Introduction to Biotechnology ‡

PHYED-210

An Active Approach to Wellness and Fitness

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 53

‡ Prerequisite required. 

Required Natural Science (NATSCI) courses must be completed with a grade of B- or better in each course. 

All Liberal Arts and Sciences and elective courses required for the program must be completed with a grade of C or better.


Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated July 2014.