Tuesday – November 21, 2017

Practical Nursing LPN-RN Educational Progression (2017-2018)

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Health Sciences / Health Sciences Cluster

Downtown Milwaukee and Mequon campuses
Program Code: 10-543-10


For Information: 414-297-6263
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 grants currently licensed LPNs up to 19 advanced standing nursing credits upon satisfactory completion of a challenge exam. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the RN licensure exam (NCLEX-RN).

Theory and lab courses on campus set the foundation for clinical practice. Simulation and guided practice in clinical settings provide application of theory and prepare students for practice as Registered Nurses. This program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).


Success in the program will depend on the ability to act ethically, communicate effectively, make evidence-based clinical decisions, minimize risk of harm, and use technology to manage data and support clinical decisions.


Career Pathway - Through this program, a Licensed Practical Nurse can prepare for a career as a Registered Nurse, followed by many choices for RN-BSN programs at four-year colleges/universities. Contact an MATC advisor for more details.


Career Outlook - Employers will expect graduates to have a plan for completing their Bachelor's of Science degree in Nursing. Some BSN courses may be taken concurrently with the associate degree courses. See your MATC advisor for more information.


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Act ethically with integrity, responsibility, caring, advocacy and quality care, adhering to evidence-based practice
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Integrate science, math and liberal arts in clinical decision making
  • Provide care across diverse populations and settings
  • Minimize risk of harm
  • Lead healthcare team, providing care across the lifespan
  • Use technology to manage data, mitigate error and support decision making


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

 

Admission Requirements: Current licensure as licensed practical nurse is required.

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 higher in each course. These courses are NATSCI-177, NATSCI-179 (or NATSCI-201 and NATSCI-202), NATSCI-197, NATSCI-186 (or NATSCI-207 and NATSCI-208).

 


Possible Career
Registered Nurse


Related Program
Registered Nursing


Start Dates: August/January
Sixteen-week terms.
This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.
 

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 

  TECHNICAL STUDIES Credits  

NRSAD-191

Nursing: Clinical Skill Development ‡

2

 

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


Communication Skills 1 ‡


3

 

and 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-209 Chemistry for Health Sciences‡    


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: 1 Credit Needed 1  
FLANG-105 Spanish for Nursing    
NATSCI-241 Pathophysiology ‡    
PHYED-210 An Active Approach to Wellness and Fitness    
NRSAD-168 Nursing: Community Health and Mental Health Concepts ‡    


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 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.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

 

Page updated April 2017.